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The Burnfoot estate in Hawick is being given £1.2 million in lottery funding.
The money will be used to create a community hub where local people can meet and access a range of services.
Scottish Borders Council have revealed plans to stop collections of garden waste.
The local authority hope to save £450,000 a year by stopping their garden waste service.
They have also revealed proposals to provide food waste bins to a number of Border towns, and there are plans to open a recycling centre in Kelso.
The plans go before councillors next week.
Eyemouth Harbour has once again been hit at high tide this morning. Police and the Scottish Borders Council have been at the harbour to monitor the situation. A number of properties have been flooded.
Clouds increasing after a bright start with patchy light rain spreading from the southwest, preceded by snow over inland parts.
Light winds. Maximum temperature 4 °C.
Two events are being held in Dumfries to try to tackle the town's unemployment problems.
Local politicians and MPs will meet a range of organisations followed by an event aimed at bringing together employers and young people.
Mark Garratt from the Environment Agency spoke with our presenter Pam Royle earlier today about how well prepared the region was for the extreme weather?
The success of a charity that was founded in Dumfries to support older people has been highlighted in the Scottish parliament.
The Food Train has expanded across Scotland - it recently received a Big Lottery grant of half a million pounds to help them with their work.
Kathryn Samson reports:
Beautiful, but deadly. The Lake District seems utterly benign, but last year it claimed 22 lives, and mountain rescue teams went into action 432 times.
In our latest update from Fixers - the campaign that gives young people a voice - we hear from one young rescue worker, who's hoping his film can help save lives.
The coalition Government in Westminster says the Autumn Statement hands Scotland an extra £308 million in the next two years. But the Nationalist Scottish Government says that doesn't make up for £3.1 billion of previous cuts.
SNP ministers are under opposition pressure to spend the extra cash on their flagship policy of extra childcare.
Our Political Editor Peter MacMahon got this reaction at Holyrood today: