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Shelter Scotland: we’re still fighting, 50 years later

It is 50 years since Shelter Scotland was formed to help deal with the unique challenges of homelessness and bad housing in Scotland. And it’s 76 years since Sir William Beveridge’s Report first aimed to tackle housing conditions in pre-war Britain....

today, 17:24 in Regional North East
 

Cabbies sign up to report crime in confidence

TAXI firms in the Borders this week backed a campaign to encourage their drivers and passengers to report crime in confidence, with anonymity assured, writes Andrew Keddie. With their drivers so often at the sharp end of drunken disorder and privy to...

today, 16:41 in Regional North East
 

Farmers can help save our wading birds

A project to improve wading bird numbers in the Borders is being funded by the Quixwood Moor wind farm operators NTR plc. Tweed Forum has been commissioned by Scottish Borders Council to work with farmers particularly in the northern and eastern...

today, 13:12 in Regional North East
 

Kevin Ogilvie: So proud to be part of the RAF story

Kevin Ogilvie was just 20 when he signed up to join the RAF and two years later, the young Scotsman’s life changed forever. He suffered life-changing injuries in an IED explosion in Afghanistan. Kevin was on patrol in Helmand province during his...

today, 08:02 in Regional North East
 

Duncan Slater: So proud to be part of the RAF story

Despite almost every bone in his body being broken, Scotsman Duncan Slater remains both proud of the RAF and his service in it. Having signed up when he was just 19 years old, Duncan left his home in Muir of Ord to travel down to Bury St Edmunds for...

today, 08:02 in Regional North East
 

New owners for Eyemouth hotel

Glenerne Guest House in Eyemouth is the third tourism business to be snapped up by a couple who moved to the town in 2012. Gary and Zoe Steenvoorden moved to Eyemouth from Lincolnshire and their first purchase in the coastal town was the Home Arms....

yesterday, 08:59 in Regional North East
 

Uncovering Hume Castle’s hidden history

A project to uncover more about the history and heritage of Hume Castle has been given a £32,890 boost from a Fallago Environment Fund grant. Hume Castle Preservation Trust will research Hume Castle, village and kirk yard, near Greenlaw - a settlement...

Thursday, 18:14 in Regional North East
 

Cancer services expand at BGH

Cancer services at Borders General Hospital are being expanded and improved over the next eight months. Macmillan and NHS Borders are working in partnership to fund the £800,000 programme of works. The plan will create a larger treatment area,...

Thursday, 18:14 in Regional North East
 

Agents lose income as Betterware catalogue goes into administration

The business behind Betterware catalogue has collapsed with the loss of 100 jobs – and agents across Scotland facing the prospect of losing their income. The 90-year old company folded with debts to HM Revenue and Customs, and has been placed in the...

Thursday, 12:40 in Regional North East
 

Volunteer Hall is now community owned

Duns Volunteer Hall is now owned by A Heart for Duns, a local charity set up in 2012 primarily to provide a multi-purpose venue for the town. A £206,000 grant from the Scottish Land Fund last September meant the charity was finally in a position to...

Thursday, 12:40 in Regional North East
 

The Craw is named as the Borders’ best pub

The Craw Inn has been named the best pub in the Scottish Borders by the national Pub & Bar magazine. The Auchencrow pub is one of 94 named as the best in their counties across the UK and it will go forward to the regional and UK championships next...

Thursday, 11:07 in Regional North East
 

Eyemouth economy in focus

The economic challenges and opportunities facing east Berwickshire are on the local authority’s radar and a working group has been set up to focus activity on them. Scottish Borders Council’s recent budget highlighted the need to address the specific...

Thursday, 07:45 in Regional North East
 

Extra cash is on right path to good roads

A local business leader has welcomed the Scottish Government’s additional £10 million worth of funding to local government for road repairs. Hans Waltl, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) East of Scotland area leader, believes Scottish Borders...

Wednesday, 17:57 in Regional North East
 

Motor cyclist killed in A697 crash south of Coldstream

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision on the Wooler to Cornhill road on Sunday, April 15. The crash happened at around 12.05pm on the A697 near Crookham, Northumberland, close to the Blue Bell pub. A black VW golf and a...

Wednesday, 12:05 in Regional North East
 

Stefan is 2018 Coldstreamer

Stefan Home was installed as the 2018 Coldstreamer at a ceremony in Henderson Park, Coldstream last Friday, April 13. Presenting Coldstream’s vice-chair and chair of the Ex Coldstreamers Club Derek Balmbro performed the installation ceremony and...

Wednesday, 12:05 in Regional North East
 
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