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Aldi reducing its carbon footprint

Plans are afoot to make a Borders supermarket more energy-efficient.

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Traffic driving through snow in Kelso's Bridge Street on Tuesday.

More snow hits the Borders, but less than forecast

Further snow hit the Borders last night, but only a fraction of the amount forecast, so motorists look to be in for an easier time than over the last couple of days.

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The Royal Bank of Scotland branch in Melrose is one of six in the region facing closure.

Royal Bank of Scotland bosses to be quizzed about Borders branch closures today

Royal Bank of Scotland bosses will be asked to explain their plans to close 62 branches, including six in the Borders, to MPs today, January 17.

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Snow in Galashiels yesterday.

Snow leads to closure of all Borders schools

All schools in the Borders will be closed today, January 17, because of ongoing wintry weather.

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Artist impression of the proposed new facility up Hawick moor.

Public event going ahead, but committee meeting is postponed

A decision on whether a proposed £250,000 revamp at St Leonard’s Racecourse on Hawick Moor will be backed by the town’s common good fund committee has been delayed.

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Pupils witness a case of bad timing from MSP

Pupils witness a case of bad timing from MSP

Rachael Hamilton, Conservative MSP for Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, was left with a red face last week during First Minister’s Questions at Holyrood.

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A Borders Railway service arriving in Stow.

Borders Railway extension study running late

A study looking into the case for extending the Borders Railway is, like almost half the trains on the 30-mile track, running late.

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Constables Lorraine King and Gordon Latto and councillors Tom Adams and Charles Haffey with one of the cardboard cutout cops in Levenmouth in Fife.

Use of cardboard cops to cut out speeding in Borders called into question

A former Borders police chief is questioning the use of life-size cardboard cutout police officers in the region in a bid to deter drivers from speeding.

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Regional list MSP Michelle Ballantyne.

Borders textile skills scheme hailed as example to others

Borders textiles firms have been hailed as an example of best practice in a Scottish Parliament debate for their work with colleges and universities to promote skills development.

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Sergeants Park in Newtown.

50 new homes for rent being lined up for Newtown

Plans for a major new housing development at Newtown have been revealed.

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From left, councillors Euan Robson and Carol Hamilton, pupils Jason Purves and Beth Wilkie and councillors Shona Haslam and Tom Weatherston at the opening of the new Broomlands Primary School in Kelso.

Youngsters move into new Kelso primary school

Youngsters moved into the new £9.7m Broomlands Primary School in Kelso this week.

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Land off Howdenburn Drive in Jedburgh.

30 homes for rent being planned in Jedburgh

Plans have been drawn up for 30 new homes for rent in Jedburgh.

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Lowood Bridge, near Tweedbank.

Borders bridge to shut for five months for repairs

Lowood Bridge, near Tweedbank, is to be closed for five months for repairs starting at the end of the month.

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What the Jedburgh inter-generational campus will look like.

Planning consent given to new campus

Plans for Jedburgh’s new inter-generational education campus were given unanimous backing by planners this week, meaning that work can get under way on site in a matter of months.

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The Elder's Yard site at Newtown St Boswells.

Council rejects plans for houses at former yard site

Redevelopment plans for a former industrial yard in Newtown divided opinion at a meeting of Scottish Borders Council’s planning committee nearby this week.

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Councillor Stuart Bell fears the Borders is being marginalised.

Council has no voice in major seminar on city deal

A major seminar on the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal is to be held in the capital in April, but depite Scottish Borders Council being a major partner, no representative has been asked to speak.

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The Harwood Estate site being eyed up to host a 12-turbine wind farm.

Firm to appeal against rejection of Borders wind farm bid

An energy firm is to take its rejected bid to build a wind farm near Bonchester Bridge to the Scottish Government, it has emerged.

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UK Prime Minister Theresa May in Kelso, soon to become one of only three Borders towns with an RBS branch, in June last year.

Theresa May facing fresh calls to intervene in RBS closure plans set to leave Borders with only three branches

UK Government Prime Minister Theresa May is again being called on to intervene to prevent the Royal Bank of Scotland from closing 62 branches across the UK, including six in the Borders.

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Scottish Secretary David Mundell.

Borders MP David Mundell keeps job as Scottish Secretary

Borders MP David Mundell has kept his job as Scottish Secretary following UK Government Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle this week.

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