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Police issue an ‘avoid travel’ warning

People in the south of Scotland are being urged to avoid travel this evening, following an amber warning for snow from the Met Office.

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Stop being a stick in the mud...and get down and dirty in it when Tough Mudder returns to Drumlanrig Castle on June 16 and June 17 this year. (Pic: Robert Perry)

Make Scottish charities your New Year resolution

Losing weight, getting in shape, finally packing in the fags. All very worthwhile resolutions to make and keep this year.

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There was plenty of good food, drink, music and dancing at the annual Coldstream pensioners' party held in Coldstream Community Centre last Friday.

Coldstream pensioners’ party time

There was plenty of good food, drink, music and dancing at the annual Coldstream pensioners’ party.

The event was held in town’s community centre.

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Eyemouth Rotary Club president Dave Holland welcomed Mick Pawley, its latest member. Mick is the husband of Jo Pawley, the clubs district governor nominee, and this is the first husband and wife team in the club.

Eyemouth president welcomes Rotarian Mick on board

Eyemouth Rotary Club president Dave Holland welcomed Mick Pawley, its latest member.

Mick is the husband of Jo Pawley, the club’s district governor nominee, and this is the first husband and wife team in the club.

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Gill Murray who has recently started  at Reiver Recruitment's newly opened Berwick office.

New recruit for Reiver Recruitment

A recruitment consultant who has recently moved to Coldstream to work at Reiver Recruitment’s newly opened Berwick office is loving her new life.

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Shared hobbies cement friendships.

Befriending project looks for new volunteers in 2018

New year resolutions come and go - many rarely making it beyond the first week - but one resolution that could be kept is to become a befriender.

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Two veterans who took part in a previous tour - now free trips are being offered to all World War Two veterans.

World War Two veterans offered free tours to pay respects to fallen comrades

The travel arm of the Royal British Legion is on a mission to find all surviving veterans of World War Two.

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Your picture of the Week

Your picture of the Week

Chirnside Parish Church was firmly in winter’s grip when villager Allan Brown captured this image at the end of last month.

Please email photographs, with a brief caption, to berwickshirenews@jpress.co.uk

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Salmon jumping in the River Tweed.

Protecting salmon in their nursery stage

Survival of young salmon (smolts) as they migrate from river to sea was the subject of an international conference in Berwick last year.

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Barney with vet Robert Young, owner SimonNeil  and physio Heather Halton.

Barney proves you can’t keep a good dog down

Barney the cocker spaniel is preparing for the final leg of walking the 212-mile Southern Upland Way, despite undergoing major surgery.

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Richard Havers

Rolling Stones biographer’s final chapter

Though he never played a note, Richard Havers, who passed away on New Year’s Eve, was a rock and music industry legend.

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Jim Clark Museum, Duns

Funding for Borders museums

Paxton House, the Jim Clark Museum and Thirlestane Castle are among 17 Scottish museums to benefit from £700,000 of investment from Museums Galleries Scotland’s Museum Development Fund.

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Business Gateway are running a series of workshops to help those either starting, or planning to set up, new companies.

Workshops offer help for new businesses

Business Gateway Scottish Borders is responding to an annual surge in business start-ups at the beginning of the year with a series of workshops.

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A aerial view of Eyemouth harbour

New Eyemouth harbour bridge

Eyemouth Harbour Trust’s new year has got off to a good start, with an £84,088 grant to build a new harbour bridge.

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Five men charged with hare coursing

Five men charged with hare coursing

Police arrested and charged five men in connection with hare coursing offences alleged to have taken place in the Duns and Gifford area last Thursday.

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Better rail links for Berwick and between Edinburgh and Newcastle will be discussed at a meeting in Berwick next week.

Berwick’s rail links under discussion

A public meeting on rail connectivity between Edinburgh and Newcastle will be used to promote Berwick’s rail links and position as a commuter town.

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Borders Water Rescue Team were on hand on new year's day to ensure that the Birgham dip in the River Tweed went safely.

New year dip in the Tweed

A quick dip in the Tweed was enjoyed by a few hardy souls from Birgham on new year’s day.

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Jimmy Shanks of Blinkbonny Quarry near Gordon.

Blinkbonny’s extension is set in stone

Scottish Borders Council has given permission for a further extension of Blinkbonny Quarry near Kelso.

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The applicants say the lagoon will speed up slurry spreading.

Council approves controversial slurry lagoon application

A retrospective application for a slurry lagoon near Greenlaw was unanimously approved by councillors on Monday.

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