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Socking it to ’em at Childrens’ and Young People’s Festival

Puppets are taking centre stage at this year’s Borders Live Touring Children and Young People’s Festival. The festival kicks off at Bowhill Theatre, Selkirk with one of Scotland’s leading puppetry companies, Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre’s performance of...

today, 03:47 in Regional North East

Borders unemployment

Unemployment in the Borders is said to be falling, despite the latest month’s figures (1,515) being higher than the same time last year (up 505) and the previous month (up 130). A broader group of benefit claimants looking for work because of the roll...

yesterday, 18:10 in Regional North East

£3m cost of bed blocking in the Borders

The cost to NHS Borders for delayed discharges from hospital has been estimated at £3 million. Figures from a Scottish Conservative Freedom of Information request showed that 12,951 days were occupied by Borders patients last year who were fit to...

yesterday, 15:59 in Regional North East

Still Game: Vote for your favourite ever episode

The final ever episode of much-loved comedy Still Game will be broadcast next week when its ninth series comes to an end. Writers, creators and stars of the show, Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill, announced last year that this series would be the last,...

yesterday, 14:59 in Regional North East

Permanent closure considered for school

Eccles Leitholm Primary School, mothballed by Scottish Borders Council since 2016, is now heading for permanent closure. The council is undertaking a statutory consultation in relation to the permanent closure of Eccles Leitholm Primary School in...

yesterday, 12:57 in Regional North East

New operations director joins housing association

Berwickshire Housing Association has a new operations director after Jean Gray moved on to take up the chief executive role at Viewpoint Housing Association. Dan Blake will be working alongside BHA customers, staff and trustees, ensuring BHA delivers...

yesterday, 12:57 in Regional North East

A prescription for success

Berwickshire community pharmacist George Romanes has been awarded the Scottish Parmacist 2019 Outstanding Contribution to Pharmacy Award. The Duns-based pharmacist, who has branches at Chirnside, Coldstream, Greenlaw, Eyemouth, Gullane and Haddington,...

yesterday, 09:29 in Regional North East

A time for optimism and hope for the Borders economy

A total of £345m confirmed by both UK and Scottish Governments last week for the Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal has been described as a ‘game changer’. The Borderlands Partnership is a collaboration that brings together five cross-border local...

yesterday, 08:28 in Regional North East

Ten emerging environmental Scottish artists explore the John Muir philosopy

This summer in Dunbar, ten Scottish artists have been selected for the John Muir Open to offer an opportunity to develop their personal environmental practice in a joint exhibition. Entitled TIDE, the exhibition aims to continue an already growing...

yesterday, 08:28 in Regional North East

Remarkable life of Nina Simone inspires play

Black Is The Color Of My Voice, a play inspired by the life of Nina Simone, can be seen at St Cuthbert’s Church, Norham on Saturday, April 6. Biography and fiction merge in this inspiring one-woman show that tells the compelling story of jazz singer...

yesterday, 08:28 in Regional North East

Pens at the ready - local writers wanted

Local writers are being invited by charity Live Borders to enter their work for the chance to be published in the internationally respected literary magazine, Eildon Tree. The magazine is dedicated to publishing new work, poetry and short stories by...

yesterday, 08:28 in Regional North East

Borders Art Fair attracts 6000 visitors

Art lovers spent over £100,000 on works by the region’s contemporary artists on display at the Borders Art Fair at the weekend. Over 6,000 visitors flocked to the event at Springwood Park, Kelso, and over 60 artists, galleries and collectives took...

Wednesday, 18:44 in Regional North East

In at the deep end for charity

The second 100x100 swim marathon in aid of The Brain Tumour Charity was completed at Eyemouth Leisure Centre by a team of swimmers in a little over three hours. The event was organised by Louise Scott from Coldingham and was inspired by a good friend,...

Wednesday, 18:44 in Regional North East

Jim Clark Rally nears a return to Borders

Hopes are high that the Jim Clark Rally could be set to return to the Borders this year, as organisers have pencilled in the weekend of May 24-25. Hopes are high that the Jim Clark Rally could be set to return to the Borders this year, as organisers...

Wednesday, 16:44 in Regional North East

Earlston 5 Edinburgh Uni Medics 23: Hosts beat weather but not students

With help from volunteers clearing the pitch early on Saturday morning, Earlston beat the weather to get their East Region 2 match with Edinburgh University Medics on. However, it was the students that took advantage of the game going ahead, recording...

Wednesday, 16:44 in Regional North East

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