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Blowing their own trumpet

The Eastern Borders Schools Brass Band came third at the Scottish Youth Brass Band Championships in Perth at the weekend.

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Eyemouth High School S3 pupils raised �300  for the Borders Macmillan Centre Give us a hand, Help us expand appeal

Eyemouth High pupils make The Difference

Eyemouth High School is the first school to raise money for the Borders Macmillan Centre’s ‘Give Us A Hand - Help Us Expand’ appeal.

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Billy Brogan (catering student winner, from Coldstream), Lorna Robertson (host) and Finlay Knox (gamekeeping student winner, from Kelso)

Students up their game to win

Borders College catering and gamekeeping students were victorious in a Field to Fork ‘Celebration of Game’ challenge hosted by MasterChef finalist Lorna Robertson.

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What could your potential earnings be?

Study reveals the uni courses that’ll make you rich - and those that won’t

Studying medicine and dentistry will make you the richest after university with graduates earning an average of £46,700 according to new research from the Institute of Fiscal Studies.

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Does your school have a budding Dickens who could write the next Christmas classic?

Prizes on offer for new Christmas classic

Children from across Scotland are getting in the Christmas spirit early to try and win £1,500 for their school.

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BSW Timber Group apprentices Padraig McNeil, Nico Scally, Ruaridh Mills and Stuart Matheson.

Timber group in finals of apprenticeship awards

An Earlston-based timber group is the only business in the Borders to become finalists at this year’s Scottish Apprenticeship Awards.

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Scottish Borders Council leader Shona Haslam.

Monitoring school bullying

Scottish Borders Council leader Shona Haslam has agreed to “take responsibility” for ensuring school staff know how to log and monitor incidents of bullying.

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Another report of hare coursing in Berwickshire is being investigated by police.

Police issue hare coursing warning

Following another report of hare coursing in Berwickshire police are asking the public to report any suspicious activity.

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Pupils learn how the heart works as part of the initiative.

Schools workshop competition

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is offering schools across the UK the chance to win a unique fun-filled workshop with a BHF-funded researcher to inspire pupils to learn about how their hearts work.

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From 4 December 2017, candidates will have to carry out the show me question while they are driving.

DVSA releases new videos to help learners prepare for driving test changes

With less than three months to go to until the driving test changes, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has published new videos about the updated ‘show me, tell me’ driving test questions.

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Archeological dig near St Abbs Lighthouse to try to uncover some dwellings probably once owed by the Lighthouse Board. Volunteers l-r, Helen Gibson and Carrie Gibson from St Abbs.

History experts dig what’s under the ground in coastal town

More than 65 history enthusiasts turned out at St Abbs’ Head at the weekend for an archaeological dig to examine the remains of a 19th century signal station.

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Earlston Primary School.

Supervision increased as fair is held next to primary school

Extra supervision is to be put in place at Earlston Primary School’s playground after a travelling fairground, run by a Selkirk businessman, set up camp next to it.

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Research has highlighted that the working conditions of Scotlands teachers are extremely poor'.

Research highlights poor working conditions of Scotland’s teachers

A major new piece of independent research claims the working conditions of Scotland’s teachers are ‘extremely poor’.

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Rachael Hamilton wants numbers collected

Recruiting teachers proves challenging

Teacher recruitment in the Borders is proving challenging Scottish Borders Council admitted this week.

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Police Scotland's campaign is aimed at the 500,000 students starting or returning to college and university this year.

Police campaign to help keep students safe

Police Scotland has launched a campaign to provide the country’s students with guidance and advice on how to keep safe.

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A new poll reveals the student of 2017 is more likely to be found at home watching films rather than going for a beer, with money worries occupying their minds more than their predecessors.

Students of 2017 swap nightlife for Netflix

Students today are as worried about their wallets as they are about their studies, showing a stark difference to their parents’ university days, new research shows.

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Jim Taylor who has worked with families affected by autism for over 40 years, held the attention of his audience at the Meeting of Minds meeting at the Hirsel Golf Club, Coldstream.

Autism expert strikes a chord with audience

The Meeting of Minds support group for families dealing with autism has proved to be invaluable in helping them with the day to day issues they face.

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David Buchanan recommends a career as an STEM teacher.

Teacher recruitment campaign expanded

A teacher recruitment campaign has been expanded to target university undergraduates studying English and Home Economics (HE) subjects, including food, nutrition and health courses.

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More young Scots are in positive destinations

More young Scots in education, training or work

More teenages in Scotland are in education, training or work, a report shows.

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