A man and woman have been arrested and charged, after a number of thefts from a recycling centre in Galashiels, including from a charity bin.
A generator worth £3,000 was also taken, from the Scottish Borders Council Easter Langlee facility, between Friday 26 June and Tuesday 30 June.
The 46-year-old man and 36-year-old woman will appear at Selkirk Sheriff Court at a later date.
One of the principals in the Galashiels Common Ridings is recovering from falling off his horse.
Fraser Anderson, who was the 2014 Melrosian, cracked several ribs and sustained bumps and bruises when he fell off during a 4-hour ride out near Cauldshiels Loch.
The accident delayed the start of the Braw Lads Ride out while an air ambulance was called out, due to the inaccessibility of the area and concern for his condition.
His father Ian thanked everyone who helped on Fraser's Facebook page.
"Fraser has a few cracked ribs and plenty of aches but otherwise okay. Thanks again to everyone."
But thousands of people still packed the streets of Galashiels to cheer on Braw Lad Cameron Pate and Braw Lass Abbie Frankland.
Crowds turned out in the sunshine in Galashiels, for the latest event in the annual Common Ridings season.Read the full story ›
The new Borders Railway will open in less than three months.
It's claimed the £300 million, 30 mile link between Edinburgh and Tweeddbank will open up the region for commuters - and bring visitors in too.
But what can these visitors expect?
Hannah McNulty reports:
The Scottish Community Empowerment Minister, Marco Biagi, is visiting Galashiels today to announce almost £700,000 to deliver economic and regeneration initiatives.
The aim is for the investment to help 26 projects to expand, with help from local communities.
A Galashiels barber has shown he's a cut above the rest after being named Britain's Best Wet Shaving Barber.
Luigi Caterino, who runs 'The Italian Job' in Galashiels, took the title at the national final in Birmingham on Sunday.
A safety awareness training day has been held in Galashiels for motorcyclists looking to brush up on their skills.
Recent figures show that although bikers only make up 1% of traffic users across the Borders, a huge 20% of fatal or serious accidents involve motorcyclists.
Lori Carnochan has been to find out more:
Bikers from across the Borders have been attending a special road safety open day in Galashiels.
Although people on motorbikes only account for 1% of road users across the Borders, 20% of fatal or serious accidents involve a biker.
Motorcyclists were partnered up with instructors who assessed their riding skills, before going over some basic techniques. The bikers were taken on a 30 minute ride around Selkirk, before returning to Galashiels for their debrief.
However, the day wasn't just for people who have recently passed their test. Many of the attendees were experienced bikers, looking to refresh their skills.
"I've just bought another bike, and as much as i've been riding other bikes in the past, i can always learn. And this is an opportunity to learn properly."
Motorcyclists from across the Scottish Borders are being encouraged to take part in a new safety initiative.
The Borders bikers open day is giving riders the chance to brush up on their road safety skills before the official biking season gets underway.
The Skill for Life course will provide expert advice on motorcycling techniques, including a 30 minute rider assessment.
There will also be an offer of 20 free places on the Institute of Advanced Motorists training course for local riders.
The open day is being held at Galashiels Fire Station between 10am and 3pm.
"Any initiative that has the potential to reduce the number of tragedies on our roads involving motorcyclists and helps to save lives is worth promoting."
Police are appealing for witnesses after a 41-year-old man was assaulted in the centre of Galashiels on Wednesday night.
The man was walking along Huddersfield Street at around 10pm when was approached by a man and assaulted.
He was taken to Borders General hospital where he was treated for minor head and facial injuries.
The suspect is described as being around 22 to 23-years-old, of a stocky build, five foot eight inches tall and was wearing dark clothing.
"There were a number of motorists passing through the area at the time who could have witnessed the assault.
"Anyone with information that can assist should contact Police Scotland on 101."