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Support continues to grow for extension of Borders Railway into England

Support is continuing to grow for an extension to the Borders Railway at both ends of the longer line now being mooted.

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The car park at Ettrick Riverside, Selkirk.

Green light for new car park at Ettrick Riverside

Long-running parking problems around Ettrick Mill in Selkirk could soon be resolved as permission was granted for 40 new car parking spaces this week.

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Traffic jams in Selkirk's town centre.

Traders hit out at traffic delays

Traders have hit out at traffic hold-ups hitting Selkirk town centre due to work being carried out on a hotel there.

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A Borders Railway service arriving at Stow.

Moves to extend Borders Railway building up head of steam as study starts

Moves to have the Borders Railway extended south into England are building up a head of steam now that the Scottish Government has announced a study of transport links in the region.

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Easter commuters face travel delays

Lengthy delays predicted for Easter travellers

Drivers have been warned to expect “significant delays” over Easter with more than 20 million cars expected on the roads between Maundy Thursday and Easter Monday.

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Peebles High Street.

Peebles town centre roads to be closed for resurfacing

Two roads through Peebles town centre are to be closed overnight for resurfacing later this month.

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Traffic jams in Selkirk's town centre.

Get ready for 10 weeks of this

Disruption to traffic in Selkirk town centre could last up to 10 weeks, sparking concern among businesses and residents.

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A7 to shut for up to six months

The A7 will need to be closed at Hawick for up to six months to allow flood protection works lined up there to go ahead, it has been revealed.

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Barrie Forrest with Jeanna Swan, lord-lieutenant of Berwickshire, at Reston Village Hall.

Barrie insists on getting medal in front of home crowd

Community means everything to Reston’s Barrie Forrest, so when it came to accepting his British Empire Medal, the venue for the ceremony had to be the village hall there.

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Melrose players Bruce Colvine and Grant Runciman with Rebekah Mooney at Edinburgh Waverley Station.

Extra train carriages being laid on for rugby fans heading to Melrose

Extra train carriages are being laid on for rugby fans planning a trip to this weekend’s Melrose Sevens tournament.

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An X95 in Hawick bearing the Borders Buses name but not yet its livery.

Takeover deal secures future of Borders bus routes

The future of bus services in the Borders looks to have been secured now a takeover deal has been signed, ending weeks of uncertainty for travellers.

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Souters told to be prepared for town centre delays

Souters told to be prepared for town centre delays

Souters have been warned of possible traffic tailbacks in the centre of town from the middle of next week as preparations are put in place for the renovation of the Fleece Hotel’s exterior.

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Lowood Bridge.

Borders bridge to be closed to heavy lorries ahead of £640,000 revamp

A temporary weight limit is to be imposed on Lowood Bridge, north of Tweedbank, in readiness for repair works lined up for later this year.

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A Perryman's bus at Burnfoot in Hawick.

Extended bus services on way in Hawick

Bus passengers in Hawick are being cheered by the announcement of an extension to services in the town.

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Service disruptions as person is hit by train

Service disruptions as person is hit by train

Train services between Tweedbank and Edinburgh were disrupted on Wednesday due to a woman being struck by a train.

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Service disruptions as person is hit by train

Service disruptions as person is hit by train

Train services between Tweedbank and Edinburgh were disrupted on Wednesday due to a women being struck by a train.

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An X95 bus in Hawick.

Bus services in Borders face uncertain future as First pulls out

Public transport in the Borders faces an uncertain future after a bus company’s shock decision to withdraw its entire fleet from the region.

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Borders Railway campaigner Madge Elliot and son Kim with Holyrood presiding officer Ken Macintosh.

Campaigner Madge keeping up calls to get Hawick back on track

One of the leading lights in the campaign for the opening of the Borders Railway made further calls to have it extended to her home town of Hawick during a visit to the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh.

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Hawick councillor Stuart Marshall  in Denholm.

Efforts under way to tackle speeding in Denholm

Police, politicians and council bosses have come together to try to put the brakes on speeding traffic in Denholm.

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The Borders Railway at Stow.

Transport chiefs accused of lack of vision over Borders Railway

Transport chiefs and campaigners have defended the Borders Railway following criticism that short-term thinking during its planning could hamper its potential for future expansion.

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