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Denholm farm at forefront of efficiency drive

A Denholm farm will be at the heart of moves to improve livestock performance and reduce costs across the Borders next week.

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NFU Scotland's Presidential team launch the discussion document at the Highland Show. Left to right are Martin Kennedy, Andrew McCornick and Gary Mitchell.

Preparing Scotland’s farmers for change

NFU Scotland has used Scotland’s premier agricultural event to put a vision for Scottish agriculture at the heart of Brexit negotiations.

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A Borders Railway service at Stow.

Report boosts case for extending Borders Railway into Cumbria

Calls for the Borders Railway to be extended into England via Hawick have been boosted by a new report revealing the positive impact the line is having on employment and tourism.

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Sheep farmers across the UK have taken part in the survey.

Dog attacks on sheep studied

Forty per cent of dog attacks on sheep are carried out by straying or unaccompanied dogs, according to results from the latest National Sheep Association (NSA) survey.

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Hawick councillor Davie Paterson surveying the state of the B6399 to Newcastleton from Hawick.

£1m to be spent on improving timber traffic routes in Borders

Almost £1m is to be spent on improving five roads near Hawick used by timber traffic, plus another near Tweedsmuir.

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Barrie Knitwear in Hawick.

Plans for mobile phone mast in Hawick given thumbs-up

Approval has been granted for an 18m-high telecommunications tower on land close to Barrie Knitwear on Hawick’s Burnfoot Industrial Estate.

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Bid to turn town into magnet for business

Bid to turn town into magnet for business

A £3.6m funding package will help create a launchpad for new businesses in the former Almstrong’s store in Hawick’s Teviot Crescent in a bid to revive the town centre’s flagging fortunes.

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Galashiels transport interchange.

Opening hours to be cut at Galashiels transport hub

Galashiels transport interchange’s opening hours are to be cut by hard-up council bosses looking to save up to £40,000 a year.

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Keith and Charlotte Graham outside their proposed new venture in Commercial Road, Hawick.

Hawick couple hope their future will be child’s play

Life could be child’s play for a Hawick joiner and his wife seeking to offer fun and games for the town’s youngsters.

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A new report is calling for the Borders Railway to be extended beyond Tweedbank.

New report puts case for extending Borders Railway to Hawick and Carlisle

A rail link is vital to Hawick’s economic future, according to a report looking at the viability of extending the Borders Railway into England.

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Home Basics shop manager Christine Gillespie and business manager Dennis Fisher.

Help us to help you, pleads Borders charity seeking to raise its profile

A Hawick-based charity aiming to tackle poverty by distributing donated and refurbished furniture is appealing to townsfolk to help it to help them.

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Scenery such as Scott's View near Melrose, pictured here by Phil Wilkinson, is the Borders' biggest tourist attraction, according to a new poll.

Scenery is Borders’ biggest tourist attraction, survey reveals

Its stunning scenery is the Borders’ biggest draw for tourists, according to Visit-
Scotland’s largest-ever survey of visitors to the region.

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The host farmer, Douglas Stewart with his father, Graham, and son, Archie.

Thousands expected at Fans beef event

Beef farmers from across Scotland and the north of England will be heading to the Borders on Thursday, June 8, for Scotland’s Beef Event 2017.

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Dandie Dinmonts will descend on Selkirk this weekend.

Dandies drawn to Selkirk for breed’s 175th birthday

A bronze statue of ‘Old Ginger’, the recognised father of today’s Dandie Dinmont Terrier breed, will be unveiled on Sunday, June 4, next to the kennels he was born in, at The Haining, in honour of the breed’s 175th birthday.

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The old Border Cycles premises in Teviot Crescent, Hawick.

New restaurant on the menu in Hawick

New jobs will be heading to Hawick now that a former Labour Exchange built in the 1930s is to be converted into a licensed restaurant.

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Hawick councillors Watson MacAteer and Stuart Marshall raise concerns about the new Hawick cafe in Wilton Park not being finished on time.

Wilton Park cafe operator is to be known within a week

Scottish Borders Council has announced that an operator to run a key facility at the heart of Wilton Lodge Park will be named within days.

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Bodene Hynes from Kelso with her children Skye and Martin are amongst the first to visit the new store.

TK Maxx opens to shoppers in Galashiels

The eagerly awaited Galashiels TK Maxx store opened its doors to crowds of excited shoppers this morning.

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Hawick councillor Davie Paterson in Cheviot Road.

Bus firm disputes claim that passengers have been left stranded by change of Hawick route

A bus company denies that the withdrawal of one of its services from a handful of streets in Hawick has left elderly passengers stranded.

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The old WHSmith premises in Hawick High Street.

Potential boost brewing for Hawick as Costa eyes up old shop site

Cafe culture could be heading to Hawick now the world’s second largest coffee chain has announced plans to move into the High Street’s former WH Smith store.

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Hawick councillor Stuart Marshall opens the new Argos in Sainsburys along with store managers Jamie Easton of Argos and Rick Martin of Sainsburys, plus Hawick Scout Pipe Band.

Switch of site for Hawick’s Argos store secures jobs of 11 staff

The new Argos store within Hawick’s Sainsbury’s supermarket opened this week, securing the jobs of almost a dozen staff formerly employed at the chain’s old outlet in the town.

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