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Coldstream SWI knit for Swaziland orphans

A number of orphaned and abandoned children looked after by the ABC Ministry in Swaziland will soon be sporting snazzy new tank tops thanks to two Coldstream ladies, Ann Burdon and Lyn Borthwick.

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Polly Wolly Doodle manager Paula Preston (centre) and early year assistants Michelle Stewart and Kirsten Canning.

Duns childminder gets top marks from Care Inspectorate

The Care Inspectorate has given a Duns childcare facility a rare accolade - awarding them top grades across all four quality themes!

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Langlee Primary School pupils being given a tour of the new school site.

Galashiels school holding open day ahead of demolition this summer

Past pupils of Langlee Primary School are being invited to an open day this weekend ahead of its demolition this summer.

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The confirmands with Father Robert Afayori, the priest for Duns and Eyemouth.

First Holy Communion at Duns for confirmands

On Friday, May 5, Archbishop Leo Cushley came down to the Immaculate Conception RC Church in Jedburgh to confirm 22 confirmands, 13 of which were from the parishes of Our Lady and St Margaret, Duns and St Andrews, Eyemouth.

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Children from Seashells nursery have been visiting Saltgreens residents once a week, bridging the generation gap.

Kids bridging generation gap

Children at Seashells Nursery in Eyemouth have been visiting the town’s Saltgreens residential home for the elderly as part of a generation gap-bridging friendship scheme.

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Chief Inspector Andy McLean briefs secondary school pupil at the young driver day at RAF Charterhall.

Young drivers are steered in the right direction

Borders secondary school pupils got behind the wheel of a pioneering new driver training initiative last week.

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Chief Inspector Andy McLean briefs secondary school pupil at the young driver day at RAF Charterhall.

Driver training part of school curriculum

Secondary school pupils from across the Borders got behind the wheel of a pioneering new driver training initiative last week.

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The Runciman family - Roderick, Amanda, Lewis and Libby - at their Allanshaws farmhouse.

Farm secretary role more vital than ever

With the ever changing dynamics of agriculture the need for accurate and timely financial and physical records being produced to support the farming businesses has never been greater.

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Colin Howard, finance director, Berwickshire Housing Association, presenting the cheque to Berwickshire High School students for the house build project in Tanzania.

£4k boost for African trip

Berwickshire High School pupils taking part in a home-building expedition to Tanzania are taking with them a £4,000 cheque from an association dedicated to providing housing here.

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The recent ReTweed graduates with their tutors and Hazel Smith (centre, bottom row) who started the social enterprise education business.

ReTweed graduates feature on ITV’s Border Life programme

ReTweed graduates were the centre of attention when a film crew from ITV’s Border Life programme travelled to Eyemouth to capture on film what the social enterprise is all about.

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Miss Scotland Lucy Kerr has the key to Scotland's secrets

National Trust launches major recruitment drive

Families across Scotland are being handed the key to Scotland’s treasures this summer - when they join the National Trust for Scotland.

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The pupils from Greenlaw Primary School who took part in the competition to design and build a nesting box.

Greenlaw pupils build bird nesting boxes

Greenlaw Primary School rose to the challenge when the pupils were asked last autumn to enter a competition to build bird nesting boxes which they could then place on Greenlawdean Farm.

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More than £570k spent last year on supply teachers

More than £570k spent last year on supply teachers

Scottish Borders Council spent more than £574,950 on supply teachers during the last academic year.

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Fiona McAllan was presented with her BEM by the Lord Lieutenenant for Berwickshire, Jeanna Swan.

Seeing medal is believing for college worker

Only now that she’s been presented with a British Empire Medal by the lord-lieutenant of Berwickshire does college worker Fiona McAllan finally accept that she really has been given the honour.

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Cameron and Stuart Haddow and Kayleigh Scott representing the cubs, beavers and rainbows, the younger members who have helped in Eyemouth

‘Toon tidy’ team aims to bring out best in Eyemouth

Eyemouth’s ‘toon tidy’ team has its 2017 monthly schedule of planting and tidying up the town set from April to September.

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Chirnside Scottish Dancers, Carys Snowball, Ally Robertson and Katie Chalmers at Duns Volunteer Hall for the Dance Festival.

Berwickshire pupils have a ball at festival

Primary pupils had a ball when they showed off their dancing talent at this year’s Berwickshire Primary Schools’ Dance Festival in Duns.

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Winner of the mature learner award Jackie Gray from Coldstream (centre) with Margaret Menzies and Catherine Hadshar.

Adult learners prove determined to succeed

Coldstream’s Jackie Gray was a winner at the 18th annual Scottish Borders Adult Learners’ Awards ceremony held at Earlston High School last week.

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Caelan Corr, age 6, Carson Corr, age 5, Cayne Corr, age 4 get to grips with vegetables and tried a different one every day for five days.

It’s official – eating veg isn’t that hard to do

Two Berwickshire families successfully completed the Eat Better Feel Better vegetable challenge of trying a new vegetable a day for five days.

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It was a big day for the P2 bridal party at Chirnside Primary School.

Wedding bells for Chirnside Primary 2 class

Chirnside P2 pupils attended a double wedding at the local parish church when two couples from the class were ‘married’ by the P2 minister Elliot.

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Eyemouth High School are fundraising to build a battery operated racing car.

Justgiving helps high school car project

Eyemouth High School pupils who are fundraising to buy a green-powered battery racing car kit have started up a crowd funding page where people can donate towards the project.

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