Trust fund launched for brave teenager

A Trust fund has been set up for a teenage girl who suffered brain damage after being swept into the sea at Eyemouth Harbour.

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Full report: Marine reserve looking for new volunteers

The oldest marine reserve in Scotland could fold if new volunteers do not come forward.

That is the warning from wildlife experts in St Abbs and Eyemouth, who are desperately seeking new members for the marine reserve committee.

The voluntary reserve was set up nearly 30 years ago to protect marine wildlife on the East Berwickshire coast.

Current members say if new people don't come forward to volunteer, it could disappear, which could have a knock-on effect to the local economy.

Watch Jenny Longden's report here:

Scotland's oldest marine reserve seeking new volunteers

Members of the St Abbs and Eyemouth Voluntary Marine Reserve, Credit: ITV News Border
Education stand at Eyemouth. Credit: ITV News Border

Wildlife experts in St Abbs and Eyemouth are warning that the oldest marine reserve in Scotland could fold if new volunteers do not come forward.

The team say they are desperately seeking new members for the marine reserve committee.

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Eyemouth ice-cream parlour scoops top award

Eyemouth ice-cream parlour Giocapazzi's has been named Champion of Champions for producing the best flavour in the whole of the UK.

Their chocolate fudge brownie ice-cream took six months to develop.

It has never been sold to the public but judges at the Ice Cream Alliance said it was 'outstanding.'

Giocapazzi's is a family run business which first opened in Eyemouth in 1900.

Hundreds of pounds worth of rings stolen

Several rings worth hundreds of pounds were stolen from a house near Eyemouth.

Police are appealing for witnesses following a break in in Auchencrow, near Eyemouth, on December 23.

The incident happened between 6pm and 6.45am.

Officers are reminding people living in the surrounding villages to be mindful of security over the Christmas period.

Diver death: Latest

Investigations are continuing after a man died while diving with his son near Eyemouth in the Scottish Borders.

The 52 year old from Yorkshire appears to have taken ill while he was in the water on Saturday afternoon. He was rescued by a life boat crew but pronounced dead at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. Police say there are no suspicious circumstances.

Diver dies after "falling ill" off St Abbs

by Rachel Bullock

A diver has died after getting into difficulties off St Abbs in the Scottish Borders. The man was with a group of divers yesterday when he had to be picked up from the dive boat by a Royal Navy helicopter.

A coastguard spokesman said the man was dead on arrival at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. It's believed the group divers were from Rotherham in South Yorkshire.

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The man was comfirmed dead on arrival at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary Credit: David Cheskin/PA Archive/Press Association Images
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