The latest episode of ITV Border's Scottish political programme, Representing Border, looks at the issues from Holyrood and Westminster that matter to the South of Scotland.
South Lakeland District Council’s planning committee has refused an application for repowering the Kirkby Moor windfarm.
The proposal by energy company RWE comprised the decommissioning of the 12 existing turbines on the Kirkby Moor site and replacing them with 6 turbines with a blade tip height of 115m, over two and a half times the height of the current turbines.
Laura Fiske, Planning Officer at Friends of the Lake District, which opposed the application, said:
Police in the Scottish Borders are appealing for information to help trace a man reported missing in Jedburgh on Tuesday.
William Notley, 58, from was last seen at his home address in Bongate Gardens around 5.15 am Tuesday.
William sometimes sleeps outdoors or in remote farm buildings and barns and has been known to travel on public transport around the Jedburgh area.
He is described as being of smart appearance, white, 5ft 6 inches tall, slim built with receding brown hair.
He speaks with an English accent.
William is believed to be wearing blue jeans, a yellow polo shirt under a khaki green jumper and a grey hooded top and black Sketcher trainers.
Officers are now urging anyone who can assist with their inquiries to come forward.
Inspector Alistair Hutchens of Melrose Police station said:
The Chief Constable of Cumbria Police has said he's relieved the force isn't facing cuts as big as expected.
Senior Officers were anticipating savings of more than £11m ahead of the chancellor's statement.
But although the government announced the overall police budget will stay the same, Cumbria could still lose out in the months ahead as the formula for police funding is set for review:
Graham Haywood, the Director of Cumbria's Local Enterprise Partnership says talks are already underway with businesses about moving to Carlisle's Enterprise Zone.
The Chancellor announced yesterday the city's bid had been successful.
The Kingmoor Park area in the north of the city will get the status from April 1st 2016.
Mark Bowes, from Carlisle, has been bringing the festive cheer in a very unorthodox way by dressing as Dr Seuss' famous villain; the Grinch!
Bowes, who works as a pizza delivery man, started designing his colourful costumes with the help of his girlfriend who is a makeup artist.
You can see his latest creation here:
Trading Standards officers are warning online Christmas shoppers in Dumfries and Galloway to be on their guard against scams.
They're advising customers to only buy from trusted internet traders and watch out for counterfeit brands.