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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.

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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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Bus services to St Abbs about to change
 next week

Bus services to St Abbs about to change next week

Perryman’s buses has spent £500,000 on new vehicles in East Lothian and the Borders, but changes to certain routes north of Berwick are causing concern.

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J H Woods apprentices Chris Houliston, Michael Girrity and Ben Nichol.

Teenagers join company

Former Eyemouth High School pupils Chris Houliston, Michael Girrity and Ben Nichol have taken up apprenticeships with Berwick engineering company J H Woods.

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Fishermen look to future

Fishermen look to future

The UK’s two fishermen’s organisations met in Edinburgh last week to agree a way forward to get the best possible deal for the industry post Brexit.

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Rail Action Group East Scotland member Barrie Forrest hopes the budget could be good news for Reston Station.

Splash cash on Reston station, ministers told

The increase in Scottish Government infrastructure funding in Chancellor of the Exchequer Phillip Hammond’s autumn statement is more than enough to cover the shortfall for reopening Reston and East Linton’s rail stations, ministers have been told.

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For onshore wind, Scotland accounts for 46.2 per cent of all UK employment and 57.2 per cent of all UK turnover.

Low carbon industries worth almost £11bn

Low carbon industries in Scotland generated £10.7 billion in turnover and supported 43,500 jobs in 2014, according to news figures.

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Charity General Manager, Simon Cullum, with his own dog, Albert.

New shop

Animal welfare charity Borders Pet Rescue has signed the lease on a new shop in Kelso.

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Is Freelancing just a disguised Zero Hours Contract?

Is Freelancing just a disguised Zero Hours Contract?

Small businesses are under increasing pressure to find ways to balance the need to hire staff and the need to stay profitable.

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Torness Power Station, near Dunbar,

Seaweed disrupts Torness output

One of Torness Power Station’s two reactors has been shut down - by seaweed.

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One off grants of �300 are available.

RSABI launch Help for Heating Fund

Scotland’s rural charity, RSABI, have launched their winter campaign, which promotes their 2016 Help for Heating Fund.

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Golden Eagles could be translocated to south Scotland.

Eagle chicks to be relocated

The South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project has confirmed that discussions have started on plans to relocate golden eagle chicks in Scotland.

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Borders MP Calum Kerr speaking in the House of Commons.

Kerr gets behind new mobile data bandwith

Better connectivity for the Borders region is high on MP Calum Kerr’s agenda and he pressed home the point in a Westminster debate last week.

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Keeping our rural communities safe.

Stow farm venue for police training event

Special Constables in the Borders are being trained in rural crime prevention in a continued focus by Police Scotland to reduce crime in rural communities.

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

Royal plaque back at Tweedbank train station after 14-month absence

The plaque unveiled by Queen Elizabeth II last year to mark the opening of the Borders Railway is now back at Tweedbank train station and taking pride of place in a new stone sculpture.

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edburgh GP Ruth Dorward, centre, with Shona Robison, the Scottish Governments Health and Sport Secretary, and Gregor Smith, deputy chief medical officer for Scotland.

Jedburgh’s Doctor Ruth celebrating success at national awards ceremony

A Borders doctor is celebrating after having her dedication to duty recognised at this year’s Scottish Health Awards.

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Tempest Brewing Co director Annika Meiklejohn picks up the award for Exporter of the year.

Tempest Brewing does the double at Borders business awards

Tweedbank’s Tempest Brewery Company continued its run of prize success last Friday as it picked up two accolades at this year’s Scottish Borders Business Excellence Awards.

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Fuel prices fall as big four supermarkets make 3p cuts

Fuel prices fall as big four supermarkets make 3p cuts

Asda has announced it is capping its petrol prices at 110.7p per litre, with diesel at 112.7p from today (Tuesday).

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