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Hawick park hits gold standard by landing Green Flag award

Hawick’s Wilton Lodge Park has hit the gold standard for outdoor spaces after being awarded Green Flag status by Keep Scotland Beautiful.

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With a barbecue, patio and pond this property’s garden almost rivals the home!

If you fancy an outstandingly beautiful yet very practical house with lots of living space then look no further!

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Eric Faulkner.

Hawick music festival appealing for handout

A Borders music festival is appealing to councillors for funding to promote its upcoming event in Hawick.

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Scene of fatal motorbike accident at Eildon Road, Hawick.

Friends pay tribute to crash victim Kyle

Tributes have been paid to a Hawick man killed by a motorcycle accident in Burnfoot on Saturday.

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Police are asking anyone with information to call 101

Police investigate unexplained death in Hawick garden

A police investigation is under way following the discovery of an unconscious man in a garden in Hawick’s Hillend Drive this morning.
Crime
RBS community banker Amanda Baitup at the Chest Heart Stroke community hub in the High St

RBS begin drop-in sessions at the hub

Following the closure of the Royal Bank of Scotland branch in Hawick, the bank’s community banker Amanda Baitup is holding regular drop-in sessions at the Chest Heart and Stroke community hub every Tuesday from 1-3pm.

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Live Borders Dance Academy will be held at Heriot Watt University in Galashiels on August 5-8.

Stage is set as doors open on Live Borders Dance Academy

Live Borders Dance Academy is shaping up for another sizzling summer following on from its success of last year.

Arts
Looking for a way to tire the kids out over the holidays whilst having oodles of fun and making new friends? And to top it all off, fantastic music from some of Scotland's most talented young musicians.'Then look no further- MacArts have it covered!'Come along to a Family Ceilidh with Feis Rois on Wednesday, July 18 from'4:30pm to 8pm.

Fèis Rois Ceilidh - a great way to spend a summer’s evening

Looking for a way to tire the kids out over the holidays whilst having oodles of fun and making new friends?

Music
The California Feetwarmers, a magnificent seven-piece bringing their fun-loving rendering of ragtime, Dixieland blues and early swing directly from Los Angeles. The Feetwarmers are now regular visitors and will this year raise the roof at Eastgate Theatre on Thursday, July 19.

Three of the best of American folk bands flock to the Eastgate

Eastgate Theatre, Peebles has become the venue of choice for many of the finest musicians touring American roots music.

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PICTURE GARETH EASTON 07752 666522'FREE TO USE UNTIL 31ST DEC 2018.''PICTURED: 'PICTURED: OUTSIDE EDINBURGH'S USHER HALL. CAST AND MUSICIANS. '''As part of the WW100 Scotland Armistice centenary programme, critically acclaimed multimedia production Far, Far From Ypres, starring renowned Scots singers Barbara Dickson, Siobhann Miller and 24 other top folk musicians, will embark on a commemorative tour around Scotland, culminating with a performance in Edinburgh's Usher Hall on Sunday 11 November, a hundred years to the day since the end of World War One.'Singer Barbara Dickson takes part in the show in memory of her uncle David Dickson, who enlisted while underage and was killed in the Battle of the Somme in 1916. She forms part of a 26-strong cast, including Scottish folk scene favourites such as Siobhan Miller, Dick Gaughan, Ian McCalman, Iain Anderson, Professor Gary West, Stephen Quigg and Ian Bruce.

A Scotsman’s journey to the Western Front in World War 1

What did your grandparents do in World War 1?

Theatre and Comedy

IN PICTURES: Burnfoot Carnival pulls in the crowds

More than 400 people flocked to Burnfoot on Saturday for its annual carnival.

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Councillor Stuart Marshall surveying the damage caused by 2015's floods.

Progress on £44m Hawick flood defences welcomed

Hawick is now another step closer to getting the £44m flood defences intended to keep the River Teviot at bay in years to come.

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Scene of fatal motorbike accident at Eildon Road, Hawick.

Police appeal for witnesses after motorcyclist dies in Hawick

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road collision in Hawick.

Transport
Katrina Yule in Kat's Corner Shop in Hawick.

Teenage terrors caught on camera by Hawick shopkeeper

Two teenage terrors caught on camera in an apparent bid to break into a Hawick shop have been shamed, if not named, on Facebook.

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Rail campaigner Kim Elliot in Hawick.

Full steam ahead 50 years on for Hawick rail campaigner

It’s full steam ahead for a rail campaigner making a near-900 mile journey from John o’Groats in Caithness to Land’s End in Cornwall to mark the half-century since the closure of the Waverley Route was officially announced.

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At Wright's Home Hardware in Hawick are manageress Sandra Wylie and sales assistants Sheila Kyle and Alan Irvine.

Hawick hardware shop bouncing back from brink of closure

A Hawick hardware store has bounced back from being on the brink of closure to taking on more staff as it looks to the future it didn’t think it would get to see.

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The charity bags carry the Meningitis Now and bebic logos without permission.

Charity warns of fraudulent clothes recycling bag collections

A charity is warning of fraudulent collections after discovering its logo is being used on unauthorised clothes recycling bags.

Crime
Jesse Rae with Bernie Worrell and Michael Hampton.

Album launch bringing the spirit of Bernie Worrell to Hawick

Borders musician Jesse Rae is bringing the sounds of American musician and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Bernie Worrell to Hawick this week.

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Teviotdale Leisure Centre in Hawick.

Hawick pool reopens this afternoon

The swimming pool at Teviotdale Leisure Centre in Hawick was closed for almost the whole of yesterday after running out of carbon dioxide.

Business
Celebrating 20 diamante decorated years, The Ladyboys of Bangkok Wonder Woman Tour takes Britain's number one cabaret show to a new level at Eastgate Theatre, Peebles on August 29.

Energetic, exotic, eclectic - the boys are back in town

Get ready to party like there’s no tomorrow when The Ladyboys from Bangkok arrive at Eastgate Theatre, Peebles on August 29.

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