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Teen reveller pleads guilty to stealing bike

A teenager out celebrating his 18th birthday stole a mountain bike chained up near his then home in Howdenbank in Hawick.

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Hawick councillor Clair Ramage outside Hawick High School.

Police patrol Hawick High School to help tackle trouble

Police officers and extra support staff are patrolling the corridors and classrooms of Hawick High School in a bid to stem a recent rise in unruly behaviour.

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Borders drug users face danger from deadly laced heroin

Borders drug users face danger from deadly laced heroin

Concerns over the safety of heroin users have been raised after a “small but concerning” number of them were admitted to the Borders General Hospital over the weekend.

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Hawick police station.

Two bikes stolen from garage in Hawick

Two bikes were stolen from a garage in Longhope Drive in Hawick at the weekend.

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Sainsbury's store in Hawick

Hawick pair accused of booze thefts

A couple have been accused of stealing alcohol from a Hawick supermarket.

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Fields off Marmion Road in Hawick.

Wounded sheep put down after suspected dog attack in Hawick

A sheep had to be put down after being left badly injured by an apparent dog attack in Hawick at the weekend.

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John Davidson.

Tributes paid to expatriate Borderer shot dead in Canada

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has led tributes to a former Hawick High School pupil shot dead while working as a police officer in his adopted homeland.

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St Margaret's Care Centre at Hawick.

Sixth member of staff suspended as Hawick care home probe continues

An investigation into what are said to be serious allegations at a Hawick care home has led to another member of staff being suspended.

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The junction of the A6088 and A698 at Hawick.

81-year-old driver charged over collision with motorbike at Hawick

An 81-year-old woman has been charged in connection with a collision on the A698 at Hawick last month which left a motorcyclist seriously injured.

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The incident happened at the transport interchange in Galashiels

Bus attacker admits punching fellow passenger

A man has been fined £200 at Selkirk Sheriff Court for assaulting a fellow bus passenger.

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Flowers and notes left at the Witon Lodge Park war memorial after the vandal attack.

Two boys charged over vandal attack on Hawick war memorial

Two boys have been charged over a vandal attack on a Borders war memorial.

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The girl was sitting under this bridge when she was hit by a stone

Teenage girl hurt by stone hurled from Hawick bridge at 4.30am on Sunday

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 14-year-old girl was injured, struck by an object thrown from a Hawick bridge.

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Borders MP John Lamont.

Borders MP welcomes proposed tougher sentences for killer drivers

Borders MP John Lamont has welcomed the tougher sentences for killer drivers announced by the UK Government this week.

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No-one should be bought or sold, says justice minister Michael Matheson.

Human trafficking is closer to home than you think

Their stories begin with hope and trust. Their stories begin with believing people who said they could help them find their way to a better life.

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Crimestoppers wants people to speak up about hate crime.

Scots urged to report hate crime

Crimestoppers is urging people to report incidents of hate crime across Scotland.

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IAM RoadSmart recommends  a drink-drive rehabilitation course should be made compulsory for those convicted of drink-driving, as opposed to it being voluntary.

Road safety charity call to reduce deaths caused by drink-driving

The UK’s biggest road safety charity is calling for a compulsory rehabilitation course as well as visible policing and a cut to the drink-drive limit to reduce the number of deaths on the roads.

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Hawick's High Street.

Witness appeal as Hawick High Street break-ins continue

Police are appealing for witnesses following a break-in at a Hawick business this week.

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Hawick councillor Stuart Marshall at the Wilton Lodge Park war memorial this week.

Police appealing for help to catch Hawick war memorial vandals

Outrage has been expressed by police and councillors after vandals set alight a wreath dedicated to Hawick’s war dead in the town’s Wilton Lodge Park.

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Trinity Street in Hawick.

Needles found in close spark concern

Calls have been made for a greater police presence at drug hotspots across the town after Scottish Borders Council was called to remove 12 syringes from a close at Trinity Street.

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Selkirk Sheriff Court.

Borders huntsmen abandon appeal against landmark convictions

The first huntsmen to be convicted under Scotland’s fox-hunting laws in the 15 years they have been in force have abandoned plans to appeal.

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