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Peebles postwoman’s killer jailed for life and told he won’t be set free for at least 16 years

Peebles postwoman Alex Stuart’s killer has been jailed for life and told he won’t be eligible to apply for parole until 2034 at the earliest.

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Hawick High Street.

Building left damaged by arson attack in Hawick High Stret

A building was left damaged by an arson attack at the back of Hawick High Street this morning, June 22.

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Balmoral Avenue in Galashiels.

Two arrested after Galashiels drug raids

Drugs worth more than £3,000 were recovered in Galashiels yesterday.

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Police Scotland

HMRC fraudsters hit three homes in the Borders

Following three cold-call attempts to defraud Borders residents yesterday (Wednesday) police are reminding people to be vigilant.

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Police have released two further photos of missing Melrose woman Leonora Harper-Gow

Melrose woman Leonora still missing

Police investigating the disappearance of a Melrose woman who has been missing since Saturday have released new photographs of the 26-year-old.

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Howden Road in Jedburgh.

Man shot by police taser denies violent struggle with his mother

A 20-year-old male has appeared from custody at Selkirk Sheriff Court accused of struggling violently with his mother and threatening to harm himself with a crossbow.

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Selkirk Sheriff Court.

Borders pensioner sent sex messages to undercover cop he believed to be a 13-year-old girl

A pensioner sent sexual messages via social media to an undercover police officer thinking they were going to a 13-year-old girl, Selkirk Sheriff Court has been told.

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Selkirk Sheriff Court.

Innerleithen taxi fare dodger ordered to do unpaid work

A 42-year-old man has been ordered to carry out 60 hours’ unpaid work for hiring a taxi between Galashiels and Innerleithen but not paying the £25 fare.

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Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

Do unpaid work or face jail, Hawick court order shirker told

A man has been warned he will be sent to prison if he does not complete unpaid work required as part of a community payback order.

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Taser deployed and man arrested following disturbance in Jedburgh

Taser deployed and man arrested following disturbance in Jedburgh

A 20-year-old man has been arrested in connection with alleged weapons offences after a disturbance at a house in the Howden Road area of Jedburgh last night.

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Selkirk Sheriff Court.

Selkirk teenager owns up to playing music too loud

A teenager has admitted breaching an anti-social behaviour order by playing music at excessive volume at his Buccleuch Road home in Selkirk on Hogmanay.

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Selkirk Sheriff Court.

£27,000 Selkirk benefit fraudster spared prison sentence

A woman has been spared jail for a benefit fraud running to almost £27,000 after Selkirk Sheriff Court was told she was paying back that money.

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The A72 near Cardrona.

Cardrona drink-driver admits being more than five times limit

A woman has admitted driving while more than five times the legal alcohol limit and will be sentenced next month.

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Selkirk Sheriff Court.

Selkirk man smashed windows in drunken rage over visit by fancy-dress druid

A man smashed windows at his partner’s home in a drunken rage after seeing a man dressed as a druid going inside.

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The Margaret Kerr Unit at the Borders General Hospital.

Borders General Hospital worker denies stealing money from end-of-life care unit

A health worker has been accused of stealing £350 worth of donations from the Margaret Kerr Unit at the Borders General Hospital in Melrose.

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The 1514 Hornshole memorial.

Vandals target Borders memorials

Memorials in both Hawick and Selkirk have been targetted by vandals.

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Police Scotland

Police seek tanker driver who failed to stop after hitting motorcycle on A68

Police are appealing for witnesses after a hit and run collision between a motorcycle and a tanker on the A68 on Sunday, June 17.

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Leonora Harper-Gow was last seen in her home town of Melrose on Saturday evening.

Missing Melrose woman sparks police appeal

Police are appealing for information to help trace a 26-year-old Melrose woman who has been reported missing since Saturday evening.

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The Borders General Hospital at Melrose.

Galashiels 29-year-old admits causing disturbance at hospital

A 29-year-old woman has admitted behaving in a threatening or abusive manner at the Borders General Hospital in Melrose.

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Galashiels police station.

Hawick man jailed for headbutting police officers

A man has been jailed for seven months at Jedburgh Sheriff Court after admitting headbutting two police officers.

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