Dog-owners warned after retriever becomes Borders’ first victim of Alabama Rot

Dog owners have been warned to keep their pets away from our rivers and muddy areas, after a young golden retreiver has sadly become the first local victim of Alabama Rot.

Sculptor Mark Hume with his Heron sculpture in Wilton Lodge Park, Hawick.

Community council stumped over tree sculpture funds bid

A large tree stump in Hawick’s Wilton Lodge Park could be set for a new lease of life if funding is secured to turn it into a woodland creature.

Stabbing victim Alex Stuart.

Peebles murder accused said he wanted to kill himself, court told

A murder accused said he “didn’t feel worthy to be on earth” before killing a postwoman, a court heard today.

Kelso's Ali Hay takes on an obstacle in the semi-final.

Ali blows away the opposition to reach final

Kelso’s Ali Hay stunned telly viewers on Saturday night, by waltzing through a devillishly tricky semi-final course full half minute faster than anyone else.

The four divisions have seen an increase in footfall. Picture: Alan Murray

Surge in football attendances at SPFL grounds

More people than ever before are watching Scottish football.

Stevie and Stuart in high-speed action (picture by Telltaletim)

Three small steps are a giant leap for Stevie and Stuart

After 11 years on the British Championship trail, Lauder’s Kershaw Racing sidecar team finally climbed on to the top step of the podium at round two of the Hyundai Construction Equipment F1 series.

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A nuclear convoy travelling along the Edinburgh city bypass en route to Midlothian

Fears voiced over safety of nuclear convoys through Borders

Concerns have been raised about the readiness of council staff to deal with any potential accidents affecting nuclear warheads being transported through the Borders.

Local Christian Aid fundraisers have created their own version of the iconic 1969 Beatles' Abbey Road image at the Kelso Sainbury's car park to highlight this year's efforts.'For the first time in many years, the town will not be having a door-to-door collection for Christian Aid ' more than �7,000 was raised last year in Kelso. Instead ' on Sunday, May 20 ' Kelso Churches Together has organised a 'Walk the Bridges' event for the charity.

Kelso clergy following in The Beatles’ footsteps

Kelso Churches Together has created its own version of the iconic 1969 Beatles’ Abbey Road image at the town’s Sainbury’s car park to highlight Christian Aid Week fundraising efforts.

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS) has opened a new shop in Melrose, filled with designer labels and one-of-a-kind finds.'The boutique is located at the former Co-op site in High Street.'Simon Harris, local resident and CHSS trustee, cut a ribbon to officially open the premises. 'Aim�e Foster-Boyd, regional retail manager with CHSS, said: 'When we were re-fitting this shop, we found some fascinating things in the attic, including the original mirrors and doors that we have used in one of our rooms.''' Pictured, from left (by the ribbon), Aimee Foster-Boyd,shop manager Nicola Wood, Simon Harris, CHSS chairman Roger Smith and assistant shop manager Veronica Bell.

Charity putting on the style in Melrose

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS) has opened a new shop in Melrose, filled with designer labels and one-of-a-kind finds.

Councillor Clair Ramage outside Hawick's new Refresh cafe in Wilton Lodge Park.

The price is not right, say customers of Hawick park cafe

The long-awaited cafe in Hawick’s Wilton Lodge Park has come under fire for its allegedly London-like prices.

Scott Hutchison performing in Edinburgh in December.

Selkirk singer Scott Hutchison back in chart as fans pay tribute

Fans of Scott Hutchison have paid tribute to the tragic Selkirk singer-songwriter by giving him posthumous hits at the double.

Councillor Stuart Marshall at Hawick's Beattie Court.

Task force being set up to help clean up Hawick street’s act

Uk whisky map created by Premier Inn

Interactive ‘whisky’ map of the UK launched

To celebrate World Whisky Day today (May 19), a leading hotel company has created the first ever interactive whisky map of the UK.


Frightened Rabbit create memory book for grieving fans

Scottish band Frightened Rabbit have created a way for fans to record their tributes to and memories of the group’s late frontman, Scott Hutchison, who was found dead last week.

John Rutherford (picture by Grant Kinghorn)

The pride of a former Lion

Borders rugby great John Rutherford is taking his place alongside the British & Irish Lions who are currently being recognised for their contribution through the presentation of ceremonial caps.

Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

42-year-old in court at Jedburgh over alleged assaults on former partners

A 42-year-old man has been accused of assaulting three former partners over a period of 15 years.

Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

Lauder 30-year-old admonished over abuse of partner

A man has been admonished for shouting abuse at his partner.

Police tackling youth disorder outbreak

Police tackling youth disorder outbreak

Action is being taken to stamp out an outbreak of anti-social behaviour in Kelso being blamed on unruly youths.

Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

Gordon woman admonished for smashing car windows

A Gordon woman has been admonished for vandalising a car last year.

Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

Kelso 55-year-old facing trial on child sex charges

A man has been accused of historical sex crimes against two young girls.

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