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Message is clear: Don’t Buy It, Don’t Supply It

A new campaign was launched on Friday evening at the Galashiels Interchange, raising awareness of the issue of adults buying alcohol for children and young people.

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Police have put more resources into catching drink drivers this festive season

Police ramp up campaign against festive drink drivers

Borders police are warning drivers not to take a chance with alcohol, particularly during this festive period.

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Peebles man accused of hammer crime

Peebles man accused of hammer crime

A 35-year-old man has been accused of brandishing a hammer during a disturbance.

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Selkirk Sheriff Court

Kelso woman’s date mix-up

A woman’s claim that she was unable to turn up at Selkirk Sheriff Court because she was in police custody in Newcastle at the time has been rejected by the court.

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06-08-2013. Picture Michael Gillen. GRANGEMOUTH. Car, hands on steering wheel. For court page.

Man who drove while banned gets another ban

A banned motorist claimed that because he suffers from short-term memory loss he could not recall he had been driving when he was not supposed to be.

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Chief Inspector Andy McLean

No fentanyl found in Galashiels heroin batch

Fears that heroin laced with deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl had been circulating in the Galashiels area have been eased following a forensic investigation.

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Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

Teen reveller pleads guilty to stealing bike

A teenager out celebrating his 18th birthday stole a mountain bike chained up near his then home in Howdenbank in Hawick.

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Jedburgh Sheriff Court sign.

53-year-old Hawick man accused of supplying drugs

A man from Hawick is facing four drugs charges.

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Selkirk Sheriff Court.

73-year-old admits death charge

A pensioner has admitted causing the death of an 87-year-old man by careless driving following a road accident near Peebles.

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Kelso man charged with possessing indecent images of children

Kelso man charged with possessing indecent images of children

A Kelso man has appeared in private at Jedburgh Sheriff Court to face charges of having indecent photographs of children.

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Hawick councillor Clair Ramage outside Hawick High School.

Police patrol Hawick High School to help tackle trouble

Police officers and extra support staff are patrolling the corridors and classrooms of Hawick High School in a bid to stem a recent rise in unruly behaviour.

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Fentanyl scare: What to look for

Fentanyl scare: What to look for

Police are taking extra precautions over certain drug warrants in which intelligence gathered suggests there may be a risk to officers.

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Police in protective clothing searched a house in Hawthorn Road, Galashiels, on Monday night

Langlee search ends in arrest of 52-year-old

Police and ambulance personnel wearing head-to-toe protective clothing swooped on a property in Hawthorn Road in Galashiels on Monday evening.

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The body of a man in his 60s was found in a property in Kirkbrae, Galashiels, on Monday.

Two men found dead in Galashiels houses in four days

The bodies of two men were found in different houses in Galashiels over the course of four days.

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Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

Hawick drug user jailed for defying driving ban

A banned driver has been jailed for 54 days at Jedburgh Sheriff Court for taking his girlfriend’s car without her permission to go out and buy drugs.

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Ian Main outside Stark Main and Co's old office in Dunsdale Road, Selkirk.

Former Scottish accountant of year jailed for near £50,000 fraud

A Selkirk accountant named as the best in Scotland in 2015 has been jailed for 16 months for defrauding the public purse out of almost £50,000.

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Police in protective clothing searched a house in Hawthorn Road, Galashiels, on Monday night

Officers wear protective clothing during Galashiels drugs search

Police, wearing protective clothing, carried out a search warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act in Hawthorn Road, Galashiels, last night (Monday, December 4).

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Police Scotland

Three hurt as Saturday afternoon collision shuts down A702 at Carlops for over six hours

A serious road collision between two cars on the A702 in Carlops on Saturday afternoon has left two men and an 11-year-old boy in hospital.

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Borders drug users face danger from deadly laced heroin

Borders drug users face danger from deadly laced heroin

Concerns over the safety of heroin users have been raised after a “small but concerning” number of them were admitted to the Borders General Hospital over the weekend.

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