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    The Hawick Paper

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    The council is under increasing pressure to reopen public toilets in the town as coronavirus restrictions ease and the tourist season approaches....

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    ‘Dangerous steps’ fears raised

    Friday, May 28th, 2021

    Much-needed repairs and investment is being sought for Anderson Place amid concerns over dangerous steps, loose paving and rusting handrails....

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    Safety fears have been expressed over the dilapidated state of the former Southern Reporter newspaper office at the Tower Knowe....

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    A new memorial bench has been unveiled in Burnfoot’s McLagan Drive in memory of a true pillar of the community....

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    Authorities behind a proposed £8.5million care complex at Stirches have been further criticised over delays  to the development....

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    One of the “best-loved and most dedicated” employees at Borders College is celebrating a huge milestone this month after reaching 40 years’ continuous service....

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    Donations emerge from demolition

    Friday, May 28th, 2021

    This week’s planned demolition of Teviot Lodge, as part of the town’s £90million Flood Protection Scheme, has been rescheduled for Monday – and with it comes good news for two local groups which benefit from donations by a Hawick couple....

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    A huge clean-up operation has transformed the Eastfield Road area after years of rubbish being dumped and resultant issues with vermin....

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    The grass has finally been cut in Dovemount Place, but whether it will be done so on a regular basis remains a moot point....

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    Nature lover Graeme Wilson has turned his passion into a year-long video diary which is attracting a growing number of viewers....

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    There’s another star-studded programme scheduled for the next five days of virtual Common-Riding songs and reminiscing delivered by a host of the town’s weel-kent faces and characters....

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    Derek Gordon admits it is a “big wrench” to be calling time on his 20-year service as a retained firefighter....

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    MSP’s High Street revival pledge

    Friday, May 28th, 2021

    Following her re-election, local MSP Rachael Hamilton has vowed to help reverse the decline of Hawick High Street as the country exits the Covid pandemic....

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    Provost Watson McAteer this week claimed there was a lack of urgency in efforts to extend the Borders Railway to Hawick....

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    There were no scrums, no lineouts, no rucks, no passing movements, no tries, conversions or penalties. ...

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    Netta Fish, who celebrated her 100th birthday on Monday, is one of the few people left in the town who can claim to have done their bit for king and country during the Second World War. The Teri volunteered for the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS), surprising her parents. Serving as a plotter in the London...

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