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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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Mark and Lou Hannigan.

Slimming pair shed pounds to pick up award

A Peebles couple whose life-changing weight loss inspired them to change careers have been rewarded for their work helping others to lose over 450 stone.

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Ross Montague and his wife Moira handing over to Doddie Weir money raised by a parade of tractors through Lauder in November.

Lauder tractor event raises almost £34,000 for Doddie Weir charity

A tractor parade in aid of a research charity launched by Borders rugby legend Doddie Weir last year has raised almost £34,000.

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John Raine, chairman of NHS Borders.

NHS Borders chairman thanks staff for their efforts over Christmas

NHS Borders chairman John Raine has praised his staff for their hard work over the festive period.

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Scottish Ambulance Service vehicle outside the Border General Hospital in The Scottish Borders.

NHS Borders apologises for lengthy waiting times

Some 13 people had to put up with an excruciating wait of over 12 hours for treatment at the Borders General Hospital’s accident and emergency department over the festive period.

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Ex-soldier Glenn  died on day he was due in court

Ex-soldier Glenn died on day he was due in court

A former soldier from Galashiels died of a suspected drugs overdose on the day he was due to appear at Selkirk Sheriff Court for an alleged breach of bail charge.

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Family and friends’ shock at death of 30-year-old Galashiels man

Family and friends’ shock at death of 30-year-old Galashiels man

Police are looking into the circumstances surrounding the death of a 30-year-old former soldier from Galashiels.

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Hawick councillor Davie Paterson outside Peter Scott's old premises.

Action demanded to bring Hawick buildings back into use

A demand has been issued for action to be taken to bring two prominent but unoccupied buildings in Hawick back into use.

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Which pharmacies are open over New Year in the Borders?

Which pharmacies are open over New Year in the Borders?

No-one wants to see in the New Year feeling ill, but bad luck can always strike.

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Borders General Hospital.

Borders General Hospital experiencing ‘exceptional pressures’ in A&E

Borderers are being urged to only attend the accident and emergency department at the Borders General Hospital in an emergency.

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From left: Denny Thomson and Tammy Maxwell of Walkerburn with daughter Ruby; Eilidh Crawford and Jamie MacFadyen of Pathhead and their daughter Millie; and Antra Rollande and Gary Cooper of Hawick, with their son Lewis.

Four Christmas gifts to treasure

A quartet of bouncing Borders babies were born at the Borders General Hospital on Christmas Day.

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Robbie Shields with cornet's lass Katy Moffat. Photo: Derek Lunn.

Hawick tartan teddy bears gifts for Poppy and youth cafe

The first-ever Hawick tartan teddy has woven its magic to come bearing yuletide gifts for two good causes.

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Borders General Hospital office worker Gillian Dobbie, 53, of Bonchester Bridge.

Hair goes for Hogmanay as Borderer thanks charity for help

A Borderer plans to baldly go forth into the new year by having her hair shaved off for charity in memory of her late husband.

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Which pharmacies are open over Christmas in the Borders?

Which pharmacies are open over Christmas in the Borders?

No-one wants to get ill at Christmas, but bad luck can always strike.

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Glasgow's Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. Picture: Emma Mitchell

NHS Borders bosses defend sending patients to travel further afield for treatment

Health chiefs in the Borders have hit back at criticism over the number of patients they send further afield for treatment.

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Bid under way to save care home facing axe

Bid under way to save care home facing axe

Residents and staff at the Millfield Gardens care home in Jedburgh have been given an early Christmas present after it emerged this week that another company is in talks with owner Bield to keep it open.

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Scotland's Health Secretary Shona Robison said the government were working with health boards to address the issues. Picture: Greg Macvean

Minister praises NHS Borders after review highlights progress

Scottish Government health secretary Shona Robison has praised NHS Borders for making “significant progress”, including treating 100% of cancer patients within 62 days of referral.

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The needle, pictured below, was found on the banking to the right, just a few yards from the new school.

Nine-year-old finds discarded used needle

A nine-year-old girl walking her dog found a used hypodermic needle and syringe just outside her Langlee home on Sunday – just yards from the new primary school.

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New focus on ability centre

New focus on ability centre

The committee of the Focus Centre in Livingstone Place, Galashiels, is looking into taking over the facility under the transfer asset scheme.

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Street Pastors are 100 not-out

Street Pastors are 100 not-out

This Saturday, December 16, Borders Sreet Pastors will arm themselves with their wooly hats, flipflops and lollies, and head out on their 100th patrol.

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