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Suggested ban on cars in Hawick High Street dismissed as road to ruin

A controversial suggestion that Hawick High Street should be made into a pedestrian-only zone is a “car crash of an idea”, a councillor for the town has warned.

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Newcastleton.

Plea for better notice of roadworks in south west of Borders

Villagers in the south west of the Borders are calling for better co-ordination of roadworks within the region and in neighbouring council areas.

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Hawick and Hermitage councillor Davie Paterson surveying the state of the B6399 to Newcastleton from Hawick.

New enterprise agency could put Borders on road to better future, meeting told

Rethinking the Scottish Government’s funding formula for maintenance of the region’s roads could be one of the first tasks for the soon-to-be-created south of Scotland enterprise agency, councillors have been told. 

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The A7 was closed for around two hours near Newmill following the collision.

Collision closed A7 for two hours

The A7 was closed for around two hours yesterday (Thursday) evening, south of Hawick, following a collision between a van and a car.

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Borders General Hospital.

Teenager seriously injured after being hit by car in Hawick

A teenage girl was seriously injured after she was hit by a car in Hawick.

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As part of its ongoing vehicle evaluation programme Borders Buses has introduced the UKs first hybrid coach to its network.

Borders Buses unveils new hybrid coach

Borders Buses has introduced the UK’s first hybrid coach to its fleet as part of an ongoing evaluation programme.

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Knowesouth Steading on the A968.

Road closure scheduled near Knowesouth

Major resurfacing works are scheduled for the A698 Cleikimin to Denholm road at Knowesouth next month.

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The crane left the road just south of Skipper's Bridge at Langholm

Langholm road closure UPDATE

The A7 road south of Skippers Bridge, Langholm has now re-opened, although the stretch of roadway is now single file traffic being controlled by traffic lights.

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The junction of the A6088 and A698 at Hawick.

81-year-old driver charged over collision with motorbike at Hawick

An 81-year-old woman has been charged in connection with a collision on the A698 at Hawick last month which left a motorcyclist seriously injured.

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Hassendean, near Denholm.

Mobility scooter user, 77, found dead on road near Denholm

A man in his 70s was found dead today, November 9, after the mobility scooter he was riding overturned near Denholm.

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The taxi rank at Channel St, Galashiels

Borderers are asked to give their views on future taxi fares

Borderers are being urged to have their say on taxi fares as part of a public consultation on the issue.

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A bus picking up passengers in Hawick's Mart Street.

Have your say on free bus passes, Borderers urged

Borderers are being urged to have their say on the future of Scottish Government-funded free transport.

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Independent candidate for Hawick and Hermitage, David Paterson.

Paterson accused of ‘political mischief’

A bid by a Hawick councillor to have Scottish Borders Council write to the UK Government expressing concerns over cuts in funding was narrowly beaten today in a full council meeting at Newtown.

Politics
The Borders General Hospital near Melrose.

Biker left seriously injured by crash on A698 near Hawick

A motorcyclist was left with injuries described by police as serious following a collision on the A698 east of Hawick at the weekend.

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From left, Carlisle councillor Colin Glover, ScotRail's Alex Hynes, Borders MSP Rachel Hamilton and Hawick provost Watson McAteer at the Campaign for Borders Rail's 2017 annual meeting.

Full steam ahead for Borders Railway extension bid

Pressure is mounting for the English and Scottish governments to agree to have the Borders Railway extended into Cumbria.

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SBC Headquarters

Cost of Borders taxis frozen for another year

Taxi fares in the Borders have been frozen for another year despite a request by taxi operators to increase charges by 5%.

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The Heart of Hawick.

Rail campaigners meeting in Hawick

Hawick will host the Campaign for Borders Rail’s 2017 annual general meeting tomorrow, October 21.

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A Borders Railway service at Newtongrange.

Borders Railway failing to yield housing boost predicted for region

The coming of the Borders Railway has so far failed to yield a predicted boom in private housebuilding here – in stark contrast to the position in next-door Midlothian.

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A Borders Railway train at Newtongrange.

Enterprise boss backing Borders Railway extension campaign

Scottish Enterprise chairman Bob Keiller has added his voice to calls for an extension of the Borders Railway.

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New traffic islands have already been created on the A7 at Hawick, and further improvements to the road are to follow soon.

Work to start soon on danger bends on A7 in Borders

Work on a £240,000 package of measures aimed at cutting accidents on the A7 trunk road between Galashiels and the English border is due to begin within the next two months.

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