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In possession of knuckleduster

A 30-year-old who was in possession of heroin and a knuckleduster at a house in Galashiels has been given a two-year DTTO (Drug Treatment and Testing Order).

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Selkirk Sheriff Court, Justice of the Peace, Procurator Fiscal

Forklift driver fined £1,200 for hare hunt

A hare-coursing gang member has been hit with a £1,200 fine after expressing the view that Scottish courts are soft on the issue.

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Selkirk Sheriff Court, Justice of the Peace, Procurator Fiscal

Galashiels male, 16, accused of raping two 14-year-olds

A Galashiels teenager has appeared in private at Selkirk Sheriff Court charged with the statutory rape of two 14-year-old girls.

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Priorwood Court in Melrose.

Man in court to face charge of murdering his wife in Melrose

A retired firefighter has appeared in court charged with the murder of his 70-year-old wife.

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Chiefs plea...Mr Gormley wants members of the public to share their views on the 2026 Police Scotland strategy. You can complete the survey by visiting the website www.scotland.police.uk/about-us/policing-2026/ by May  8.

Police Scotland Chief Constable Phil Gormley’s 2026 vision

I meet the chief constable of Police Scotland as he is preparing to head to London for a colleague’s funeral.

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Getting the basics right...is a top priority for Scottish Police Authority chairman Andrew Flanagan.

SPA chairman Andrew Flanagan discusses Policing 2026

Criminals are becoming ever more sophisticated and Police Scotland needs to rise to meet that challenge.

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Conversation and consultation...is vital to ensuring the success of the 2026 vision, according to Deputy Chief Constable Rose Fitzpatrick.

DCC Rose Fitzpatrick on Police Scotland’s 2026 vision

As policing beats go, they don’t get much more interesting than the whole of Scotland.

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Scottish Police Authority chairman Andrew Flanagan with Police Scotland Chief Constable Phil Gormley at the 2026 strategy launch.

Police Scotland 2026: ten year strategy consultation

The public is being asked for its views on the ten year strategy for Police Scotland. Julie Currie finds out more about the force’s vision for 2026.

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The three hooded raiders captured on CCTV.

Raiders hunted after car dealership theft

A hunt has been launched for hooded thieves after an early morning raid at a used car dealership in Hawick earlier this week.

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Hawick motorist ‘in too much of a hurry’

Hawick motorist ‘in too much of a hurry’

A provisional licence holder repeatedly overtook vehicles when it was unsafe to do so.

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Dangerous driving trial for Jedburgh accused

Dangerous driving trial for Jedburgh accused

A mini-bus driver will stand trial at Jedburgh Sheriff Court accused of dangerous driving.

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Hawick man brandished pub bar stool

Hawick man brandished pub bar stool

A Hawick man involved in a town pub bust-up has been ordered to pay a total of £350 at Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

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Denies drink-driving in Yetholm

Denies drink-driving in Yetholm

Terence Nichol, of Armadale, Thurso, will stand trial at Jedburgh Sheriff Court on May 4 accused of drink-driving.

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Innerleithen armed robbery

Innerleithen armed robbery

A 20-year-old man has admitted carrying out an armed robbery at a grocery store in Innerleithen.

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Selkirk man faces fraud allegations

Selkirk man faces fraud allegations

A man faces trial on two fraud and one theft charge.

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Inflated airbag failed to halt drunk Galashiels driver

Inflated airbag failed to halt drunk Galashiels driver

A van driver under the influence of alcohol continued travelling from Coldingham to Eyemouth – even though the airbag had inflated inside his vehicle.

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Galashiels man’s text threats

Galashiels man’s text threats

A Galashiels man plagued his former partner and her 92-year-old grandmother with a flurry of silent telephone calls.

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Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

Coldstream woman in court

A 38-year-old woman has appeared in private at Jedburgh Sheriff Court accused of causing the death of a passenger in her car by careless driving.

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From left: Chief Inspector Andy McLean, John Clelland, Bill Allison and Greg Noble want young drivers to take on the advanced driving course

Dates for over-65s roadshows

The Drivewise over-65s roadshows see participants get an presentation on modern driving and then a free refresher drive with an Approved Driving Instructor.

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How to be a better driver

How to be a better driver

A programme which helps improve driving skills in the young as well as the not so young is now up and running.

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