SCOTTISH Borders Councillor Catriona Bhatia is seeking assurances that proper plans are in place to avoid a repeat of the traffic chaos caused by the recent landslip at Nutwood near Dirtpot Corner on the A72.
A LEADING care charity in the Borders faces a funding crisis - after its bank account was closed.
ECO-CONSCIOUS pupils at Kingsland Primary School got the whole school community thinking about nature on their doorstep during a 'Biodiversity Bonanza.'
THE feasibility of establishing a Justice Centre in the Central Borders in the wake of the proposed closure of Peebles Sheriff Court moves a step closer when it will be considered at a meeting of stakeholders to be held locally next month.
BORDERS MP David Mundell has called on local schools to take part in My Money Week (June 3-9), giving pupils the chance to learn more about money and personal finance.
AS many as 30 full time jobs will be created in Peeblesshire later this year if a planned food processing factory is given the go-ahead.
SCOTTISH Borders Council revealed there is an urgent need for more foster carers in the region after it emerged 87 children are currently being cared for in 46 local homes - with others being forced to travel outwith the area.
THE men, women and children of Innerleithen were 'roused' on Friday evening as they welcomed the Standard Bearer Elect for 2013.
BORDERS MP David Mundell supported Deaf Awareness Week this week by attending a training session to understand the impact of deafness and improve communication skills to deaf people.
PEEBLES High School hair and beauty students have worked in partnership with The British Heart Foundation by taking part in a photoshoot at the town's Eastgate Theatre to produce a stunning wedding collection.
AN Ironman from Peebles is looking to cycle the West Highland Way in a day. Sam Anderson is taking on the 96-mile challenge - which includes 17.760 feet of ascent, or the equivalent of cycling up Ben Nevis four times - on June 1.
ATTRACTIONS in Peebles feature in a national nature festival which begins this week with more than 150 free wildlife events across Scotland.
MEMBERS of Peebles and District Round Table gathered in the new play park at St Ninian's Haugh, Peebles to acknowledge all those who, through their fundraising efforts and donations helped achieve the huge £50,000 target required for the refurbishment.
SELKIRK captain Gavin Craig summed up an amazing win in their own Lawrie's Garage sponsored Sevens at Philiphaugh on Saturday when he admitted: "Perhaps it was meant to be our day."
Peebles Netball hosted its annual festival for Primary 7 girls in Tweeddale this week.
PEEBLES athlete Sarah McCormack broke up the best of British on her way to a tremendous silver medal in the Lake District at the weekend.
THE annual County Sports event is to take place in Peebles next week. The Peeblesshire School's Athletic Association will stage the event at Whitestone Park on Wednesday, May 22.
THE Peebles Piranhas Primary 6 squad embarked on the annual end of season rugby tour last weekend to East Lothian. Out of the twenty P6s who regularly attend weekly training sixteen were eventually available to tour.
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