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More than half of students fear they’ll never pay off debt

More than half of undergraduates fear they will never pay off their student loan, according to a poll that reveals many aim to reduce debt by working while studying.

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Disabled young people feel failed at an early age

Disabled young people feel failed at an early age

Disabled young people may be held back from getting on the career ladder, going on to further education or work-based training – because they fail to get the support or encouragement they need at an early age.

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Rankin is looking for images like this one  Sunday morning kite flying. Cuckmere Haven, Sussex. Pic: Alex Lake.

People are urged to take a snapshot of our nation for Children In Need

People across the country are being challenged by a renowned British photographer to take ‘a snapshot of our nation’ for a new book in aid of a worthy cause.

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New Clydesdale Bank notes raise funds for hospice care

New £10 polymer bank notes from Clydesdale Bank will go under the virtual hammer to raise funds for hospice care this week.

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Toyah Chetwynd with baby Alexis Jade.

Grateful grandad goes distance to thank charity for helping Hawick family

A grateful grandad defied serious health issues to take part in a gruelling sponsored walk to thank a charity for the support it has given to his granddaughter.

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Falkirk West MSP Michael Matheson. Picture: John Devlin

Research into juries to be carried out over the next two years

Research into how juries reach decisions, including their use of the ‘not proven’ verdict, will be carried out over the next two years.

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First World War hero Esmond Elliot.

Book tells story of Borders aristocrat killed First World War

A new biography tells the story of a young Borders aristocrat killed during the First World War.

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Hawick councillor Davie Paterson surveying the mess.

Chips are down for Hawick street being blighted by bother

Hawick and Hermitage councillor Davie Paterson couldn’t be accused of having a chip on his shoulder, but he is as sick as a chip, to use an expression from south of the border, about a litter lout at large in the town’s Howegate.

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Scottish Borders Council's headquarters in Newtown.

Five-year-old was allowed to walk home from school on own, council complaints report reveals

Scottish Borders Council has vowed to make sure it is dealing with customer complaints in the best way possible, citing as an example its response after it emerged that a primary school pupil was let out of school on her own.

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Graham looks like safe pair of hands to help out the Greens

Graham looks like safe pair of hands to help out the Greens

If a 23-19 defeat at home to a relegation favourite isn’t a wake-up call, I am not sure what is.

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Hawick lost to Marr last Saturday but showed signs that this weekends trip to face Heriots can be fruitful one

NO NEED TO HIT THE PANIC BUTTON YET

Still no league win for Hawick, but head coach Darren Cunningham insists belief is flowing through his squad ahead of Saturday’s trip to Heriot’s.

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Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

25-year-old denies stalking

A man grieving for his partner after she was killed in a car crash last year has been accused of stalking a motorist later convicted of causing her death by careless driving.

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Hawick police staton.

Seven charges will go to trial

A 27-year-old man has been remanded in custody at Jedburgh Sheriff Court pending trial on seven charges.

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Ten driving rules you might have forgotten

Ten driving rules you might have forgotten

They are the rules of the road every driver forgets. So how many of these laws are you breaking?

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Princess Anne visits Standhill Farm near Hawick.

Borders tomatoes given right royal seal of approval

Hawick’s Standhill Farm was visited by the Princess Royal this week, and she officially opened its pioneering £2m greenhouse.

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Football fans warned over behaviour ahead of weekend of games

As numerous football matches prepare to kick off this weekend, British Transport Police is warning fans over their behaviour.

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Last few tickets remaining as Enchanted Forest proves to be most popular ever

Last few tickets remaining as Enchanted Forest proves to be most popular ever

With only a few thousand tickets remaining for this year’s Enchanted Forest show, organisers are urging the public to book quickly to avoid disappointment.

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Mid Berwickshire councillor Mark Rowley.

Work on setting up new enterprise agency for south of Scotland to start within months

Councillors were told this week that work will start in earnest at the end of the year to ensure that a dedicated south of Scotland enterprise agency is fully operational by 2020.

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Asda cuts its national fuel price cap

Asda cuts its national fuel price cap

Asda today (Friday, September 22) announced that it will be dropping the price of fuel by up to 2ppl on unleaded and 1ppl on diesel bringing prices down to a new national price cap of 115.7ppl on unleaded and 116.7ppl on diesel at all 308 filling stations.

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Councillor Watson McAteer outside Hawick police station.

More bobbies needed on beat in Borders, ex-police chief tells minister

Police numbers in the Borders are now “dangerously low”, according to a former divisional police commander for the force in the region.

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