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Melrose businesses all set for Fairtrade Fortnight

Fairtrade Fortnight begins on Monday – and Melrose will be playing its part.

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Callum’s Trust half-way to Macmillan target

Callum’s Trust half-way to Macmillan target

Local cancer charity Callum’s Trust has thrown its support behind the appeal to fund an extension and refurbishment of the Borders Macmillan Centre at Borders General Hospital.

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Plenty of new ba’ players on hand at Hobkirk

The future of Hobkirk’s annual hand ba’ game is in safe hands, according to Henry Douglas, a long-standing supporter of the tradition.

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Jed Hand Ba' 2008.

NOSTALGIA: JED HAND BA’ 2008

As players take to the streets for the annual hand ba’ in Jedburgh this afternoon, here’s a look back to the boys’ ba’ 10 years ago.

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Volunteer Park in Hawick

Borders’ 2G and 3G pitches achieve sporting goals

The introduction of artificial pitches in the Scottish Borders has given the region’s youngsters a better sporting chance, a new report reveals.

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Landscape shot of Langlee, possibly taken in the late 1960s.  Pic George Crooks.

Langlee landscape is all change since 1960s

Curtis Welsh, from Melrose, kindly shared this old photograph with us, which he believes was taken by the late George Crooks, from Earlston, during the late 1960s.

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Killer set...Seal turned on the style with his big band at the Usher Hall in Edinuburgh on Saturday night, performing Standards as well as some of his biggest hits. (Pic: Robert Kidd)

Seal is a sensation singing Standards in Scotland

From the second Seal swaggered onto the stage, clicking his fingers as the big band played the opening chords for Luck Be a Lady, everyone in the audience knew they were in for a treat.

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Red flags...should be flying for potential puppy owners if they are ever asked to pick up their new pet from a car park. So it's best to Adopt, Don't Shop. (Pic: Courtesy of the SSPCA)

Readers can help improve animal welfare in Scotland

The Environment Minister, MSP Roseanna Cunningham, has asked our readers to have their say on the public consultation to regulate and license animal sanctuaries and rehoming centres in Scotland.

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Video: How to make the ‘perfect’ pancake

Whether you like to have them savoury or sweet, Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Day as it’s also known in the UK, is the perfect excuse for a treat this Tuesday.

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The old Rutherford Castle golf course at West Linton.

Plans revived to turn former Borders golf club into holiday resort

A developer has teed off on an ambitious bid to convert a former Borders golf course into a holiday park.

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Selkirk students rise to Rotary’s challenge

Selkirk students rise to Rotary’s challenge

Selkirk Rotarians welcomed a visit by two students from the town’s high school at their regular meeting last week.

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Pictured are, from left, Amy Hamilton, Joe Devlin and David Elder.

Volunteer Joe in the running to be a local hero

Newtown St Boswells man Joe Devlin, a former student of Borders College and now student ambassador/volunteer administration assistant for Borders College Students’ Association (BCSA), has reached the finals of the Volunteer Centre Borders Awards 2018.

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Jedburgh and district councillor Jim Brown on the C33 road near Brundeanlaws.

Rural road now a danger to drivers, council told

A Jedburgh councillor is calling for rural residents to get the same level of attention as those in other parts of the Borders when it comes to sorting out the region’s roads.

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Lynwood circa 1958.

NOSTALGIA: 1950s paddling

We’ve got another gem from our glass negative archives for you this week.

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On the street...and in classes across Scotland, No Knives, Better Lives positive message has witnessed an 80 per cent reduction in young people carrying knives.

Scotland is a role model for the UK on knife crime

Scotland is leading the way in tackling knife crime and is now being held up as a role model for others to follow.

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Just walking the dog...is proven to improve your health, as dog walkers are usually fitter and healthier than people who don't go walkies with man's best friend!

Simple changes could reduce your cancer risk

It’s World Cancer Day on Sunday, February 4, but are there steps you can take right now to safeguard against the dreaded disease?

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Hawick honorary provost Watson MacAteer outside the Wilton Lodge Park cafe he will officially open next week.

Hawick park’s new cafe to open next week

The much-heralded new cafe in Hawick’s Wilton Lodge Park is finally to open its doors next week.

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Hawick Auction Mart, 1958.

NOSTALGIA: When Hawick supermarket was an auction mart

Something a little bit different from our archives this week ... and a little further back than we normally go.

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This is what the law says you can do when someone parks in front of your house

This is what the law says you can do when someone parks in front of your house

Other cars pinching your perfect parking space is always a particular annoyance, especially when that spot just happens to be in front of your house.

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Problems with Facebook? Pic: John Devlin

Is Facebook down in your area?

Media outlets found themselves unable to post as normal on Facebook today, following multiple reports of outages on the social media platform last night.

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