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UK oil and gas reserves may only last a decade

The Scottish oil industry could be entering its final decade of production - researchers have warned.

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Local reservists head to Italy

Local reservists head to Italy

Soldiers from the Borders and Berwickshire serving with the 52nd Lowland, 6th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (6 SCOTS) left for Italy last Friday.

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A Borders Railway service at Newtongrange.

Borders Railway failing to yield housing boost predicted for region

The coming of the Borders Railway has so far failed to yield a predicted boom in private housebuilding here – in stark contrast to the position in next-door Midlothian.

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Mark Rowley.

Partnership created to shape enterprise agency

The South of Scotland Alliance has welcomed the Scottish Government announcement of an interim partnership being established prior to formation of the South of Scotland Enterprise Agency.

Business
Coldstream butcher Graham Sanderson celebrates his three silver medal awards at the Scottish Craft Butchers Awards.

Said awards judges to the pie man: ‘Take silvers three’

Coldstream butcher, G J Sanderson, has won three silver awards at the Scottish Craft Butchers Awards.

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A Borders Railway train at Newtongrange.

Enterprise boss backing Borders Railway extension campaign

Scottish Enterprise chairman Bob Keiller has added his voice to calls for an extension of the Borders Railway.

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Scottish Enterprise chairman Bob Keiller speaking at a conference organised by Borders Railway and  Edinburgh Chamber of Trade.

Borders railway opens up options for business

Three Borders businesses that have reaped the benefits of the Borders Railway spoke to business leaders in Edinburgh about the difference improved transport links can make.

Business
New traffic islands have already been created on the A7 at Hawick, and further improvements to the road are to follow soon.

Work to start soon on danger bends on A7 in Borders

Work on a £240,000 package of measures aimed at cutting accidents on the A7 trunk road between Galashiels and the English border is due to begin within the next two months.

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Power station workers across Scotland are threatening strike action over pay.

Power workers threaten strike action over “derisory” offer

Workers at power stations across the country are threatening to go on strike after what has been described as a “derisory pay offer” by Scottish Power.

Business
Professor Penny's Texel rams from Harehead, near Cranshaws, get ready to go under the hammer at kelso Ram Sales.

Records galore as sales break £3million barrier at Kelso

As he has done for the past 20 years, Border Union Show secretary Ron Wilson rang the bell at precisely 10am to get the world-famous Kelso Ram Sales underway last Friday.

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Ann Altman with Nicola Sturgeon on the newly opened Queensferry Crossing road bridge over the Firth of Forth.

Queensferry Crossing opening ceremony

Eyemouth resident Ann Allman met Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on the New Queensferry Crossing bridge on Monday, both being there for the official opening of the bridge by the Queen, accompanied by Prince Philip.

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The current Galashiels JobCentre site.

Planners reject bid to move Galashiels JobCentre to empty shop site

The Department for Work and Pensions is weighing up its options” after being refused planning consent to move its Galashiels jobcentre to a town centre shopping precinct.

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Brian Turnbull, of Kelso, is running courses on Mindfulness in various towns across the Borders.

New social enterprise aims to improve wellbeing

Borders businesses, workplaces and schools are expected to benefit from a new social enterprise aimed at improving wellbeing.

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BrewDog was one of the first companies in Scotland to achieve Living Wage accreditation.

Positive support for Living Wage from Scottish public and employers

The Living Wage has won overwhelming support from Scots who regard it as both a boost to a company’s status and helping to make products and services more attractive.

Business
There's a new wonder on the horizon. Picture: Greg Macvean

Queensferry Crossing opens to traffic

Move over Burj-Al-Arab, the Golden Gate Bridge and CN Tower – there’s a new man-made head-turner on the scene.

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Ricky Nicol , chief executive of the telecoms company Commsworld. Pic: Phil Wilkinson.

Call for action to improve Scotland’s poor digital infrastructure

Urgent and significant action is needed to address Scotland’s critically poor digital infrastructure which has already been “left in the dust” of European neighbours.

Business
An artists impression of Waverley platforms 5 and 6 looking east

Platform work sees escalators closing

Work to extend three platforms at Edinburgh’s Waverley Station means escalators at platform 11 will be closed from Saturday, September 2 until the new year.

Business
Anne Stewart and her husband Daniel Broadhead who have opened a new podiatry and performance clinic in Channel St, Galashiels.

It’s best foot forward in Gala for podiatry pairing Anne and Daniel

A pair of Borders-based podiatrists have taken the next logical step with the opening of their new clinic in Channel Street, Galashiels.

Health
Night Safe Bistro bosses David and Karen Wilson.

Bistro rated simply the best

A Hawick High Street restaurant is proving the most popular in the whole of the Borders on online review site TripAdvisor.

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Flowers left as a tribute to Hawick's Leon Ali following his death on the A698 in November.

Death toll claimed by Borders roads on increase

A dozen people were killed in road accidents in the Borders last year, the highest death toll for seven years, a meeting heard this week.

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