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Civic Week far from a damp squib despite rain

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The Imps Motorcycle display team at Edinburgh Tattoo.

Imps, animals and plenty of fun heading Kelso’s way

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Tthe Drinking Water Quality Regulator for Scotland confirms that 99.91 per cent of samples pass stringent water quality tests, but has highlighted that where failures do occur, many are a result of the hygienic condition of kitchen taps.

Scottish homeowners should take no chances with household plumbing

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Drivers still admit to taking risks by calling and texting while driving, although the number has fallen since new legislation introduced earlier this year.

Law leads to drop in drivers using phones

Crime

Bursaries for new graduate medical course

Health

Brits waste £2bn a year ‘getting rid’ of currency on last day of holiday

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More action needed on air pollution

Transport

BSE risk status announced

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Salmon fishing on the River Tweed at the Lees beat at Coldstream.

Tweed is one of the world’s best rivers

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Eyemouth fancy dress, Monday night.

Results so far

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More action needed on air pollution

Transport
At 90 per cent, Scotrails passenger satisfaction is back to its normal high levels, according to a new poll.

Rail passengers give Scotrail the thumbs up

Transport
From left: John Fairweather, regional resilience advisor, Karen Macaulay, national emergency preparedness communications and liaison manager (both Scottish Ambulance Service), Mark Ilderton, head of ScotRail Alliance Integrated Control.

Early interventions help unwell customers and cut delays

Transport
From left, Border Buses supervisor Tony McConnell with operations managers Lee Young and Claire Lark.

End of road for Perryman’s name as bus firm merges Borders subsidiaries

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Lowood Bridge, near Melrose.

Borders bridge to be closed for five days

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Law leads to drop in drivers using phones

Crime
New research has revealed that marital status and age are key in how older people respond to scams.

Scammers target more than 400,000 older people in Scotland

Crime
Thefts of quad bikes and tractors has fallen in the last two years.

Fall in tractor and quad bike thefts

Crime

Police homed in on bail-breach offender

Crime

Primary pupils aim to keep fit at Cockburnspath

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Aspiring actress and performer Gillian Swan of Earlston has just graduated with a First Class Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Performing Arts from Northumbria University, Newcastle.

Gillian beats Lyme disease and gains first-class degree

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Emma Hay who was presented with the Atholl Crescent Award when she graduated from Queen Margaret University  with a BSc (Hons) Nursing.

Emma wins her university’s Atholl Crescent Award

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Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is opening its exam results helpline once again on Tuesday, August 8.

Helpline to open again next month for pupils waiting on exam results

Education
Kelso High School, where Alison McWilliam had been a trusted modern studdies teacher.

Teacher who stole £12k from festival is not struck off

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Imps, animals and plenty of fun heading Kelso’s way

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Call for more action to tackle air pollution, despite Government ban on the sale of diesel and petrol cars.

More action needed on air pollution

Transport
At 90 per cent, Scotrails passenger satisfaction is back to its normal high levels, according to a new poll.

Rail passengers give Scotrail the thumbs up

Transport
Forest Enterprise Scotland communities, recreation and tourism manager Alan Stevenson, left, and Borders district manager Sallie Bailey, right, with Forest Holidays planning manager Andrew Brook at todays announcement of the �11.3m plans at Glentress Forest.

£11.3m Glentress Forest cabin plans set to create 60 jobs

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Borders SNP councillors reject Tory plea to work together

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Scottish Borders Council leader Shona Haslam, front left, and Borders MP David Mundell, three places to her right, at the signing of the deal.

£1.1bn city deal expected to help create jobs and homes in Borders

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MP stands up for rights of Poles

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The Lauderdale Hotel in Lauder.

Police objecting to beer tent bid by Borders hotel

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John Lamont (Scottish Conservative)
Duns election hustings.

Lamont pushes for Polish people’s rights

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The latest national survey of Scotlands population of capercaillie, the worlds largest grouse, estimates there to be only 1114 individuals - making it one of the countrys most endangered birds. Pic credit: Dave Braddock (rspb-images.com).

National survey results fuel plans to help one of Scotland’s most iconic birds

Environment
Campaigners are calling for cameras in slaughterhouses to be required by law.

Petition calls for compulsory CCTV in slaughterhouses

Environment
How many butterfly species will you spot this summer?

Paxton House to host Big Butterfly Count event

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Bursaries for new graduate medical course

Health
Some of the products recalled by MacSween of Edinburgh. Picture: Phil Wilkinson/TSPL

MacSween recalls haggis products over ‘botulism fears’

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Mark Baxter is pictured with some of his friends and family handing over the cheque to the Margaret Kerr Unit.

Mark’s marathon effort for Margaret Kerr Unit

Health

Three coffees a day is the secret to a longer life

Health

Hospital buildings at high risk

Health