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Galashiels man sent abusive texts to ex

A man has been fined a total of £400 at Jedburgh Sheriff Court for sending offensive text messages to a former partner over a three-day period.

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Galashiels man was three times over drink-drive limit

Galashiels man was three times over drink-drive limit

A motorist has been banned from the road at Jedburgh Sheriff Court after admitting being more than three times the drink-drive limit.

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Costa in Peebles.

Borders traders being warned to be on alert for fake £50 notes

Traders in the Borders are being warned to be on the alert for fake banknotes.

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Man accused of committing fraud at Hawick garage

Man accused of committing fraud at Hawick garage

A 33-year-old man will stand trial next month accused of two fraud offences in Hawick.

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Hawick woman accused of assaulting police officers

Hawick woman accused of assaulting police officers

A woman has appeared from custody at Jedburgh Sheriff Court accused of two counts of police assault.

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Fairhurst Drive in Hawick.

House and six cars broken into in Hawick

Six cars and a house were broken into in two Hawick streets within the space of a few hours this week.

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Hawick woman accused of £37K benefit fraud

Hawick woman accused of £37K benefit fraud

A woman has been accused of pocketing £37,000 in benefits she was not entitled to.

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Jail for Gala woman after incident at Borders General Hospital

Jail for Gala woman after incident at Borders General Hospital

A 25-year-old woman has been jailed for 120 days at Jedburgh Sheriff Court for causing a disturbance at the Borders General Hospital at Melrose.

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Beaconsfield Terrace, Hawick. Pic: Googlemaps copyright 2010

Hawick man bit partner’s leg

A man has admitted fighting with his partner and biting one of her legs to her injury following a three-day jury trial.

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Former Borders police chief Watson McAteer.

Council to pay for more bobbies on beat in Borders

Bobbies on the beat-type policing is set to make a return in the region now Scottish Borders Council has agreed to pay for six officers and a sergeant.

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Police are investigating a break-in at a cafe

Gala man who had stand-off with police to be sentenced

A man responsible for smashing the windows of a neighbouring house and making threats towards a man before being involved in a six-hour stand-off with police will be sentenced next month.

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Galashiels man uploaded intimate photo

Galashiels man uploaded intimate photo

A man has admitted making offensive comments about a former partner on Facebook and uploading an intimate picture of her.

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Silverbuthall Road, Hawick.

Hawick burglar jailed for breaking into neighbour’s home

A man has been jailed for 300 days at Jedburgh Sheriff Court for breaking into a neighbour’s house and stealing a mobile phone.

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Woman made threats in row over dog

Woman made threats in row over dog

A 35-year-old woman has been fined £270 at Selkirk Sheriff Court after admitting making threats of violence towards her former partner during a row about a dog.

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The eagle owl kept in cramped conditions at the home of Alan Wilson who has been banned for 10 years for keeping birds of prey.

Berwickshire gamekeeper receives 10 year ban

A gamekeeper has been banned from keeping birds of prey for 10 years after admitting failing to protect an eagle owl in his care from suffering.

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The men are accused of stealing from Ednam House Hotel in Kelso. Pic: JP

Accused of theft from Kelso hotel

Two men are accused of stealing five kegs of lager and various foodstuffs from a Kelso hotel.

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The incident took place at the Golden River takeaway. Pic: Google Maps 2016

Man (20) admits assault in Jedburgh takeaway

A man has been placed on a home night-time curfew for an assault in a Chinese takeaway in Jedburgh.

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The cloister walls at Kelso Abbey have been vandalised.

Vandal attack on Kelso Abbey cloisters

Less than two months after vandals struck at one of the Borders’ most historic landmarks, another ancient building has been attacked.

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Millions of pounds stolen through cyber enabled crime in Scotland

Millions of pounds stolen through cyber enabled crime in Scotland

Police Scotland is warning the public to be alert after businesses and individuals across the country were scammed out of millions of pounds.

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Tools worth £2,000 stolen from Sprouston shed

Tools worth £2,000 stolen from Sprouston shed

Borders police have launched an appeal for help from the public after tools worth more than £2,000 were stolen from a shed near Kelso.

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