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WATCH: Joss marks 80th birthday with new fell running challenge

Joss Naylor, the farmer from Wasdale who became one of the our greatest fell runners, is about to embark on a special run to celebrate his 80th birthday.

So what is a good challenge at 80? Well for Joss it's running 30 miles from Caldbeck to Wasdale. And he's doing it to raise money for Brathay Trust, a charity that helps young people make positive changes to their lives. Fiona Marley Paterson has been to meet him.

Borders women recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

Margaret Jean Morgan is awarded an MBE for her services to the Riding for the Disabled Association. Credit: ITV Border

Two women from the Scottish Borders have been recognised in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours.

Jessica Mary Troughton from Ettrick And Lauderdale is recognised with a BME for services to the community in Stow, Galashiels.

Margaret Jean Morgan from Berwickshire is awarded an MBE for her services to the Riding for the Disabled Association.

It really was a great shock, I had no idea it had even been applied for but I feel very very honoured to have received this and it's not just for me, it's for the whole group and it's also my family who give me a hundred and ten support for anything to do with RDA.'

– Margaret Morgan, Riding for the Disabled Association


Common Riding trots off in Hawick

Hawick's annual Common Riding in 2015 Credit: ITV Border

Hundreds of horses and riders, suited and booted, will ride through the streets of Hawick today for the annual Common Riding.

The earliest risers set off at 6.00am this morning to make the most of the 13th century tradition.

Common Ridings take place across the South of Scotland throughout the summer months.


Warning for drivers as carts leave Appleby Horse Fair

Police are urging drivers to be careful. Credit: ITV Border

Police are urging motorists to take extra care around caravans and horse drawn vehicles as this year's Appleby Horse Fair comes to a close.

Many gypsies, travellers and visitors to the town are now leaving Appleby, and drivers are being warned to slow down.

WATCH: Alpaca studs arrive in Cumbria

Barbara with her two new alpaca studs. Credit: ITV Border

Two alpaca studs, from Australia and New Zealand, have been moved to a new home in Cumbria.

Crusader and Samurai have joined the herd at Beckbrow in Ainstable.

Owner Barbara Hetherington is one of the UK's leading breeders, and she says the boys will be mated with some of her award winning females to provide babies with a denser, finer fleece.

What was important about these boys was that we did lots of research into their dams, they both have exceptional mothers, obviously there are no guarantees but it helps the prospects of them passing on their very good genetics to our herd.

– Barbara Hetherington

Kim Inglis went to meet the new alpacas, and you can watch her full report here:

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