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Stretch of Mansfield Road to be closed

Hawick town centre will be hit by another road closure next month for further resurfacing works to take place.

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Eileen Paris in The Exchange bar.

Dalton’s is best bar none for ale quality

A Hawick pub been given reason for cheer by the quality of its beer.

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The Great Tapestry of Scotland is being exhibited at New Lanark from October 20 to November 23. Entry to view the tapestry is free, and visitors can receive 10 per cent off New Lanark Visitor Centre tickets with their Great Tapestry admission ticket. It is open 10am to 5pm daily (last entry 4pm). Official opening of the Tapestry on Wednesday, October 22, 2014.

Pics by freelancer Sarah Peters

Opposition to £6.8m centre continuing

Members of Scottish Borders Council’s Teviot and Liddesdale area forum this week added their voices to opposition to plans to create a permanent home for the Great Tapestry of Scotland in Galashiels.

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Joint-ill or Septic Arthritis affects the joints of new born lambs and causes painful swelling.

Free tests offered on lambs

With anecdotal evidence of an increase in ‘joint-ill’, a disease affecting the joints of young lambs, investigators from Scotland’s Rural College are offering free post mortem tests to sheep farmers and their vets who suspect their lambs are infected.

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Kelvin Pate.

Kelvin is Lothian and Borders chairman

NFU Scotland’s Lothian and Borders region has a new chairman with Gifford farmer Kelvin Pate taking on the role.

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Scotlands Nine Monitor farm hosts. Backrow (l-r) Bill Gray (Lothians), Jason Ballantyne (Sutherland), John Howie (North Ayrshire), Andrew Marchant (Nithsdale), Robert Mitchell (Borders), Stuart Mitchell (Borders), Iain Green (Morayshire), Chris Cameron (Lochaber), Peter Eccles (Lothians) and Rob Stodart (Angus). Front row (l-r) Vic Ballantyne (Sutherland), Aileen Marchant (Nithsdale), Lesley Mitchell (Borders), Alison Stodart (Angus), Tom Stodart (Angus), Aimee Budge (Shetland) and Kirsty Budge (Shetland).

New monitor farms set for first meetings

The new Borders monitor farm is gearing up to open its gates to the local farming community for its first open meeting.

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The new Lidl supermarket in Hawick is nearing completion.

New supermarket to open in Hawick next month

A date has been set for Hawick’s newest superstore to open its doors.

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Glenrath boss says biosecurity must be at top of the agenda

Glenrath boss says biosecurity must be at top of the agenda

John Campbell, chairman of Glenrath Farms, this week urged all owners of poultry to keep their birds indoors to stop the spread of avian flu.

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Poultry owners warned to protect their flocks

Poultry owners warned to protect their flocks

The discovery last Friday of avian bird flu in a small backyard flock of birds in North Yorkshire means poultry are being kept locked in until at least February 28.

Environment
NMA: Section 40 Would Cost Press Industry £100 Million a Year

NMA: Section 40 Would Cost Press Industry £100 Million a Year

The introduction of a law designed to force local and national newspapers into a system of statutory press regulation could cost the industry £100 million a year just for telling the truth, the News Media Association has said today.

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Employers’ bizarre excuses for underpaying staff

Employers’ bizarre excuses for underpaying staff

Ten of the most bizarre excuses used by unscrupulous bosses found to have underpaid workers the National Minimum Wage have today been revealed by the Government.

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The current officeholder team at NFU Scotland - Allan Bowie, Rob Livesey and Andrew McCornich. All three are running for the presidency in January.

Hustings start for candidates

The six candidates who are contesting for the top roles within NFU Scotland are embarking on a nine-date tour of regional hustings that will see them travel the length and breadth of the country.

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Something has to be done about the amount of exotic species say the Scottish Gamekeepers Association.

Deer less of a threat than non-native trees

Scotland’s native woods will miss Biodiversity targets for 2020 unless urgent action is taken to address non-native tree species.

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Aldi will increase its its minimum wage to �8.53 an hour from next month.

UK’s ‘highest-paying supermarket’ to create 4000 jobs

Aldi is to recruit 4000 new permanent workers in stores and warehouses across the country, as part of the supermarket giant’s plan to open around 70 new shops this year.

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Kathryn and George McCusker outside their Dickson Street Spar store.

Hawick convenience store boss fears supermarket sweep

A Hawick convenience store boss with 50 years in the trade is bracing himself for two new town supermarkets eating into his business and that of other local retailers.

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Newcastleton's old filling station.

Trust hoping to reopen former filling station at Newcastleton

Villagers are stepping on the gas in a bid to cut their energy costs and travelling time.

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The Lloyd Land Rover, Kelso dealership, now home to Jaguar.

Clelands Jaguar, Galashiels bought by Lloyd Motor Group

Lloyd Motor Group, the family-owned automotive group, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Clelands Jaguar, Galashiels and will relocate the showroom to their Land Rover Kelso dealership.

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Derick Tait, chairman of Future Hawick.

Hawick group going it alone in hunt for new twin town in bid to boost fortunes

Hawick could be twinned with another Scottish town as part of a joint bid to boost its economic growth.

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Stirches Primary School pupil Aiden Middlemass and Trinity Primary Schools Ellen Dobbie add their signatures to the framework for the new cafe in Hawicks Wilton Lodge Park.

The writing is already on the wall for Hawick cafe and it’s not even open yet

The writing is on the wall for the new cafe at Hawick’s Wilton Lodge Park before it has even opened – but not in a bad way.

Education
A7 set for closures in January and February at Langholm bridge

A7 set for closures in January and February at Langholm bridge

Essential maintenance to repair a storm-damaged cutwater and parapets on Skippers Bridge, on the A7 at Langholm, is taking place from Saturday, January 14 until Sunday, February 26, 2017.

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