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Film tribute to Borderer nearer release after Mel Gibson lawsuit fails

A Hollywood legend has failed in his bid to block the release of a movie based on the life of a pioneering Borderer.

From left, Alex Bell of Hawick in Bloom, councillors Stuart Marshall, George Turnbull and Watson McAteer and Jake Coltman of Hawick in Bloom in the town's Wilton Lodge Park celebrating as it claims Green Flag status.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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.


IN PICTURES: Burnfoot Carnival pulls in the crowds

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Scottish Water is urging us not to waste water, particularly during the current dry spell.

Public urged to use water wisely during warm spell

Scottish Water is asking the public to use water wisely to help maintain supplies during the current period of hot summer weather.

Silverbuthall Road in Hawick.

Hawick man fined £540 over row about text message

An argument over a text message resulted in a fine of £540 for a man at Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

Ramsay Road in Hawick.

Drugged-up driver banned from road after crashing into Hawick house

A driver responsible for smashing a Ford Focus car through a fence and colliding with a house was under the influence of drugs, Jedburgh Sheriff Court has been told.

Weensland Road's Fraser Miller has admitted making threats to the police.

Hawick 43-year-old admits threats to police

A man has admitted making threatening phone calls to Police Scotland.


Here's how long the heatwave will last in Scotland

The scorching weather from the weekend is set to continue into this week, with temperatures across the UK tipped to be as hot as Spain over the coming days.
Youngsters enjoying the new soft-play area.

Yo-ho-ho and a whole lot of fun on offer at new soft-play area in Hawick

Plenty of yo-ho-ho – but no bottles of rum – is on offer at a new pirate-themed attraction in Hawick, the absence of the buccaneers’ favoured booze being because it’s a soft-play area for children 12 and under.

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