IN PICTURES: ROBERTON RIDE-OUT
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THREE brothers are set to take on a hiking challenge in the Highlands this weekend in memory of their dad, who passed away at the end of last year.
CONTROVERSIAL plans for a community-owned wind turbine to help power Denholm and Ancrum are dead in the water.1 comment
STUART Marshall has been elected as the town’s new provost.2 comments
A HAWICK man appeared from custody on Monday at Selkirk Sheriff Court and denied assaulting a male in the town last Thursday.3 comments
PLANS are gathering pace to erect an information board at the recently unveiled Bill McLaren bust in Wilton Lodge Park.
AN URGENT appeal has gone out for volunteers to help in this weekend’s town clean-up.
ALMOST a year since admitting he doubted whether he had a future in rugby, giant lock Scott MacLeod is on the cusp of the biggest game of his life.
Hawick rider Hilary Mactaggart made a victorious start to the show season when winning the ridden hunter championship at Sunday’s inaugural City of Edinburgh show.
LAST Thursday night saw the first of the Hawick club’s hilly series time-trials in which Kenny Darling tamed the tough Minto circuit in 27 minutes 10 seconds. Other times: D.Cavers 27:15; G. Jackson 30:39; C. Telfer 31:07; T. Harkness 32:04, P. Smith 32:07 and A. McKerrracher 33:42.
I THOUGHT the weather was taking a turn for the better last week but it really only lasted one day. The rise on Acreknowe was almost unbelievable, though, with trout showing everywhere, so it was out with the dry flies. I was just casting my team of two flies and letting them drift in the breeze and although the trout were running away with them they were difficult to hook due to the belly in the line.
BUCCLEUCH: The senior men were at home to a combined Melrose/Earlston team in last Tuesday’s senior league clash, and the home outfit refused to be overrun by a visiting side who had been buoyed by a good win against Wilton the week before, recording one victory, two narrow two-shot losses and one draw
Hawick Youth Under-15s were hit by a late goal from Selkirk which ended their cup hopes at the semi-final stage.
IN PICTURES: ROBERTON RIDE-OUT Picture gallery
Cornet Chris Ritson weathered yesterday’s torrential downpours in true Teri style as Roberton welcomed hundreds of supporters for the third of this year’s rides-out. Photogapher Lesely Fraser focused on the very best moments from a wet yet hugely successful day for the Big Eight and their followers.
two budding Teri chefs have been cooking up a storm for legendary restauranteur and chef Albert Roux OBE.
A new exhibition is currently showing in the Waterfall Gallery at Hawick Museum.
IN PICTURES: Cogsmill Ride-out Picture gallery
Chris Ritson was back in the saddle yesterday for his second ride-out as this year’s Cornet, and photographer Lesely Fraser had her lens trained on the man-of-the-moment during another fantastic day.
BRIDGE CLUB: President Bob Witherington was in charge of a well-attended annual general meeting and prize-giving on Monday, May 6, when matters concerning the following season were discussed and adopted. He then presented trophies for play during the winter season. Drumlanrig Cup for Monday Night Pairs – Patsy Gilligan and Mary Millar. Trophy for Wednesday night pairs – Patsy Gilligan and Mary Millar. Margaret Burgon Quaich for teams of four – Mike Tuson, Bob Witherington, Sam White and John Urquhart. Silver Jubilee Cup, which was played after the AGM – Mary Millar and John Urquhart.
IN PICTURES: Cornet Ritson’s Picking Night Picture gallery
Hawick News photographer Rob Gray captured the very best of Wednesday’s Picking Night as Cornet Craig Ritson took the reins as this year’s man-of-the-moment.
Hawick MSP John Lamont voiced his concerns this week at a report which showed a rise in the number of children starting primary school who are deemed to be overweight, obese or severely obese. The figures, compiled by IDS Scotland, revealed that 13.7 per cent of children measured in the NHS Borders region are overweight, while 5.9 per cent are obese.
Sarah’s Angels would like to thank everyone for their donations of time, money, crafts and delicious cakes for Saturday’s coffee morning. Thank you also to the local businesses that supported us, the generous public, and family and friends who helped on the day. With everybody’s support we have so far raised an amazing £1,540 for Cancer Research. We are overwhelmed with this amount, so a massive thank you to everyone for chipping in. There was not a single piece of cake left at the end!
One of Britain’s most prominent lawyers has called for the age of sexual consent in the United Kingdom to be lowered to 13-years-old. Barbara Hewson, a barrister at Hardwicke Chambers in London, did not stop there, though. No, she also added that those who complain of being sexually assaulted should no longer receive anonymity.2 comments
WE WOULD like to thank everyone who supported our annual raffle, and also those who kindly donated prizez, and Sainsbury’s for the use of its premises.
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Weather for Hawick
Sunday 19 May 2013
Temperature: 10 C to 15 C
Wind Speed: 8 mph
Wind direction: North east
Temperature: 8 C to 18 C
Wind Speed: 10 mph
Wind direction: North east