More than 900 people in the south of Scotland have had to wait more than 20 minutes for an ambulance in the last year.
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A renewed appeal is warning campers to take safety measures to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.
Independence will create a 'border effect', reducing the flow of trade between Scotland and the rest of the UK, according to a new report by Scottish Labour.
The briefing paper claims trade will be 83% lower after 30 years in the event of independence.
Shadow Scottish Secretary Margaret Curran highlighted the so-called 'border effect' during a trip to a Lockerbie factory this afternoon, Thursday 17 July.
The Yes campaign claim the paper is based on out-of-date data that is irrelevant to Scotland.
The shadow Scottish secretary Margaret Curran is visiting Dumfries and Galloway and the Borders today.
With just weeks to go until the independence referendum, the Labour MP will be speaking about the potential effect that having a more formalised border could have on international trade.
The SNP are arguing any negative assertions are based on what they describe as "inaccurate data".
20-year-old Kirsty Yates is the daughter of a farmer who lives near Castle Douglas in Dumfries and Galloway. She's competing in the shot putt event at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. She's also hoping to shake off the stereotypical image of females in her sport to persuade more women to take part. Watch her interview with Hannah McNulty above.
Cumbria and Scotland have seen a total of 17 arrests in connection with a six-month, nation-wide police operation into child abuse.
The operation saw a total of 660 suspected paedophiles arrested across Britain.
In Cumbria four people have been arrested while 13 arrests have been made across Scotland.
Police Scotland have not released a regional breakdown of their arrests.
Unemployment figures across the south of Scotland have fallen for the fourth month in a row.
The number of people seeking unemployment benefit in Dumfries and Galloway by 132 in the last month to 2,243.
In the Scottish Borders that number fell by 54 to 1477.
He is one of Dumfries' most famous sons and, this weekend, the town is celebrating his life and works.
A cast of 70 will take to the streets to depict the final years of Robert Burns' life as part of a major literary festival.
As the finishing touches are being made, our reporter Ryan Dollard has been along to take a look behind the scenes at the final preparations.
Two actors taking part in the Love Life and Liberty Pageant have been speaking to ITV Border about the event.
Joanne McGuinness and Gavin Paul will play Jean Armour and Robert Burns.
The pageant will see them perform excerpts of the last five years of the playwright's life in Dumfries.
The cause of a mystery 'discharge' spotted on the River Nith in March had been uncovered.
Rising sludge which was overflowing from a settlement tank into the river caused was first seen by a member of the public on Friday, 14 March.
A similar incident occurred on Saturday, 7 June when a fault in an inlet tank caused a second spillage into the river.
Scottish Water have since repaired all the faults and SEPA have, on six different occasions, found the water quality to be compliant.
– Elaine Murray MSP, Dumfriesshire (Lab)
“It is reassuring that the incidents were dealt with quickly after they were reported or discovered, however it is less reassuring that it took a report from a member of the public to alert SEPA and thereafter Scottish Water to the incident in March.
“It is also worrying that, at the time of the June incident, a spillage which occurred when the waste treatment operative was not on shift – sometime between 9am on the Saturday and 7am on the Sunday morning – and there seems to have been no monitoring during that time whether the plant was performing to the required standard."
An our door play detailing the last five years of Robert Burns' life is due to be performed as part of the Love Life and Liberty Pageant.
The play moves through different locations in the town.
Ross Jardine is the stage manager of the production:
A 24-year-old man has been assaulted in Gretna.
The incident happened at about 4pm on Monday, 14 July at Graitney, near the coal yard.
The victim received no injured in the assault which was carried out by two men he knew.
Police are keen to speak with anyone who was in the area at the time.