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550-pitch caravan park being planned at Borders castle site

Plans for a major new caravan park in the Borders have been unveiled.

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The Royal Bank of Scotland branch in Selkirk is set to be the first of six in the region to be closed next year.

Bank bosses to be called to account over plans to shut Borders branches

Bank bosses are to be called to account by MPs over their plans to close scores of branches across Scotland, including six in the Borders.

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How Hammond’s budget affects your business

How Hammond’s budget affects your business

Chancellor Philip Hammond presented the first Autumn Budget to the House of Commons on November 22. Here are some of the highlights affecting businesses.

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Lord Thurso at Eddleston, near Peebles, during his recent visit to the Borders.

Talks under way to pick home for Borders tourism hub

A six-month consultation has been launched to decide the location of a new tourism hub in the Borders.

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The Melrose bypass junction leading to the Borders General Hospital

Traffic lights to be fitted outside Borders General Hospital in bid to cut accidents

New traffic lights are to be fitted outside the Borders General Hospital to make the nearby A6091 junction safer.

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Training Mentor of the Year Finalist Allan Learmonth (left) and his apprentice, Level 3 Modern Apprentice of the Year Winner Ryan Briggs.

Jedburgh butchers do the double at industry training awards

Two Borders butchers have proven they’re a cut above the rest after picking up top awards at this year’s Scottish Craft Butcher Training Awards.

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

Councillors agree to region’s first simplified planning zone

Scottish Borders Council has agreed to progress with plans for an innovation park in Tweedbank after a special meeting held in private last Thursday.

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Carfraemill owner Jo Sutherland, left, and general manager Susan Thorburn celebrate 20 years at Carfraemill.

Carfraemill anniversary raises cash for charity

A Borders couple celebrating 20 years in charge of one of the region’s biggest hotels has marked the occasion by raising £12,800 for charity.

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Peter Lipke, Ecolab senior vice-president and general manager, institutional division Europe, shakes on the deal with Robin Leith, managing director at Arpal.

US giant takes over 126-year-old Borders cleaning product business

The Selkirk-based Arpal Group – which has been manufacturing a wide range of cleaning and disinfection products for 126 years – has been acquired by US giant Ecolab for an undisclosed sum.

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The Scottish Borders Council contact centre in Paton Street, Galashiels.

Jobs facing axe at Galashiels care alarm monitoring centre

About 20 workers at a care alarm monitoring centre in Galashiels face an uncertain future after it was agreed to transfer the service to East Lothian.

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The New Reiver House jobcentre in Galashiels.

Jobcentre move gets thumbs-up on appeal

Galashiels jobcentre move plans approved on appeal

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Borders Buses.

Assurances given over future of two Borders bus routes

Scottish Borders Council has assured passengers that it has no plans to reduce services on two Borders bus routes.

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The road is to be closed at the Nest roundabout tomorrow to investigate the October incident.

A72 to be closed near Walkerburn for fatal accident investigation

A stretch of one of the Borders’ busiest roads is to be closed for two hours tomorrow, December 6, to allow police to carry out further investigations into a fatal accident there a month and a half ago.

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Spark Energy boss Chris Gauld with Nicola Sturgeon at the opening of its training academy in November last year.

Borders energy firm unveils plans to create 160 extra jobs

Selkirk firm Spark Energy is to increase its workforce by more than a third next year, taking its payroll to almost 580.

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Work begins on the new Vermilion specialist dental clinic in Kelso. From left, David Offord from Vermillion, Sarah Mathieson and Richard Simmonds from Fleming Homes, John Cruickshanks from Cruickshank and Co, Gavin Yuill from Camerons Architects.

Firm lays the foundations for specialist dental clinic

Edinburgh-based dental specialist Vermilion is expanding to the Borders in a move which will create nine new jobs.

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Lowood Bridge, near Melrose.

Councillors in plea for public to keep supporting local shops during bridge closure

Leaderdale and Melrose councillors have called on the local community to continue to support local businesses during the closure of the Lowood Bridge.

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The Royal Bank of Scotland branch in Hawick is one of six in the Borders set to close next year

RBS to close six more branches in the Borders

THe Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has cited the increased use of mobile banking apps and the resultant fall in transactions at local branches, as the reason for closing six long-standing branches in the Borders.

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Parties fail to connect over broadband issue

Parties fail to connect over broadband issue

The SNP has hit back at claims that the ‘dithering and delay’ of the Scottish Government has left the Borders behind in superfast broadband.

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The plans include 16km of new trails at Glentress Forest

£11.3 million tourism bid for Borders would lead to 60 new jobs

Tourism in the Borders could receive a massive boost if a new £11.3m eco-friendly development near Peebles gets the green light.

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Sir Willie Purves,  Charlie Graves , Aimee Martin and Rev Grace Redpath trustee cut the first sod.

Work begins on specialist dementia unit

Work on the region’s first private-sector specialist residential unit for severe dementia sufferers got underway this week.

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