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SB Connect Winter 2016


Building a stronger future at Technical Academy

Academy is set to train up to 150 young people in its first 12 months read more

Moving up a gear

Galashiels Transport Interchange project gathers speed read more

Learning to be winners

Adult learners prove it’s never too late to achieve your dreams read more

Partnerships plan a better life for Borders people

Community strategy set to improve the lives of locals read more

Reshaping care in the Borders

Change Fund has helped to support more than 50 projects for older people read more

Put your own stamp on support package

Project is rolled out across Borders, giving people more say on their care team read more

A year of change for waste

New Integrated Waste Management Strategy will secure a better value and greener future for us all read more

Composting begins at home

Find out how to compost garden waste at home read more


On our marks

Borders gather to cheer on the Queen's Baton in action-packed day of fun, culture and sporting celebrations read more

Borders Business Excellence Awards

The winners of prestigious business awards were announced at a special bash in Galashiels read more

Peebles High nets £4.8m sports unit

Commonwealth Games hopefuls attend big opening read more

Be in poll position

Young people are reminded to register to vote in the referendum read more

Proud send-off

Royal Regiment bids farewell to the Borders with Hawick parade read more

Monitoring our performance

Update on the Corporate Plan, launched in 2013 read more

Beauty spot's a shore thing

Coldingham beach wins award eighth year in row read more

Galashiels' two railway bridges join the maroons

New bridge to be painted the town's traditionally recognised colour read more

Jedburgh flood work plans go on display

Take the chance to find out more about the flood works read more

Joint rail station bid is on right track

Hopes to get funding for new stations read more

Council-backed driving scheme passes test

Free advance driving course is a big hit with young motorists' read more

Shining stars

Ceremony honours our inspiring young people read more

Young people invited to apply for grant funding

Youth Bank applications are open to young people in the borders read more

Young snappers will keep Games in the picture

Local youths to take part in picture project for the Games read more

Support Tonga and England

Borders people encouraged to support other nations read more

Chirnside Primary pupils stitched into history

Chirnside Primary pupils stitched onto history on the Commonwealth Tapestry read more

Domestic abuse help available for mums and kids

Recovery programme helps victims of domestic abuse read more

Don’t get scared... get screened for breast cancer

NHS Borders offers breast screening to save lives read more

Children's home given top marks

Wheatlands awarded maximum rating from inspectors read more

Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief plan

Events encourage people to be more open about death, dying and bereavement read more

Army of kids have a blast

Children gather for a battle re-enactment read more

Teacher has write stuff

Author Claire wins a Scottish Children’s Book Award read more

Playpark revamp swings into action

Play park to receive a revamp thanks to a grant read more

Blaze a trail on writer Cameron’s walking route

Borders section of Scottish National Trail promoted read more

Young film-making crew is the reel deal

Talent show feature film scoops VOMO project a Saltire Inspire Award read more

Exhibition flies the flag for Hawick Common Riding

Exhibition on Hawick Common Riding and Hawick Tradition now open read more

Funding complete for roadhouse conversion

Pub conversion secures funds to go ahead read more

Sewing the seeds to display The Great Tapestry

Historic work of art on track to be on display in the Borders read more

Council to support green-fingered firms

Chargeable garden waste collection services to be supported read more

Getting on the road with business waste regulation

Team helps advise businesses of new waste rules read more

Lifting the lid on dealing with garden waste

Removal of urban kerbisde garden waste collection a difficult decision read more