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Big Lunch at Galashiels Library

A special story-telling session is set to take place this week in Galashiels Library.

The event, for young children and their parents or carers, is being organised in conjunction with Scottish Borders Libraries.

The Big Lunch project hopes to encourage neighbours to get to know one another.

The children will enjoy a sing-song session, a party picnic and a reading from 'George and Flora's Big Party'.

The event will take place at Galashiels Library, Lawyers Brae on Thursday, 24 April from 10am.

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Melrose crowned Premiership champions

The circumstances couldn't have been more dramatic as Melrose were crowned champions of the Premiership. They needed to win and hope their old rivals Gala slipped up.

Melrose kept their side of the bargain, but their game finished first so there was a nail-biting wait as they listened to the closing moments of the match involving Gala.

Stuart Cameron reports.

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Driver charged over Galashiels monument crash

The damaged Mercat Cross Credit: ITV Border

A motorist has been charged with careless driving after crashing into an historic monument in the Scottish Borders.

The 147-year-old Mercat Cross in Galashiels was badly damaged following a single vehicle collision on Monday 12th March.

Police Scotland have confirmed a 55-year-old man has been charged with careless driving and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal at Selkirk.

Meanwhile, Scottish Borders Council say the monument will need to be taken down for repair and then carefully put back together again.

Galashiels girl in international design competition

Nilufar's design, 'A Bird's Tale', caught the eye of the judging panel Credit: ITV News

A student from Heriot Watt textile campus in Galashiels is representing the UK in a prestigious international competition.

Nilufar Islam gained almost 6,000 public votes for her designs and will now go up against fellow designers from Germany, France and Sweden.

Modern technology has had an influence on her designs Credit: ITV News
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