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    Poppy funds blossom

    Friday, February 23rd, 2024

    Thanks to the generosity of townsfolk, more than £8,000 was raised for the Poppy Scotland Appeal in 2023 – around £1,500 more than the previous year....

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    Marshall’s roadworks anger

    Friday, February 23rd, 2024

    Utility companies are “digging the town up without any real notice” before “waiting weeks on end” to finish roadworks. That’s according to Councillor Stuart Marshall, amid continual traffic congestion in the town – an issue he is set to raise with Scottish Borders Council (SBC) directors early next week....

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    Disquiet as appeal to be lodged over pub plan

    Friday, February 23rd, 2024

    Questions are being asked over why the conversion of a local pub into a house has been refused on the grounds of “flood risk” as the town’s £100million protection scheme nears completion....

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    Cemetery grass plan concerns

    Friday, February 16th, 2024

    “Great concern” has been expressed after it emerged that Scottish Borders Council is proposing to create wild flower meadows in Wellogate and Wilton cemeteries....

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    The new £1.5million footbridge in Lower Mansfield is “a hugely important link”, says local ward councillor, Stuart Marshall. And the elected member, who has championed the bridge bid between Weensland and Mansfield for many years, admitted it was “an emotional moment” seeing it come to fruition....

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    The defibrillator deficit

    Friday, February 2nd, 2024

    An incident at Stampers Bar last Friday night has prompted renewed calls for greater coverage of defibrillators within the town, better awareness of where they are located and wider education into the use of them....

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    Fury over town floodgate fools

    Friday, January 26th, 2024

    There has been a torrent of anger over the “downright stupid” actions of several individuals seen climbing the town’s floodgates and footbridges after the deluge dumped by Storm Isha last weekend....

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    A mum-of-two is looking to share her recent mental and physical struggles to inspire others experiencing personal difficulties to not be afraid to reach out for help....

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    Burnfoot’s one-way trial and tribulation

    Friday, January 26th, 2024

    There has been a mixed response to the pedestrian-friendly, one-way trial which was introduced in Kenilworth Avenue this week. The three-month trial, part of the Burnfoot leg of the town’s Active Travel Network (ATN), saw the lane nearest to the primary school blocked off on Monday, which immediately sparked a wave of protests on the...

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    Watson to step down

    Friday, January 26th, 2024

    Watson McAteer is standing down after seven years as the town’s civic leader –  confirming his intention to the Honorary Provost’s Council on Wednesday night....

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    Benjamin Mitchell Hartop, who died last month, was a well-known and dedicated sportsman in local cricket and football circles. He was 86. Although born in Luton in March 1937, Benny, as he was known, always considered himself a proud Hawick and Scottish person, and every Common-Riding, along with his wife, Norma, could be found up...

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    Transport Scotland, the Scottish Government’s national transport agency, is “blocking” the rail extension feasibility study, a leading campaigner has claimed this week....

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    The owner of a High Street mobile phone shop has hit out at the lack of “proper investment” in CCTV after thieves stole thousands of pounds of stock from his premises in the early hours of Tuesday....

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    Since arriving in Hawick from his native Italy some 58 years ago, Urano Vannozzi became a much-loved and well-known figure in the town. The popular takeaway proprietor died last week in Borders General Hospital after an illness bravely borne. He was 83....

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     Warm tributes have been paid to local hotel owner Alan King who died last month. He was 62. Alan ran Teviotside Guest House in North Bridge Street for 15 years, before buying the Elm House Hotel in May 2022, later renaming it the Hawick Hotel....

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    Soaring need for Army’s food bank

    Friday, January 12th, 2024

    Over the past 12 months The Salvation Army food bank has handled almost 200 more referrals than the previous year, The Hawick Paper can reveal. The Croft Road-based organisation also distributed 323 gifts for young people over the festive period. Last year it was 180....

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