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Canine wedding guests

If you are thinking about having your dog as a guest at your wedding then Barking Mad Scottish Borders are the people to help.

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Andrew Ewen and Stuart Robertson of the Leonard Cheshire Disability charity met Rachael Hamilton in the Scottish Parliament last November.

Charity calls for an end to 15 minute home care visits

The Leonard Cheshire charity that supports disabled people in the UK is campaigning to stop local authorities authorising 15 minute personal care visits.

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Sue Ryder painting on location.

Art by royal appointment

Award-winning Coldstream painter, Susan Ryder is one of seven artists featured in a special Local Heroes exhibition at next month’s Borders Art Fair.

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SBC Headquarters

A new way of approaching homelessness

A year-long inquiry into homelessness in Scotland has concluded with a series of recommendations including introducing a Housing First model.

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Stolen Duns lorry is found in County Durham

Stolen Duns lorry is found in County Durham

Police are investigating the theft of a DAF LF45 lorry from business premises at Station Road Industrial Estate, Duns, on Tuesday, February 6, at around 9pm.

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Castlegate overflow car park in Berwick.

Uncertain future for Berwick car park

Concerns about the possible loss of the Castlegate overflow car park have been raised by Berwick Town Council.

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The meeting of the Borders WASPI group in St Boswells at the weekend was very well attended.

Borders ladies take up the WASPI cause

A growing band of Borders women, born in the 1950s are beginning to wake up to the impact a series of changes to their State Pension age.

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Councillor Heather Anderson

SBC opposition budget

Scottish Borders Council’s SNP/Liberal Democrat opposition have produced their own 2018-19 budget which includes a £1.2m fairness fund to address rural poverty and isolation.

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Kevin Lyons, right, joins Chris Gauld as Spark looks to a brighter future

New faces on board as Spark hits record turnover of £159m

Fast-expanding Borders firm Spark Energy has reported a record turnover of £159m for last year, up almost a quarter on the year before.

Business
New wardens will tackle Borders ‘wild campers’

New wardens will tackle Borders ‘wild campers’

A clampdown on anti-social campers in one of the most picturesque areas of the Borders has been announced.

Environment
Edinburgh College Broadcast Media lecturer Jim Mason; Edinburgh College Broadcast Media curriculum manager Marjory Crooks; Edinburgh College student Vicente Noviello; John Home Robertson

Paxton House is a star of both video and radio

Paxton House is about to become both a video and radio star as two projects focus on the historic mansion.

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Ashley Highfield

MPs must protect the local press from damaging Lords amendment

This week the Prime Minister announced a review into the health of the news media, including the regional and local press.

Politics
The swimmers who took on the 10km challenge at Eyemouth Leisure Centre to raise money for The Brain Tumour Charity.

A marathon charity swim

A hardy team of 18 swimmers raised £1300 for The Brain Tumour Charity, in a marathon swimming event at Eyemouth Leisure Centre.

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John Lamont speaks to members of the public who attended the Duns meeting to discuss RBS branch closures.

200 discuss bank closures

Over 200 Borders residents attended meetings organised by local Conservative politicians to discuss the proposed closure of Royal Bank of Scotland branches.

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Hillwalkers are being urged to take care and be prepared for all kinds of weather.

Hillwalkers urged to be aware of dangers posed by bad weather

Hillwalkers and people pursuing outdoor activities in the mountains are ebing warned by Police Scotland of the dangers that inclement weather and the terrain can present.

Environment
British Transport Police are supporting the campaign to tackle knife crime.

Transport police take campaign to tackle knife crime on to our railways

British Transport Police officers in Scotland are supporting a national week of action tackling knife crime.

Crime
Public to be consulted on the future of Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

Public to be consulted on the future of Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is seeking the views of the public on proposed changes to the role of firefighters.

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John Lamont with (from left to right) Martin Yelling (former international runner and an elite duathlete and triathlete) and fellow marathon running MPs, David Linden MP, Tom Pursglove MP and Chris Green MP on a training run in London.

MP’s charity marathon

Borders MP John Lamont will be running this year’s London Marathon to raise money for the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation and Motor Neurone Disease Scotland charities.

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Andrew Hay, head of engineering and technology at Eyemouth High School receiving three OZITO power drills from Martin Mawer manager of Homebase Berwick and president Dave Holland of Rotary Eyemouth.

Co-ordinated effort for Eyemouth High

Eyemouth High School’s engineering and technology department have added three new, much-needed, power drills to their toolbox.

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Eyemouth brewed fermented sparkling kombucha tea drinks are the first to be available on tap.

Tea with a natural fizz on tap next to beer

An Eyemouth company is leading the field when it comes to putting a wellness drink behind the bar on tap next to craft beers.

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