A hint of Poirot

Forty six years ago the rail line that ran from Edinburgh, through the villages of Heriot, Fountainhall and Stow, then the Border towns of Galashiels, Melrose, Selkirk and Hawick and onwards to Carlisle – the Waverley line – was closed. The government of the day, looking as always for budget cuts, waved around a report into the railway network, little changed since Victorian times, and decided on implementation of the suggested cuts.

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Talking point

May used to be a good month with a number of holiday weekends to take advantage of sun and warmth. But the last few years have seen a change, and this year May was wet, windy and decidedly chilly, ensuring blossom and spring flowers were over before we had time to appreciate them. Now over a week into June, less than two from midsummer, and the weather remains changeable.

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