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Longer railway would be just the job, new Borders MP tells Westminster

New Borders MP John Lamont used his maiden speech at Westminster to call for the Borders Railway to join him south of the border.

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NFU Scotland's Presidential team launch the discussion document at the Highland Show. Left to right are Martin Kennedy, Andrew McCornick and Gary Mitchell.

Preparing Scotland’s farmers for change

NFU Scotland has used Scotland’s premier agricultural event to put a vision for Scottish agriculture at the heart of Brexit negotiations.

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Bid to turn town into magnet for business

Bid to turn town into magnet for business

A £3.6m funding package will help create a launchpad for new businesses in the former Almstrong’s store in Hawick’s Teviot Crescent in a bid to revive the town centre’s flagging fortunes.

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John Lamont on his first day at Westminster,

First day in his new job for John Lamont

Coldstream’s John Lamont has achieved a long-held ambition by, after 10 years at Holyrood, taking over as MP for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk at Westminster.

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Ex-MP will continue to fight for Borders

Ex-MP will continue to fight for Borders

The Scottish National Party’s Calum Kerr might only have been an MP for two years, but despite his general election defeat, he is upbeat about what he has achieved.

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Galashiels transport interchange.

Opening hours to be cut at Galashiels transport hub

Galashiels transport interchange’s opening hours are to be cut by hard-up council bosses looking to save up to £40,000 a year.

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John Lamont on his first day at Westminster,

MP Lamont backs troubled PM in Brexit talks

The region’s new Tory MP John Lamont is getting ready to start his new day job at Westminster.

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Time of the Tories as Kerr is ousted from Westminster

Borderers came out in force once again last Thursday – and voted in the constituency’s first Conservative MP since 1965.

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Rachael Hamilton wins over voters

Rachael Hamilton wins over voters

Conservative candidate Rachael Hamilton’s gamble paid off on Friday morning, as she rode the local Tory wave to success in the Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire Scotish Parliament by-election.

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Live Blog: General Election 2017 fallout

Live Blog: General Election 2017 fallout

Our reporters across the country will give you updates and analysis as it happens after the UK was left with a hung parliament following the General Election.

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General election: The Borders turns blue

General election: The Borders turns blue

The Conservative Party might be struggling in the war politically as it faces a hung Parliament, but it certainly won the battle of the Borders.

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General Election: “It seems the challenging environment that we expected has been borne out on the day” – Calum Kerr

General Election: “It seems the challenging environment that we expected has been borne out on the day” – Calum Kerr

The SNP’s Calum Kerr has not yet officially knocked over his king in this chess game, but as counting continues at Kelso, it looks very much like his short reign as MP for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk is over.

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SNP Candidate Calum Kerr looks like losing the seat he has enjoyed for only two years.

General Election: Tories look like winning Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk seat

Live from the count: Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk

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Election count at Springwood Hall.

Live from the count: Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk

Once again we are here at the count centre for the General Election count for the Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk UK Parliament Constituency, as well as the by-election for the Scottish Parliamnent’s Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire constituency.

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SNP candidates in the by-election and General election respectively, Gail Hendry and Calum Kerr, with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and a host of party supporters in Hawick today.

Party leaders flock to Borders marginal

It’s make your mind up time about where to put your cross on the General Election ballot paper this Thursday, June 8.

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First Minister pays flying visit to region to back candidates

Scottish Government First Minister Nicola Sturgeon paid a visit to Hawick on Monday to chat to supporters and try to boost her Scottish National Party candidates’ campaigns ahead of today’s elections.

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Theresa May visits Kelso in show of ‘strong and stable’ support

Prime Minister Theresa May lent her political weight to John Lamont and Rachael Hamilton’s campaigns on Monday with a visit to Kelso.

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First Minister and Prime Minister in Borders visits

Election week has started in earnest today, Monday, with both the SNP and the Conservatives adding weight to their campaigns through visits from their party leaders – who just happen to be Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and UK Prime Minister Theresa May.

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Scottish Greens co-convener Patrick Harvie at the Glad Cafe in Glasgow as the party publishes its manifesto for the snap General Election

ELECTION 2017: Which of these manifesto pledges from parties in Scotland do you agree with?

As we enter the final week of campaigning, all the major Scottish parties have published their manifestos.

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Independent councillor for Hawick and Hermitage, David Paterson, photographed East Berwickshire Tory councillor Jim Fullarton's Mercedes parked in a disabled parking space outside Scottish Borders Council's headquarters in St Boswells.

Re-elected councillors in disabled parking row at HQ

A row between two Scottish Borders councillors made national headlines this week when a Tory councillor was criticised for parking his Mercedes sports car in a disabled parking space.

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