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.

Will the rise affect the council's budget?

Fears rate rise could leave Borders council struggling

Fears have been raised that the interest rate rise announced by the Bank of England last month could leave Scottish Borders Council struggling to make ends meet.

The Royal Bank of Scotland in Hawick.

Council to challenge bank over closures

Scottish Borders Council is urging bosses at the Royal Bank of Scotland to reconsider its decision to close six of the region’s nine branches.

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.

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.

Hawick and Hermitage councillor Davie Paterson is calling for a crackdown on flyposting.

Calls go out for rethink on poster policy in Borders

Scottish Borders Council is being urged to rethink its policy on publicity posters amid claims it is not giving cultural events a fair crack of the whip.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How new units being built at Galalaw Business Park in Hawick will look.

Work about to start on Hawick industrial units

Work will start next week on building four new industrial units at Hawick’s Galalaw Business Park.

Hawick councillor Davie Paterson in Moat Park.

Spinning around in prospect again as £5,500 handout agreed to buy new roundabout for Hawick park

Youngsters in Hawick will soon be able to go around in circles again, courtesy of almost £5,500 in grant support.

St Margaret's RC Primary School, Hawick.

Consultation under way on plans to shut Hawick primary school

Consultation is now under way over plans to close St Margaret’s RC Primary School in Hawick.

The 70 new homes planned at the Selkirks Heather Mill are just a fraction of those which will be hit by the charges.

Council to charge for street and property naming

Homeowners and developers wishing to register street and property names will be faced with a fee for doing so as of next month.

Bus concessions could be amended by Transport Scotland.

Women could face longer wait for free bus passes

Councillors have backed potential changes to Scotland-wide concessionary travel schemes.

Hawick fire station manager Russell Bell.

Outcry as Borders firefighters forced to put lifesaving project on hold

Lives could be lost due to a pilot project drafting in firefighters to help heart attack victims across the Borders being suspended, it is feared.

From left, MSP Rachael Hamilton, MP David Mundell, MSP Michelle Ballantyne, MP John Lamont and council leader Shona Haslam in Peebles.

Chancellor urged to include cash for Borders growth deal in budget

Borders MPs and MSPs are urging UK Government Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond to include progress on the Borderlands growth deal promised earlier this year in his autumn budget next week.

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