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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.

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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.

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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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A7 set for closures in January and February at Langholm bridge

A7 set for closures in January and February at Langholm bridge

Essential maintenance to repair a storm-damaged cutwater and parapets on Skippers Bridge, on the A7 at Langholm, is taking place from Saturday, January 14 until Sunday, February 26, 2017.

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Leon Ali, right, with his brother Dylan.

Tragedy sparks call for action to cut death toll on A698 near Hawick

A Scottish Government minister is being urged to sanction a road safety review after a young Hawick man became the third person from the town to die on the same 10-mile stretch of the A698 in just 18 months.

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Leon Ali

Tributes paid to Hawick athlete Leon

Family and friends have paid tribute to a promising young sprinter who died in a road accident at the weekend.

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Fuel prices fall as big four supermarkets make 3p cuts

Fuel prices fall as big four supermarkets make 3p cuts

Asda has announced it is capping its petrol prices at 110.7p per litre, with diesel at 112.7p from today (Tuesday).

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MSP Christine Grahame, MP Calum Kerr, transport ministers Humza Yousaf, ScotRail boss Phil Vester, council leader David Parker and MSP Colin Beattie at the Borders Railway's first birthday party in Edinburgh in September.

Calls for extension of Borders Railway to Hawick building up fresh head of steam

Calls for the Borders Railway to be extended to Hawick are building up a fresh head of steam following the line’s first anniversary in September.

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Morrisons in Mart Street, Hawick.

Mail driver fined £300 for knocking over elderly woman in Hawick

A Royal Mail driver has been fined £300 for knocking down an elderly woman at the entrance to a Hawick supermarket car park.

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Liddesdale Road in Hawick.

Concerns voiced over speeding in Hawick’s Liddesdale Road

Speeding drivers are putting the lives of youngsters crossing a busy Hawick road at risk, one of the town’s councillor has warned.

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Pensioner seriously hurt in weekend crash

A 79-year-old woman was seriously injured on Saturday when two cars collided on the B6399 Hawick to Newcastleton Road just after 11am.

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Davie Patterson adn Ron Smyth pleased resurfacing work will take place at Gladstone

Region on right road after repairs agreed

Almost 20 pothole-riddled urban roads are now in line to be resurfaced after Scottish Borders Council agreed last Thursday to divert an extra £1.98m of capital funding to repairs.

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The Flying Scotsman crosses the Royal Border Bridge in Berwick on its way to Edinburgh Waverley yesterday. Picture: Aaron Wilson

Flying Scotsman back on the rails after U-turn

Flying Scotsman will take to rail tracks in the Borders today after Network Rail reversed a decision to cancel trips at short notice.

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The Flying Scotsman crosses the Royal Border Bridge at Berwick-Upon-Tweed en route from York to Edinburgh Waverley. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Flying Scotsman trips reinstated - but answers demanded over ‘farce’

The Flying Scotsman locomotive’s cancelled trips to the Borders and Fife have been reinstated for today after frantic behind-the-scenes work by Network Rail.

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Flying Scotsman cancellation ‘unacceptable, unbelievable, appalling’

Flying Scotsman cancellation ‘unacceptable, unbelievable, appalling’

The cancellation of the Flying Scotsman locomotive’s trip to the Borders on Sunday has been described as “unbelievable and unacceptable”.

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left to right, John Scott, former member of the A7 Action Group standing in for joint chairman David Mundell MP, joint vice-chairman Councillor Denis Male, principal of the Group Majorie McCreadie, joint chairman Calum Kerr MP and joint vice chairman Councillor Gordon Edga help launch the new A7 Action Group plan at Hawick Town Hall on Friday 23 October.

Action group launch plan to improve Borders roads

The A7 Action Group have marked 25 years of lobbying for an upgrade to the busy road joining England to Scotland by launching a new action plan.

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Bridging the gap

Bridging the gap

The installation of longest new bridge on Borders Railway was craned into place at the weekend, bringing the 30-mile railway one step closer to completion and creating a new landmark for Midlothian.

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