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Council borrows cash to settle railway debt

Scottish Borders Council is to borrow £7.7m to settle up with Transport Scotland over its contribution towards the cost of building the Borders Railway.

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Plough Inn proprietor Sarah McLean.

Leitholm’s Plough Inn newcomers are given cause for cheer

A Berwickshire pub has been given cause for cheer over the quality of its beer despite only opening for business 18 months ago.

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Proof needed of  taxi drivers’ right to work

Proof needed of taxi drivers’ right to work

Licensed taxi drivers across the region have been ordered by Scottish Borders Council to provide proof they have the right to work in the UK.

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Scotlands Nine Monitor farm hosts. Backrow (l-r) Bill Gray (Lothians), Jason Ballantyne (Sutherland), John Howie (North Ayrshire), Andrew Marchant (Nithsdale), Robert Mitchell (Borders), Stuart Mitchell (Borders), Iain Green (Morayshire), Chris Cameron (Lochaber), Peter Eccles (Lothians) and Rob Stodart (Angus). Front row (l-r) Vic Ballantyne (Sutherland), Aileen Marchant (Nithsdale), Lesley Mitchell (Borders), Alison Stodart (Angus), Tom Stodart (Angus), Aimee Budge (Shetland) and Kirsty Budge (Shetland).

New monitor farms set for first meetings

The new Borders monitor farm is gearing up to open its gates to the local farming community for its first open meeting.

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Glenrath boss says biosecurity must be at top of the agenda

Glenrath boss says biosecurity must be at top of the agenda

John Campbell, chairman of Glenrath Farms, this week urged all owners of poultry to keep their birds indoors to stop the spread of avian flu.

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Poultry owners warned to protect their flocks

Poultry owners warned to protect their flocks

The discovery last Friday of avian bird flu in a small backyard flock of birds in North Yorkshire means poultry are being kept locked in until at least February 28.

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NMA: Section 40 Would Cost Press Industry £100 Million a Year

NMA: Section 40 Would Cost Press Industry £100 Million a Year

The introduction of a law designed to force local and national newspapers into a system of statutory press regulation could cost the industry £100 million a year just for telling the truth, the News Media Association has said today.

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Employers’ bizarre excuses for underpaying staff

Employers’ bizarre excuses for underpaying staff

Ten of the most bizarre excuses used by unscrupulous bosses found to have underpaid workers the National Minimum Wage have today been revealed by the Government.

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Ooft sauce made in Huntleywood by Tony & Gabrielle Johnson.

Ooft! sauce is a hit in London

An award-winning hot sauce producer, based near Gordon, has developed a new product thanks to a deal with a prestigious London restaurant this month.

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Hazel Smith, founder of the Eyemouth-based ReTweed.

Social enterprise seeking permanent Eyemouth base

A Berwickshire-based social enterprise that arms women with traditional textile skills is looking to establish a permanent manufacturing base this year (2017).

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The current officeholder team at NFU Scotland - Allan Bowie, Rob Livesey and Andrew McCornich. All three are running for the presidency in January.

Hustings start for candidates

The six candidates who are contesting for the top roles within NFU Scotland are embarking on a nine-date tour of regional hustings that will see them travel the length and breadth of the country.

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Something has to be done about the amount of exotic species say the Scottish Gamekeepers Association.

Deer less of a threat than non-native trees

Scotland’s native woods will miss Biodiversity targets for 2020 unless urgent action is taken to address non-native tree species.

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Aldi will increase its its minimum wage to �8.53 an hour from next month.

UK’s ‘highest-paying supermarket’ to create 4000 jobs

Aldi is to recruit 4000 new permanent workers in stores and warehouses across the country, as part of the supermarket giant’s plan to open around 70 new shops this year.

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The Lloyd Land Rover, Kelso dealership, now home to Jaguar.

Clelands Jaguar, Galashiels bought by Lloyd Motor Group

Lloyd Motor Group, the family-owned automotive group, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Clelands Jaguar, Galashiels and will relocate the showroom to their Land Rover Kelso dealership.

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International visitors have enjoyed grouse shooting in the Lammermuirs.

Country sports tourism boost

The country sports tourism industry in the Borders defied the odds this year with its enduring international appeal by boosting foreign visitors and overnight stays.

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Graham Bell at home in Coldstream in his garden.

From garden to plate – how to be self-sufficient

A new locally-based charity is offering Borderers struggling to gain adequate nutrition the knowledge and the opportunity to grow and cook their own fresh produce.

Lifestyle
Gaynor Jones,Aquatera director, advises on potential renewable energy developments on Gosong Island, North Sumatra.

Survey reveals Scottish companies’ global reach

Scottish renewable energy businesses are working on projects worth more than £100 million in more than 40 countries around the world, new research has found.

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Unchartered waters for salmon fishing

Unchartered waters for salmon fishing

The River Tweed has been classified as a category 1 conservation Scottish river in the Scottish Government rivers and fishery district grading system.

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James Murphy, H&H Land and Property principal director

James lands top job at H&H

The H&H Group, a holding company with auctioneering, commercial print, insurance and property sectors, has appointed James Murphy as principal director for Scotland for its land and property business.

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Lord-lieutenant Gerald Maitland-Carew and Michelle De Bruin at the stone unveiling at Tweedbank railway station.

Transport

Berwickshire sculptor Michelle de Bruin was at a ceremony to officially mark the first anniversary of the opening of the Borders Railway at Tweedbank.

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