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Reivers return

Former Border Reivers players Ross Ford and Scott Mcleod return home as the pro game makes a temporary return to the Borders.

It's Edinburgh verses the Newcastle Falcons in Hawick. Tomorrow, the real deal, as the new Premiership season gets underway. Stuart Cameron reports.

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Queens to face kings of Scottish football

In the Scottish Championship, the undefeated Queen of the South face their sternest test of the season so far when they travel to Rangers tomorrow.

Three games in and Queen's are a point above the Glasgow giants. Hearts, Hibs and Rangers are all fighting to get back into the SPL this year but the Doonhamers are hoping to spoil the party. Ryan Dollard reports.

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Farmers face lower grain profits

Despite high yields in the South of Scotland, the National Farmers Union says producers are struggling to make a profit due to a fall in market prices.

Our Borders reporter Jenny Longden has been at a farm near Duns to find out, what it may mean to farmers, and ultimately consumers.

Well earlier Ian Payne spoke to Andy Hindhaugh, who sells crops for a living. He began by asking him to explain why, if it has been a good harvest, can it be a bad year for farmers?

Man dies from heart attack on Helvellyn

Striding Edge towards the summit of Helvellyn in the Lake District National Park.
Striding Edge towards the summit of Helvellyn in the Lake District National Park. Credit: PA

A man has died after having a heart attack at the top of a mountain in the Lake District.

The 64-year-old from Lincoln, who has not been named, collapsed at the peak of Helvellyn shortly after two o'clock yesterday afternoon (28th August).

Mountain rescue teams, the air ambulance and an RAF helicopter were called to help him, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Grain prices are 'disappointing'

Farmers say that despite a bumper yield during harvesting time this year, they are being paid much less for the grain they produce.

Farmers across the region are being paid up to £100 less per tonne on last year, for grains including wheat, oats and barley.

The approximate grain prices for 2013 to 2014 are:

  • Winter Barley: -£50 per tonne
  • Oil Seed Rape: -£100 per tonne
  • Malting Barley: -£100 per tonne

Throne fit for an emperor

A wooden Roman toilet site has been found near Hadrian's Wall
A wooden Roman toilet site has been found near Hadrian's Wall Credit: Sonya Galloway, Vindolanda

The only surviving wooden Roman toilet seat has been unearthed near Hadrian's Wall.

It was discovered intact at the Vindolanda site in Northumberland.

Archeaologists say it would have been more comfortable to sit on than stone in the chilly climate of the northern frontier.

The seat will take up to 18 months to conserve, once that process is complete it can be put on display.

The seat will take 18 months to conserve
The seat will take 18 months to conserve Credit: Sonya Galloway, Vindolanda
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