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New enterprise agency could put Borders on road to better future, meeting told

Rethinking the Scottish Government’s funding formula for maintenance of the region’s roads could be one of the first tasks for the soon-to-be-created south of Scotland enterprise agency, councillors have been told. 

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The A68 was closed for almost three hours north of Carter Bar after a motorcyclist was involved in a collision with a deer.

Motorcyclist in hospital after collision with deer on A68 near Camptown

A motorcyclist is in hospital after being left seriously injured by a collision with a deer on the A68 near Camptown.

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The A7 was closed for around two hours near Newmill following the collision.

Collision closed A7 for two hours

The A7 was closed for around two hours yesterday (Thursday) evening, south of Hawick, following a collision between a van and a car.

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No crisis, insists council despite region’s pothole woes worsening

No crisis, insists council despite region’s pothole woes worsening

Earlier this week, we published a story online about how Scottish Borders Council has vowed to repair a road in Galashiels before the town’s 2018 braw lads’ gathering.

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A train on the Borders Railway.

Old train track could be in line for planning protection

Rail campaigners are considering applying to safeguard a stretch of the old Waverley Route rail line near Kelso.

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The A7 near Teviothead.

A7 to be shut near Teviothead for three nights next week

The A7 will be closed overnight south west of Hawick for three days next week for roadworks.

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The state of Scott Street in Galashiels has caused concern among drivers, cyclists and those who enjoy watching the cavalcade of horses gallop up the street on Braw Lads' Day.

Galashiels road to be repaired ahead of festival

Scottish Borders Council has moved to ensure Galashiels residents that Scott Street will be repaired before the traditional gallop during the Braw Lads’ Gathering in June.

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Borders General Hospital.

Teenager seriously injured after being hit by car in Hawick

A teenage girl was seriously injured after she was hit by a car in Hawick.

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O'Rourke was en route to the Borders General Hospital at Melrose.

Teen given 54-month ban over crash near Gordon that left pals injured

A teenager has been banned from the road for four and a half years at Jedburgh Sheriff Court for dangerous driving that left two former friends seriously injured.

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The Kingsknowes roundabout near Tweedbank.

Woman injured in three-car collision on A7 near Tweedbank

An elderly woman was injured in a three-car crash on the A7 Edinburgh-Carlisle road near Tweedbank yesterday, March 21.

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A stretch of the A7 near Tweedbank was closed for over three hours after Tuesday's crash.

Motorcyclist dies in hospital following crash on A7 near Tweedbank

A motorcyclist injured on an accident on the A7 Edinburgh-Carlisle road in the Borders this week has died in hospital.

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The A7 was closed at the Kingsknowes roundabout for over three hours today.

A7 reopens after accident near Tweedbank

The A7 Edinburgh-Carlisle road has reopened to traffic after an accident between Selkirk and the Kingsnowes roundabout west of Tweedbank led to its closure for over three hours this afternoon.

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Police and ambulance staff on the A68 near Leaderfoot following a fatal collision there last night.

Fatal crash on A68 near Earlston

Police are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision on the A68 where a 54-year-old man sadly died.

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Jedburgh A68 and Edinburgh A68

Serious accident on A68 near Earlston

Diversions are in place on the A68 following a serious accident between the Ravenswood roundabout and Earlston.

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Councillor Davie Paterson on the Branxholm straight going towards Carlisle.

Teviot’s change of course near Hawick raises fears over A7

The organisation responsible for maintaining the region’s trunk roads network denies responsibility for changing the course of the River Teviot beside the A7 Edinburgh-Carlisle road near Hawick.

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This busy section of the A7 is to close during the day next week.

Selkirk town centre roads to be closed during the day next week

Selkirk remains open for business is the message to locals and visitors as the A7 is set to close during the day all next week for resurfacing.

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Councillors Clair Ramage, Neil Richards and Stuart Marshall at the corner of Wilton Park Road and Park View in Hawick.

Dangerous parking near Hawick park driving residents around the bend

Thoughtless drivers are creating hazards for fellow motorists on a busy road in Hawick.

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Flooding on the A68 at Jedburgh last month.

Flood alert issued for Borders

A flood alert has been issued for the Borders as last week’s snow continues to melt.

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The A7 going through Selkirk town centre.

New talks raise hopes of progress on bypass for Selkirk

Hopes are being raised of long-running calls for a bypass around Selkirk being looked into further now Scottish Government transport minister Humza Yousaf has agreed to more talks with the A7 Action Group.

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Snow at Yarrowford yesterday.

All Borders high schools to reopen tomorrow, but 19 primaries still shut

Many of the Borders’ schools are set to reopen tomorrow, March 5, after having been closed for the last three days of last week.

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