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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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A Borders Railway service at Stow.

Report boosts case for extending Borders Railway into Cumbria

Calls for the Borders Railway to be extended into England via Hawick have been boosted by a new report revealing the positive impact the line is having on employment and tourism.

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Hawick councillor Davie Paterson surveying the state of the B6399 to Newcastleton from Hawick.

£1m to be spent on improving timber traffic routes in Borders

Almost £1m is to be spent on improving five roads near Hawick used by timber traffic, plus another near Tweedsmuir.

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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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Mr Lamont is calling for the Borders Railway to be extended beyond Tweedbank.

New report puts case for extending Borders Railway to Hawick and Carlisle

A rail link is vital to Hawick’s economic future, according to a report looking at the viability of extending the Borders Railway into England.

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Three X95 bus serivives a night are to be diverted during the roadworks.

A7 to be closed overnight near Stow for roadworks

A stretch of the A7 north of Galashiels is to be closed overnight for roadworks next week.

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Hypermiling is a new tactic that is growing in popularity.

Traffic diversions for A1 to allow works

Traffic will be diverted to allow carriageway resurfacing works to take place on the A1, just north of the Eye Water Bridge over three nights starting this weekend.

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Traffic will be diverted via the Carfraemill roundabout.

A68 to be closed at Lauder for roadworks

The A68 will be closed at Lauder for roadworks next 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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Borders roads network criticised

Borders roads network criticised

The latest criticism of the state of the roads in the Borders has come from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

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Improvements to the A1 will form part of the transport study.

Study will weigh up best way forward for transport links

Extending the Borders Railway is one of the options being considered by a new study about to look at improving transport links in the south of Scotland.

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Easter commuters face travel delays

Lengthy delays predicted for Easter travellers

Drivers have been warned to expect “significant delays” over Easter with more than 20 million cars expected on the roads between Maundy Thursday and Easter Monday.

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The newly resurfaced road is already breaking up only days after the work was done.

Duns road repairs lasted only a few days

Resurfacing work in Duns Market Square and Easter Street has come in for critcism from resident Michaelle Burns-Greig.

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Barrie Forrest with Jeanna Swan, lord-lieutenant of Berwickshire, at Reston Village Hall.

Barrie insists on getting medal in front of home crowd

Community means everything to Reston’s Barrie Forrest, so when it came to accepting his British Empire Medal, the venue for the ceremony had to be the village hall there.

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The new coach park on Chapel Street, Berwick.
Picture by Jane Coltman

New coach park for Berwick under way

Work is progressing on Berwick town centre’s new coach parking facility in Chapel Street, and Northumberland County Council says it will be complete in the next few weeks, for the start of the main tourist season.

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Perrymans buses could be operating routes across the Borders.

Talks continue over future bus services in the Borders

Following last week’s announcement by bus firm First that it is pulling out of the Borders, there is a glimmer of hope that things may turn out to be for the best.

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All change on Borders buses

All change on Borders buses

First Scotland is withdrawing its entire fleet from the Borders later this month, and West Coast Motors, which took over Perryman’s Buses last year, is in talks to take over the routes.

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The Union Chain Bridge at Horncliffe is the oldest vehicular suspension bridge in the world.

Union Chain Bridge’s £5m restoration

Momentum is building for the Union Chain Bridge at Horncliffe to be fully restored by its 200th anniversary in 2020.

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Paul Johnston

Berwick man dies in three vehicle A1 accident

A 31 year old Berwick man was killed in a fatal road accident on the A1 at Burnmouth in the early hours of Saturday morning.

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Aerial views of Berwick-Upon-Tweed from the Town Hall spire 
Old Bridge

Old Bridge to close for a fortnight

Berwick Old Bridge is set to close to vehicles for up to two weeks for essential investigations into the overall condition of the historic structure.

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