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Fifth of nurses set to retire

0 Have your say Almost a fifth of nurses in the Borders are due to retire in the next 10 years, according to the latest figures. Statistics show that 263 out of 1,334 nurses working for NHS Borders are over the age of 55 and are expected to retire by 65,

today, 12:15 in Regional North East

New coach park for Berwick under way

0 Have your say Work is progressing on Berwick town centre’s new coach parking facility in Chapel Street, and Northumberland County Council says it will be complete in the next few weeks, for the start of the main tourist season. It will provide four coa

today, 11:33 in Regional North East

Keep our roads lighter and brighter, says Brake

0 Have your say As we prepare, this weekend, to turn the clocks forward and welcome the start of spring, Brake, the road safety charity, is calling on the UK government to commit to moving to Single/Double Summer Time (SDST), a change that would require

today, 10:12 in Regional North East

Pay settlement for NHS staff announced

0 Have your say A pay increase has been confirmed for all NHS Scotland staff for the fourth year in a row. The Scottish Government has accepted independent recommendations on NHS pay, meaning all employees will receive at least a 1% pay rise in 2017/18.

yesterday, 17:46 in Regional North East

Theatre Review: Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games at Edinburgh Playhouse

I had been looking forward to seeing Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games ever since I saw the original show on DVD 20 years ago and I have to say it didn’t disappoint. While there have been some changes made to the format including new costumes, backgroun

yesterday, 16:34 in Regional North East

Chernobyl charity group is wound up after 16 years

0 Have your say A Borders charity set up 16 years ago to help children living near the scene of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power station disaster in Ukraine is being wound up. Since 2001, youngsters from Belarus have visited the region annually for a mon

yesterday, 16:34 in Regional North East

House moving priorities revealed

0 Have your say Home security is 43rd on the list of things we think about when moving house – with Brits more concerned about whether there are regular buses and the proximity to good friends. A new study of 2,000 adults who have moved house reveals the

yesterday, 15:51 in Regional North East

Farmhouse makes way for new houses

0 Have your say The demolition of Birghamhaugh farmhouse at Birgham was scheduled to start this week to make way for five new houses to be built. The Birgham Community Development Trust Facebook page notes: “Hudson Hirsel will soon be starting the Birgha

yesterday, 11:12 in Regional North East

Berwick’s blue bridge

0 Have your say Berwick’s iconic Royal Border Bridge is turning blue for a week from Monday, March 27, until Sunday, April 2, to coincide with World Autism Awareness Week. The tribute has been organised by The Northstar Centre and Border Links in Berwick

yesterday, 10:26 in Regional North East

66% of families don’t talk at tea time

0 Have your say Conversations around the dinner table are fast becoming a dying trend, with British families choosing to either not eat around the table, feeling too tired to talk or too distracted by their gadgets to pay attention to those around them.

yesterday, 10:26 in Regional North East

Passionate performance by Japanese pianist

0 Have your say One of Japan’s leading pianists, Yu Kosuge, performs at Kelso Old Parish Church on Friday, April 7. There are many great pianists outside the UK who rarely, if ever, appear this side of the water. Yu Kosuge is a prime example. Now living

yesterday, 09:41 in Regional North East

Easter theatre fun for youngsters

0 Have your say Are you are aged 8-25 and a budding or experienced performer? Would like to be part of a creative and exciting Easter performance project? Borders Youth Theatre have two exciting Easter projects for young people to get involved in. The Ju

yesterday, 09:41 in Regional North East

Bite-sized treats at lunchtime

0 Have your say Eastgate Theatre’s popular series of Bite-Sized Entertainment lunchtime events makes a welcome return in April. From mini-plays to storytelling and fine music, the afternoon performances provide an opportunity for older audiences to enjoy

yesterday, 09:30 in Regional North East

A new strategy to drive growth in Scotland’s food and drinks industry has been launched

A new, ambitious strategy to drive growth in Scotland’s farming, fishing, food and drink industry has been unveiled by industry body, Scotland Food & Drink. Food and drink has been Scotland’s best performing sector in recent years, with record...

yesterday, 05:55 in Regional North East

Survey reveals high trust in the Scottish Government

0 Have your say High trust in the Scottish Government and strong support for its influence over the way Scotland is run are two key findings in a survey published today (Friday). The Scottish Social Attitudes Survey 2016 found that almost two thirds (65%

yesterday, 05:55 in Regional North East

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