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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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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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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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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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Riverside Leisure Park is being expanded over the next few months.

Holiday park expansion planned

Verdant Leisure has announced a £500,000 extension to their Wooler site which will be completed by March 2018.

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The latest ReTweed graduation class with trainer  Jacqueline Thompson (far left) SBC leader Shona Haslam (centre) and ReTweed founder Hazel Smith (far right).

ReTweed’s early Christmas gift

It’s a very happy Christmas this year for ReTweed in Eyemouth as the project has just been awarded two significant grants which secure its future through to 2020.

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Barrie Forrest at the site of the old Reston Station.

Rail campaigners keep up the pressure

Work has started on determining the capacity of the east coast rail line and the study should be completed by April/May next year.

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The Eyemouth RBS branch is amongst those threatened with closure.

RBS branch closures ‘devastating’

A Scottish Parliament debate last week on bank branch closures in Scotland was “probably the most subscribed members’ business debate”.

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NEC see significant technological advantages.

Johnston Press digital awarded funding from Google innovation initiative

Johnston Press - the owner of this title - has announced that it has won two separate grants from the Digital News Initiative Innovation Fund, which is backed by Google.

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Local papers tie up BBC link for democracy reporters

Local papers tie up BBC link for democracy reporters

This newspaper is to benefit from a link-up with the BBC which will see dozens of local democracy reporters employed across the UK.

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The Royal Bank of Scotland in Duns is set to close in 2018

RBS plan to close Duns and Eyemouth branches

Berwickshire could be left with only one full time bank if Royal Bank of Scotland goes ahead with their plans to close their Duns and Eyemouth branches.

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New hope for faster broadband

New hope for faster broadband

A community project to provide faster broadband to Berwickshire has been suspended three months after being awarded an £800,000 grant.

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Founding members of Scottish Stone Group with Paul Wheelhouse MSP.  (LtoR) Marcus Paine (Hutton Stone), Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Peter Stewart (Tradstocks) and Brian Binnie ( Denfind Stone).

Flying flag for Scottish stone

Hutton Stone is one of three top companies who have joined forces to form the Scottish Stone Group, aiming to encourage the use of local materials.

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The border is not seen as a barrier to local authorities working together to promote the economic growth of communities in both England and Scotland.

Budget boost for Borderlands Initiative

Cross border local authority partners welcomed the inclusion of the Borderlands Initiative in last week’s UK Chancellor’s budget.

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Scottish Environment VIBES Awards winners Claire Boyle and Jo-Ann Baptie from Greenvale AP with Craig Walker from award sponsors Farne Salmon & Trout.

Greenvale AP’s green credentials

Greenvale AP, the organic potato supplier based at Craigswalls, near Chirnside has picked up a coveted green award, for its environmental efforts, at the Scottish Environment Business Awards.

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High School pupils from Berwickshire at the Food and Farming event at Springwood Park, Kelso.

Career opportunities in the rural sector

A two day Food and Farming event at Springwood Park, Kelso gave second and third year pupils from eight Borders high schools an idea of career opportunities in agriculture.

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The winners of the AgriScot Scottish Sheep Farm of the Year award from left Andrea, Tom, Jessica and Charley Walker.

Barnside is the Scottish sheep farm of the year

Abbey St Bathans farmers Charley and Andrea Walker have picked up the 2017 Agriscot Scottish Sheep Farm of the Year award.

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The Keystore shop premises where the town's post office could be moving to.

Change of address at Coldstream Post Office

Coldstream Post Office users are being asked for their views on a proposal to move the service 60 metres along the High Street to the Keystore shop.

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Scots booze cruises to Berwick expected

Scots booze cruises to Berwick expected

Booze cruises to Berwick have been predicted as a result of new minimum pricing rules being brought in north of the border on May 1, 2018.

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Fiona Hyslop Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, James Walker Eyemouth Harbour Trust Representative, Will Haegeland Chairman of Scottish Borders Tourism Partnership, John Henderson Vice Chair of Scottish Borders Tourism Partnership, Paula Ward Regional Director Scottish Borders VisitScotland.

Harbour trust’s tourism commitment

Eyemouth Harbour Trust has become the 500th member of the Scottish Borders Tourism Partnership.

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