Concerns for future of Borders only disability centre
The town of Galashiels in the Scottish Borders has been given the first ever Safer Town Centre Award in Scotland.
Crime has nearly halved in an area of Galashiels since the start of a community programme 2 years ago.
Streetscape works in Galashiels are due to finish this weekend to minimise any disruptions in the run up to Christmas.
The majority if the pavement widening works in the High Street are to be completed this weekend, allowing increased loading space.
Work will start again in January to complete the final stages of the work, including installing stone bollards and road resurfacing.
Campaigners fighting to save a road in Galashiels from being closed, to make way for the Borders Railway, are holding a public meeting tonight to rally support.
A 'Save Plumtree Brae' Facebook page has already attracted more than 24 thousand hits - but the council says it's too late to change the plans.
Kathryn Samson reports:
Campaigners battling to stop a road being permanently shut in Galashiels due to the Borders Railway development holding a public meeting tonight.
The route between the A7 and the A72 at the northern end of the town has been closed to allow work on the Borders Railway to take place and is not expected to reopen.
Major roadworks are underway in two Scottish Borders' towns.
Drivers in Galashiels and Hawick are being asked to be patient while the work takes place.
Katie Hunter has more - watch her full report below.
Resurfacing works worth £215,000 are being carried out in Hawick from today.
The work is being carried out on a 1.3km section of the A7 in Hawick, between the Albert Road Junction and the southern extent of the town's 30mph speed limit.
Transport Scotland believe that the work will upgrade the road and make sure that the A7 continues to operate safely over the next few years.
Overnight closures will take place from today through until Friday with the road closing from 6pm to 6am on the A7 between Dovemount Roundabout and Canonbie.
A signed diversion will be in place for northbound and southbound traffic between Canonbie and Hawick, via the B6357 and A6088.
Preparation for the construction of the Galashiels Transport Interchange will see the town's bus station temporarily replaced by on-street stances from today.
The work is designed to link up other forms of transport with the Borders Railway, bringing more people to Galashiels.
The temporary stances that are being put in place will operate from Stirling Street and Market Street until the opening of the new transport interchange in June 2015.
– Councillor Gordon Edgar, Executive Member for Roads and Infrastructure
"The delivery of this strategically important project will require fundamental changes to the road systems in Galashiels from 14 October until the middle of 2015.
"These changes will be clearly signposted and Council operatives will be on hand to aid the flows of traffic.
"Access to the town centre will still be flexible, but vehicle and pedestrian users of the town centre are asked to proceed with caution until the new traffic direction become familiar over the coming weeks and months.
Scottish Borders Council has been fined almost £50,000 for a "serious failure" of health and safety after a school girl was almost strangled whilst operating a machine in her class.
Nadine Craig, now aged 20, still bears the scars of the accident which happened six years ago.
Her scarf was dragged into a lathe while using a lathe at Galashiels Academy.
The sheriff in Selkirk criticised Scottish Borders Council for having done no risk assessment on the lathe. He reduced the level of the fine from £72,000 to £48,000 to take account of the council's guilty plea.
The body of a man has been discovered in Galashiels.
Emergency services were called to a car park below Galafoot Bridge, near to the Kingsknowes roundabout, shortly after 7am this morning.
Police are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the man's death.
Gala were the big winners on the Scottish Rugby Union scene this weekend.
They won their Borders Derby against Hawick and the victory moved them top of the Premiership.
Stuart Cameron has the details - watch his full report below.