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Borders farmers fearful lynx would kill their sheep

Two Borders sheep farmers have warned of catastrophic consequences if plans to release wild Eurasian lynx in Kielder Forest go ahead.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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from left, Eildon Housing Association human resources manager Deborah Taggart, Borders College care and access faculty head Jayne Gracie, Waverley Housing chief executive Margaret Ross, MSP Paul Wheelhouse, SB Cares operations director Lynne Crombie and Waverley Housing finance manager Reuben Basak.

Minister shows support for fair pay campaign

Borders employers rounded off Living Wage Week with a visit from Scottish Government business, innovation and energy minister Paul Wheelhouse last Friday.

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St Margaret's Care Centre at Hawick.

Sixth member of staff suspended as Hawick care home probe continues

An investigation into what are said to be serious allegations at a Hawick care home has led to another member of staff being suspended.

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John Lamont MP, Rachael Hamilton MSP, Beatrice Morrice, head of public affairs at the Scotch Whisky Association and John Fordyce, founder and director of The Three Stills Company Limited

Freeze on spirit duty in autumn budget

During a tour of the Borders Distillery in Hawick local Conservative politicians called on the chancellor to freeze duty on spirits in the autumn budget on November 22.

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Lovat Mill in Hawick.

Two new jobs up for grabs at Hawick mill

Hawick’s Lovat Mill is advertising for two new posts, taking its staff numbers up to 23.

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The taxi rank at Channel St, Galashiels

Borderers are asked to give their views on future taxi fares

Borderers are being urged to have their say on taxi fares as part of a public consultation on the issue.

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A bus picking up passengers in Hawick's Mart Street.

Have your say on free bus passes, Borderers urged

Borderers are being urged to have their say on the future of Scottish Government-funded free transport.

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Independent candidate for Hawick and Hermitage, David Paterson.

Paterson accused of ‘political mischief’

A bid by a Hawick councillor to have Scottish Borders Council write to the UK Government expressing concerns over cuts in funding was narrowly beaten today in a full council meeting at Newtown.

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St Margaret's Care Centre in Hawick.

Police investigating after Hawick care home staff suspended

Police have launched an investigation after five members of staff at a Hawick nursing home were suspended over what are described as serious allegations.

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At Borders College are, from left, construction lecturer Colin Waddell; apprentice Ben Herdman, of Kelso; MSP Jamie Hepburn; Kieran Wilkinson, of Selkirk; and Jack Scott, of Hawick.

Minister visits Borders College to meet apprentices hoping to be hired

Scottish Government employability and training minister Jamie Hepburn paid a visit to Borders College in Galashiels last week to find out more about how its apprenticeship programmes are helping young people build up their career prospects.

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Abbey Mill, Annay Road, Melrose.

Plans to move Hawick’s Burnfoot Post Office abandoned

Plans to relocate Hawick’s Burnfoot Post Office to a supermarket a short distance away will now not go ahead, it has been confirmed.

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Hawick councillor Davie Paterson in a vennel off Howegate.

Borders MP rubbishes claim that universal credit is to blame for people foraging for food in bins

Borders MP John Lamont has launched a verbal broadside at a Hawick councillor over claims the rollout of universal credit could be forcing Teries to rake through bins for food.

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Angered Scots launch campaign to keep Saltires on food packaging

Angered Scots launch campaign to keep Saltires on food packaging

An online campaign rallying against the Union Flag replacing the saltire on Scottish produce has been launched.

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Hawick councillor Davie Paterson inspects bins in a vennel off Howegate.

Universal credit suggested as culprit after Teries seen eating food from bins

Hard-up Teries have been seen raking through bins hunting for discarded takeaway food, it is claimed.

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The new Aldi supermarket building in Commercial Road, Hawick.

Hawick’s new Aldi store holding recruitment day

A recruitment day for staff needed at the new Aldi store about to open in Hawick is to be staged next week.

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Gary Callachan, operations manager at John Telfer, in happier times.

Nine jobs lost as Hawick blacksmith’s closes

A long-established blacksmith’s business in Hawick has closed with the loss of nine jobs.

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From left, Carlisle councillor Colin Glover, ScotRail's Alex Hynes, Borders MSP Rachel Hamilton and Hawick provost Watson McAteer at the Campaign for Borders Rail's 2017 annual meeting.

Full steam ahead for Borders Railway extension bid

Pressure is mounting for the English and Scottish governments to agree to have the Borders Railway extended into Cumbria.

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