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“Options” for one of the town’s oldest surviving mills are being assessed with a view to securing its future....

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Councillors in minister school plea

Friday, December 7th, 2018

Following last week’s news that Galashiels is to get a new £61.6million high school, two councillors have written to Scottish government education minister John Swinney asking that a similar option for Hawick should run in tandem....

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Contrary to recent reports, the owner of a new coffee shop/restaurant says he is “really happy” to have launched a business in Hawick. Turkish national Karip Yardim told us he was angered and upset when media reports suggested he had “made a bad mistake” opening his premises on the High Street....

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An individual and a team were recognised for their outstanding achievements over the past 12 months by the Honorary Provost’s Council at a ceremony in the council chambers last Wednesday night....

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Festive firs light up Christmas festival

Friday, December 7th, 2018

Trinity Church opened its doors to the public last weekend for a special Christmas tree festival, which boasted 40 festive firs....

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Diesels clubbers make a big splash

Friday, December 7th, 2018

Revellers rolled back the years last Saturday night at a special Diesels nightclub reunion at the Old Baths....

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Hundreds of Teries turned out to witness the official start of the festive season in Hawick on Saturday, enjoying the town’s popular new event at Trinity Gardens....

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No new high school until at least 2026

Friday, November 30th, 2018

Hawick will have to wait at least eight years for a new £95million high school after a last-ditch amendment failed to delay plans which put Galashiels next in line for a new secondary school....

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Christmas coming to Trinity Gardens

Friday, November 30th, 2018

Christmas comes to Trinity Gardens at the weekend, with a vast array of stalls and entertainment guaranteed to put you in the festive spirit. Community council chair Ian Turnbull is thrilled by the reaction to the popular event. “I am delighted at the response to this year’s ‘Christmas at Trinity Gardens’ event,” he enthused....

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‘Super wards’ spark battle over Burnfoot

Friday, November 30th, 2018

Proposed ‘super wards’ for Common-Riding elections have been condemned by some of its own committee members. Both Jamie Batten and Davie Richardson have grave concerns over the proposals, with Mr Batten adamant no such constitutional changes can be implemented outwith the AGM or an extraordinary meeting....

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Protest reaches high school

Friday, November 30th, 2018

Unison officials visited Hawick last week in a bid to save Scottish Borders schools libraries. ...

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Tree issues take root in village

Friday, November 30th, 2018

Confusion reigned this week over who is responsible for tree maintenance in Denholm....

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An ongoing saga over garages in the McLagan Drive area continues to rumble on due to “historical ownership issues”....

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A ground-breaking local initiative is set to hit top gear after receiving a £107,000 funding boost. As reported in The Hawick Paper earlier this month, Hawick Community EV Car Club has secured funding from electricity network operator SP Energy Networks’ Green Economy Fund. And this week the cash windfall was rubber-stamped at an official funding...

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Families’ cash boost for MS fight

Friday, November 30th, 2018

Two local families have raised over £6,000 for MS Borders following two recent charity events. A Scocha concert in late October raised an incredible £4,530, while a 104-mile bike ride in August raised £1,535. The events were organised by the Chapman and Inglis families following the diagnosis of Leah Chapman last year....

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Councillor Stuart Marshall says he is delighted that £12,000 has been secured to improve the play park on Denholm Green....

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