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Drugs theft at Coldingham surgery

Police are investigating the theft of a quantity of diazepam from a doctor’s surgery in Priors Walk, Coldingham, on Tuesday, December 12.

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Eyemouth Leisure Centre

Live Borders’ offer work placements

Live Borders is currently taking applications for leisure assistants at Eyemouth, Kelso, Selkirk, Galashiels and Hawick.

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Longridge Towers School.

Top marks for Longridge

Longridge Towers has been listed among the top 10 independent schools in the North East for the first time.

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Justice Secretary Michael Matheson launches the Festive Drink Drive campaign with Deputy Chief Constable Iain Livingstone. 



Picture by Chris James.

Festive drink driving campaign warns ‘just one’ drink is one too many

Drivers in Scotland are being reminded that there is zero tolerance for ‘just one’ drink before driving.

Health
Past president Isobel Holliwell cutting the cake at Coldingham SWI's 80th birthday celebrations.

Coldingham SWI celebrates 80th birthday

In the same year the Scottish Womens’ Institute (formerly the Scottish Women’s Rural Institute) celebrates its centenary, Coldingham SWI celebrated its 80th birthday last Sunday with an old fashioned afternoon tea.

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Eyemouth, Coldingham, Cockburnspath First Responders receiving �2207.  Lee Shennan (Eyemouth Coop Store Manager) , Gill Caine, Lisa McTavish, Martin Galloway, Clare Taylor, Leanne Gillie (Community First Responders w/ Scottish Ambulance Service) Lisa Sinton (Eyemouth Coop CTM)

Christmas comes early for Berwickshire First Responders

Eyemouth, Coldingham and Cockburnspath First Responders were among those to receive an early Christmas present when the Co-op revealed a £46,000 funding boost.

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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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Eyemouth Herring Queen elect Miss Isla Purvis

2018 Herring Queen

The 2018 Eyemouth Herring Queen has been announced as Isla Purvis who will be crowned on Saturday, July 28, by Miss Colbie-Kate Ross, the 2017 Eyemouth Herring Queen, at the start of the week-long festival of family events.

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Coldstream Christmas. Coldstream pipe band march in front of Santa along the High Street.

Christmas lights go on in Coldstream

The Christmas lights went on in Coldstream on Sunday, December 3, and Santa put in an appearance to mark the start of the festive season.

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SB Cares Bordercare alarm service will be run by a three council partnership from next April.

Bordercare service changes

The Bordercare Alarm service will be delivered by a three council partnership from April 2018, after councillors agreed to the changes.

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Margaret Driscoll received her BEM in Burnmouth Village Hall presented to her by Lord Lieutenant of Berwickshire Jeanna Swan for helping amongst others Eyemouth RNLI raise funds.

RNLI supporter’s BEM

Eyemouth lifeboat crew were on hand at the weekend to help one of their most hardworking fundraisers, Margaret Driscoll, celebrate being presented with the British Empire Medal.

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Councillors Gordon Edgar (SBC) and Glen Sanderson (NCC) with pupils from schools on both sides of the border -  Swinton and Norham.

Lottery bid for Chain Bridge

Swinton Primary and Norham First School pupils joined the celebrations to mark the submission of a Heritage Lottery bid to safeguard the future of the Union Chain Bridge.

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Delia Howlett, team leader for the seven groups of district nurses that cover Coldstream and Greenlaw, at Coldstream Health Centre.

Delia’s delight in new title of Queen’s Nurse

A Coldstream based district nurse is among a group of 20 awarded the title of Queen’s Nurse, marking the first time the honour has been made in Scotland for almost 50 years.

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Eyemouth Harbour.

Northerly gales close Eyemouth harbour

Sea conditions last week meant that Eyemouth harbour was closed for two days - from 9am on Wednesday, November 29, to 6am on Friday, December 1, 2017.

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A number of people who are believed to have taken heroin mixed with opioids were taken to hospital last weekend.

Police and NHS Borders issue drugs warning

Tests are currently being carried out on a batch of opiate like drugs after a number of people were admitted to Borders General Hospital over the weekend.

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Michelle Ballantyne MSP 23 May 2017. Pic - Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament

MSP Ballantyne quits council and forces by-election

Michelle Ballantyne MSP, who has exercised a dual mandate of serving as a member of the Scottish Parliament and a councillor at Scottish Borders Council since the local elections in May, has resigned from the council.

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Driving examiners will strike today and tomorrow.

Driving examiners strike over new tests dispute

Hundreds of driving tests across Scotland today (Monday) and tomorrow have been cancelled due to strike action by examiners over the new test and working patterns.

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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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Members of the Eastern Borders Schools Brass Band who came third in  the Scottish Youth Brass Band Championships in Perth on Saturday.

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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Deputy First Minister John Swinney.

Independent panel to oversee named person service

An independent panel is being set up to provide expert advice to ensure the Scottish Government’s named person service is workable.

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