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23 Apr 2014 09:34

Peebles POW relives camp horrors

IT is a poignant reminder of the horrors of World War Two.

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23 Apr 2014 09:30

Reduction in Borders jobless in line with rest of UK

UNEMPLOYMENT in the Borders fell by 5.9% in the period between February and March in line with Scotland and the UK.


23 Apr 2014 07:30

Developers are facing bigger bills to pay for extra services

INCREASED contributions from housing developers are being called for as worries persist over Peebles’ ability to cope with a larger population.


23 Apr 2014 07:00

Scotts urged to sign up for new clan society in ‘extra-special year’

IF your surname is Scott or any of that famous clan’s nonimal subdivisions, like Geddes or Laidlaw, you’re invited to attend a unique event at Bowhill near Selkirk next month.


22 Apr 2014 09:00

Parliament praise for Patient Opinion

TWEEDDALE MSP Christine Grahame is supporting patient feedback at NHS Borders.

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22 Apr 2014 08:30 • David Knox

Abbey habit for dance theatre

THE ruined Abbeys of the Scottish Borders are layered in history.


22 Apr 2014 08:00

Go ahead for egg barn despite emission fears

A MASSIVE bird shed – 120 metres long and 31 metres wide – will be built at Glenrath Farm’s egg-producing complex between Leadburn and Lamancha.


22 Apr 2014 08:00

Accordion & Fiddle Club

BIGGAR Accordion & Fiddle Club brought their season to an end in fine style with local lad Tom Orr and his band.


22 Apr 2014 07:30

A neighbourly chat as Graham gears up for 500-mile cycle

OLD friends were re-united this week when an octogenarian cyclist took a break in Peeblesshire as he neared the end of a gruelling 500-mile trip.


21 Apr 2014 09:00

It’s party time as Eastgate reflects on eventful decade

LAST week, Irish new wave folk singer Heidi Talbot entranced an audience in Peebles with songs from her new album.

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21 Apr 2014 08:30

Peebles reunion was memorable

Sir, A few of us, that is Norman Scott, Colin McEwan, Catherine Bell and Elizabeth Meikle, met up recently after 50 plus years and enjoyed reminiscing about our schooldays.

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21 Apr 2014 08:30

Council savings will 'cut into the bone’

Sir, The planned £28 million proposed cuts over the next five years won’t cut services to the bone, they will cut into the bone.

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21 Apr 2014 08:00

Clydesdale Folk Club

CLYDESDALE Folk Club is delighted to welcome for a first visit, the delightful French singer Flossie Malavialle.

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21 Apr 2014 07:30

Developers are criticised for their minimalism

Developers have come under attack from community representatives for their “minimalist” efforts towards providing essential affordable housing in Peebles.


21 Apr 2014 07:00 • David Knox

Ex-pats enjoy memories of Peeblesshire

THEY live hundreds of miles apart and many have never met before. But in downtown Welland a total of ten Peebles ex-pats got to together to reflect on their hometown.


20 Apr 2014 09:00

Savoury success for Peebles breadmaker

MORNING rolls and soda bread from Peebles bakers WTS Forsyth & Sons have tickled the tastebuds of expert judges in a national competition.

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20 Apr 2014 08:00

Mum's fight to hold back Molly

Proud mum Alison Saxon’s biggest problem is trying to curb her daughter’s enthusiasm.

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19 Apr 2014 14:30

Warriors woo Greenyards

IT is the Year of the Homecoming... Bannockburn, Armed Forces Day, the Ryder Cup, the Commonwealth Games and away from sport the Referendum.

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19 Apr 2014 09:00

Another gold for Peebles

A PROUD guest house owner was celebrating this week after his property was given a five-star gold grading.

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19 Apr 2014 08:00

Councillors 'failing to do their jobs properly’

Sir, We expect our elected representatives to examine evidence before taking appropriate action. Sadly our council has failed us when it recently decided to proceed with introducing 'byelaws to prohibit the consumption of alcohol in designated public places’.

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