AMBITION, a strong desire to do or to achieve something, typically requiring determination and hard work.
I had to chuckle when I read Chuck Brannan’s interview in last week’s Hawick News, in which he referred to his time at Trinity school and the “scary” teacher who used to belt all the boys.1 comment
Common-Riding fever hits Burnfoot Picture gallery
YOUNG and old joined in celebration for an evening of top-class entertainment at Thursday night’s Burnfoot Common-Riding concert, at which local residents gave the Big Eight the warmest of welcomes.
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.
ON BEHALF of the whole of Hawick Rugby Football Club, I would like to warmly thank the good townsfolk and supporters of the team last Saturday’s play-off match.1 comment
Environmentalists have been campaigning to save our dwindling bee population for some time. Only this week, though, they may have made their most significant breakthrough yet, after the European Union voted for a two-year ban on neonicotinoids – the nerve-agent pesticides, which some scientists are blaming for the global decline of bee populations.1 comment
MAY I express my sincere thanks to our supporters on behalf of the Hawick committee of the British Heart Foundation.
I read with interest last week that the farmers’ market was to change its day from a Friday to a Saturday.
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Listening to Radio Borders on the Monday before Easter, I was struck by an advert for a competition – ‘You can be a lucky winner at Easter’!
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Weather for Hawick
Saturday 25 May 2013
Temperature: 5 C to 17 C
Wind Speed: 10 mph
Wind direction: South west
Temperature: 6 C to 15 C
Wind Speed: 15 mph
Wind direction: South west