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Barrel Law wind farm plans go back up for discussion

Revived plans for a controversial wind farm development near Roberton will go on show today.

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Hawick councillor Davie Paterson on the newly-painted Laurie Bridge in Wilton Lodge Park, Hawick.

Revamped Hawick footbridge already targeted by vandals

A historic Hawick footbridge and landmark has been given a makeover – but a vandal has already daubed his or her signature in graffiti on the side of it.

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Social Security Minister Jeane Freeman.

Invitation for views on social security

People across Scotland are being asked for their views to help shape the country’s new social security system.

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International Development Secretary Priti Patel.

Match funding for donations to East Africa aid appeal

The UK Government has pledged to match pound for pound the first £5 million of public donations to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s new East Africa Crisis Appeal.

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Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today.

Borders MPs divided over push for second Scottish independence vote

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s latest push for a second independence referendum has divided opinion among the Borders’ MPs.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the Scottish people must be given a choice.

First Minister to seek second independence referendum

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed that she will seek permission for a second referendum on Scottish Independence.

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The Carnarvon Street site in Hawick.

Planners reject bid to set up four industrial workshops in Hawick

Plans for four new industrial workshops on a site in Hawick have been rejected over concerns about their close proximity to homes.

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Gala Fairydean Rovers playing Hawick Royal Albert on Hogmanay at Galashiels' 3G pitch at Netherdale.

Borders council chiefs monitoring 3G pitch research following health concerns

Scottish Borders Council is monitoring research into health risks said to be posed by 3G sports pitches such as those now being developed in the region.

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Hawick councillor Davie Paterson in Weensland Road.

State of Hawick’s roads driving councillors potty

The state of some of Hawick’s roads is driving two of the town’s councillors potty.

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Hawick councillor Stuart Marshall surveying the extent of the dog dirt problem besetting Wellfield.

Hawick’s streets paved with dog dirt rather than gold, council told

Only two penalty tickets for dog fouling were issued in the whole of the Teviotdale and Liddesdale area, including Hawick, over a two-month period, it has been revealed.

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A sign pointing to Ruberslaw, near Hawick.

Council opposing plans for 15-turbine wind farm near Hawick

Councillors are objecting to plans for a 15-turbine wind farm near Hawick due to concerns that it would blight an area of natural beauty.

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Hawick High School.

Hawick High School in line for £400,000 boost

Hawick High School is in line for a £400,000 cash windfall.

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Tower Mill in Hawick.

Advice team move will do the business for Hawick

Relocating a council advice service 12 miles south looks set to help do the business for Hawick.

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Rob Tinlin with his honour.

Teri Rob given civic honour in Essex

A former Hawick man has been awarded the freedom of the borough of Southend-on-Sea in Essex.

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Borders Railway campaigner Madge Elliot and son Kim with Holyrood presiding officer Ken Macintosh.

Campaigner Madge keeping up calls to get Hawick back on track

One of the leading lights in the campaign for the opening of the Borders Railway made further calls to have it extended to her home town of Hawick during a visit to the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh.

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Hawick councillor George Turnbull at the St Leonard's Park race track.

£125,000 Hawick racecourse revamp plans approved

An application for a £125,000 upgrade at St Leonard’s Park Racecourse on Hawick Town Moor has crossed the finishing line.

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Rubers Law, near Hawick.

Councillors being urged to oppose plans for 15-turbine wind farm near Hawick

Controversial plans for a 15-turbine wind farm near Hawick face being given the thumbs-down by Scottish Borders Council over fears it could blight an area of natural beauty.

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Hawick is now a sizeable step closer to being protected against flooding.

Hawick’s £36m flood defences move another step closer

The river defences Hawick needs to protect it from a repeat of the floods that engulfed it in December 2015 could be in place within five years.

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Hawick councillors Watson McAteer and Stuart Marshall in their premises in Hawick High Street.

Councillors putting themselves in shop window in bid to sell their plans to voters

Two Hawick councillors hope to fashion election success for themselves after setting up a campaign office at a former menswear outlet in the town.

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Hawick Library is one of 12 in the region about to cease stocking national newspapers.

End of story for national newspapers at Hawick Library

Hawick Library is to stop stocking daily national newspapers as part of a drive to cut costs.

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