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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.

Education
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.

Education
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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Hawick High School.

Unruly pupils sent back to primaries as punishment

Concerns have been raised over the decision to send the pupils responsible for recent unruly behaviour at Hawick High School to primary schools for work experience as punshiment.

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

Planning consent given to new campus

Plans for Jedburgh’s new inter-generational education campus were given unanimous backing by planners this week, meaning that work can get under way on site in a matter of months.

Education
Parkside Primary School, Jedburgh.

Plans being drawn up for demolition of Jedburgh primary school

Councillors will next week be recommended to agree demolition work to make way for a new intergenerational educational campus in Jedburgh.

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Pupils of Kelso's Broomlands Primary School have been given a tour of the new building they are about to move into.

Out with the old and in with the new for Kelso youngsters

Kelso’s new Broomlands Primary School is now just days away from opening for lessons, and pupils at its predecessor have been given a sneak preview of what’s in store for them.

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Parkside Primary headteacher Claire Turnbull and Jedburgh Grammar headteacher Susan Oliver with Donna Manson during a consultation event earlier this year.

Jedburgh learning campus given go-ahead

Jedburgh is to have a new intergenerational learning campus in place by 2020 after councillors formally backed the plans today.

Education
Langlee teacher Marion Romeril retired on Thursday after 33 years at the school. She's joined in the picture by her former pupil, now an additional needs assistant at the school, Anne Bain, oldest P7 pupil Danny Lindores and youngest primary 1 pupil Sofia Bazilevica.

Popular Langlee teacher retires after 33 years’ service

A much-loved teacher is today spending an emotional last day at Langlee Primary School as she retires after 33 years’ service.

Education
Hawick High School.

Trouble being tackled and only way is up for Hawick High School, meeting told

Hawick councillors say the only way is up at the town’s high school after police were drafted into restore order in classrooms there.

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Borders College at Galashiels.

Pioneering Borders College heating system a sewer-fire success at awards

A pioneering heating system used by Borders College at Galashiels has picked up its second prize in a matter of weeks.

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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.

Education
Aaliyah Mason, 9, from Stow is a finalist in the Muslim Young Writer Awards.

Poet Aaliyah up for a national literacy award

A budding young writer from Stow has been shortlisted for a prize at this year’s Young Muslim Writers Awards.

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St Margaret's RC Primary School, Hawick.

Consultation under way on plans to shut Hawick primary school

Consultation is now under way over plans to close St Margaret’s RC Primary School in Hawick.

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