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Opposition voiced to plans for clean-up of old church site in Hawick

A proposal to use Scottish Borders Council cash to clean-up a overgrown piece of land abandoned by a private landlord in Hawick has been branded an “insult to the tax-paying public” by one of the town’s councillors.

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It's not good news for Scottish residents with a phobia of creepy crawlies (Photo: Charlesjsharp / Wikimedia Commons)

Experts predict an increase in Scotland's daddy longlegs population

Scottish residents should expect to see a rise in the number of daddy longlegs (also known as crane flies) this year, after millions of larvae were discovered underground.

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Councillor Stuart Marshall at Hawick's Beattie Court.

Task force being set up to help clean up Hawick street’s act

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Hawick and Hermitage councillor Davie Paterson in Newcastleton's North Hermitage Street.

Timber bosses pledge to review lorry routes

Campaigners claiming that timber lorries are destroying rural roads and speeding through villages say they are confident their pleas are being taken on board.

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New wardens will tackle Borders ‘wild campers’

New wardens will tackle Borders ‘wild campers’

A clampdown on anti-social campers in one of the most picturesque areas of the Borders has been announced.

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Hillwalkers are being urged to take care and be prepared for all kinds of weather.

Hillwalkers urged to be aware of dangers posed by bad weather

Hillwalkers and people pursuing outdoor activities in the mountains are ebing warned by Police Scotland of the dangers that inclement weather and the terrain can present.

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Engineers pay a visit to Chesters to repair faulty lines.

Persistence pays off for Southdean residents as broadband is improved

Chesters and Southdean residents are back in communicado after weeks of intermittent broadband connectivity.

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Hawick councillor Davie Paterson.

Council vows to keep battling dog fouling problem

The battle against dog fouling will continue into the new year with a long term view to tackling the problem, Scottish Borders Council has assured.

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Hawick's River Teviot.

Hawick flood scheme receives final approval

Hawick’s £44m flood prevention scheme has taken another step forward after councillors granted it final approval yesterday.

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Hawick councillor Davie Paterson highlights dog fouling in Arthur Street, near Trinity Primary School.

Hawick school forced to go on lookout as dog fouling worsens

Dog dirt around a primary school in Hawick is endangering the health of pupils, warn staff there.

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Farmers Alistair, Ross and Jen McAulay at Wauchope Farm.

Borders farmers fearful lynx would kill their sheep

Two Borders sheep farmers have warned of catastrophic consequences if plans to release wild Eurasian lynx in Kielder Forest go ahead.

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At the site, from left, Eileen Walsh, project manager Duncan Taylor, William Rodger, Andy Maybury.

Controversial wind farm plans rejected

A bid to build a 12-turbine wind farm near Bonchester Bridge was rejected by councillors this week.

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Easter Langlee Landfill Site near Galashiels.

Waste transfer site plans are approved

Controversial plans for a waste transfer station to replace the landfill site at Galashiels next year have been given the go-ahead by councillors.

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A Eurasian lynx.

Borderers to be consulted over lynx plans, pledges minister

UK Government Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Secretary Michael Gove has promised to consult Borderers over the plans to release lynx in Kielder Forest.

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From left to right ' Iain Crozier, Alistair Hogg, Margaret Cairns, Margaret Smith, Ian Landles, French Wight, Drew Dickson, Marion Short, Max Arthur and Andrew Farquhar.' 'Missing from the photograph ' Sandy Jarvis, George Thomson and Dougie Rae

Town stepping up for 24th walking festival

Hawick has been announced as host of the 24th annual Borders Walking Festival.

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Hawick councillor Stuart Marshall admiring the wall at the Kenilworth Avenue bus terminus.

They think it’s wall over for Burnfoot eyesores, and it is now

Scottish Borders Housing Association has been praised for cleaning up three eyesore sites in Burnfoot.

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The area near Singdean where the Cliffhope Community Wind Farm could be built.

Residents quiz developer over turbine plans

Residents concerned about plans announced last month to put up Scotland’s highest ever wind turbines near Hawick met the developers behind them this week.

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Storm Ophelia - Where and when it might hit

Storm Ophelia - Where and when it might hit

Tropical Storm Ophelia is set to hit parts of Scotland today, with travel operators warning of disruption and cancellations to ferry and train services.

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