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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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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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Potholes and elephant pits on Borders roads

Potholes and elephant pits on Borders roads

Agreement to spend £15.6m on roads and bridges in the Borders did not impress one Duns woman present at Scottish Borders Council’s annual budget meeting last week.

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Council leader David Parker at the junction outside the Borders General Hospital.

Plans being drawn up in bid to cut accidents at hospital junction

Traffic signals and a lower speed limit look to be on the way in an effort to cut the number of accidents at the road entrance to the Borders General Hospital at Melrose.

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Barrie Forrest at the site of the old Reston Station.

Progress ‘imminent’ on station reopening

Scottish Borders Council leader David Parker says he is hopeful there will be a positive announcement within weeks on funding to secure the reopening of Reston railway station in Berwickshire.

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Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Woman who died following collision on A1 is named

Police have confirmed that the woman who sadly died following a collision on the A1 near Dunbar was Meghan Ambrozevich-Blair.

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Lord-lieutenant Gerald Maitland-Carew and Michelle de Bruin at the stone's unveiling at Tweedbank railway station.

Royal plaque back at Tweedbank train station after 14-month absence

The plaque unveiled by Queen Elizabeth II last year to mark the opening of the Borders Railway is now back at Tweedbank train station and taking pride of place in a new stone sculpture.

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Fuel prices fall as big four supermarkets make 3p cuts

Fuel prices fall as big four supermarkets make 3p cuts

Asda has announced it is capping its petrol prices at 110.7p per litre, with diesel at 112.7p from today (Tuesday).

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The Flying Scotsman crosses the Royal Border Bridge in Berwick on its way to Edinburgh Waverley yesterday. Picture: Aaron Wilson

Flying Scotsman back on the rails after U-turn

Flying Scotsman will take to rail tracks in the Borders today after Network Rail reversed a decision to cancel trips at short notice.

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The Flying Scotsman crosses the Royal Border Bridge at Berwick-Upon-Tweed en route from York to Edinburgh Waverley. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Flying Scotsman trips reinstated - but answers demanded over ‘farce’

The Flying Scotsman locomotive’s cancelled trips to the Borders and Fife have been reinstated for today after frantic behind-the-scenes work by Network Rail.

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Flying Scotsman cancellation ‘unacceptable, unbelievable, appalling’

Flying Scotsman cancellation ‘unacceptable, unbelievable, appalling’

The cancellation of the Flying Scotsman locomotive’s trip to the Borders on Sunday has been described as “unbelievable and unacceptable”.

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A scene in February 2016 outside''Kirknewton station in Northumberland very close to the Scottish border.

No joined-up thinking

Kirknewton station in north Northumberland, not to be confused with the one of the same name west of Edinburgh, was closed to passengers on September 22, 1930, and for goods traffic on March 30, 1953.

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Calum Kerr MP: ‘We need hourly train service between Berwick and Edinburgh’

The pressure on rail bosses to provide a new hourly train service between Berwick and Edinburgh has been turned up by Borders MP Calum Kerr.

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Buses like this local one in Italy tend to be well maintained. Coaches, however, can be found wanting, with less reputable operators more ready to take a risk.

John Wylde: ‘Coach operators need top maintain safety standards’

All vehicles on the road are subject to periodic inspections for their road-worthiness. Large heavy vehicles are liable to be stopped for ‘spot inspections’ at any time, and woe betide the people whose vehicles are found to have dangerous faults.

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Susataining Dunbar wants to encourage more people to use the town's rail service to Edinburgh.

East Lothian rail partnership is launched

East Lothian has become the first area in Scotland to introduce a government-backed community rail partnership.

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