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Four charged following assault and robbery in Galashiels

Four men have been charged following an assault and robbery in Galashiels Credit: PA

Four men have been charged following an assault and robbery at a property in Galashiels.

A 24-year-old man was threatened with a knife before being robbed at an address in Larchbank Street in the very early hours of Tuesday morning.

The men, aged between 17 and 27, will appear in court at a later date.


Police investigate attempted burglary

Police are investigating an attempted burglary in Ambleside Credit: PA

Police in south Cumbria are investigating an attempted burglary at a jewellery store in Ambleside.

The incident occurred at about 4.20am today at Ambleside Jewellers on Lake Road.

Two men attempted to break into the store before an alarm was activated.

The two men ran off in the direction of a walk way towards St Mary’s Lane.

The males are described as approximately 6ft tall, wearing dark clothing and balaclavas or hoods covering their faces. One of the offenders was white.

Police have asked the public for information as they attempt to trace who is responsible.

"We are appealing for anyone with information or witnessed suspicious activity in the early hours of this morning to get in touch.”

– DCI Dave Stalker, South Cumbria CID

Carlisle City Council: bin collections cancelled today

The council has cancelled bin collections because of the weather Credit: ITV Border

Carlisle City Council has said that there will be no refuse collections today as a result of the weather.

The council is asking residents with collections today or tomorrow to put out their bins as collections should resume tomorrow and, if necessary, will also take place on Saturday.

The same applies for plastic and cardboard collections.

Tomorrow’s scheduled collections are still planned to go ahead.

Garden waste collections scheduled for today and tomorrow have been cancelled, and people should not put their wheeled bins out. Residents will be able to place extra garden waste out on their next scheduled collection date.

Greenbox recycling collections are continuing as normal.

Body found near Glencaple

Police Scotland have recovered a body from a beach near Glencaple Credit: PA

Police Scotland have recovered the body of a male person from a beach near Glencaple in Dumfries and Galloway.

The body was discovered by a member of the public at around 10.30am today.

As yet no formal identification has been made but police say the family of Macauley McQueen have been informed.

The 19-year-old was last seen entering the River Nith on December 22.


Disruption to trains between Carlisle and Lancaster

A broken down train is causing disruption between Carlisle and Lancaster Credit: PA

There is currently disruption to Virgin Trains between Carlisle and Lancaster due to a train that has broken down between Penrith and Oxenholme.

The broken down train may cause delays of up to an hour, and some alterations to travel plans.

The disruption, which is expected to last until at least 1.30pm, is also affecting First Transpennine Express.

Met Office update: Yellow Warning of Snow and Ice in force until 11.00 tomorrow.

There is a Yellow Warning of Snow and Ice in force until 11am tomorrow Credit: Jennifer McRobert

A Yellow Warning of Snow and Ice (low likelihood, medium impact) is in force until 11am tomorrow.

The update from the Met Office states that there will be scattered wintry showers and gradually easing wind over the next 24 hours.

The showers could still be heavy on higher ground, but everywhere else should see a mixture of rain, sleet or wet snow.

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