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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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Local lord champions growing of GM crops

Local lord champions growing of GM crops

Lord Palmer, of Manderston, Duns, voiced his support for genetically modified crops during a recent debate in the House of Lords.

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Dunbar High Street.

Subsidy to start high street shop

A six month pilot scheme that could help turn the tide of decline in Scotland’s town centres is due to start in Dunbar in January 2018.

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Jessica, Charley, Andrea and Tom Walker of Barnside Farm, Abbey St Bathans.

Barnside is sheep farm of the year finalist

An Abbey St Bathans farm which is one of three finalists in the AgriScot Scottish Sheep Farm of the Year Award, was visited by the award judges this week.

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Social Enterprise Business of the Year' winner ReTweed, based in Eyemouth. Sponsored by Scottish Border Social Enterprise Chamber.

Business sector is in fine fettle in the Borders

Berwickshire companies were well represented in the winners’ enclosure at the 2017 Scottish Borders Business Excellence Awards last Friday, at Springwood Park, Kelso.

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An aerial view of Eyemouth showing the location of the proposed heliport.

Town backs heliport

A heliport close to Eyemouth harbour could boost its chances of becoming a supply port for the North Sea offshore wind sector as well as helping tourism.

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New road studs on the A1 in Berwickshire.

Motorists views on new A1 road studs are sought

Eleven thousands homes between Grantshouse and Berwick are about to receive a questionnaire asking for residents’ views on the impact of the A1 solar powered LED road studs at nine junctions.

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The taxi rank at Channel St, Galashiels

Borderers are asked to give their views on future taxi fares

Borderers are being urged to have their say on taxi fares as part of a public consultation on the issue.

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Jim Sinclair being given the 2017 Tweed Forum river champion award by Tweed Forum chairman James Hepburne Scott.

Heriot farmer Jim wins award for keeping flooding at bay

He might not be able to part the Red Sea in the manner of Moses or hold back the tide as the 11th century English, Norwegian and Danish king Cnut is credited with having tried, but farmer Jim Sinclair has got a track record of keeping flooding at bay in his corner of the Borders.

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Staff at Kelso's Galedin Vet Surgery. Back row, left to right, Iain lathangie , Michael Kyle, Alexa Bryce, Marion Hutcheson and Tom sparks. Front row, Sheila Fleming, Robert Anderson, Lynne Cruickshanks, Terri Steele.

Kelso celebrates 200th year of veterinary services

More than 150 farmers and animal owners turned out at Kelso’s Galedin Veterinary surgery to mark the 200th anniversary of the town’s first veterinary surgeon.

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