A7 to be closed overnight near Stow for roadworks

A stretch of the A7 north of Galashiels is to be closed overnight for roadworks next week.

Fire crews tackle the gorse fire near Boleside.  Photograph by Edith Scott.

A7 reopens after fire

The A7 has now reopened after a gorse fire forced a partial closure of the route this morning.

Pc Dianne Lauder with Drumlanrig St Cuthbert's Primary School pupils in Hawick.

Hawick youngsters putting safety first

Youngsters in Hawick concerned about poor parking are calling on inconsiderate motorists to mend their ways.

The Borders Railway currently terminates at Tweedbank, but momentum is growing for it to be extended south west.

Support continues to grow for extension of Borders Railway into England

Support is continuing to grow for an extension to the Borders Railway at both ends of the longer line now being mooted.

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A Borders Railway service arriving at Stow.

Moves to extend Borders Railway building up head of steam as study starts

Moves to have the Borders Railway extended south into England are building up a head of steam now that the Scottish Government has announced a study of transport links in the region.

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Easter commuters face travel delays

Lengthy delays predicted for Easter travellers

Drivers have been warned to expect “significant delays” over Easter with more than 20 million cars expected on the roads between Maundy Thursday and Easter Monday.

Traffic jams in Selkirk's town centre.

Get ready for 10 weeks of this

Disruption to traffic in Selkirk town centre could last up to 10 weeks, sparking concern among businesses and residents.

n X95 in Hawick bearing the Borders Buses name but not yet its livery.

Transfer deal secures future of Hawick bus services

Commuters in Hawick can breathe a sigh of relief now a takeover deal has been signed, ending weeks of uncertainty over the future of bus routes serving the town.

A Perryman's bus at Burnfoot in Hawick.

Extended bus services on way in Hawick

Bus passengers in Hawick are being cheered by the announcement of an extension to services in the town.

The lorry in a field at Bonchester Bridge on Tuesday.

Lorry driver lucky to be alive after Bonchester Bridge crash

A lorry driver is lucky to be alive after his highway maintenance vehicle overturned and rolled down a hill at Bonchester Bridge this week.

Passengers waiting for an X95 bus in Hawick.

Hopes being voiced that First’s exit will be good news for bus passengers

Hopes are being raised that this week’s bombshell announcement by bus firm First that it is pulling out of the Borders will turn out to be for the best.

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An X95 bus in Hawick.

Fears voiced for future of services as bus firm pulls out of Hawick

Fears have been voiced over the future of bus services in Hawick after a transport company’s shock decision to withdraw its entire fleet from the region.

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.

Hawick councillor Stuart Marshall  in Denholm.

Efforts under way to tackle speeding in Denholm

Police, politicians and council bosses have come together to try to put the brakes on speeding traffic in Denholm.

The Borders Railway at Stow.

Transport chiefs accused of lack of vision over Borders Railway

Transport chiefs and campaigners have defended the Borders Railway following criticism that short-term thinking during its planning could hamper its potential for future expansion.

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Hawick Councillor Davie Paterson on Parkdail (A7).

Danger footway to be made safe in next month

Dangerous pavements south of Hawick are to be made safe after a town councillor expressed his concerns to a transport body.

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Hawick's Commercial Road is to reopen tomorrow.

Hawick road to reopen ahead of schedule

A section of road closed for preliminary works ahead of construction of flood defences in Hawick is to reopen tomorrow, February 11, four days ahead of schedule.

Hawick councillor Watson McAteer near where the town's old railway bridge used to be.

Tourism figures add momentum to calls to extend Borders Railway to Hawick

Momentum is growing for the extension of the Borders Railway to Hawick now a new report has hailed the line’s positive impact on tourism in the parts of the region it serves.

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Hawick councillor Stuart Marshall at Bonchester Bridge.

Plea goes out for resurfacing of road at Bonchester Bridge

A plea is going out for the road surface at Bonchester Bridge to be relaid over fears it is unsafe.

Cian Ridley.

Cian is offered a place at Oxford

Borderer Cian Ridley is celebrating after having been offered a place this year at Oxford University.

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