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Study reveals the uni courses that’ll make you rich - and those that won’t

Studying medicine and dentistry will make you the richest after university with graduates earning an average of £46,700 according to new research from the Institute of Fiscal Studies.

Education
Huge losses for the company

Borders knitwear company announces £4.9m loss

A knitwear firm founded in Hawick over 200 years ago has announced a loss of £4.9m for the year up to the end of January.

Business
Kristofor Mooney at the Bourtree in Hawick.

Hawick pub’s toilets setting the bar high, say award judges

A Hawick pub has proved its lavatories are a far cry from bog standard by claiming the highest accolade available at the 2017 Loo of the Year Awards.

News
Hawick fire station manager Russell Bell.

Outcry as Borders firefighters forced to put lifesaving project on hold

Lives could be lost due to a pilot project drafting in firefighters to help heart attack victims across the Borders being suspended, it is feared.

News
Borders Youth Orchestra will perform at  Galashiels Academy on Sunday, November 19.

Talented local young musicians perform classical concert

Some of the region’s most talented young musicians will be on display at the weekend when the Borders Youth Orchestra and Junior Wind Band perform at Galashiels Academy on Sunday, November 19.

Music
Harpist, Gwen Sinclair, one half of BabaYaga.

Harp and saxophone duo Baba Yaga interpret Mussorgsky

Hawick Music Club eagerly await the performance of BabaYaga at Tower Mill Theatre, Hawick, on Sunday, November 19.

Music

Classical song recital from talented husband and wife team

Internationally-renowned Welsh baritone, Phil Gault, will give a song recital in Melrose Parish Church Hall on Sunday, November 26.

Music
Claire Griffiths from Peebles whose story 'Can It' will be included in the Nourish book.

Tales of her granny’s cooking from local author Claire Griffiths

Every year for Book Week Scotland, Scottish Book Trust, the national charity changing lives through reading and writing, releases a book of stories around a theme.

Arts
Leon McCarron's tales of his solo trek through the Middle East.

Leon McCarron shares stories from his Middle Eastern journey

The adventurer and film maker Leon McCarron will speak in Galashiels on November 21 as part of the RSGS Inspiring People Talks Programme.

Theatre and Comedy
Artist Sheila Mullen and curator Andrew Brown at the new Clock Tower Gallery, Glen House.

New gallery opens

The new Clock Tower Gallery at Glen House near Innerleithen, is Scotland’s latest contemporary arts venue.

Arts
Teviotdale Young Farmers' Club members meeting Matt Baker.

Hawick welcomes rickshaw charity challenge team

About 1,000 people lined the streets of Hawick last night, November 15, to welcome the One Show’s rickshaw challenge team back to the town for the first time since its inaugural journey six years ago.

News

Applications for Great British Bake Off 2018 are now open

Applications are now open for the 2018 series of The Great British Bake Off.

Lifestyle
What are the last Christmas posting dates for International Airmail?

What are the last Christmas posting dates for International Airmail?

While many of us are in constant touch electronically with friends and family, the old tradition of sending (and receiving) Christmas cards to far-flung places is one that we still hold dear.

Lifestyle
Mince pies and sausage rolls - Greggs advent calendar with a difference

Mince pies and sausage rolls - Greggs advent calendar with a difference

With chocolate advent calendars becoming the norm, a couple of dozen sample-size products are now the ideal way to get us in the Christmas spirit.

Lifestyle
Jackie Charley with her controversial Christmas cards.

Borders artist baffled after robin painting is given the bird by Facebook

A Borders artist was left baffled after her painting of a robin redbreast was banned from Facebook apparently for being too sexual.

News
Sainsbury's store in Hawick

Hawick pair accused of booze thefts

A couple have been accused of stealing alcohol from a Hawick supermarket.

Crime
Fields off Marmion Road in Hawick.

Wounded sheep put down after suspected dog attack in Hawick

A sheep had to be put down after being left badly injured by an apparent dog attack in Hawick at the weekend.

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From left, MSP Rachael Hamilton, MP David Mundell, MSP Michelle Ballantyne, MP John Lamont and council leader Shona Haslam in Peebles.

Chancellor urged to include cash for Borders growth deal in budget

Borders MPs and MSPs are urging UK Government Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond to include progress on the Borderlands growth deal promised earlier this year in his autumn budget next week.

News
Top 50 things that annoy drivers the most

Top 50 things that annoy drivers the most

Lane hoggers, tail-gaters and frequent lane-changers are among the most annoying bugbears for motorists, according to new research.

Lifestyle
Competition lets beer lovers have their dream flavour made

Competition lets beer lovers have their dream flavour made

A brewery has invited beer lovers to create their dream pint - by asking them to submit the most bizarre flavours they can think of.

Lifestyle
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