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Family transport wedding 350 miles to Kelso for grandmother Janet

A Kelso grandmother enjoyed being guest of honour at a wedding blessing held just for her benefit at the weekend.

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The newest one-way layout in Jedburgh.

Jedburgh’s one-way system to change again

Jedburgh’s one-way traffic management system will change layout again on Friday, for the third time in less than three weeks.

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The Royal Bank of Scotland branch in Melrose.

Fate of Melrose bank to be decided in September, RBS bosses reveal

The fate of Melrose’s Royal Bank of Scotland branch is set to be decided in September, it has been revealed.

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Burgh Yard in Galashiels.

Travelodge stepping up plans to open its first hotel in Borders

Budget hotel chain Travelodge is stepping up its plans to expand into the Borders.

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The Cream Chimneys owners Wayne and Jane Box celebrate after the Kelso cafe won best new business at the Scottish Business Awards.

Kelso cafe and micropub win national awards

Kelso contenders enjoyed the taste of victory at the double at this year’s Scotland’s Business Awards.

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John Henderson, right, with Visit South West Scotland chairman Ian McAndrew after the meeting.

Group offers food for thought in bid to boost tourism

Visitors to the Borders are being offered food for thought by a new group founded to boost the region’s tourist trade.

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Lowood Bridge project team Alistair Forsyth, Greig Gibson, Ian Dickson and Paul Frankland with Leaderdale and Melrose councillors David Parker and Kevin Drum, Galashiels councillor Euan Jardine and executive member for roads and infrastructure Gordon Edgar reopening the Tweed crossing.

Lowood Bridge open again after £640,000 revamp

Lowood Bridge, east of Tweedbank, is open again following a £640,000 revamp.

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Susan Meikle and Hazel Millen, owners of The Allotment, Innerleithen.

New home is found for town’s post office service

Innerleithen will welcome the return of a full time post office service this summer after almost a year-and-a-half of relying on a once-weekly service.

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Hawick High Street's Subway, on the left, has shut, and its Royal Bank of Scotland three  doors further along will follow on Thursday.

Hawick sandwich store shuts, and bank branch to follow this week

US chain Subway’s Hawick sandwich shop has closed.

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From left, actor Sanjeev Kohli, Kingsmuir House owners Malcolm and Karen Mullarkey, Derek Nicol of award sponsor Bruce Stevenson Insurance Brokers and TV presenter Jennifer Reoch.

Awards on offer to Borderers giving warmest welcome to tourists

Borderers going that extra mile to boost the region’s tourism industry could be in line to get the credit they deserve.

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Scottish Government transport minister Humza Yousaf with A7 action group members Marjorie McCreadie, left, and MSP Rachael Hamilton.

Minister agrees to fact-finding trip to discuss case for Selkirk bypass

Calls for an A7 bypass around Selkirk are being stepped up, and Scottish Government transport minister Humza Yousaf has agreed to make a fact-finding trip to the Borders this summer.

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From left, the Duke of Roxburghe at Leaderfoot with paths group members Ian Gibb and David Langworth and Leaderdale and Melrose councillor David Parker.

£17,000 project pointing Borders walkers in right direction

A £17,000 initiative to improve paths alongside the Leader Water and provide more information for walkers about the Borders’ wildlife and history has been unveiled.

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Redburn Garage, also known as Bruce Motors, in Galashiels.

Plans to convert former garage could create 25 jobs in Galashiels

Up to 25 jobs could be created if plans are agreed for the conversion of a derelict Galashiels garage site into a mini-business park, council bosses have been told.

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Helen Currie is rewarded for her 25 years' service at Bowhill by the Duke of Buccleuch.

Helen hits quarter-century

House manager Helen Currie is celebrating notching up 25 years’ service at Selkirk’s Bowhill Estate and has been given an award by the 10th Duke of Buccleuch, Richard Scott, to mark that milestone.

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The Almond Tree cafe in Hawick.

Kelso, Hawick, Galashiels and Peebles cafes on national awards shortlist

Nine Borders cafes are in the running for the first awards of their kind.

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The Royal Bank of Scotland in Hawick High Street is due to close next week.

RBS bosses face further criticism over Borders branch closures

Borders MSP Christine Grahame has hit out at the Royal Bank of Scotland’s claim that post offices can fill the gap left left by the five branches in the region it is shutting, branding it “insulting and ill informed”.

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Sharon Morrison, commercial manager for Borders Buses, with, right, MSP Christine Grahame.

Open season for bus route bidding to boost tourism in Borders

An open-top bus service launched last year in a bid to boost tourism in the Borders is back on the road for a second summer season.

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Jack Macvie, three, and Clara Wilson, four, both from Stow, at the launch of the Beyond Edinburgh pass at Abbotsford.

New visitor passes launched in bid to boost tourism in Borders

A new visitor pass has been launched in a bid to boost tourism in the Borders.

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Jedburgh High Street.

One-way system on way in Jedburgh due to repairs to dangerous building

A one-way system will be in force in Jedburgh town centre for the next nine months to allow repairs to be made to a building in dangerous condition.

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Kelso High School.

Borders schoolchildren being asked to take over axed library staff’s jobs

Schoolchildren in the Borders are being asked to fill in for trained library staff as part of a cost-cutting drive by council bosses.

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