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Lauder teenager set to champion digital rights

A Lauder teenager has been chosen to join a 30-strong group of youngsters from across Scotland tasked with raising awareness of young people’s right in a digital world.

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Parents and carers are invited to register their child for a place at nursery during enrolment week

Parents and carers in Scottish Borders urged to enrol children for nursery

Parents and carers of children due to start nursery from August are urged to register their child for a place during enrolment week.

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Hawick councillor Clair Ramage outside Hawick High School.

Parents threatening to boycott Hawick High School

Some Hawick parents are threatening to send their children to school elsewhere rather than enrol them at Hawick High School this autumn.

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From left, teacher Ruth Leckie, Lucy Weir, Doddie Weir, Aimee Weir and teacher Debbie Matthewson.

Stow pupils’ toast stall makes lots of bread for Doddie Weir’s charity

Selling toast has made lots of bread – £300 to be precise – for Borders rugby hero Doddie Weir’s motor neurone disease research charity.

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Provost Watson McAteer cuts the ribbon of the new Hawick cafe along with Donovan Parr and Louise Hodgson of Caterleisure.

It’s time for tea in Hawick as new cafe and bridge are opened

Continual setbacks meant its opening was almost 10 months late, but the new £300,000 cafe at Hawick’s Wilton Lodge Park finally opened its doors today.

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Borders author Claire McFall, alias Claire Bowles, seen here in her English classroom at Peebles High School.

Hollywood dream no Chinese whisper for Borders teacher

It’s Hollywood or bust for a Borders teacher now her debut novel has been snapped up for a big-screen adaption.

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What the proposed Jedburgh inter-generational campus will look like.

Work set to start on £32m Jedburgh school after go-ahead given by Scottish Government

Plans to build a new school for children of all ages in Jedburgh have moved another step closer to becoming a reality.

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Hawick schoolchildren at a Holocaust memorial event held at Hawick Library.

Borders youngsters learn about horrors of Holocaust

The horrors of the Holocaust were brought into sharp focus for 30 youngsters from Hawick High School last week.

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Donna Manson.

Child poverty on rise in Borders, figures reveal

Scottish Borders Council is to ask for extra funding in a bid to close the attainment gap in its schools after new figures revealed a rise in the level of children living in poverty.

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Earlston High School impresses posh magazine’s judges

Earlston High School impresses posh magazine’s judges

Earlston High School has been named in a national glossy magazine’s list of the best state secondary schools in the UK.

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Lindsey McKinnon who works for Early Years Scotland.  (Photograph by Martin Shields)

Shape our children’s worlds with a career in early learning and childcare

There’s more to childcare than just building sandcastles, making dens, or doing some glitter painting…

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SOS'CHILD NEGLECT PIC  - POSED BY MODEL.''PIC SHOWS A CHILD WHO IS SUFFERING AFTER BEING NEGLECTED BY A PARENT. ''     PHOTO PHIL WILKINSON / TSPL

Aiding recovery from domestic abuse

An innovative multi-agency initiative which helps children, young people and mothers in the Borders who are experiencing difficulties through domestic abuse, is now accepting referrals.

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John Lamont (Scottish Conservative)'Duns election hustings.

Rise in attacks on teachers put down to repeat offenders

Figures showing a threefold rise in reported assaults on Borders teachers by pupils have been blamed on a statistical anomaly.

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Kelso councillor Euan Robson near the new Broomlands Primary School. Euan is standing outside the entrance to the old school where he proposes more parking space in order to stop cars parking outside the new school on a narrow piece of road.

Traffic proving a problem at new Kelso school

Calls are being made to ease traffic congestion at Kelso’s new Broomlands Primary School amid fears for children’s safety.

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A snow plough at Lilliesleaf on Tuesday, January 16.

Schools to stay closed on Thursday – more snow expected tonight

Schools will remain closed tomorrow (Thursday) following an extended amber warning for more snow from 9pm tonight.

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Snow in Galashiels yesterday.

A7 re-opened at Hawick, public transport operating, all schools in Borders closed, following yesterday’s snowfall.

The A7 has been reopened north of Hawick after a jack-knifed lorry closed both lanes earlier this morning.

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Snow in Galashiels yesterday.

Snow leads to closure of all Borders schools

All schools in the Borders will be closed today, January 17, because of ongoing wintry weather.

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From left, Morgan Gowans, Alan Wheelans, Polly Bell, Andrea Hall, Anthony Barlow, Lara Mills and Sara Ward celebrating DYW Borders' first anniversary.

Happy first birthday for Borders work-school link project

The Scottish Government’s Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) initiative is celebrating its first anniversary in the Borders, having brought together more than 2,500 youngsters and almost 150 businesses over the last 12 months.

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Winners at last year's Adult Learners Awards

Inspirational students to be applauded in awards ceremony

Nominations are being sought for this year’s Adult Learners Awards, which will take place in April.

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From left, councillors Euan Robson and Carol Hamilton, pupils Jason Purves and Beth Wilkie and councillors Shona Haslam and Tom Weatherston at the opening of the new Broomlands Primary School in Kelso.

Youngsters move into new Kelso primary school

Youngsters moved into the new £9.7m Broomlands Primary School in Kelso this week.

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