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Council to charge for street and property naming

Homeowners and developers wishing to register street and property names will be faced with a fee for doing so as of next month.

Politics
Farmers Alistair, Ross and Jen McAulay at Wauchope Farm.

Borders farmers fearful lynx would kill their sheep

Two Borders sheep farmers have warned of catastrophic consequences if plans to release wild Eurasian lynx in Kielder Forest go ahead.

News
Bus concessions could be amended by Transport Scotland.

Women could face longer wait for free bus passes

Councillors have backed potential changes to Scotland-wide concessionary travel schemes.

Politics
Rebecca Donahue, Head of Marketing at Carole Nash and Shaun Colin from Motorcycle News present Biking Heroes runner up, Hawick's Steven Quintus, with a cheque for �400, alongside Carole Nash ambassadors, Jonathan Rea, Leon Haslam and Ron Haslam.

Blood Bikes hero Steven takes third prize

Hawick motorcyclist Steven Quintus was hailed a true biker hero at the weekend, taking third place at a national award ceremony.

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Hawick police station.

Two bikes stolen from garage in Hawick

Two bikes were stolen from a garage in Longhope Drive in Hawick at the weekend.

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What could your potential earnings be?

Study reveals the uni courses that’ll make you rich - and those that won’t

Studying medicine and dentistry will make you the richest after university with graduates earning an average of £46,700 according to new research from the Institute of Fiscal Studies.

Education
Huge losses for the company

Borders knitwear company announces £4.9m loss

A knitwear firm founded in Hawick over 200 years ago has announced a loss of £4.9m for the year up to the end of January.

Business
Kristofor Mooney at the Bourtree in Hawick.

Hawick pub’s toilets setting the bar high, say award judges

A Hawick pub has proved its lavatories are a far cry from bog standard by claiming the highest accolade available at the 2017 Loo of the Year Awards.

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Hawick fire station manager Russell Bell.

Outcry as Borders firefighters forced to put lifesaving project on hold

Lives could be lost due to a pilot project drafting in firefighters to help heart attack victims across the Borders being suspended, it is feared.

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Teviotdale Young Farmers' Club members meeting Matt Baker.

Hawick welcomes rickshaw charity challenge team

About 1,000 people lined the streets of Hawick last night, November 15, to welcome the One Show’s rickshaw challenge team back to the town for the first time since its inaugural journey six years ago.

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Jackie Charley with her controversial Christmas cards.

Borders artist baffled after robin painting is given the bird by Facebook

A Borders artist was left baffled after her painting of a robin redbreast was banned from Facebook apparently for being too sexual.

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Sainsbury's store in Hawick

Hawick pair accused of booze thefts

A couple have been accused of stealing alcohol from a Hawick supermarket.

Crime
Fields off Marmion Road in Hawick.

Wounded sheep put down after suspected dog attack in Hawick

A sheep had to be put down after being left badly injured by an apparent dog attack in Hawick at the weekend.

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From left, MSP Rachael Hamilton, MP David Mundell, MSP Michelle Ballantyne, MP John Lamont and council leader Shona Haslam in Peebles.

Chancellor urged to include cash for Borders growth deal in budget

Borders MPs and MSPs are urging UK Government Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond to include progress on the Borderlands growth deal promised earlier this year in his autumn budget next week.

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from left, Eildon Housing Association human resources manager Deborah Taggart, Borders College care and access faculty head Jayne Gracie, Waverley Housing chief executive Margaret Ross, MSP Paul Wheelhouse, SB Cares operations director Lynne Crombie and Waverley Housing finance manager Reuben Basak.

Minister shows support for fair pay campaign

Borders employers rounded off Living Wage Week with a visit from Scottish Government business, innovation and energy minister Paul Wheelhouse last Friday.

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John Davidson.

Tributes paid to expatriate Borderer shot dead in Canada

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has led tributes to a former Hawick High School pupil shot dead while working as a police officer in his adopted homeland.

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St Margaret's Care Centre at Hawick.

Sixth member of staff suspended as Hawick care home probe continues

An investigation into what are said to be serious allegations at a Hawick care home has led to another member of staff being suspended.

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The junction of the A6088 and A698 at Hawick.

81-year-old driver charged over collision with motorbike at Hawick

An 81-year-old woman has been charged in connection with a collision on the A698 at Hawick last month which left a motorcyclist seriously injured.

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Lilith, the lynx shot dead in Wales last Friday.

Sheep deaths spark renewed fears in Borders over lynx release plans

Claims that an escaped lynx killed seven sheep in Wales in a matter of days have sparked renewed concerns over plans to release six of the wildcats in Kielder Forest, just south of the English border.

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Does your school have a budding Dickens who could write the next Christmas classic?

Prizes on offer for new Christmas classic

Children from across Scotland are getting in the Christmas spirit early to try and win £1,500 for their school.

Education
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