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Hawick groups urged to bid for share of £78,000 kitty

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Susan Forster, far right, with, from left, committee member Claire Mactaggart, Donna Mackie of Capability Scotland and fundraiser David Mactaggart.

Borders charity champion Susan sets herself £250,000 fundraising target

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Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis in the 1986 movie Top Gun.

Cruise control on show as Heart of Hawick launches nostalgia series

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Gordon Webber in Wilton Lodge Park.

Hawick’s Wilton Lodge Park to host third annual scarecrow contest

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Borders MP welcomes proposed tougher sentences for killer drivers

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Heritage society opposing Galashiels tapestry centre plans

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Residents quiz developer over turbine plans

Environment

Newcomers saddle up for taste of hunt

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The plan includes 66 new homes on the site of the old Earlston High School.

Affordable housing plans given go-ahead

Politics
Only one in ten women in Scotland exceed the recommended amount of exercise per week.

Only one in ten women in Scotland exceed the recommended amount of exercise per week

Health

Borders Railway failing to yield housing boost predicted for region

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A Borders Railway train at Newtongrange.

Enterprise boss backing Borders Railway extension campaign

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New traffic islands have already been created on the A7 at Hawick, and further improvements to the road are to follow soon.

Work to start soon on danger bends on A7 in Borders

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From left, Hawick and Hermitage councillor Davie Paterson, Borders MP John Lamont and MSP Rachael Hamilton with Simon Walton of the Campaign for Borders Rail.

Campaigners mark second anniversary of Borders Railway by stepping up calls for extension

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A steam train on the Borders Railway in Galashiels bound for Tweedbank.

Borders Railway extension campaign boosted by English council’s backing

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Borders MP welcomes proposed tougher sentences for killer drivers

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No-one should be bought or sold, says justice minister Michael Matheson.

Human trafficking is closer to home than you think

Crime
Crimestoppers wants people to speak up about hate crime.

Scots urged to report hate crime

Crime
IAM RoadSmart recommends  a drink-drive rehabilitation course should be made compulsory for those convicted of drink-driving, as opposed to it being voluntary.

Road safety charity call to reduce deaths caused by drink-driving

Crime

Splash cash on high school, council urged

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Hawick councillor Clair Ramage outside Hawick High School.

Hawick High getting raw deal, council told

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Caitlin Cowan and Fergus Falconer with fellow Denholm Primary School pupils celebrating its sport award win.

Denholm school wins award for giving pupils a sporting chance

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From 4 December 2017, candidates will have to carry out the show me question while they are driving.

DVSA releases new videos to help learners prepare for driving test changes

Education

Hawick factory workers act fast to stop storm raising roof

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The plan includes 66 new homes on the site of the old Earlston High School.

Affordable housing plans given go-ahead

Politics
Kelso Town Hall.

Kelso tourist information centre to close within weeks

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Farmer of the year Robert Neill with Gyles Brandreth and Karl Schneider.

Borders farmer collects top title

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Hawick groups urged to bid for share of £78,000 kitty

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Borders MP John Lamont.

Borders MP welcomes proposed tougher sentences for killer drivers

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How the proposed Great Tapestry of Scotland visitor centre in Galashiels would look.

Heritage society opposing Galashiels tapestry centre plans

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The plan includes 66 new homes on the site of the old Earlston High School.

Affordable housing plans given go-ahead

Politics
The former restaurant.

Hawick restaurant off menu as flats plan gets thumbs-up

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Residents quiz developer over turbine plans

Environment

Storm Ophelia - Where and when it might hit

Environment
Energy minister Paul Wheelhouse has announced a ban on fracking.

Borders MSP and campaigners welcome Scottish fracking ban

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Only one in ten women in Scotland exceed the recommended amount of exercise per week

Health
The Borders General Hospital.

Borders General Hospital hit by norovirus outbreak

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The average home holds a host of hidden dangers, especially for the young, the elderly and those who are the most vulnerable.

Driving home the burns awareness message

Health
YMCA Scotland has joined forces with YMCAs across the UK and Ireland to support a major mental health campaign.

YMCA Scotland supports #IAMWHOLE campaign on World Mental Health Day

Health
NHS24 will use the development funding to improve the services it offers to people experiencing low mood, depression and anxiety, supporting those who need unscheduled care but do not require to contact emergency services.

£500k to improve first response mental health services.

Health