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Police presence in Jedburgh following early morning attack

An area of Jedburgh’s waterside path has been closed this morning after what is believed to have been a serious assault near the town’s Duck Row.

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Hawick High Street.

Council vows to cut red tape in bid to save Borders’ high streets

Councillors have voted to relax restrictions on new businesses opening in Hawick and Galashiels town centres in a bid to arrest the decline of their high streets.

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Kyle Christensen.

Police confirm identity of Hawick motorbike crash victim

Police have confirmed the identity of a man left with fatal injuries after crashing his motorbike into a parked car in Hawick earlier this month.

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From left, Alex Bell of Hawick in Bloom, councillors Stuart Marshall, George Turnbull and Watson McAteer and Jake Coltman of Hawick in Bloom in the town's Wilton Lodge Park celebrating as it claims Green Flag status.

Hawick park hits gold standard by landing Green Flag award

Hawick’s Wilton Lodge Park has hit the gold standard for outdoor spaces after being awarded Green Flag status by Keep Scotland Beautiful.

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Richard Rankin, chief executive of the H&H Group.

St Boswells mart firm takes on new chief executive

The H&H Group, operator of St Boswells Auction Mart, has appointed a new chief executive officer.

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Tom Grindell in action for Kelso, scoring 61 not out which helped them to victory (picture by Gavin Horsburgh).

Kelso CC achieve weekend double

Kelso’s cricketers travelled to Musselburgh on Saturday, looking to continue their fine form in the ESCA Championship.

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Let’s capture One Summer’s Day

Summer has truly arrived, and as the temperatures continue to rise everybody is looking for any excuse to have fun in the sun.

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PC Rhys Prentice.

Police officer killed in A7 crash near Galashiels

A police officer has been killed in a crash on the A7 Edinburgh-Carlisle road near Galahsiels.

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An ambulance, which may have looked like this, was sent to the front during World War One, fundraised by the women of Selkirk ... the first town in Scotland to do so.

Call for fundraising wartime ladies’ plaque

A Selkirk man researching the exploits of Souters during the First World War has called for a plaque to be placed by the fountain at the Victoria Halls in remembrance of the fundraising feats of the town’s women.

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Junior winner William Tweedie with Graeme White.

Advantage tennis players as Kelso stages contests

The Graeme White Civic Week free to enter Junior and Senior Tennis Challenge took place at Kelso Orchard Tennis Club on Saturday in glorious weather.

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Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

Post worker banned from road for dangerous driving after crash near Kelso

A Royal Mail delivery driver has been banned from the road for 13 months after admitting a charge of dangerous driving.

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Galashiels transport interchange.

Selkirk man jailed for causing disturbance at Galashiels transport interchange

A man has been jailed for 270 days at Jedburgh Sheriff Court for causing a disturbance at Galashiels transport interchange.

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US president Donald Trump on the golf course at Turnberry on Saturday.

Borders MP defends red carpet treatment for Donald Trump

Borders MP David Mundell has defended the official welcome to Scotland given to US president Donald Trump during his controversial visit to the UK last week.

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Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

35-year-old jailed for assaulting his dad, 72, in Kelso

A 35-year-old man has been jailed for 150 days at Jedburgh Sheriff Court for assaulting his elderly father.

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With a barbecue, patio and pond this property’s garden almost rivals the home!

If you fancy an outstandingly beautiful yet very practical house with lots of living space then look no further!

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Selkirk Sheriff Court.

Galashiels man fined £350 over struggle with wife

A man involved in a violent struggle with his wife at a Selkirk hotel has been fined £350.

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From last year at Jedburgh - Drew Bryson, second left, 100m sprint winner with his coach David Rae, flanked by Games president Andrew Gillan and his wife Karen (picture by Bill McBurnie)

Border Games classic will be the big noise around Jedburgh

They begin with a bang, owing to the traditional firing of a cannon, and end with a bang in a similar way.

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Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

21-year-old admonished over bust-up at Melrose Rugby Club

A man involved in a bust-up with a former partner at a party following last year’s Melrose rugby sevens tournament has been admonished after being of good behaviour for over six months.

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RBS community banker Amanda Baitup at the Chest Heart Stroke community hub in the High St

Community banker out to fill gap left by closures

A community banker has been given the job of helping Royal Bank of Scotland customers left in the lurch by the closures of its Selkirk and Hawick branches.

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