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£41million Hawick flood protection scheme opposed

A town meeting will be held on the 31 August Credit: ITV Border

Plans for a flood protection scheme for Hawick have received 48 objections from the public, which were published today, Friday 18 August. The £41million scheme would be finished by 2022, but complaints may mean lengthy delays to the project.

The complaints are mostly about the size of the wall and blocking off views of the river. Other complaints are about the disruption to the town during construction which could affect business.

There are also warnings that any delays over the complaints could set the project back. A town meeting will be held on the 31 August to address the issues and give further updates on the scheme.

'The cutest sheep in the world' to compete in Borderway Mart show

Valais Black-nosed Sheep are a rare Swiss breed Credit: ITV Border

'The cutest sheep in the world' are in Carlisle for the second ever show dedicated to a rare Swiss breed, Valais Black-nosed Sheep.

They are becoming increasingly popular with farmers and smallholders around the country. The first show of Blacknose Beauties at Borderway Mart last year attracted hundreds of visitors. Our reporter, Kim Inglis, went down to see the sheep be graded ahead of competing for the champion titles:

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