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MPs must protect the local press from damaging Lords amendment

This week the Prime Minister announced a review into the health of the news media, including the regional and local press.

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The First Minister will lead a debate in the Scottish Parliament tomorrow t mark 100 years of women's suffrage.

Debate to mark 100 years of women’s suffrage

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will lead a debate in the Scottish Parliament tomorrow (Tuesday) to celebrate the centenary of women having the right to vote in the UK.

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Mixed reaction to regeneration plans

Mixed reaction to regeneration plans

Councillors have approved an ambitious “masterplan” which has been drawn up to change the fortunes of Galashiels and Tweedbank.

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Hawick Common Riding, Friday 5th June 2015. The Hut.

Women could be granted equal rights for Hawick’s common riding

Radical changes could be on the way at this year’s Hawick Common Riding, with women being granted equal rights to participate more fully than ever before in its 315-year history.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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Education Secretary 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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