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Four charged following assault and robbery in Galashiels

Four men have been charged following an assault and robbery in Galashiels Credit: PA

Four men have been charged following an assault and robbery at a property in Galashiels.

A 24-year-old man was threatened with a knife before being robbed at an address in Larchbank Street in the very early hours of Tuesday morning.

The men, aged between 17 and 27, will appear in court at a later date.

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Appeal for witnesses to Galashiels' break-in

Police are appealing for witnesses to a break-in at a LA Beauty in Galashiels Credit: PA

Police in the Borders are appealing for witnesses to a break-in at a hairdressers in Galashiels.

The incident occurred in the early hours of yesterday morning at LA Beauty on Elm Row.

The break-in happened at around 1.30am and a number of items were taken from within.

The suspect was wearing a black puffa jacket and was last seen heading in the direction of the town centre.

Officers are now asking for anyone who can help with their enquiries to contact Police Scotland.

Businesses to hear of Borders Railway benefits

The Borders Railway will open in September. Credit: ITV Border

Businesses have been invited to a meeting to hear about the potential economic benefits of the new Borders Railway.

The meeting takes place in Galashiels today, and it's being held by Abellio, the company that will operate the railway when it opens in September.

Hill walker thanks rescue teams

Lynda Teall has thanked the rescue teams that came to her aid Credit: GNAAS

A hill walker who fell in the Lake District has thanked the rescue teams that came to her aid.

Lynda Teall, 63, has thanked Keswick Mountain Rescue Team and the Great North Air Ambulance Service, who arrived on the scene at St.John's in the Vale on December 28.

She fell and broke her ankle in three places Credit: GNAAS

"From the moment both teams arrived, almost simultaneously, I knew I was in the safest and most competent of hands"

– Lynda Teall
She was airlifted to a hospital in Carlisle Credit: GNAAS

She had broken her ankle in three places after slipping in wintry conditions, and has also praised the hospital that she was airlifted to in Carlisle.

"It wasn't long before I was in hospital at Carlisle where I received the best medical attention anyone could wish for"

– Lynda Teall

She called the efforts of the services 'selfless' and has made a donation to both charities to help with future rescue efforts.

The Great North Air Ambulance has since thanked her in return.

The Great North Air Ambulance has thanked Ms Teal for her donation Credit: GNAAS

"We want to thank Lynda for her donation and kind words about our team.

We rely on public support to keep our service flying"

– Mandy Drake, head of fundraising at GNAAS

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Materials supplied for Resilient Communities

Materials have been supplied as part of the new, volunteer-led scheme launching in Langlee to deal with major incidents in the area.

Resilient Communities is run by Scottish Borders Council and is designed to equip people to help each other in the event of severe snow, flooding or fire.

Langlee is expected to benefit as there are many areas where mechanical snow gritters cannot reach.

Around 50 volunteers have already signed up.

Volunteers in Langlee sign up to Resilient Communities

About 50 volunteers in Langlee have signed up to Resilient Communities Credit: ITV Border

Dozens of volunteers in Langlee, Galashiels, have signed up to a scheme to better prepare the area for major incidents.

Resilient Communities is run by Scottish Borders Council and is designed to equip people to help each other in the event of severe snow, flooding or fire.

Other smaller towns and villages in the Borders are already part of the scheme, but Langlee is the first area of one of the big six towns to take part

About 50 people have already signed up.

Gala Fairydean Rovers call for memorabilia

Memorabilia was destroyed in the blaze Credit: ITV Border

People with memorabilia of Gala Fairydean Rovers Football Club are being asked to share photographs or items with the club.

A fire destroyed the kit room where photographs from as far back as the 1920's were kept, along with trophies.

The club would like anyone with items to contact them directly.

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