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Salmond takes Ice Bucket Challenge and nominates PM

The First Minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond, has taken the Ice Bucket Challenge in response to an invitation from Alistair Darling.

In return, he nominated Prime Minister David Cameron remarking that he "saw him in a wetsuit the other day so I know he's got the equipment".

He was joined by the deputy leader of the Scottish National Party Nicola Sturgeon.

Highlights: 2014 Common Ridings and Festivals

Thousands have celebrated the Common Ridings and Festivals right across the South of Scotland this summer,.

From the 500th anniversary being celebrated in Hawick, to the riding of the marches taking place in Sanquhar on Sunday.

The ride-outs, ceremonies and fancy dress parades have been as popular as ever, all part of the Homecoming 2014 celebrations.

Lets take a look back at the highlights.

Man unveils chapel for fiancée

Peter Stott and his fiancée Joanne Credit: ITV Border

Peter Stott, from Cumbria, has spent five years building a private wedding chapel for his fiancée, Joanne.

He owns a nursery situated in the hamlet of Melkinthorpe, just outside Penrith.

In 2009, Peter decided that he was going to build a chapel at the bottom of the nursery.

They plan to get married next month.

The chapel at Penrith Credit: ITV Border


Brazil vs Croatia: Alves the tapir predicts who'll win

Alves, from the Lake District Wildlife Park is said to love football. He's named after Dani Alves, the Barcelona and Brazil right back.

The eight month old Brazilian tapir is making predictions from buckets of bananas on who will win matches in the World Cup.

See who he thinks will triumph in the tournament's opening match when Brazil play Croatia:

England vs Italy: Tapir predicts who will win

An eight year old tapir in Cumbria is making a guess at who will win the World Cup matches.

He's making his tips based on which bucket of bananas he goes to first.

Two have flags of the countries playing on with the third representing a draw.

On Saturday England play Italy in their opening game. Alves makes his selection on who'll be top banana in that encounter:

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