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Extra carriages on the way for Borders track

Plans to boost the capacity of busy services on the Borders Railway are nearing completion, according to Scottish Government transport minister Humza Yousaf.

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A72 at Caerlee Corner, Innerleithen

40mph limit on the way at crash blackspot

A 40mph speed limit is to be imposed at an accident blackspot near Innerleithen in the hope of helping avert further car crashes.

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Leon Ali, right, with his brother Dylan.

Tragedy sparks call for action to cut death toll on A698 near Hawick

A Scottish Government minister is being urged to sanction a road safety review after a young Hawick man became the third person from the town to die on the same 10-mile stretch of the A698 in just 18 months.

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Lord Thurso, Chair of VisitScotland speaking at the VisitScotland Borders Conference.

Businesses urged to make most of railway

More than 80 Borders businesses were represented at this year’s VisitScotland conference for the region, held in Galashiels.

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Leon Ali

Tributes paid to Hawick athlete Leon

Family and friends have paid tribute to a promising young sprinter who died in a road accident at the weekend.

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A7 reopened following lorry crash

A7 reopened following lorry crash

The A7 is now reopened following its closure for most of the morning after a lorry jack-knifed.

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A7 closed south of Heriot

The A7 remains closed this morning, south of Heriot, due to it being blocked by a jack-knifed lorry.

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Lord-lieutenant Gerald Maitland-Carew and Michelle de Bruin at the stone's unveiling at Tweedbank railway station.

Royal plaque back at Tweedbank train station after 14-month absence

The plaque unveiled by Queen Elizabeth II last year to mark the opening of the Borders Railway is now back at Tweedbank train station and taking pride of place in a new stone sculpture.

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Fuel prices fall as big four supermarkets make 3p cuts

Fuel prices fall as big four supermarkets make 3p cuts

Asda has announced it is capping its petrol prices at 110.7p per litre, with diesel at 112.7p from today (Tuesday).

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The Queen unveiling the plaque at Tweedbank last year.

Plaque unveiled by Queen on track to come back to Tweedbank

A plaque celebrating the official opening of the Borders Railway is finally set to return after 14 months’ absence.

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Transport minister Humza Yousaf, front centre left, at the Borders Railway's first birthday party in Edinburgh in September.

Critical report highlights need for speed on Borders Railway

More than half of Borders Railway services from Tweedbank to Edinburgh have been late every single week since the line’s launch in September last year, according to a report by rail campaigners Bill Jamieson and David Spaven.

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MSP Christine Grahame, MP Calum Kerr, transport ministers Humza Yousaf, ScotRail boss Phil Vester, council leader David Parker and MSP Colin Beattie at the Borders Railway's first birthday party in Edinburgh in September.

Calls for extension of Borders Railway to Hawick building up fresh head of steam

Calls for the Borders Railway to be extended to Hawick are building up a fresh head of steam following the line’s first anniversary in September.

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Pensioner seriously hurt in weekend crash

A 79-year-old woman was seriously injured on Saturday when two cars collided on the B6399 Hawick to Newcastleton Road just after 11am.

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Rail campaigners meet in Galashiels

The Campaign for Borders Rail (CBR) was one of the most foremost steering groups as the Borders Railway was being planned and built.

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Press day ahead of the new borders railway opening.

GV of Tweedbank Station.

Fewer than half of trains on time

Latest annual statistics show that only 43.1% of trains to Tweedbank turn up on schedule.

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Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale MSP Christine Grahame at the Holyrood Parliament with volunteers who have adopted stations along the new Borders Railway.

Rail volunteers praised for use of flower power

Green-fingered volunteers have been praised for using flower power to brighten up stations on the new Borders Railway.

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RTC Duck row Jedburgh

Metal barrier stops bus from crashing into Jed river

A bus carrying a “small number of passengers” could have been in the Jed Water this morning, if it were not for a metal barrier.

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Davie Patterson adn Ron Smyth pleased resurfacing work will take place at Gladstone

Region on right road after repairs agreed

Almost 20 pothole-riddled urban roads are now in line to be resurfaced after Scottish Borders Council agreed last Thursday to divert an extra £1.98m of capital funding to repairs.

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Temporary traffic lights on A702

Temporary traffic lights on A702

Essential maintenance on the A702 south of Carlops to West Linton will take place from 8am to 5pm, each day, commencing Monday, September 19 till Friday, September 23.

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Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

Police appealing for witnesses to fatal accident near Kelso

The name of a woman killed in a road accident near Kelso on Friday has been released by police.

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