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Chancellor supports Borderlands Growth Deal

Borders MP John Lamont has welcomed the 2017 Budget, saying that it ‘delivers for Scotland’ and shows the effectiveness of the lobbying by Scottish Conservative MPs.

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Floral tributes laid at the site of the fatal crash during the Swinton stage of the 2014 Jim Clark Rally.

Rally deaths could have been avoided

System was ‘weak,

ambiguous and ultimately

inadequate says Sheriff

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The Keystore shop premises where the town's post office could be moving to.

Change of address at Coldstream Post Office

Coldstream Post Office users are being asked for their views on a proposal to move the service 60 metres along the High Street to the Keystore shop.

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Scots booze cruises to Berwick expected

Scots booze cruises to Berwick expected

Booze cruises to Berwick have been predicted as a result of new minimum pricing rules being brought in north of the border on May 1, 2018.

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2017 Eyemouth Herring Queen, Colbie-Kate Ross with former Herring Queens on thebeach

Eyemouth Co-op customers do their bit to help local charities

Eyemouth Co-op is holding a celebration day on Saturday, November 25, when it will hand out funds raised as part of the Co-op membership scheme to three local community charities.

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What could your potential earnings be?

Study reveals the uni courses that’ll make you rich - and those that won’t

Studying medicine and dentistry will make you the richest after university with graduates earning an average of £46,700 according to new research from the Institute of Fiscal Studies.

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Fiona Hyslop Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, James Walker Eyemouth Harbour Trust Representative, Will Haegeland Chairman of Scottish Borders Tourism Partnership, John Henderson Vice Chair of Scottish Borders Tourism Partnership, Paula Ward Regional Director Scottish Borders VisitScotland.

Harbour trust’s tourism commitment

Eyemouth Harbour Trust has become the 500th member of the Scottish Borders Tourism Partnership.

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Scottish Borders Council leader Shona Haslam.

Public asked to help set budget priorities

Scottish Borders Council is asking for members of the public to contribute their thoughts and ideas on the council’s 2018-19 budget.

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Local lord champions growing of GM crops

Local lord champions growing of GM crops

Lord Palmer, of Manderston, Duns, voiced his support for genetically modified crops during a recent debate in the House of Lords.

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4G signals may cause a problem for freeview viewers

Eyemouth 4G switch on may affect TVs

The fourth generation mobile phone services, known as 4G, have gone live in Eyemouth and may cause TV interference to households that receive Freeview.

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Rachael Hamilton MSP with the Eyemouth & District Rehab Support group

Gap in region’s health support

A new report by Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland highlights the fact that the 1500 people in the Borders living with lung disease are not receiving the support they need.

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An Activity Day run by Berwickshire Christian Youth Trust and Duns and District Parishes was attended by 50 youngsters last week.

Bible based activity day

Over 50 Duns children attended an activity day run by BCYT and Duns and District Parishes on the teachers in-service training day last week.

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Jack & the Beanstalk cast.

Jack’s eventful trip up a magic Beanstalk

It is always a pleasure to attend a Eyemouth and District Community Youth Theatre Group pantomime and this year was no exception.

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Daniel Pauley, a 25 year old podiatry student from Duns, was presented with the award of Outstanding Achievement in Education at the Fostering Excellence Awards in London.

Daniel fosters belief in his new career

A student from Duns who transformed his life through university education has won the ‘Outstanding Achievement in Education’ award at the Fostering Excellence Awards ceremony in London.

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Coldingham scrabble competitor Allan Simmons

Scrabble champion banned

Scrabble champion Allan Simmons, from Coldingham hit the headlines across the world this week after being given a three year ban from the game.

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The Rev. David Taverner conducted a short service at Birgham's War Memorial Cairn on Sunday morning with Duncan Bell from Coldstream Pipe Band playing a lament. Wreaths were laid on behalf of Birgham Community Development Trust, Scottish Border's Council and Royal British Legion Scotland Riders Branch. Representing the youth of Birgham Shay Dyet also place a Poppy Cross in front of the cairn.

Remembrance in Berwickshire

Old and young took part in Remembrance day services across Berwickshire at the weekend as towns and villages paid their respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice over the past century.

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Dunbar High Street.

Subsidy to start high street shop

A six month pilot scheme that could help turn the tide of decline in Scotland’s town centres is due to start in Dunbar in January 2018.

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As part of its current contract with BHA, paintwork contractor Novus Property Solutions is offering to paint community facilities free of charge, with paint donated by Dulux.

BHA’s free decorating offer to local groups

Berwickshire Housing Association is urging any local community groups who need funding or assistance with their projects to get in touch.

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Does your school have a budding Dickens who could write the next Christmas classic?

Prizes on offer for new Christmas classic

Children from across Scotland are getting in the Christmas spirit early to try and win £1,500 for their school.

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Coldstreamers pay a special visit to their French twin town

Coldstream Twinning Group was welcomed with open arms once again into the home of their French twin town of Bennecourt.

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