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Asian street food van granted licence to trade beside Tweedbank loch

An Asian street food van has been granted a licence to trade from a car park alongside Gunknowe Loch in Tweedbank despite opposition from a nearby restaurant.

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Hidden epidemic of veteran suicides: SAS soldier’s story

A former member of the SAS from Scotland has spoken about his own experiences in the army ... to help raise awareness of veteran suicides.

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Derek 'Pace' Paterson receives his outstanding citizen award from ex-Laddie Darren Paxton.

Coach Pace picks up Kelso Civic Week award

Kelso sports coach Derek ‘Pace’ Paterson has been recognised for more than 35 years of service to football in his hometown.

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Police Scotland

Four people charged and drugs seized after Hawick house raids

Police in the Borders have charged three men and one woman and seized cannabis during multiple house searches in Hawick yesterday.

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Borders MP John Lamont at Chirnside's cashpoint.

Concerns voiced that fee cut could lead to Borders cashpoints facing axe

Some towns and villages in the Borders face the prospect of losing their only cashpoints due to a cut to the fee paid to their operators, fears Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk MP John Lamont.

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Borders MSP Rachael Hamilton.

Borders MSP calling for tougher action against thugs responsible for attacks on 999 crews

Borders MSP Rachael Hamilton is calling for tougher sentences for thugs responsible for assaults on 999 workers.

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Detectives at Galashiels Police Station have issues a warning against telephone fraud.

Galashiels pensioner scammed out of five-figure sum of cash

Borderers are being urged to be viligant of telephone banking scams after a Galashiels pensioner was defrauded of a large sum of money this week.

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Langholm Cornet Iain Little at Hawick Common Riding in June.

Here’s your Langholm Common Riding timetable

The last Friday in July is almost upon us, and with it comes the biggest day in the muckle toon’s calender.

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Herges on the Loch at Tweedbank.

Tweedbank restaurant opposing Asian street food van’s bid to set up shop nearby

A Tweedbank restaurant is appealing to councillors to reject a street trader’s plans to set up shop nearby.

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9a Bank Street in Galashiels.

Planning consent granted for fourth dog-grooming salon in Galashiels town centre

Planning permission has been granted for a fourth dog-grooming salon in Galashiels town centre.

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Earlston High School.

Old private-finance deals still taking £8.5m a year out of education budget for Borders

Scottish Borders Council’s children and young persons’ service is spending £8.5m a year repaying historic debts generated by private-finance deals, latest figures reveal.

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Scottish mum Rose Gentle, whose son Gordon died in Iraq in 2004, is backing the Johnston Press campaign calling on Scottish and Westminster Governments to shed light on veteran suicide figures.''Pic: Robert Perry.

Hidden epidemic of veteran suicides: a mother’s story

A Scottish mum whose son was killed in Iraq in 2004 has given her support to a Johnston Press investigation into veteran suicides.

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Jim Stillie

Member’s plea to sell Selkirk better is sign of times

A Selkirk community councillor is calling for more interesting and welcoming signage for the main entrances to the town on the A7.

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The "repaired" step in Selkirk's Forest Road.

Council needs to step up its repair quality

It’s one of the perennial items to be brought up at Selkirk Community Council meetings – the dire state of the town’s network of steps.

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Dr John Ennis, with textiles designed by Felicity Bristow.

The fabric of Borders history comes to Selkirk

An exhibition dedicated to the past, present and future of linen – Scotland’s oldest fabric – featuring work by Borders artists, is coming to Selkirk.

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Bowhill House tour guide Adam Borwick with the Boulle commode

Rare French piece on view

Visitors to the Bowhill estate, near Selkirk, can take a closer look at a commode designed by renowned French cabinetmaker to Louis XIV, André-Charles Boulle.

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Dr Colin Russell, who was awarded the British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society's distinguished service award.

National award joy for retired teacher Colin

A retired teacher from the Borders has been rewarded for his lifelong contribution to education leadership and policy.

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The foul-smelling substance has been leaking from the wall in Earlston's High Street for seven months.

Cause of suspected sewage leak still a mystery

Earlston residents are kicking up a stink over what appears to be a sewage leaking from a property in the town’s High Street.

Environment
Last winter's snow almost brought Selkirk to a standstill. A group of volunteers is hoping this will be a thing of the past.

Selkirk set to be more resilient

Selkirk is another step closer to organising its own resilient community team, a group to be primed to help townsfolk in times of emergency, such as flooding or heavy snow.

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NHS Borders is still waiting for payment from other health boards across the country.

NHS Borders owed £530,000 by other boards for treatments

NHS Borders is struggling to recoup more than £500,000 owed to it by other health authorities across the UK.

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