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Dalemain Mansion owner Jane Hasell-McCosh says she is honoured to have been given the "Garden of the Year" award:
Last night the Secretary of State for Scotland and Scotland's deputy First Minister went head to head in the first debate on TV.
High on the agenda was the economy and what would happen to Scotland's currency if there is a yes vote:
The annual Garden of the Year award has been won by Dalemain Mansion in Cumbria.
The trophy, which has previously been won by Blenheim Palace and Castle Howard, was presented to owner Jane Hasell-McCosh in the grounds of the garden.
Carlisle United Manager Greg Abbot has signed a new one-year contract to stay at Brunton Park.
The 49-year-old joined the playing staff as first team and reserve team coach in July 2006 and is currently the football league's fourth longest serving manager.
Assistant manager Graham Kavanagh and first team coach Tony Caig have also agreed new one year contracts to continue in their current roles at the club.
The managing director of the club, John Nixon said:
“We’re now in a position to move on with the important task of getting the club ready, at all levels, for the season ahead.”
Dumfries DJ Calvin Harris has been named "Songwriter of the Year" at the prestigious Ivor Novello awards in London.
The 29-year-old made history by becoming the first ever DJ to be honoured with the award, which is traditionally given to writers from the pop and rock world.
Calvin Harris Tweeted his reaction after the ceremony, he said: "Just won Songwriter of the year at the Ivor Novello awards. Proudest moment of my life. Speechless."
It is the second time the producer/songwriter has made history in the last three weeks, after becoming the first artist to score eight top ten hits from the same album.
His album "18months" includes hits like Sweet Nothing and I Need Your Love.
Harris was presented his award by world renowned DJ Pete Tong, who later Tweeted:
The 12th Festival of the Horse gets underway in the Scottish Borders today.
The ten day festival is a celebration of all things equine and includes a large number of events for both spectators and riders including horse trials, displays and endurance rides.
Several guided rides are held across a number of days and are a highlight of the festival calendar.
Some of the events today include:
- “Horse Drawn, Drawn Horse” Exhibition of the Horse
- Floors Castle Horse Trials Burghley Young Event Horse Classes
- Guided Ride from Bowhill, Selkirk
- Guided Ride from Lanton, Jedburgh
For more information on the festival including information on how you can get involved, visit the website here.
A country house in Cumbria is to be honoured for its gardens.
Dalemain Mansion near Penrith will receive the prestigious Garden of the Year Award from the Historic Houses Association.
Previous winners of the award include Castle Howard and Blenheim Palace.
Western areas will have a mostly bright day with sunny spells.
However cloudier, cooler conditions across Borders edge westwards.
There may be patchy light rain later over the eastern areas.
Freshening northeasterly breeze.
Maximum temperature 16 °C.