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    The Hawick Paper

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    Grassy areas in the west end of the town, understood to be owned and maintained by Scottish Borders Housing Association (SBHA), are set to be included in what is being referred to as the social landlord’s “biodiversity programme”....

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    New charity getting down to the basics

    Friday, April 15th, 2022

    A newly-launched charity will help local  families struggling to buy basic necessities for children under five....

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    TV spotlight falls on Teri medic 

    Friday, April 15th, 2022

    Her appearance on Channel 4’s Rescue: Extreme Medics not only highlighted her important role, but has also earned Teri Alison Rafferty “celebrity” status....

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    Dialysis patient Phil Nichol is preparing to saddle up to raise cash for the Borders General Hospital unit which has played such a major part in his life for the past two year....

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    Sharp division over £9m Moor proposal

    Friday, April 15th, 2022

    Opinion remains firmly divided over multi-million pound plans to revamp the Moor – amid the first public consultation on the proposals on Monday night....

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    Moor bid goes public

    Friday, April 8th, 2022

    The public will have the opportunity to hear first-hand plans for the potential £10million development of Hawick Moor into the St Leonard’s Park project at the community council’s monthly meeting on Monday night....

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    Project has strong Burnfoot roots

    Friday, April 8th, 2022

    Awarded £2,500 from Scottish Borders Council’s Financial Inclusion Fund, the Hornshole Greenway project will begin preliminary works to create a small community orchard in Burnfoot. ...

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    Sluice hopes rising

    Friday, April 8th, 2022

    A long-awaited sluice facility for campervan visitors to the Common Haugh is expected to be installed by the end of this month....

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    Replacing the glass flooring in the Heart of Hawick cafe would provide visitors with a far better view of the waterwheel, according to the town’s provost....

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    Tour of Britain organisers have this week not ruled out bringing the showpiece cycling event back to Hawick for the second consecutive year....

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    The Common-Riding Committee’s grant bid to cover the cost of more toilets at the Moor was branded “an early April Fool’s Day joke” at Tuesday’s Common Good Fund meeting....

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    Fury as care home plan pushed back

    Friday, March 25th, 2022

    Reports that a proposed 60-bed “care village” in Stirches could be scaled down, or even axed, have sparked a furious reaction in the town....

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    Hawick Blue Watch crew commander Rachel Harris has been recognised for more than 20 years’ exemplary service as a firefighter....

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    ‘No smoke without fire’

    Friday, March 18th, 2022

    With Scottish Borders Council remaining tightlipped over rumours it will be introducing three-week waste collections – it has been claimed “there is no smoke without fire”....

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    Fly-tipping ‘a tough battle’

    Friday, March 18th, 2022

    Councilllor Stuart Marshall has described the latest incident of fly-tipping in Havelock Place as “among the worst he has ever seen”....

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    Teri rage over rail route removal bid

    Friday, March 11th, 2022

    A bid to wipe out all references to the possible extension of the Borders Railway from Scottish Borders Council’s Local Development Plan was this week met with outrage....

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