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Man given unpaid work order for careless driving and causing bother in Hawick

A man has been ordered to carry out 80 hours’ unpaid work at Selkirk Sheriff Court after he admitted a charge of threatening or abusive behaviour at an address in Hawick’s Wellington Court last September.


Grant offers Hawick social group food for thought

An award-winning social enterprise group based in Hawick has agreed a sponsorship deal with Selkirk’s Bowhill Estate for a third consecutive year.


Gareth riding high on wave of support

With seven rideouts under his belt and only a handful still to go, Hawick Cornet Gareth Renwick is the first to admit he wishes time could slow down for just a moment.

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.

Councillor Stuart Marshall at Hawick's Beattie Court.

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

Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

Hawick man denies sex attacks on girls

A man will stand trial at Jedburgh Sheriff Court next month on charges of sexually assaulting two 15-year-old girls.

Selkirk Sheriff Court.

Hawick woman given supervision order for assaulting police officers and causing rumpus

A woman has been given a two-year supervision order at Selkirk Sheriff Court for causing a rumpus at her father’s home and assaulting two police officers.


Riders follow Hawick Cornet Gareth to Roberton and Lilliesleaf

The annual rideout to Roberton has always been a highlight of the Hawick Common Riding for Gareth Renwick.

This year's Langholm Cornet Iain Little with his right and left-hand men Stuart Murray and Simon Tweddle.

Iain is named Langholm Cornet 2018

Iain Little has been elected as 2018 Langholm Cornet after winning a public vote by an emphatic majority last Friday night.

A Scots Gaelic sign on the Isle of Skye

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The fountain in Hawick's Wilton Lodge Park.

Objectors get the blues over Hawick fountain going for gold

Golden days lie ahead for a landmark feature in a Borders park.

13 Brew co-owner Steve Anderson promoting this week's audition.

Postponed Voice UK audition being held in Hawick this week

A rescheduled audition for TV talent show The Voice UK is being held in Hawick on Friday, May 18.

Galalaw Road in Hawick.

Hawick woman sentenced for making threats to kill

A 27-year-old has admitted threatening to kill another woman in a series of phone messages.

Selkirk Sheriff Court.

Hawick man jailed for breaching community order

A man has been jailed for a total of 306 days at Selkirk Sheriff Court for breaching the terms of a community payback order.

Hawick Cornet Gareth Renwick leading his first rideout, to Bonchester Bridge.

Hawick Common Riding chiefs vow to crack down on sexism and drunkenness

Hawick Common Riding bosses have pledged to crack down on sexism and drunken disorder.


Hawick Cornet Gareth humbled to lead first rideouts

Glorious sunshine got new Hawick Cornet Gareth Renwick’s twice-weekly timetable of rideouts off to a perfect start on Saturday.

The Stroke Association provides support and information to stroke survivors and their families.

Stroke survivors falling through the gaps in care

Stroke survivors’ chances of making the best recovery is being put at significant risk due to insufficient data on the availability of rehabilitation therapy after stroke.

Whithaugh Park Holiday Centre near Newcastleton.

Borders holiday park given go-ahead to replace lodges

Council planners have given the go-ahead for the redevelopment of Whithaugh Park Holiday Centre near Newcastleton.

The EIS says teachers' salaries have gone down 20 per cent in real terms in the last decade.

Teachers urged to send clear message to John Swinney calling for a ‘fair pay increase’

Scotland’s biggest teaching union is further pushing its calls for a 10 per cent pay rise for all teachers.

The GMB Union says the pay offer will widen the gap between the highest and lowest paid council workers.

Scottish council workers urged to reject ‘unfair’ pay offer

Council workers across Scotland are being urged to reject an “unfair and unacceptable” pay offer.

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