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Plan to bring life back to town centres

A pilot scheme that would bring a greater range of activity to Borders high streets is being tried by Scottish Borders Council. They hope to stem the tide of empty shops in towns across the region and save the high streets from further decline. In...

today, 12:17 in Regional North East
 

Cross-party bid for east coast stations

The two MPs who represent Reston and East Linton met the Secretary of State for Transport in a cross-party bid to reopen the stations on the East Coast Main Line. John Lamont MP for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk and Martin Whitfield MP for East...

yesterday, 18:51 in Regional North East
 

Let’s capture one summer’s day

Summer has truly arrived and as the temperatures continue to rise everybody is looking for any excuse to have fun in the sun. And whether it’s heading out for a family picnic, enjoying a leisurely stroll at a favourite beauty spot, taking to the water...

yesterday, 16:26 in Regional North East
 

Coldstream plans for a bright future

Coldstream now has a town action plan outlining what local residents want it to look like in the short, medium and long term. Residents, businesses, visitors and organisations in the town were all asked to share their vision for the town and their...

Sunday, 12:13 in Regional North East
 

Jarvis Pickle pies on the menu

Eyemouth pie makers, Jarvis Pickle, will represent Berwickshire at this year’s Edinburgh Food Festival, at Assembly George Square Gardens, from July 25-29. Edinburgh Food Festival has gone from strength to strength since its launch in 2014 and last...

Sunday, 08:26 in Regional North East
 

No warning given when nuclear convoys pass through Borders

Nuclear convoys pass through Berwickshire up to eight times a year on their way to the Royal Naval base at Coulport on Loch Long, according to pressure group Nukewatch UK. However, there is no local plan to deal with emergencies that may arise en...

Saturday, 12:37 in Regional North East
 

St Abbs Head welcomes MSPs

A group of MSPs showed their support for Scotland’s wildlife during a recent visit to the National Trust for Scotland’s St Abb’s Head Nature Reserve. Scottish Environment LINK, the forum for Scotland’s voluntary environment organisations which...

Saturday, 09:20 in Regional North East
 

River Tweed spring salmon

Net fishermen working in the River Tweed estuary have raised doubts about their impact on spring salmon stocks. The River Tweed Commission (RTC) has applied to the Scottish Government to ban the catching of salmon by net between February 1 and May 31...

Friday, 08:26 in Regional North East
 

River Tweed fishing ‘dire’

The recent spell of hot weather has led to drastically low water levels on the River Tweed which is having a serious impact on salmon fishing. On his Tweedbeats online blog last month Andrew Douglas Home wrote: “Tweed salmon fishing has all but...

Thursday, 12:38 in Regional North East
 

Duns Dings A’ in Reiver’s Week

Duns Summer Festival 2018 will long be remembered for the glorious weather and community spirit it enjoyed from beginning to end. “We had a grand week, the weather was fine and everything went to plan,” said Reiver Stuart Burns. “It couldn’t have gone...

Thursday, 12:38 in Regional North East
 

Mike is the nation’s Voluntary Promoter of the Year winner

Mike Greener, from Spittal Improvement Trust, was announced ‘Voluntary Promoter of the Year’ at the annual awards of the NRTF – the National Rural Touring Forum. The awards, presented at Worcester University on June 27, recognise achievements in the...

Thursday, 09:57 in Regional North East
 

Stage is set as doors open on Live Borders Dance Academy

Live Borders Dance Academy is shaping up for another sizzling summer following on from its success of last year. Working in partnership with the Live Borders Sports Academy, which will be held at Heriot Watt University in Galashiels on August 5-8, the...

Thursday, 09:57 in Regional North East
 

A Scotsman’s journey to the Western Front in World War 1

What did your grandparents do in World War 1? Far, far from Ypres, a multi-media performance uses the songs of the trenches and music halls to tell the story of the Scottish war effort. Now on a commemorative tour of Scotland to mark the centenary of...

Thursday, 09:57 in Regional North East
 

Harmony across the border

Donald Trump has described UK politics as being in “turmoil” but here in the borderlands all parties appear to be in harmony over plans for its economic future. When the UK Government’s Scottish Affairs Committee met this week to discuss the...

Thursday, 07:32 in Regional North East
 

Search launched for missing north Northumberland man

Police have appealed for help to find a missing north Northumberland man. David Corbridge, 70, was last seen leaving his home address in Norham on foot at around 11.50am this morning. Enquiries to locate him are ongoing but police are growing...

Wednesday, 16:23 in Regional North East
 
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