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Cost of Borders taxis frozen for another year

Taxi fares in the Borders have been frozen for another year despite a request by taxi operators to increase charges by 5%.

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Lowood Bridge in the Borders.

Bridges across Tweed to close

Lowood Bridge on the B6374 between Galashiels and Melrose, will close for up to 20 weeks next year.

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The A7 is to be closed north of Galashiels for two days early next month.

A7 to be shut north of Galashiels for roadworks

The A7 will be closed for improvements north of Galashiels for two days next month.

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The Heart of Hawick.

Rail campaigners meeting in Hawick

Hawick will host the Campaign for Borders Rail’s 2017 annual general meeting tomorrow, October 21.

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Clackmae Bridge, near Earlston.

Clackmae Bridge, near Earlston, to be shut for 10 weeks for £690,000 revamp

Clackmae Bridge, near Earlston, is to be closed for 10 weeks to allow major refurbishment and strengthening works to be carried out.

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The A697 further south, near Powburn.

Tributes paid to Galashiels motorcyclist killed in A697 crash

Tributes have been paid to a Borders motorcyclist killed in a collision with a car in Northumberland.

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A train near Stow on the Borders Railway.

Borders Railway making all the write moves, say award judges

The Borders Railway has got the write stuff, according to the judges of a national competition.

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The Borders General Hospital.

74-year-old in hospital after crash while parking in Peebles

An elderly driver is in critical condition in hospital after crashing his car while trying to park it.

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A train at Stow on the Borders Railway.

End could be in sight to Borders Railway cash dispute

An end could be in sight to a long legal battle over damage caused during the construction of the Borders Railway.

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A Borders Railway service at Newtongrange.

Borders Railway failing to yield housing boost predicted for region

The coming of the Borders Railway has so far failed to yield a predicted boom in private housebuilding here – in stark contrast to the position in next-door Midlothian.

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A Borders Railway train at Newtongrange.

Enterprise boss backing Borders Railway extension campaign

Scottish Enterprise chairman Bob Keiller has added his voice to calls for an extension of the Borders Railway.

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A Borders Railway train at Newtongrange.

Borders Railway trains to be improved, promises transport minister

Plans are being drawn up to ensure all Borders Railway carriages are air-conditioned and accessible to disabled people, passengers have been assured.

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The Queen and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at the opening of the Borders Railway two years ago.

Tourism chiefs hail Borders Railway as runaway success story

The Borders Railway has been hailed as a runaway success story by tourism chiefs, and they are confident it’s full steam ahead for further good fortune in future.

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A Borders Railway service arriving at Stow.

MSPs voice concerns about Borders Railway cancellations

More than 1,000 journeys on the Borders Railway have been cancelled since the line’s opening two years ago, it has been revealed.

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New traffic islands have already been created on the A7 at Hawick, and further improvements to the road are to follow soon.

Work to start soon on danger bends on A7 in Borders

Work on a £240,000 package of measures aimed at cutting accidents on the A7 trunk road between Galashiels and the English border is due to begin within the next two months.

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From left, Hawick and Hermitage councillor Davie Paterson, Borders MP John Lamont and MSP Rachael Hamilton with Simon Walton of the Campaign for Borders Rail.

Campaigners mark second anniversary of Borders Railway by stepping up calls for extension

Campaigners are marking the second anniversary of the opening of the Borders Railway by stepping up their calls for it to be extended into England.

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Signal fault leads to more disruption on Borders Railway

Signal fault leads to more disruption on Borders Railway

Trains on the Borders Railway are returning to normal, following another signal failure between Stow and Galashiels.

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11/08/16. TSPL Shift. Borders Railway.  A train bound for Edinburgh Waverley pulls out off Newtongrange Station, picture to illustrate story. 
Punctuality on the Borders Railway - weeks from its first birthday - has reached "shocking" levels with as few as one in five trains arriving on time, campaigners reveal. 
Picture Ian Rutherford

Carlisle the ‘logical step forward’

Carlisle City Council has joined the army of organisations fighting for the Borders Railway to be extended south.

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Delays expected on A7 in Hawick this Wednesday and Thursday

Delays expected on A7 in Hawick this Wednesday and Thursday

Drivers will face delays on the A7 at Hawick tomorrow and Thursday as essential resurfacing works are being carried out on the trunk road at Hawick Police Station.

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L-R are NIEL RICHARDS (COUNCILLER) IAN TURNBULL (CHAIR,HAWICK COMMUNITY COUNCIL) and STUART BECK

Calls for roundabout on Commercial Road

Calls have been made for a roundabout to be installed on Commercial Road at the Albert Road junction.

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