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22 Dec 2014 10:30

Tips for keeping warm this winter

WITH forecasts of a bitterly cold winter ahead and energy bills continuing to rise, Independent Living Services (ILS), which provides care at home services in the Borders, is keen to spread the word about the importance of staying warm during the coldest months, especially amongst the elderly.

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22 Dec 2014 09:30

Walkerburn stage Oz-some show

A WIZARD, tin man and lion were just some of the stars strutting the stage during Walkerburn’s pantomime.

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22 Dec 2014 08:30

Teachers pass Santa test at Kingsland

SANTA took time out of his very busy diary to pay a special visit to pupils in Peebles this week.

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22 Dec 2014 08:00

Budget challenge

LOCAL people are being given the chance to have their say on how Scottish Borders Council should prioritise its budget over the next four years with the launch of a budget simulator.

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22 Dec 2014 07:30

Health warning

NHS Borders is reminding people to ensure they keep their Naloxone kit with them when they are socialising during the festive season.

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21 Dec 2014 10:30

The David Mundell Column

CONSERVATIVE MP David Mundell represents residents in Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale in the House of Commons. Here, the Shadow Scotland Secretary writes exclusively for the Peeblesshire News...

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21 Dec 2014 09:30

Beating the winter blues in Peebles

PAUSING for breath while exuberantly entertaining the public at Whitmuir as part of the Rapt in Winter arts trail, members of community choir InChorus took time out to promote their Beat the Winter Blues concert.

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21 Dec 2014 08:30

West Linton pupils join forces with Peebles supermarket

STAFF at the Peebles branch of Sainsbury’s went well above and beyond expectations of good service when they managed to track down some British Legion chocolate bars for West Linton Primary School.

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21 Dec 2014 08:00

Lights on for Lima

CLIMATE change campaigners in Peebles joined a World-wide vigil last week under the town’s Christmas tree to highlight important talks in Peru.

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21 Dec 2014 07:30

Bidders asked to undertake macabre transport contract

LOCAL funeral directors may be interested in bidding for an unusual contract – the transportation of dead bodies on behalf of the police.

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20 Dec 2014 10:30

Improvements needed at Hydro

SIR, I was interested to read that the Hydro and combined hotel group are making a healthy profit.

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20 Dec 2014 08:30

Christmas mission is completed by Cash for Kids

A BORDERS charity is making sure the spirit of Christmas arrives down every child’s chimney this year.

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20 Dec 2014 08:30

What’s on @ the Eastgate

ENTERTAINMENT for all at the Eastgate Theatre - the heart of Peebles!

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20 Dec 2014 08:00

Logan and Cockburn handed scrutinising roles at SBC

TWEEDDALE’s two Conservative councillors are to serve on the revived scrutiny committee of Scottish Borders Council.

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20 Dec 2014 07:30

Gutterbluids Society

PEEBLES Gutterbluids Society celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Over the years members of the society have spent hundred of hours carrying out a wide variety of projects to help maintain and improve local amenities in and around the Royal Burgh.

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19 Dec 2014 10:30

Never mind policies

SIR, I have just received two political leaflets delivered by Royal Mail, one from the Liberal Democrats and one from the Conservative and Unionist party.

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19 Dec 2014 08:30

Increasing success at Peebles Ex-Servicemen’s Pipe Band

PEEBLES Ex-Servicemen’s Pipe Band held its annual general meeting and presentation night on Wednesday, December 10. Over 70 band members, learners and their families attended.

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19 Dec 2014 08:30

Clydesdale Folk Club Biggar

MAKING a very welcome return to Clydesdale Folk Club for their Christmas concert is the amazing Newcastle fiddler, Tom McConville.

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19 Dec 2014 08:00

Rosetta is 'most appealing’

A LOCAL holiday park is the most appealing in the country, according to a leading outdoor accommodation website.

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19 Dec 2014 07:30

Health Board in court after death of pensioner

ELLEN Cornwall, 77, of Penicuik, was on her way to visit her husband in the hospital when she was struck by the reversing van on 21 April 2009.

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