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Borders Railway failing to yield housing boost predicted for region

The coming of the Borders Railway has so far failed to yield a predicted boom in private housebuilding here – in stark contrast to the position in next-door Midlothian.

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A Borders Railway train at Newtongrange.

Enterprise boss backing Borders Railway extension campaign

Scottish Enterprise chairman Bob Keiller has added his voice to calls for an extension of the Borders Railway.

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New traffic islands have already been created on the A7 at Hawick, and further improvements to the road are to follow soon.

Work to start soon on danger bends on A7 in Borders

Work on a £240,000 package of measures aimed at cutting accidents on the A7 trunk road between Galashiels and the English border is due to begin within the next two months.

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From left, Hawick and Hermitage councillor Davie Paterson, Borders MP John Lamont and MSP Rachael Hamilton with Simon Walton of the Campaign for Borders Rail.

Campaigners mark second anniversary of Borders Railway by stepping up calls for extension

Campaigners are marking the second anniversary of the opening of the Borders Railway by stepping up their calls for it to be extended into England.

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A steam train on the Borders Railway in Galashiels bound for Tweedbank.

Borders Railway extension campaign boosted by English council’s backing

Calls for the Borders Railway to be extended through Hawick are building up a head of steam now Carlisle City Council has joined forces with campaigners to keep up the pressure on transport chiefs.

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L-R are NIEL RICHARDS (COUNCILLER) IAN TURNBULL (CHAIR,HAWICK COMMUNITY COUNCIL) and STUART BECK

Calls for roundabout on Commercial Road

Calls have been made for a roundabout to be installed on Commercial Road at the Albert Road junction.

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Hawick councillor Davie Paterson outside the old stationmaster's house in Newcastleton.

Meeting being held to rally support for Borders Railway extension plea

A meeting is to be held in Hawick next month as part of moves to push for the extension of the Borders Railway to the town and on to Carlisle.

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Flowers left as a tribute to Hawick's Leon Ali following his death on the A698 in November.

Death toll claimed by Borders roads on increase

A dozen people were killed in road accidents in the Borders last year, the highest death toll for seven years, a meeting heard this week.

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The A7 is to be closed overnight south of Selkirk next week.

A7 to be closed overnight south of Selkirk for roadworks

The A7 is to be closed overnight south of Selkirk all next week for roadworks.

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Hawick councillor Clair Ramage beside the A7 at Wilton Hill.

Speed limit could be cut on A7 north of Hawick town centre

A proposal is now under consideration to reduce traffic speeds on an approach road into Hawick after concerns were raised for the safety of pedestrians.

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The fatal accident occured on the A7.

Young driver killed in A7 crash

Police are appealing for witnesses after a young man died in a car crash on the A7 last night.

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Hawick councillor Davie Paterson outside the old stationmaster's house in Newcastleton.

Newcastleton villagers fear being passed by if Borders Railway gets to go south

Villagers are rallying support to keep a bid to have any extension of the Borders Railway run through Newcastleton on the right track.

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The A68 is to be shut overnight south of Carfraemill for three days later this month.

A68 to be shut north of Lauder for three nights

The A68 is to be closed at night north of Lauder for three days for roadworks later this month.

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Commercial Road in Hawick is closed due to work being carried out at the new Borders Distillery.

Drivers face disruption as Hawick road closure continues

A section of Hawick’s Commercial Road is to remain closed to traffic for another week, drivers are being reminded.

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Newtown's railway station prior to its closure in 1969.

Borders village pleading to be put back on track

A campaign has been launched calling for the reopening of Newtown’s train station in the event of the Borders Railway being extended south of Tweedbank.

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Call for more action to tackle air pollution, despite Government ban on the sale of diesel and petrol cars.

More action needed on air pollution

Environmental groups and The Scottish Greens have called on the UK Government to do more to tackle air pollution.

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At 90 per cent, Scotrails passenger satisfaction is back to its normal high levels, according to a new poll.

Rail passengers give Scotrail the thumbs up

At 90 per cent, Scotrail’s passenger satisfaction is back to its normal high levels, according to a new poll.

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From left: John Fairweather, regional resilience advisor, Karen Macaulay, national emergency preparedness communications and liaison manager (both Scottish Ambulance Service), Mark Ilderton, head of ScotRail Alliance Integrated Control.

Early interventions help unwell customers and cut delays

Delays to trains where a customer has taken ill and needs urgent medical treatment have been cut by 37 per cent due to a new partnership between the ScotRail Alliance and the Scottish Ambulance Service.

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From left, Border Buses supervisor Tony McConnell with operations managers Lee Young and Claire Lark.

End of road for Perryman’s name as bus firm merges Borders subsidiaries

Borders Buses and Perryman’s Buses are merging, leading to the scrapping of the latter brand.

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A sign warning of a road closure on the A6088 near Hawick.

Stretch of A6088 near Hawick to be closed for three weeks

A stretch of the A6088 Hawick-Carter Bar road is to be closed for three weeks to allow timber-harvesting works to be carried out.

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