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Death toll claimed by Borders roads on increase

A dozen people were killed in road accidents in the Borders last year, the highest death toll for seven years, a meeting heard this week.

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The A7 is to be closed overnight south of Selkirk next week.

A7 to be closed overnight south of Selkirk for roadworks

The A7 is to be closed overnight south of Selkirk all next week for roadworks.

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David Carney driving his car through Duns the day before the tragedy.

Jim Clark Rally death crash driver tells of horror at seeing accident victim knocked into air

The driver of the car involved in the crash that killed three people watching 2014’s Jim Clark Rally in the Borders has told an inquiry of his horror at seeing one of the accident victims “flying in the air”.

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The A7 at Stow.

Motorist killed in 
A7 crash near Stow

A motorist was killed in a collision on the A7 north of Stow yesterday, August 10.

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Resurfacing work is to be carried out on the A702.

Resurfacing work planned on A702 north of West Linton

Resurfacing work is to be carried out on the A702 between Hartside, north of West Linton, and Carlops this weekend.

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The A68 is to be shut overnight south of Carfraemill for three days later this month.

A68 to be shut north of Lauder for three nights

The A68 is to be closed at night north of Lauder for three days for roadworks later this month.

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Call for more action to tackle air pollution, despite Government ban on the sale of diesel and petrol cars.

More action needed on air pollution

Environmental groups and The Scottish Greens have called on the UK Government to do more to tackle air pollution.

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At 90 per cent, Scotrails passenger satisfaction is back to its normal high levels, according to a new poll.

Rail passengers give Scotrail the thumbs up

At 90 per cent, Scotrail’s passenger satisfaction is back to its normal high levels, according to a new poll.

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From left: John Fairweather, regional resilience advisor, Karen Macaulay, national emergency preparedness communications and liaison manager (both Scottish Ambulance Service), Mark Ilderton, head of ScotRail Alliance Integrated Control.

Early interventions help unwell customers and cut delays

Delays to trains where a customer has taken ill and needs urgent medical treatment have been cut by 37 per cent due to a new partnership between the ScotRail Alliance and the Scottish Ambulance Service.

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From left, Border Buses supervisor Tony McConnell with operations managers Lee Young and Claire Lark.

End of road for Perryman’s name as bus firm merges Borders subsidiaries

Borders Buses and Perryman’s Buses are merging, leading to the scrapping of the latter brand.

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Lowood Bridge, near Melrose.

Borders bridge to be closed for five days

Lowood Bridge, north of Tweedbank, is to be closed for five days the week after next, although it will be open from late afternoon and overnight.

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Borders MP John Lamont making his maiden speech in the House of Commons during a debate on June 2017's Queen's Speech.

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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