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Dog poo could kill livestock

NFU Scotland is urging members of the public to clean up after their dogs when walking on or near to agricultural land.

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Two cases ofSchmallenberg Virus have been diagnosed in maformed lambs from Scottish flocks.

Schmallenberg Virus found in Scotland

The Schmallenberg Virus (SBV) infection has been diagnosed in malformed lambs in two Scottish flocks close to the Scotland/England border.

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Scottish Borders Council convener Graham Garvie, architectural manager Ray Cherry, the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry and council leader David Parker at the opening of the new Leader Valley School at Earlston.

Seven news headteachers needed by Borders schools

A recruitment event is being held this week in an effort to get seven vacancies in the Borders for headteachers filled.

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Rabbit Snares used near public footpath

Snaring practices improve

A Scottish Government report has found that snaring related incidents have reduced but is making recommendations for further improvements in the law.

Business
Borders farmers show their support at Whitriggs Farm.

Borders farm ready to embrace change

Over 80 farmers and others working in the industry gathered on the new Borders Monitor Farm to show their support for the project which aims to assist farmers become more efficient and sustainable.

Business
Perrymans buses could be operating routes across the Borders.

Talks continue over future bus services in the Borders

Following last week’s announcement by bus firm First that it is pulling out of the Borders, there is a glimmer of hope that things may turn out to be for the best.

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Jobs optimism in Scotland falls to lowest in UK

Jobs optimism in Scotland falls to lowest in UK

Scottish employers plan to cut jobs in the second quarter of this year, according to a new survey by workforce experts ManpowerGroup.

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Asda is cutting prices at the pumps.

Asda cuts fuel prices by 2p per litre

Asda is cutting up to 2p per litre off fuel at its filling stations across the country.

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RESTON,P4 WITH TEACHER BECCA HAYMAN

Tractor tour offers food for thought to pupils

Pupils were given a glimpse of life in the farming industry when a tractor tour visited more than 60 Borders schools.

Education
The number of farm fires in the Borders  has been on the rise.

Young farmers will learn farm safety at Duns Fire Station

The number of farm fires in the Borders has been increasing and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service are looking at ways of improving safety on farms.

Business
Supermarket recalls spagbol over allergy fears

Supermarket recalls spagbol over allergy fears

Tesco is recalling a line of frozen Spaghetti Bolognese due to the presence of egg which is not on the label.

Business
Berwick investors event

Berwick investors event

Berwick Town Council is close to reaching 100 registrations for its 2017 Berwick Investors Conference.

Business
Eilidh Wiseman, President of the Law Society of Scotland

Opening the door to a bright future in law

The law is constantly evolving, both in terms of the legislation itself and the people who are shaping the profession. Where the law was traditionally dominated by educated men of a certain class, work is being – and has been – done to make the profession more accessible to people from backgrounds where a career as a solicitor may never previously have been an option.

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Many farmers and agricultural workers in the region are self employed.

Spring Budget will be hard felt in the Borders

The Scottish Borders has a higher than average number of self employed residents meaning the area will be one of the hardest hit by the Chancellor’s spring Budget.

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Lanterns can cause harm to the health of livestock when they have landed in farmers fields and been eaten.

Union calls for lanterns ban

Scottish Borders Council currently has no plans to ban sky lanterns on their land despite lobbying from NFU Scotland.

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Martin Malone, NFU Mutuals regional manager for Scotland and Northern Ireland (right) with Scotlands Charity Air Ambulance paramedic Craig McDonald.

NFU Mutual boost to air ambulance funds

Staff at leading rural insurer NFU Mutual have raised much-needed cash to help Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance save and improve lives.

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Poultry farm’s new shed for 32,000 birds

Poultry farm’s new shed for 32,000 birds

McLean Eggs have been given planning consent to erect a 32,000 bird poultry shed, plus egg packing and storage area at Hutton Hall Barns poultry farm.

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All change on Borders buses

All change on Borders buses

First Scotland is withdrawing its entire fleet from the Borders later this month, and West Coast Motors, which took over Perryman’s Buses last year, is in talks to take over the routes.

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The White Fox Gallery held its official opening in its new premises on Coldstream High Street.

White Fox Gallery opens on Coldstream High Street

Artists, art lovers, friends and neighbours were all present at the opening of the new White Fox Gallery in Coldstream on Sunday, March 6.

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The Union Chain Bridge at Horncliffe is the oldest vehicular suspension bridge in the world.

Union Chain Bridge’s £5m restoration

Momentum is building for the Union Chain Bridge at Horncliffe to be fully restored by its 200th anniversary in 2020.

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