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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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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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The Melrose bypass junction leading to the Borders General Hospital

Traffic lights to be fitted outside Borders General Hospital in bid to cut accidents

New traffic lights are to be fitted outside the Borders General Hospital to make the nearby A6091 junction safer.

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The Borders General Hospital at Melrose.

Op cancellations up by more than half at NHS Borders, figures reveal

The number of operations cancelled by NHS Borders in October was up by almost half on the month before, latest figures reveal.

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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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Work begins on the new Vermilion specialist dental clinic in Kelso. From left, David Offord from Vermillion, Sarah Mathieson and Richard Simmonds from Fleming Homes, John Cruickshanks from Cruickshank and Co, Gavin Yuill from Camerons Architects.

Firm lays the foundations for specialist dental clinic

Edinburgh-based dental specialist Vermilion is expanding to the Borders in a move which will create nine new jobs.

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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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Doddie’s frustration over lack of research

Doddie’s frustration over lack of research

Borders rugby legend Doddie Weir, who received the horrific news that he had motor neurone disease a year ago, talked this week about his sheer frustration over the lack of research into the condition.

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Sir Willie Purves,  Charlie Graves , Aimee Martin and Rev Grace Redpath trustee cut the first sod.

Work begins on specialist dementia unit

Work on the region’s first private-sector specialist residential unit for severe dementia sufferers got underway this week.

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The resource will be officially launched today

Charity launches new cardiac resource

A Scottish charity has launched a new online resource to support people who have had or been affected by an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

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Doddie’s mission to change lives of those with MND

“Come on big man,” says the tallest guy I’ve ever met. “We’ll do this interview on one of these machines. They are brilliant, you can watch telly on them.”
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James Marjoribanks, John Raine, Richard Turnbull and James Torrie switching on last years tree of light at the Borders General Hospital.

Tree will light way to Christmas at Borders General Hospital again

A festive fundraising feature is returning to the Borders General Hospital next month after yielding more than £1,000 to spend on patient care last Christmas.

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Hawick fire station manager Russell Bell.

Outcry as Borders firefighters forced to put lifesaving project on hold

Lives could be lost due to a pilot project drafting in firefighters to help heart attack victims across the Borders being suspended, it is feared.

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St Margaret's Care Centre at Hawick.

Sixth member of staff suspended as Hawick care home probe continues

An investigation into what are said to be serious allegations at a Hawick care home has led to another member of staff being suspended.

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The old Craw Wood nursing home in Tweedbank.

£850,000 plan agreed in bid to tackle bed-blocking at Borders General Hospital

Health bosses yesterday gave the go-ahead to a £850,000 pilot scheme aimed at tackling bed-blocking at Borders General Hospital this winter.

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Ellena Martin and daughter Poppy Shields.

Parents face race to raise £300,000 in bid to save Poppy’s life

A Hawick soldier and his former partner are in a race against the clock to raise £300,000 needed to save the life of their desperately ill daughter.

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Scottish Health Awards 2017 - Corn Exchange Edinburgh. 

Winner - Intergrated care for old people - Jacquiline Mardon

Melrose ambulance crews ‘deliver above and beyond’

The ambulance station at the Borders General Hospital in Melrose scooped two awards at the Scottish Health Awards, held last Thursday (November 2) at the Corn Exchange in Edinburgh.

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Borders General Hospital.

Infection controls breached by nurse

A nurse working in the Special Care Baby Unit at the Borders General Hospital has been given an 18-month conditions of practice order after making four breaches of infection control over three days during the Christmas period of 2015.

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Rachel Ewing and Anna Mirley were collecting for MND research in Lauder's Main street as the tractors came through.

Almost 180 tractors hit road at Lauder in aid of Borders rugby legend’s charity

Almost 180 tractors of all shapes, sizes and ages hit the road yesterday, November 5, in aid of Borders rugby union legend Doddie Weir’s motor neurone disease research charity.

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St Margaret's Care Centre in Hawick.

Police investigating after Hawick care home staff suspended

Police have launched an investigation after five members of staff at a Hawick nursing home were suspended over what are described as serious allegations.

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