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The members of Hawick and Teviotdale Amateur Swimming Club dived into a 24-hour swim relay last Friday....

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Concerns over a lack of dementia care in the town has prompted calls for Crumhaugh House to be reopened and reinstated as a purpose-built facility for those suffering from the cruel disease....

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Tributes have been paid to much loved former Radio Borders presenter Stuart McCulloch who died very suddenly at his home last Friday morning....

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Three out of five services provided by Buccleuch Care Centre have been deemed “weak” following an unannounced visit by the Care Inspectorate....

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Pupils are well versed in all-things Burns

Friday, February 8th, 2019

This year’s high school Burns supper, held in the assembly hall last Thursday night, was voted a great success by everyone. While last year’s event was cancelled because of the ‘Beast from the East’, the recent cold snap was nowhere near enough to thwart the 2019 vintage....

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Local householders are being advised to ensure their properties are securely locked following a spate of ‘doors being tried’ over last weekend. ...

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Southdean on road to increased safety

Friday, February 8th, 2019

Assurances have been given this week that concerns over road safety at Southdean will be addressed....

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Library plaque discovered

Friday, February 8th, 2019

A plaque acknowledging one of the town’s benefactors has been discovered hidden away in the library’s reserve store room....

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£300 fine for careless driver

Friday, February 8th, 2019

The former chairwoman of Hawick Community Council has been convicted of careless driving. Sixty-seven-year-old Marion Short – who is also a leading figure in the Campaign for Border Rail – was found guilty following a three-day trial....

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Grievances over the poor condition of a section of Wilton Cemetery are being dealt with under a fortnightly cleaning regime. Local ward councillor, Stuart Marshall, has been assured the Borough South area of the burial ground is being regularly looked after, amid complaints over its unkempt state.


Hawick steps up school battle

Friday, February 1st, 2019

Potential for a new high school to be built in tandem with one at Galashiels – amidst news of a £1billion investment programme – is the priority for two local councillors when they meet with Scottish Government representatives....

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Jane and Nancy’s London charity ride

Friday, February 1st, 2019

Two Common-Riding enthusiasts will be taking to a different kind of saddle on the weekend of the Mosspaul ride-out later this year....

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Empire medal for ex-Greens player Peter

Friday, February 1st, 2019

We learned this week that a Teri exile now residing in Haydon Bridge, near Hexham, had received a British Empire Medal in the New Year Honours List.


Local hero Julie is toast of Burnfoot

Friday, February 1st, 2019

Newly-crowned world indoor bowls champion Julie Forrest was the toast of fellow staff members and pupils at Burnfoot Community School this week....

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Wilton Lodge parking problem sparks move

Friday, February 1st, 2019

Scottish Borders Council has pledged to discuss issues surrounding the re-emergence of parking concerns at the gates to Wilton Lodge Park....

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Call for 20mph limit in Burnfoot estate

Friday, February 1st, 2019

A blanket 20mph speed limit for the whole of Burnfoot is being sought by community councillors....

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