Peebles celebrates creative status

The creative community in Peebles are celebrating after coming top in a competition to find Scotland's most creative places.

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Warning against telephone bank scams

Police in the Borders and East Lothian are issuing a warning following a series of potential telephone banking scams in Duns and North Berwick, which have been reported over the last week.

Bank account holders have been contacted by someone claiming to be from their banks fraud unit informing them of unusual activity on their account. They are told to hang up and immediately call the emergency number on the back of their bank card.

The bogus callers then transfer the caller to a fake bank agent. Thinking that they are speaking to their bank, the account holder discloses their personal details that the culprits require. The callers are then able to transfer large amounts of money out of the alleged 'compromised' bank account.

First 'pop up' Citizen's Advice Bureau at a Scottish football match.

Following a rise in the number of people in the area who have had problems with doorstep, high street and payday lenders, the citizens Advice Service has decided to make themselves accessible to the community at Annan Athletic v Peterhead. Advisors will be on hand in the supporter's social club.


Around The House: Budget analysis from Westminster

A panel of MPs joined Helen Ford in the studio to give their verdicts on the Budget.

They included the Conservative MP for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale David Mundell, alongside the Liberal Democrat Ian Swales, and Labour MP Catherine McKinnell.

Watch the full panel discussion here:

The next edition of Around The House will be on Thursday 3 April at 11:35pm

Bishop leads investigation into welfare reforms

by Tim Backshall

The Bishop of Carlisle, the Rt Rev'd James Newcome, is leading an investigation into the effects of the government's welfare reforms on people in Cumbria.

The Cumbrian Commission will take evidence from charities, community organisations and individuals over the coming months.

It's our Christian duty to ensure all in society are cared for and protected and that any reforms do not unfairly penalise people."

– The Rt Rev'd James Newcome, Bishop of Carlisle


Cockermouth expansion into centre of motor excellence

A West Cumbrian firm has announced plans to expand - and is set to create a hundred jobs.

M-Sport at Dovenby near Cockermouth manufactures rally cars for the global market. It's set to build a centre of excellence for vehicle testing and evaluation.

It won't just be for motor sport, however, as the company is also targeting the general automotive industry.

Kim Inglis reports.

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