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Yobs already targeting £300k new playpark

The new playpark at Hawick’s Wilton Lodge Park is already becoming a magnet for anti-social behaviour, sparking calls for closed-circuit TV cameras to be installed to help keep youbs under control.

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Kelso Police Station

Police station vandal

A teenager who caused disturbances at two police stations had his sentence deferred at Jedburgh Sheriff Court for background reports.

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Jedburgh Sheriff Court, Jedburgh Justice of the Peace Court.

Stow joyrider is jailed

A Stow joyrider has been jailed for seven months at Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

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Jedburgh Sheriff Court, Jedburgh Justice of the Peace Court.

Intermediate hearing for Duns man

Gavin Anderson, 37, of the Old Kennels, Duns Castle Estate, will stand trial on June 16 on a charge of challenging others to fight, behaving in an aggressive manner and making offensive comments in Market Square, Duns, on July 8.

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Galashiels man ordered to behave himself after violent struggle with estranged wife

Galashiels man ordered to behave himself after violent struggle with estranged wife

A Galashiels man who admitted assaulting his estranged wife has been ordered to be of good behaviour for the next six months.

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Members of the House of Parliament observe a minutes silence to pay respect to the victims of yesterday's terror attack in Westminster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 23, 2017. See PA story POLICE Westminster. Photo credit should read: PA Wire

MP Kerr: Work must go on after attacks

Borders MP Calum Kerr, who found himself caught in the middle of the horrific events at Westminster on Wednesday, has said democracy must go on in the face of terror.

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On average, an offence is reported every two hours in Scotland.

Recorded child abuse cases hit an all-time high

The number of child sex offences has risen to an all-time high, with more than 4,000 recorded in Scotland last year - an average of almost 12 every day.

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cannabis plant

Sentence deferred for Hawick cannabis cultivator

A Hawick man admitted growing cannabis valued at £600 in the bedroom of his home.

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Jedburgh Sheriff Court, Jedburgh Justice of the Peace Court.

Sentence date for knifeman

A Hawick man who admitted brandishing a knife during a disturbance will be sentenced next month.

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Jedburgh Sheriff Court, Jedburgh Justice of the Peace Court.

OAP on sex offenders’ list

A Hawick pensioner has been placed on the sex offenders’ register after being found guilty of sexually assaulting two women.

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Jedburgh Sheriff Court, Jedburgh Justice of the Peace Court.

Hawick woman on trial for embezzlement

A Hawick woman’s trial on an embezzlement charge will take place next month.

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Bus driver’s case continued

Bus driver’s case continued

A Hawick bus driver has appeared in court after his vehicle was left hanging over the side of a river bank.

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The 14-year-old girl is a pupil at Berwickshire High School, Duns

Teenager had sex with girl, 14

A teenager who had sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old girl has been placed on the sex offenders register at Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

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Close up portarit of a European Fox

Huntsmen ‘wanted hounds to kill fox’

A father and son have gone on trial accused of breaching Scotland’s fox hunting legislation.

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The Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill aims to tackle those who use coercive and controlling behaviour.

New law to tackle psychological abuse

A new bill to strengthen the laws against psychological domsetic abuse is being considered by the Scottish Parliament.

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Parents are being urged to check the age restrictions of any social media sites used by their children.

Parents unaware of social network age restrictions

Half of adults in Scotland are unaware of whether their children are old enough to be using social networks such as Facebook and Snapchat, new figures suggest.

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Fraudsters using hold music to convince unsuspecting banking customers

Fraudsters using hold music to convince unsuspecting banking customers

Action Fraud - the UK’s national reporting centre for cybercrime - has warned of a new tool in the arsenal of online fraudsters.

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If you are concerned about the images you or a loved one is viewing online, then the Stop it Now! Get Help website could be the answer.

Stop looking at child abuse online - get help now

There are grey areas. It’s not me who did it so I’m not responsible. They are smiling so they must be enjoying it.

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Eilidh Wiseman, President of the Law Society of Scotland

Opening the door to a bright future in law

The law is constantly evolving, both in terms of the legislation itself and the people who are shaping the profession. Where the law was traditionally dominated by educated men of a certain class, work is being – and has been – done to make the profession more accessible to people from backgrounds where a career as a solicitor may never previously have been an option.

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Warning over parking fine scam

Warning over parking fine scam

Drivers are being warned of a potential scam which involves the issuing of fake parking fine letters.

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