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Disgusted dad on a mission to clean up streets of Kelso

A chef from Kelso has embarked on a one-man crusade to rid the town of dog dirt.

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Hawick and Hermitage councillor Davie Paterson in Newcastleton's North Hermitage Street.

Timber bosses pledge to review lorry routes

Campaigners claiming that timber lorries are destroying rural roads and speeding through villages say they are confident their pleas are being taken on board.

Politics
New wardens will tackle Borders ‘wild campers’

New wardens will tackle Borders ‘wild campers’

A clampdown on anti-social campers in one of the most picturesque areas of the Borders has been announced.

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Borders Councillor Bill White at Galashiels Golf Club at Ladhope where tree planting will be carried out.

Community trail plans take a step in the direction

Plans for a new network of community trails in Galashiels took a step forward this month thanks to a grant of almost £10,000.

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Hillwalkers are being urged to take care and be prepared for all kinds of weather.

Hillwalkers urged to be aware of dangers posed by bad weather

Hillwalkers and people pursuing outdoor activities in the mountains are ebing warned by Police Scotland of the dangers that inclement weather and the terrain can present.

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Clearing the way beside the Gala Water

Clearing the way beside the Gala Water

Twelve Gala Waterways Group volunteers last Saturday cleared ivy and undergrowth beside the Gala Water near the town’s transport interchange.

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Jedburgh and district councillor Jim Brown on the C33 road near Brundeanlaws.

Rural road now a danger to drivers, council told

A Jedburgh councillor is calling for rural residents to get the same level of attention as those in other parts of the Borders when it comes to sorting out the region’s roads.

Lifestyle
Engineers pay a visit to Chesters to repair faulty lines.

Persistence pays off for Southdean residents as broadband is improved

Chesters and Southdean residents are back in communicado after weeks of intermittent broadband connectivity.

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Easter Langlee landfill site.

Easter Langlee accident lands worker in hospital

An accident on a Borders landfill site saw one worker left needing hospital treatment last week.

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The old corn exchange in Peebles High Street.

Peebles residents being offered help to cut energy bills

Householders, businesses and community groups in Peebles are being offered help to cut their energy bills.

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John Lamont MP Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk with Jedburgh councillor Scott Hamilton in Jedburgh's Market Place.

Campaign calls for recycling centre for Jedburgh

Claims that Jedburgh is at a disadvantage when it comes to recycling its rubbish have been made by a town councillor.

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Tim and Caroline Pilcher at Tweedside Tackle in Kelso.

Kelso tackle shop set to cease trading

The owners of Tweedside Tackle in Kelso have made the “difficult decision” to close up shop after almost 35 years of trading.

Business
Not enough dog owners are cleaning up after their pets.

SBC: ‘We can’t win war on our own’

Scottish Borders Council has admitted it is unable to win the battle against irresponsible dog owners on its own.

News
Busy weekend for local rescue team

Busy weekend for local rescue team

Eight members of the Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue Team (TVMRT) were called out to help hunt for two missing walkers on the Southern Upland Way early on Monday morning.

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Kelso's Bridge Street after a recent snowfall.

Snow update: drivers reminded not to be complacent despite improved conditions

Last night’s expected snowfall may not have been as bad as expected across the Borders, but police are still warning drivers to be extra cautious.

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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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The Harwood Estate site being eyed up to host a 12-turbine wind farm.

Firm to appeal against rejection of Borders wind farm bid

An energy firm is to take its rejected bid to build a wind farm near Bonchester Bridge to the Scottish Government, it has emerged.

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Jimmy Shanks of Blinkbonny Quarry near Gordon.

Blinkbonny’s extension is set in stone

Scottish Borders Council has given permission for a further extension of Blinkbonny Quarry near Kelso.

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The applicants say the lagoon will speed up slurry spreading.

Council approves controversial slurry lagoon application

A retrospective application for a slurry lagoon near Greenlaw was unanimously approved by councillors on Monday.

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