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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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Police have put more resources into catching drink drivers this festive season

Police ramp up campaign against festive drink drivers

Borders police are warning drivers not to take a chance with alcohol, particularly during this festive period.

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Harry Scott, left, and Shona Haslam, right, failed to see eye-to-eye over the proposed site of the waste transfer station.

Gala councillor ‘had to leave’ administration

Independent Galashiels councillor Harry Scott has said he and the ruling administration had to part ways yesterday (Thursday) due to “two fundamental disagreements”.

Politics
Mark Timmins, a founder of the Creative Coathanger project  run as a not-for-profit organisation, continues his task of knitting the longest scarf in Galashiels (maybe the Borders), aiming to get it to stretch around the town

Facing up to a long stretch in Galashiels

Mark Timmins, a founder of the Creative Coathanger project – run as a not-for-profit organisation, this weekend continues his task of knitting the longest scarf in Galashiels (maybe the Borders), aiming to get it to stretch around the town.

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Peebles man accused of hammer crime

Peebles man accused of hammer crime

A 35-year-old man has been accused of brandishing a hammer during a disturbance.

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Selkirk Sheriff Court

Kelso woman’s date mix-up

A woman’s claim that she was unable to turn up at Selkirk Sheriff Court because she was in police custody in Newcastle at the time has been rejected by the court.

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06-08-2013. Picture Michael Gillen. GRANGEMOUTH. Car, hands on steering wheel. For court page.

Man who drove while banned gets another ban

A banned motorist claimed that because he suffers from short-term memory loss he could not recall he had been driving when he was not supposed to be.

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Thirlestane Castle, near Lauder.

550-pitch caravan park being planned at Borders castle site

Plans for a major new caravan park in the Borders have been unveiled.

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Beech Avenue, Galashiels.

Could Beech Avenue regeneration make people want to stay there again?

Residents in the Beech Avenue area of Langlee in Galashiels are to be consulted over plans to regenerate the area.

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The Royal Bank of Scotland branch in Selkirk is set to be the first of six in the region to be closed next year.

Bank bosses to be called to account over plans to shut Borders branches

Bank bosses are to be called to account by MPs over their plans to close scores of branches across Scotland, including six in the Borders.

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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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Borders College at Galashiels.

Pioneering Borders College heating system a sewer-fire success at awards

A pioneering heating system used by Borders College at Galashiels has picked up its second prize in a matter of weeks.

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How Hammond’s budget affects your business

How Hammond’s budget affects your business

Chancellor Philip Hammond presented the first Autumn Budget to the House of Commons on November 22. Here are some of the highlights affecting businesses.

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Tweeddale East councillor Shona Haslam.

Scottish Borders Council chiefs face question time on social media over budget

Scottish Borders Council chiefs are to take part in a live social media question-and-answer session next week.

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Lord Thurso at Eddleston, near Peebles, during his recent visit to the Borders.

Talks under way to pick home for Borders tourism hub

A six-month consultation has been launched to decide the location of a new tourism hub in the Borders.

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Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

Teen reveller pleads guilty to stealing bike

A teenager out celebrating his 18th birthday stole a mountain bike chained up near his then home in Howdenbank in Hawick.

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Jedburgh Sheriff Court sign.

53-year-old Hawick man accused of supplying drugs

A man from Hawick is facing four drugs charges.

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Selkirk Sheriff Court.

73-year-old admits death charge

A pensioner has admitted causing the death of an 87-year-old man by careless driving following a road accident near Peebles.

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Kelso man charged with possessing indecent images of children

Kelso man charged with possessing indecent images of children

A Kelso man has appeared in private at Jedburgh Sheriff Court to face charges of having indecent photographs of children.

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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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