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Borders tomatoes given right royal seal of approval

Hawick’s Standhill Farm was visited by the Princess Royal this week, and she officially opened its pioneering £2m greenhouse.

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Mid Berwickshire councillor Mark Rowley.

Work on setting up new enterprise agency for south of Scotland to start within months

Councillors were told this week that work will start in earnest at the end of the year to ensure that a dedicated south of Scotland enterprise agency is fully operational by 2020.

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Appeal after lambs attacked in Hawick

Appeal after lambs attacked in Hawick

Police are appealing for information after four lambs were attacked on a farm near to Acreknow Reservoir, near Hawick, last week.

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Is the sun setting on North Sea Oil? Pic: Shutterstock

UK oil and gas reserves may only last a decade

The Scottish oil industry could be entering its final decade of production - researchers have warned.

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Councillor Davie Paterson in Hawick High Street.

Hawick traders calling for action to keep loading bays clear

Thoughtless drivers parking up all day in Hawick High Street are still making life tough for town centre retailers, they say.

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A Borders Railway service at Newtongrange.

Borders Railway failing to yield housing boost predicted for region

The coming of the Borders Railway has so far failed to yield a predicted boom in private housebuilding here – in stark contrast to the position in next-door Midlothian.

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A Borders Railway train at Newtongrange.

Enterprise boss backing Borders Railway extension campaign

Scottish Enterprise chairman Bob Keiller has added his voice to calls for an extension of the Borders Railway.

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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

Work on a £240,000 package of measures aimed at cutting accidents on the A7 trunk road between Galashiels and the English border is due to begin within the next two months.

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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

Campaigners are marking the second anniversary of the opening of the Borders Railway by stepping up their calls for it to be extended into England.

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Power station workers across Scotland are threatening strike action over pay.

Power workers threaten strike action over “derisory” offer

Workers at power stations across the country are threatening to go on strike after what has been described as a “derisory pay offer” by Scottish Power.

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Wilton Primary School pupils Nathan Bird, Declan Walby, Jared Huggan, Rhea Hammond, Jenna Quinn, Kelseigh Milligan with Live Borders chief executive Ewan Jackson and councillors Neil Richards, Clair Ramage and Stuart Marshall at the centre. Pic: Live Borders

Leisure centre to get £260,000 revamp

The Borders’ only flume looks set to reopen early next year after plans to revamp Hawick’s Teviot Leisure Centre were given the go-ahead.

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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

Calls for the Borders Railway to be extended through Hawick are building up a head of steam now Carlisle City Council has joined forces with campaigners to keep up the pressure on transport chiefs.

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Emtelle's headquarters in Hawick.

Major investment sees Emtelle UK take over main competitor

A major investment is set to create jobs and allow expansion within a Borders-based manufacturing firm.

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BrewDog was one of the first companies in Scotland to achieve Living Wage accreditation.

Positive support for Living Wage from Scottish public and employers

The Living Wage has won overwhelming support from Scots who regard it as both a boost to a company’s status and helping to make products and services more attractive.

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There's a new wonder on the horizon. Picture: Greg Macvean

Queensferry Crossing opens to traffic

Move over Burj-Al-Arab, the Golden Gate Bridge and CN Tower – there’s a new man-made head-turner on the scene.

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Ricky Nicol , chief executive of the telecoms company Commsworld. Pic: Phil Wilkinson.

Call for action to improve Scotland’s poor digital infrastructure

Urgent and significant action is needed to address Scotland’s critically poor digital infrastructure which has already been “left in the dust” of European neighbours.

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Crumhaugh House in Hawick.

Crumhaugh House being explored for use by health and social care partnership

Crumhaugh House could soon be open to patients once again as Scottish Borders Health and Social Care Partnership has confirmed that it is now seeking new ways to utilise the vacant building.

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Dave Bennet and partner Karen Massey, owners of the Auld Cross Keys Inn, Denholm.

Closure fears for pub over rates hike

Owners of Denholm’s Auld Cross Keys Inn say their business could close if an appeal against rates changes is unsuccessful.

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L-R are NIEL RICHARDS (COUNCILLER) IAN TURNBULL (CHAIR,HAWICK COMMUNITY COUNCIL) and STUART BECK

Calls for roundabout on Commercial Road

Calls have been made for a roundabout to be installed on Commercial Road at the Albert Road junction.

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Hawick Knitwear, Liddesdale Road

‘Small dividend’ for Hawick Knitwear creditors

Unsecured creditors of failed textile manufacturer Hawick Knitwear have been told they may receive a “small dividend” when the company’s affairs are finally wound up.

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