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Former Galashiels diner to be turned into office

Planning approval has been granted for the conversion of a former bar and restaurant in Galashiels into an office and industrial unit.

Andrew Cleghorn's land at Kirkburn, near Cardrona.

Plans go in for caravan park at Cardrona farm

A Tweeddale poultry farmer has launched the latest in a long line of bids to diversify his business.

Melrose's Greenyards rugby ground.

Melrose likened to war zone after annual sevens event

Drunks and undesirables must be stopped from turning Melrose into a “war zone” during its annual rugby sevens tournament, say town centre residents.

Murder accused Nicholas Rogers.

Peebles murder accused assessed as risk to others two days before killing, trial told

A murder accused was assessed by a mental health nurse as being a risk to others days before he killed a postwoman, a court heard today.


Gareth riding high on wave of support

With seven rideouts under his belt and only a handful still to go, Hawick Cornet Gareth Renwick is the first to admit he wishes time could slow down for just a moment.

Sound Cycle has been awarded �9,800.

Young Borders music-makers celebrate cash boost

A funding boost of £9,800 has come as music to the ears of young Borderers this week as it secures the extension of their creative music programme for another year.

Buccleuch Street, Melrose.

Parking proposals spark public outcry in Melrose

Proposals to restrict parking in Melrose’s town centre are causing uproar among residents there without any off-street parking of their own.

A train on the Borders Railway.

Borders Railway bosses vow to raise their game

Fewer than half of Borders Railway services to Tweedbank arrive on time, latest figures reveal.

Huddersfield Street in Galashiels.

Galashiels community councillors weighing up twin-track approach to boost tourism

Community councillors in Galashiels are set to explore options to better market it as a tourist destination, including possibly twinning with a town in England.

Community company Nature Unlimited was awarded almost �34,000 by the People's Lottery fund for its wild about wellbeing programme.

Grass roots project helps youngsters’ mental health

Young people across the Borders will have the chance to get up close and personal with nature, while improving their mental health, thanks to a five figure lottery grant.

It's not good news for Scottish residents with a phobia of creepy crawlies (Photo: Charlesjsharp / Wikimedia Commons)

Experts predict an increase in Scotland's daddy longlegs population

Scottish residents should expect to see a rise in the number of daddy longlegs (also known as crane flies) this year, after millions of larvae were discovered underground.

Hawick police station.

Suspected Newtown drink-driver more than seven times limit

A woman was found to be more than seven times the legal alcohol limit when breathalysed by police at her home after being suspected of drinking and driving.


Thousands turn out to Riverside Park for the friendly sevens

Riverside Park’s bankings, beer tent and hospitality marquee played host to almost 2,000 rugby fans on Saturday as Jedburgh hosted the final round of this year’s Kings of the Sevens competition.

Talisman Avenue in Langlee, Galashiels.

Galashiels drink-driver banned from road for three years

A motorist has been banned from the road for three years after admitting a second drink-driving offence within a decade.

Overhaugh Street in Galashiels.

Pair ordered to pay £1,600 compensation to Galashiels assault victim

Two accused have been ordered to pay £1,600 compensation between them to a man they assaulted in Galashiels.


Dog-owners warned after retriever becomes Borders’ first victim of Alabama Rot

Dog owners have been warned to keep their pets away from our rivers and muddy areas, after a young golden retreiver has sadly become the first local victim of Alabama Rot.

Selkirk Sheriff Court.

Kelso man jailed for assault and demanding money

A man has been jailed for 12 months at Selkirk Sheriff Court for assaulting an ex-partner and demanding money from friends to pay for drugs while brandishing a hammer.

Sculptor Mark Hume with his Heron sculpture in Wilton Lodge Park, Hawick.

Community council stumped over tree sculpture funds bid

A large tree stump in Hawick’s Wilton Lodge Park could be set for a new lease of life if funding is secured to turn it into a woodland creature.

Stabbing victim Alex Stuart.

Peebles murder accused said he wanted to kill himself, court told

A murder accused said he “didn’t feel worthy to be on earth” before killing a postwoman, a court heard today.

Kelso's Ali Hay takes on an obstacle in the semi-final.

Ali blows away the opposition to reach final

Kelso’s Ali Hay stunned telly viewers on Saturday night, by waltzing through a devillishly tricky semi-final course full half minute faster than anyone else.

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