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Carlisle City Council is holding an event later today to give tips on how to have a 'green' Christmas this year.
The council are encouraging people to reuse and recycle this Christmas, to reduce the amount of waste created during the festive period.
Fairly cloudy but a little sunshine will break through at times especially eastern coasts.
The odd spot of light rain will affect the Galloway Hills.
Staying mild and rather windy. Maximum temperature 12 °C.
This week has seen the launch of Text Santa, ITV's annual Christmas campaign which will bring much needed funding to charities in this region.
Next week a new version of a great Christmas classic will be re-released as the official Text Santa song.
It's one of the best known Christmas hits, and it's one of two which are 40 years old this year.
Love them or hate them, the two songs have been part of our lives it seems forever.
Andy Bevan has been chatting to the men behind the music:
The Conservative Party is changing the way it selects Westminster parliamentary candidates in a key Borders seat.
Anyone living in the Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk constituency can apply to vote in the selection process.
The Tories say the open primary system, similar to the way political parties in America choose candidates, will give electors more of a say.
Our Scotland Political Editor Peter MacMahon reports:
The line up for next year's Big Burns Supper in Dumfries has been announced.
The three day event will feature acts like Big Country, Fred McCaulay and Mull Historical Society.
Big Burns Supper is a celebration of contemporary Scotland and its national Bard, and runs from the 24 - 26 of January.
Fiona McIlwraith reports:
The operator of an industrial steam oven in which a man died has told the inquest into his death, there was no reason for him to be inside the machine.
George Falder's body was discovered inside the autoclave at Carlisle's Pirelli tyre factory last year. Colleagues said he was in a 'happy mood' on the day in died and there was no indication he was depressed or anxious.
Hannah McNulty reports.
The amount of interest charged by pay-day lenders is often in the headlines - but in Dumfries and Galloway it's so-called Doorstep Lending that's causing concern.
The Citizens Advice Service is reporting a 42 per cent increase in this kind of lending, and borrowers can be charged repayment rates of up to a thousand per cent.
Their latest figures for the area suggest that the most money is owed in Dumfries, totalling almost £160,000.
Although the figures are smaller elsewhere, each individual debt can of course spell financial misery for those concerned.
Earlier Ian Payne spoke to Sue Irving, the Chief Executive of the Citizens Advice Service, and asked what this can mean for families.
Campaigners fighting to have a railway station reopened in Berwickshire say they're one step closer to success.
A report's been produced which supports Reston becoming a stop on a new local service between Edinburgh and Berwick-Upon-Tweed.
Operators competing to take over the new ScotRail franchise in 2015 are being told to consider it as part of their bids.
A final decision will be taken by Scotland's Transport Minister.
ITV Border spoke with Barrie Forrest from the Rail Action Group, East of Scotland and South of Scotland MSP Paul Wheelhouse about the plans.
An employee at Pirelli has told an inquest there was no reason to go inside an industrial steam oven where a man died.
The body of George Falder was found in the autoclave last year.
Hannah McNulty reports: