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Almost half of us aren’t kings of castle

New research by VisitScotland reveals that almost half of Britons have never visited a Scottish castle, and the tourism organisation is now urging those missing out to put right that oversight.

News
Johnston Press digital awarded funding from Google innovation initiative

Johnston Press digital awarded funding from Google innovation initiative

Johnston Press - the owner of this title - has announced that it has won two separate grants from the Digital News Initiative Innovation Fund, which is backed by Google.

Business
Hawick High School.

Trouble being tackled and only way is up for Hawick High School, meeting told

Hawick councillors say the only way is up at the town’s high school after police were drafted into restore order in classrooms there.

News
Clair Ramage was among the councillors locked out of Hawick Town Hall this week.

Hawick Town Hall lockout sparks call for meeting to tackle problem

A showdown meeting with Live Borders has been called for after councillors were left out in the rain this week.

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Chris Goodwin from Hawick, who donated a kidney to a stranger in the USA, is planning a comedy gig in his home town.

A lifesaver from Hawick wants locals to see the funny side

A lifesaver from Hawick who travelled to Texas nine years ago to donate his kidney to a man he’d never met is aiming to show Teries the funny side of life when he returns home next summer.

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Lee will stand trial at Jedburgh Sheriff Court

Hawick man accused of assaulting partner

A man has been accused of assaulting his partner on three occasions.

Crime
Hawick pair deny posting intimate video of woman on social media

Hawick pair deny posting intimate video of woman on social media

A man and woman have been accused of posting a film on social media showing another woman in an intimate situation.

Crime
Hawick High School

Drunk found inside Hawick High School

A drunk was found lying asleep in a corridor at Hawick High School following a night out, Jedburgh Sheriff Court has been told.

Crime
The incident took place at Morrisons supermarket in Hawick.

Hawick man admits threatening 16-year-old

A 37-year-old man has admitted threatening a schoolboy with violence.

Crime
Justice Secretary Michael Matheson launches the Festive Drink Drive campaign with Deputy Chief Constable Iain Livingstone. 



Picture by Chris James.

Festive drink driving campaign warns ‘just one’ drink is one too many

Drivers in Scotland are being reminded that there is zero tolerance for ‘just one’ drink before driving.

Health
Local papers tie up BBC link for democracy reporters

Local papers tie up BBC link for democracy reporters

This newspaper is to benefit from a link-up with the BBC which will see dozens of local democracy reporters employed across the UK.

Business
Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

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.

Crime
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.

Education
Eva and Sharlene Huisanen with Mary and Callum Finn waiting on Santa.

No parade to be rained on as Hawick lights way to Christmas

There was no parade to be rained on as Hawick’s Christmas lights were switched on at the weekend as the festive event’s organisers opted for a change of format this time around.

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Driving examiners will strike today and tomorrow.

Driving examiners strike over new tests dispute

Hundreds of driving tests across Scotland today (Monday) and tomorrow have been cancelled due to strike action by examiners over the new test and working patterns.

Politics
Hawick High School pupil Harry Ebdon.

Harry, 16, acting as voice of youth for Burnfoot Community Council

A teenager is now acting as a spokesman for Hawick’s younger generation after being elected as a community councillor.

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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.

Crime
Deputy First Minister John Swinney.

Independent panel to oversee named person service

An independent panel is being set up to provide expert advice to ensure the Scottish Government’s named person service is workable.

Politics
Felted image of Borders Textile Towerhouse by Susan Thomson is an exhibit in the Textile Exhibitions currently on show.

A World of Woolley Wonder

Borders Textile Towerhouse is aiming to warm up their visitors over the winter months through two new exhibitions.

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The resource will be officially launched today

Charity launches new cardiac resource

A Scottish charity has launched a new online resource to support people who have had or been affected by an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

Health
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