Local roadworks to be aware of

Drivers should be aware of the following roadworks which could affect journey times:

Hawick's Commercial Road is to reopen tomorrow.

Hawick road to reopen ahead of schedule

A section of road closed for preliminary works ahead of construction of flood defences in Hawick is to reopen tomorrow, February 11, four days ahead of schedule.

Tweedbank train station, the end of the line for the Borders Railway line

Brawl leads to Borders-bound train being stopped

A train from Edinburgh to Tweedbank had to be stopped after a fight broke out between travellers on Saturday night, February 4.

Hawick councillor Watson McAteer near where the town's old railway bridge used to be.

Tourism figures add momentum to calls to extend Borders Railway to Hawick

Momentum is growing for the extension of the Borders Railway to Hawick now a new report has hailed the line’s positive impact on tourism in the parts of the region it serves.

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Hawick councillor Stuart Marshall at Bonchester Bridge.

Plea goes out for resurfacing of road at Bonchester Bridge

A plea is going out for the road surface at Bonchester Bridge to be relaid over fears it is unsafe.

Christine Grahame MSP

Trains only skip stops when necessary, says rail boss

Borders MSP Christine Grahame took outgoing Scotrail managing director Phil Verster to task over skip-stopping, after she spent two hours getting back to her car.

Council leader David Parker at the junction outside the Borders General Hospital.

Plans being drawn up in bid to cut accidents at hospital junction

Traffic signals and a lower speed limit look to be on the way in an effort to cut the number of accidents at the road entrance to the Borders General Hospital at Melrose.

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Track for the Borders Railway being laid near Galashiels in February 2015.

Legal battle looming over £1.6m road repair bill for Borders Railway

A legal battle is looming to determine who should pick up the bill for repairs to roads and bridges damaged during the construction phase of the £350m Borders Railway.

David Parker officially opened the new customer hub at Tweedbank station at 10am on Monday, January 23. He was joined by Born in the Borders owner John Henderson.

Customer hub now open at Tweedbank train station

Commuters now have access to refreshments sourced in the Borders at Tweedbank railway station following the opening of a new customer hub there this week.

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Broadmeadows Bridge set to close for five days

Broadmeadows Bridge set to close for five days

The final stages of essential repairs to a historic Yarrow Valley bridge will require a five-day closure.

Road closed.

Snow drifts force rush hour road closures

Road closures are currently in place as drifting snow causes traffic problems in the Borders.

Sandy and Jane Glendinning are among the Walkerburn residents facing a hefty bill for repairs to the retaining wall.

Plans being drawn up to repair A72 wall at Walkerburn

A design for the repair and possible replacement of a collapsed retaining wall alongside the A72 road at Walkerburn is being drawn up by Scottish Borders Council officers.

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A7 set for closures in January and February at Langholm bridge

A7 set for closures in January and February at Langholm bridge

Essential maintenance to repair a storm-damaged cutwater and parapets on Skippers Bridge, on the A7 at Langholm, is taking place from Saturday, January 14 until Sunday, February 26, 2017.

Diversion route

Yarrow Terrace closure set for January

Road closures and diversions which have been put in place while the long-awaited repair works at the Glen Hotel wall are carried out, have been revealed this week.

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Transport Minister Humza Yousaf.

Borders trains in line for 4,000 extra seats

Rail campaigners have welcomed the addition of more than 1,300 extra seats to peak-time services along the Borders Railway.

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Visit to G&M Radiators, Glasgow. Humza Yousaf, Minister for Transport & the Islands, John Blake, G&M Radiator Manufacturing Managing Director

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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