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Police snow warning for Borders: ‘Get home as early as possible’

Police have warned drivers to return home as soon as possible this evening due to the forecast snow - and have asked employers to think carefully about allowing staff home early.

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McIntyre had �8000 of Ecstasy pills

Hawick man admits £13,500 drugs stash

A Hawick man found with controlled drugs valued at £13,500 will be sentenced next month.

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Jedburgh Sheriff Court

Hawick man denies stalking his ex

A man has been accused of stalking a former partner and her new boyfriend.

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Mark and Lou Hannigan.

Slimming pair shed pounds to pick up award

A Peebles couple whose life-changing weight loss inspired them to change careers have been rewarded for their work helping others to lose over 450 stone.

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Artist impression of the proposed new facility up Hawick moor.

Public event going ahead, but committee meeting is postponed

A decision on whether a proposed £250,000 revamp at St Leonard’s Racecourse on Hawick Moor will be backed by the town’s common good fund committee has been delayed.

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Charles Hanson checks out Anita Mannings paintings in Hawick.

Telly pair show you can get a bargain

Popular BBC show Antiques Road Trip featured the Borders heavily last week, with experts Anita Manning and Charles Hanson scooting around the region in a Triumph Stag in scenes filmed last August.

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Two veterans who took part in a previous tour - now free trips are being offered to all World War Two veterans.

World War Two veterans offered free tours to pay respects to fallen comrades

The travel arm of the Royal British Legion is on a mission to find all surviving veterans of World War Two.

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Hawick woman denies £37,000 benefit fraud

Hawick woman denies £37,000 benefit fraud

A woman has been accused of receiving £37,000 in benefits she was not entitled to.

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The Royal Bank of Scotland branch in Selkirk.

Vote with your feet, bank customers told

Community councillors in Selkirk and Hawick this week slammed the Royal Bank of Scotland over its forthcoming branch closures in the two towns.

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Hawick High School.

Unruly pupils sent back to primaries as punishment

Concerns have been raised over the decision to send the pupils responsible for recent unruly behaviour at Hawick High School to primary schools for work experience as punshiment.

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The Antiques Road Trip arrive in Duns in 2015.

Antique experts tour the Borders

Some of the Borders’ finest antique shops and cultural sites are featuring on BBC One this week after the Antiques Road Trip paid a visit to the region in search of hidden treasures.

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More than 200 entries were received for the Live Borders Libraries Design a Library Card Competition. Children were invited to create designs for the new membership cards and the prize-giving ceremony took place at Galashiels library. Winners: Erin Fulton, age 13, Peebles; Eden Moseley, 9, Glenormiston; Megan Cromie, 11, Seth Thomas, 12, Morven Peace, 12, joint entry from Lauder; Rebecca Anderson, 10, Earlston; Ellen Roper, 11, Traquair; Grace Wheal, 10, Redpath; Angus Santini, 7, Lauder; Lucy Bannister, 10, Peebles; Kitty Young, 5, Innerleithen; Emilia Abram, 4, Innerleithen.

Borders youngsters book themselves prizes

More than 200 entries were received for the Live Borders Libraries Design a Library Card Competition.

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Fundraising’s child’s play for Hawick pair

Fundraising’s child’s play for Hawick pair

Brian and Lesley Robertson opened the doors of their house and small “occasional” art gallery, Zembla, in Hawick, raising more than £4,000 to buy toys for Borders General Hospital children’s ward.

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Hawick man denies New Year police struggle

Hawick man denies New Year police struggle

A Hawick man has appeared from custody at Selkirk Sheriff Court charged with being involved in a domestic-related disturbance on New Year’s Day.

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Pic: Phil Wilkinson

Man behind bars after ignoring Scotland ban

A 28-year-old man banned from entering Scotland over the festive period is behind bars after failing to comply with that court order.

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Teviotdale Leisure Centre in Hawick.

Teviotdale flume back in action

The flume at the swimming pool at Hawick’s Teviotdale Leisure Centre is to reopen tomorrow, weeks ahead of schedule.

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Barry Spence at Spence's Music Shop in Buccleuch Street in Hawick.

Tributes paid to Hawick’s Mr Music after death at age of 66

Tributes have been paid to a shopkeeper known as Mr Music in Hawick after his death over Christmas at the age of 66.

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Hawick councillor Davie Paterson outside Peter Scott's old premises.

Action demanded to bring Hawick buildings back into use

A demand has been issued for action to be taken to bring two prominent but unoccupied buildings in Hawick back into use.

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