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One dead after Borders crash

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A three-vehicle crash on the A1 at Burnmouth near Eyemouth has left one person dead.

The accident happened around 12.40am on Saturday 18 February and involved an HGV and two cars.

Police say a male occupant of one of the cars died at the scene.

The A1 was closed in both directions between Berwick-upon-Tweed and Grantshouse while investigations were carried out.


Southern Scotland clothing firm failed to pay workers minimum wage

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A national clothing firm owned by a south of Scotland company failed to pay workers the minimum wage, according to government figures.

Peacock Stores - which is owned by the Langholm-based Edinburgh Woollen Mill group - owed 42 workers more than £2,250.

Peacocks was one of 360 employers across the UK named as underpaying staff.

The company hasn't been available for comment.

Entrepreneurial recognition for Scottish Borders

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The Scottish Borders is one of the most entrepreneurial areas of Scotland, according to new figures.

The data, from the Federation of Small Businesses, looked at self-employment figures for nearly 500 Scottish towns.

It found that all 18 towns in the Borders are well above the national average.

The FSB report actually indicated that they think that part of the driving force is resilient local communities such as this one on Clovenfords that we are in today, as well as relatively higher levels of qualification and relatively higher levels of skill. Those are driving factors that help us to be an entrepreneurial region."

– Stuart Bell, Scottish Borders Council
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