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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sainsbury's store in Hawick

Hawick pair accused of booze thefts

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

There's lots to explore in the Live Borders Archive at the Heritage Hub in Hawick.

Fascinating facts about your local community

Borderers are being invited to explore their local archive and discover its treasures.

Hassendean, near Denholm.

Mobility scooter user, 77, found dead on road near Denholm

A man in his 70s was found dead today, November 9, after the mobility scooter he was riding overturned near Denholm.

Morag Grant shows her remembrance artwork to military students at Borders College.

Student creates poppy tribute to Borders’ war dead

An art and design student at Borders College in Galashiels has created a poppy tribute to the region’s war dead to mark this year’s Armistice Day.

Borders MP John Lamont at the launch of this year's Poppy Scotland appeal at Westminster.

Borderers urged to say it with flowers

Borders MP John Lamont and MSP Rachael Hamilton are urging residents of the region to show their support for our war veterans by wearing poppies ahead of Armistice Day this Saturday.

Teviotdale Leisure Centre in Hawick.

Swimming pool closes

Teviotdale Leisure Centre’s swimming pool will temporarily close from Monday, November 27, until mid-January 2018 for the first phase of a £263,000 redevelopment project.

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