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29 Mar 2015 06:30

Expenses claim councillor referred to watchdog

AN internal investigation has cleared an SNP councillor of receiving, or expecting to receive, payments for mileage claims he made to Scottish Borders Council.

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28 Mar 2015 07:30

Hands off Hay Lodge

TWEEDDALE’S SNP MSP Christine Grahame has hit out at local Conservative politician David Mundell for persisting with what she described as “pathetic scaremongering tactics” over the future of local community hospitals.

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28 Mar 2015 06:30

Community councillor challenges Tory MP for Westminster seat

A COMMUNITY councillor from Peebles has been unveiled as the Liberal Democrat candidate to challenge sitting Conservative MP David Mundell for the Westminster constituency of Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale.

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27 Mar 2015 07:30

Publican responds in late licensing row

A LOCAL publican has hit back in the row over extended weeknight drinking time in Peebles town centre.

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27 Mar 2015 06:30

Tweeddale MSP hits a purple patch

MIDLOTHIAN South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale MSP Christine Grahame is wore purple in Parliament this week to support international Purple Day which will get people talking about epilepsy.

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27 Mar 2015 05:30

Local Guide Dogs event to promote My Guide service

GUIDE Dogs Scotland, the charity supporting blind and partially sighted people, is recruiting volunteers in Peebles for its My Guide service.

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27 Mar 2015 04:30

Electorate urged to get postal and proxy vote applications in on time

ANYONE who will be absent for the 2015 General Election on Thursday 7 May is being urged to make sure they apply for a postal or proxy vote in time to make sure their vote counts.

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26 Mar 2015 09:00 • Michael Robson

Cup fever hits West Linton

LUCKY schoolchildren were the envy of many Scottish footballers this week as they managed to touch a historic piece of sporting silverware.

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26 Mar 2015 08:30 • David Knox

Bridge blow for council

MORE people in Peebles are against a new bridge than support it, according to the latest survey.

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26 Mar 2015 08:30 • David Knox

Farming family welcomes back the cameras

PEEBLESSHIRE’S most famous farming family are set to welcome back the cameras for another lambing season.

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26 Mar 2015 08:00

Peebles parking issues are a top priority, says Tweeddale councillor

A SOLUTION to the parking problems in Peebles is one of the local authority’s top priorities, according to a Tweeddale councillor.

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26 Mar 2015 07:30

Hudson Heritage gong for Traquair House

TRAQUAIR House has won one of the prestigious 2015 Hudson’s Heritage Awards

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26 Mar 2015 07:00

Our stars of the future

BUDDING rugby stars at Peebles High School took a break from their regular timetables to get some lessons from experts in their sport.

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25 Mar 2015 09:00 • Michael Robson

Long-living cat gives the mice a break

CATS are supposed to have nine lives - but this old boy seems to have plenty more than that.

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25 Mar 2015 08:30

Neidpath lights are putting road users in greater danger, it is claimed

TEMPORARY traffic lights at Neidpath Corner have increased the danger to road users at the notorious stretch of the A72, it has been claimed.

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25 Mar 2015 08:00

Search launched to find the new 'Face of Stobo’ health spa

STOBO Castle Health Spa, near Peebles, has launched a competition to find the new 'Face of Stobo’.

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25 Mar 2015 07:30

Claims that Council leader is dragging heels over Tapestry

A TWEEDDALE councillor has accused the local authority of trying to take the controversial Great Tapestry project out of the public domain.

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25 Mar 2015 07:00

Muddy marvellous as 3,000 tackle the Mighty Deerstalker

CHILLY Borders weather did not deter around 3,000 competitors taking part in an event billed as the toughest off-road race in the UK.

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24 Mar 2015 09:00 • David Knox

Esmé lands in the mid Atlantic

THE message was simple - Get Esmé to Chile.

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24 Mar 2015 08:30

Workmen ready to restore historic lodge

DELAYS in the repair of a historic Border buildings are almost at an end, it has been revealed.

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