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Danger footway to be made safe in next month

Dangerous pavements south of Hawick are to be made safe after a town councillor expressed his concerns to a transport body.

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Tony Carr, the manager of the new Crown Paints store in Burnfoot Industrial Estate, Hawick.

New paint firm could be a charity’s crowning glory

Hard-hit Hawick has received a much-needed boost with the opening of a new business this week.

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Turnbull's has closed the doors.

Shock for Hawick as popular coffee house closes

Hawick town centre has suffered another in a long-running succession of blows after the closure of one of its longest-established businesses.

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Chris Anderson, manager of Lidl in Hawick.

Lidl opens - but jobs still not filled

Jobs are still up for grabs at Hawick’s new Lidl supermarket, opened yesterday morning.

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John Lamont (Scottish Conservative)
Duns election hustings.

Deadline for funding applications is next Friday

Local charities, community groups and schools are being encouraged to apply for a share of £2.5million to support organisations helping people in disadvantaged communities gain skills and opportunities.

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Cheeklaw Jake Eric, the supreme Aberdeen Angus champion at Stirling Bull Sales.

Stirling success for retiring Lucas family

A Duns farmer who has been breeding Aberdeen-Angus cattle for almost 30 years, won the supreme championship at Stirling, just eight months before he retires.

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Left to right: Vice President Gary Mitchell, President Andrew McCornick, and Vice President Martin Kennedy.

Andrew is elected president

Dumfriesshire farmer Andrew McCornick has been elected the 62nd president of NFU Scotland. Mr McCornick, previously a vice-president at the Union, now takes over one of the top jobs in Scottish agriculture.

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The new Lidl store in Hawick.

Better late than never as new Hawick supermarket gets ready for opening

The wait is almost over as Hawick shoppers prepare to welcome the return of the town’s Lidl supermarket next week.

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Iceland staff, from left, Neill Graham, Chas Graham, Katrina Lyle, Fiona Robertson, Bill Innes and Bob Shields.

Hawick store staff judged to be simply the best

Shares in a £2,000 prize kitty are the icing on the cake for a dedicated team of shop workers in Hawick.

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Last year's Hawick Reivers' Festival.

Line-up of events for Hawick Reivers’ Festival announced

The full line-up of events making up this year’s Hawick Reivers’ Festival has now been announced.

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What the distillery will look like when finished.

£13m Hawick whisky distillery planning to waste not, want not

A whisky distillery due to open in Hawick later this year is planning to waste not, want not – and it’s putting its money where its mouth is by looking to invest £3m in a pioneering zero-waste facility.

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Hawick's Commercial Road is to reopen tomorrow.

Hawick road to reopen ahead of schedule

A section of road closed for preliminary works ahead of construction of flood defences in Hawick is to reopen tomorrow, February 11, four days ahead of schedule.

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Hawick High Street.

Town centre footfall in Hawick down 42% in three years, figures reveal

Footfall in Hawick town centre fell by 42% over three years, worrying new statistics reveal.

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Hawick councillor Watson McAteer near where the town's old railway bridge used to be.

Tourism figures add momentum to calls to extend Borders Railway to Hawick

Momentum is growing for the extension of the Borders Railway to Hawick now a new report has hailed the line’s positive impact on tourism in the parts of the region it serves.

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Hawick councillor Stuart Marshall at Bonchester Bridge.

Plea goes out for resurfacing of road at Bonchester Bridge

A plea is going out for the road surface at Bonchester Bridge to be relaid over fears it is unsafe.

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The yellowhammer, one of the 130 species recorded in last year's Big Farmland Bird Count.

It’s time to count the birds

The fourth Big Farmland Bird Count is underway (February 3-12) and farmers in the Borders are being urged to take part.

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Trustees' chairman Jenni Green with staff at the Almond Tree cafe in Hawick.

£22,000 boost on menu for Hawick community cafe

A community cafe set up in Hawick to help young people find jobs and training opportunities has been given a double cash windfall of £22,000.

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Philip Kerr looking towards Wauchope West, another proposed wind farm site near Hawick.

Wind farm firm under fire over negative report on Hawick

The company behind a major wind farm application close to Bonchester Bridge has come under fire from community leaders over a negative assessment of Hawick and the surrounding area.

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Murray and Burrell in Galashiels.

Hawick businesses hopeful of being paid £60,000 owed by failed building firm

Eight Hawick businesses left out of pocket by about £60,000 between them after Borders building firm Murray and Burrell went into administration last year look set set to have their claims settled in full.

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Hawick councillors Stuart Marshall and Watson McAteer outside Scott and Charters' current premises in Fairhurst Drive, Burnfoot.

Hawick knitwear firm’s plans for new factory set to create five jobs

Plans to build a replacement knitwear factory in Hawick are expected to create five jobs, it has been revealed.

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