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Death toll claimed by Borders roads on increase

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Councillor Stuart Marshall is unimpressed by a half-cut grass bank in Hawicks Stirches Road.

Hawick’s grass verges no place for half-measures, council told

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Could you be a hedgehog champion?

First ever ‘Hedgehog Housing Census’ launched

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The Borders might have to defy Brexit and, as this sign at Carter Bar promises, welcome more immigrants to defuse a predicted demographic time-bomb.

Proportion of Borders population over age of 65 forecast to rise by more than half

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8.6 million speeding points on driving licences

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Scotland’s ‘Forever Home’ revealed

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NFUS launches share farming project to address succession worries and new entrant barriers

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Thousands of Scottish cats at risk of potentially fatal diseases

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Overall supreme champion winner.

Peebles show boasts a Yarrow winner from huge entries

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The life of Scottish doctor Elsie Inglis is to be celebrated in Serbia.

Events to celebrate the life of Elsie

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Death toll claimed by Borders roads on increase

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The A7 is to be closed overnight south of Selkirk next week.

A7 to be closed overnight south of Selkirk for roadworks

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Hawick councillor Clair Ramage beside the A7 at Wilton Hill.

Speed limit could be cut on A7 north of Hawick town centre

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Hawick councillor Davie Paterson outside the old stationmaster's house in Newcastleton.

Newcastleton villagers fear being passed by if Borders Railway gets to go south

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Teacher banned from road over crash near Denholm that killed mum of four

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Richard Cassidy has been jailed for life and told he won't be eligible for parole until 2033 at the earliest.

Killer faces dying in jail for murder of Tweedbank pensioner

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Drumlanrig Place in Hawick.

Hawick traders urged to remain on alert despite arrest

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Hawick Harlequins' shed in Wilton Lodge Park.

Vandals destroy rugby club’s shed in Hawick park

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Food waste produced by Borders high schools up by more than half

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Senior pupils at Hawick High School celebrate passing their exams.

Hawick High pupils do the school proud

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Earlston High School pupils open their SQA exam results at the school.

More Border students than ever celebrating exam success

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Death toll claimed by Borders roads on increase

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Overall supreme champion winner.

Peebles show boasts a Yarrow winner from huge entries

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The A7 is to be closed overnight south of Selkirk next week.

A7 to be closed overnight south of Selkirk for roadworks

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Hawick councillor Clair Ramage beside the A7 at Wilton Hill.

Speed limit could be cut on A7 north of Hawick town centre

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Death toll claimed by Borders roads on increase

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Councillor Stuart Marshall is unimpressed by a half-cut grass bank in Hawicks Stirches Road.

Hawick’s grass verges no place for half-measures, council told

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Rubbish dumped in Hawick's Lower Mansfield Road.

Hawick fly-tipping clean-up about to begin

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Hawick High School.

Food waste produced by Borders high schools up by more than half

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Councillor George Turnbull examining weeds in Trinity Street, Hawick.

Weeds getting out of hand in Hawick and Newcastleton, claim councillors

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First ever ‘Hedgehog Housing Census’ launched

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The single use carrier bags will not be available in store after August

Tesco getting rid of single use carrier bags

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The latest national survey of Scotlands population of capercaillie, the worlds largest grouse, estimates there to be only 1114 individuals - making it one of the countrys most endangered birds. Pic credit: Dave Braddock (rspb-images.com).

National survey results fuel plans to help one of Scotland’s most iconic birds

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Sharp rise in Scotland’s suicide rate

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BMA Scotland is calling for minimum unit pricing of alcohol following a !0 per cent rise in alcohol-related deaths.

Calls for minimum pricing to tackle rising alcohol problem

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Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland - Community Hub, Hawick.

MSP, Rachael Hamilton officially cut the ribbon with from left, Ronnie Frost, John Wilson, deputy Lord Lt John Scott, John Lamont MP and Dr Roger Smith.

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Charity defies burglars to open new community hub

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Shona Robison hopes the bursaries will encourage students.

Bursaries for new graduate medical course

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Some of the products recalled by MacSween of Edinburgh. Picture: Phil Wilkinson/TSPL

MacSween recalls haggis products over ‘botulism fears’

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