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Teacher banned from road over crash near Denholm that killed mum of four

A primary school teacher has been banned from the road after admitting causing the death of a mother of four by careless driving.

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Richard Cassidy has been jailed for life and told he won't be eligible for parole until 2033 at the earliest.

Killer faces dying in jail for murder of Tweedbank pensioner

A murderer looks set to die behind bars after being jailed for life and told he can’t apply for parole until 2033 at the earliest.

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Drumlanrig Place in Hawick.

Hawick traders urged to remain on alert despite arrest

Continued caution is being urged among retailers despite a man being arrested and charged in connection with a series of town centre break-ins over recent weeks.

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Hawick Harlequins' shed in Wilton Lodge Park.

Vandals destroy rugby club’s shed in Hawick park

An amateur Hawick rugby club are counting the cost after vandals carried out a mindless attack.

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Lady Dorrian, chairwoman of the Scottish Sentencing Council.

Public consultation on sentencing guidelines for Scottish courts

The public is to have a say in the development of Scotland’s first sentencing guideline which will influence the way offenders are sentenced in our courts.

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The new law came into force from July 3, 2017

Sharing intimate images without consent is not always about revenge

Organisations backing a new law to prosecute those who share intimate images without consent have underlined the crime isn’t always about revenge.

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Hawick councillor Watson McAteer outside Retreat in Silver Street, Hawick.

Police deny claim of crime wave

An ex-police chief claims Hawick is in the grip of a crime wave after the latest in a series of shop raids in the town netted the culprits a £4,000 haul this week.

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The stolen black RS500 model is still missing.

Police issue Scotland-wide appeal after theft of rare cars

Police officers investigating the theft of cars from the Buchan area are making a Scotland-wide appeal to the public for information as extensive enquiries continue to trace them.

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Drivers still admit to taking risks by calling and texting while driving, although the number has fallen since new legislation introduced earlier this year.

Law leads to drop in drivers using phones

Scotland has seen a 30 per cent reduction in drivers using mobile phones at the wheel, although some are still willing to take the risk, according to recent research.

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New research has revealed that marital status and age are key in how older people respond to scams.

Scammers target more than 400,000 older people in Scotland

More than 400,000 older people in Scotland believe they have been targeted by scammers, according to new research.

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Philip Murray at home near Hawick with a book about local poet Will Henry Ogilvie.

Last-ditch bid launched to get back sculpture stolen from hill near Hawick

A reward of £500 is being offered for information leading to the return of a memorial to a Borders poet.

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Mitsuibushi L200 car

Thieves target multiple Peebles homes overnight

Police are appealing for information after three homes in the Peebles area were broken into on Sunday night.

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Thefts of quad bikes and tractors has fallen in the last two years.

Fall in tractor and quad bike thefts

Scottish farms have seen a welcome fall in tractor and quad thefts since an initiative to tackle the theft of farm machinery was launched two years ago.

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Councillor Clair Ramage at a bus stop in Burnfoot.

Stone-throwing yobs slammed for putting lives at risk during attack on Hawick bus

Yobs put the lives of a passenger and the driver of a bus at risk after smashing a window in an early-evening vandal attack in Hawick this week.

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Fonehouse manager Gary Souden.

Smash-and-grab raid leaves Hawick shop boss facing £2,500 bill

A mobile phone shop boss says he was left “absolutely sickened” after thieves snatched up to £2,500 worth of goods during a smash-and-grab raid at his Hawick High Street outlet.

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Dickson Street in Hawick.

Police appealing for witnesses to attack in Hawick street

Police in Hawick have launched an investigation after what is being treated as a serious assault in the town last week.

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Aero Leather Clothing in Galashiels.

More than 100 jackets stolen from Galashiels factory

More than 100 jackets were stolen during a break-in at Aero Leather Clothing’s Galashiels factory yesterday, July 10.

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Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotlands John Wilson and Jay Hogarty at its Hawick shop this week.

Burglars target Hawick charity shop weeks ahead of opening

Thieves have targeted a new charity shop and community hub in Hawick before it has even opened its doors.

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Police warning over upsetting cases of puppy and kitten fraud

Police warning over upsetting cases of puppy and kitten fraud

A warning has been issued over pet fraud - after a national increase was reported.

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Selkirk Sheriff Court.

Borders huntsmen convicted of breaching fox-hunting laws

Two Borders huntsmen have been convicted of breaching Scottish fox-hunting legislation in a landmark ruling at Selkirk Sheriff Court today.

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