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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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A yellow warning for snow is in place for much of Scotland

Warning of snow issued by Met Office

The Met Office has issued a yellow ‘be aware’ warning for snow on Tuesday.

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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.

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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 Duns Bloomin Marvellous team of volunteers busy in Duns Public Park.

Volunteers help make Duns Bloomin’ Marvellous

A Duns project that started as a solution to a small problem has blossomed into a valuable town asset helping to make the town ‘Bloomin’ Marvellous’.

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The normally traditional lucractive autumn runs of salmon in the River Tweed have been disappointing for anglers.

A shift from autumn run of Tweed salmon

There has been no recovery in Tweed salmon fishing, as Tweed Commissioners revealed 2016 was a challenging year with a further drop in salmon and sea trout catches.

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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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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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A turbine similar to this lost a nose cone recently.

Huge wind turbines planned

The Lammermuirs could be home to Scotland’s tallest wind turbines if plans for an extension to Crystal Rig wind farm go ahead.

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Berwickshire High School's 'I am Daniel Blake', film night, with from left, teacher from the school, local CAB volunteers, a member of the Food Bank and fourth year helpers on the night, standing in front of the food collected.

Food Bank benefits from Community Film screening

Huge thanks go to the audiences at Duns, Innerleithan and Selkirk for attending the free Community Film screenings of the award winning film ‘I Daniel Blake’ with donations for the local food banks.

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Scotttish Red Squirrel

£2.45m grant to help save red squirrels

The fight to save Scotland’s red squirrel population has received a £2.46m Heritage Lottery Fund grant.

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Hawick  councillor David Paterson, Scottish Borders Council's environmental services executive member, with the 3GS dog fouling and littering enforcement officers Tony Garrick, left, and Paul Marenghi in September 2016.

Region’s dog wardens issue only four fines

Scottish Borders Council is not yet winning the war on tackling dog fouling according to some of the region’s Conservative politicians.

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A yellow warning for snow is in place for much of Scotland

Snow warning as Storm Doris arrives

The Met Office has today (Tuesday) issued a yellow ‘be aware’ warning for snow for much of Scotland as Storm Doris bears down on the UK.

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Concerns have been expressed for the future of Scotlands landscapes.

Call for development of landscape policy

Two national organisations have joined forces to press the Scottish Government to develop a land use policy which protects Scotland’s world-renowned landscapes, and ensures access for recreation.

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Scottish Water says its charges will still be lower than the UK average after a 1.6 per cent increase.

Increase in Scottish Water charges to fund investment

Household water charges in Scotland remain among the lowest in Great Britain, according to recent figures.

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The recycling centre at Eyemouth

Asbestos at Eyemouth recycling centre

Eyemouth Recycling Centre is going to have to close for three days next week after hazardous asbestos was dumped in one of the skips.

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Livestock worrying can have devastating consequences.

Dog owners warned out of control pets could be shot

Dog owners are being warned that their pets could be killed if they are found anywhere near sheep, regardless of whether or not they have attacked them.

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Wet wipes are just one of the items that can cause blockages.

Campaign to keep sewers clear

Scottish Water is still dealing with almost 100 blocked drains and sewers daily, despite a drop in blockages over the last three years.

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Hawick councillor Davie Paterson surveying green waste dumped in the town's Mansfield Road.

Cost

Hawick and Hermitage councillor Davie Paterson has defended this week’s decision by Scottish Borders Council to hike the charges it levies on businesses for collection of trade waste.

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