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Two boys charged over vandal attack on Hawick war memorial

Two boys have been charged over a vandal attack on a Borders war memorial.

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The girl was sitting under this bridge when she was hit by a stone

Teenage girl hurt by stone hurled from Hawick bridge at 4.30am on Sunday

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 14-year-old girl was injured, struck by an object thrown from a Hawick bridge.

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Borders MP John Lamont.

Borders MP welcomes proposed tougher sentences for killer drivers

Borders MP John Lamont has welcomed the tougher sentences for killer drivers announced by the UK Government this week.

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No-one should be bought or sold, says justice minister Michael Matheson.

Human trafficking is closer to home than you think

Their stories begin with hope and trust. Their stories begin with believing people who said they could help them find their way to a better life.

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Crimestoppers wants people to speak up about hate crime.

Scots urged to report hate crime

Crimestoppers is urging people to report incidents of hate crime across Scotland.

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IAM RoadSmart recommends  a drink-drive rehabilitation course should be made compulsory for those convicted of drink-driving, as opposed to it being voluntary.

Road safety charity call to reduce deaths caused by drink-driving

The UK’s biggest road safety charity is calling for a compulsory rehabilitation course as well as visible policing and a cut to the drink-drive limit to reduce the number of deaths on the roads.

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Hawick's High Street.

Witness appeal as Hawick High Street break-ins continue

Police are appealing for witnesses following a break-in at a Hawick business this week.

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Hawick councillor Stuart Marshall at the Wilton Lodge Park war memorial this week.

Police appealing for help to catch Hawick war memorial vandals

Outrage has been expressed by police and councillors after vandals set alight a wreath dedicated to Hawick’s war dead in the town’s Wilton Lodge Park.

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Trinity Street in Hawick.

Needles found in close spark concern

Calls have been made for a greater police presence at drug hotspots across the town after Scottish Borders Council was called to remove 12 syringes from a close at Trinity Street.

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Selkirk Sheriff Court.

Borders huntsmen abandon appeal against landmark convictions

The first huntsmen to be convicted under Scotland’s fox-hunting laws in the 15 years they have been in force have abandoned plans to appeal.

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Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

25-year-old denies stalking

A man grieving for his partner after she was killed in a car crash last year has been accused of stalking a motorist later convicted of causing her death by careless driving.

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Hawick police staton.

Seven charges will go to trial

A 27-year-old man has been remanded in custody at Jedburgh Sheriff Court pending trial on seven charges.

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Councillor Watson McAteer outside Hawick police station.

More bobbies needed on beat in Borders, ex-police chief tells minister

Police numbers in the Borders are now “dangerously low”, according to a former divisional police commander for the force in the region.

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Selkirk Sheriff Court.

33-year-old denies fraud

A 33-year-old man will stand trial in November accused of two fraud offences in Hawick.

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Selkirk Sheriff Court.

Hawick pair facing assault trial

Two Hawick men will go on trial at Selkirk Sheriff Court charged with carrying out an assault in Galashiels.

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Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

Jail warning for sex offender

A sex offender has been warned he faces the prospect of custody if he breaches the terms of a community payback order again.

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Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

Sex charges spanning 21 years

A pensioner has appeared in private at Jedburgh Sheriff Court in connection with historical sex abuse charges.

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Police are appealing for witnesses.

Appeal after hit and run on A7

Police are looking for witnesses following a hit and run collision which left a young man in hospital.

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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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Katie Hume of Katie's Beauty Rooms in Bourtree Place, Hawick.

Thieves targeting Hawick town centre traders again

A call has been issued for action after town centre traders in Hawick were targeted by thieves yet again.

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