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Scotland's Business Minister visits Hawick

Hawick Knitwear went into administration last month. Credit: ITV Border

Scotland's Business Minister Fergus Ewing is in Hawick this morning for a meeting with businesses to discuss local economic issues, including the closure of a local factory.

The meeting was called after textile manufacturer Hawick Knitwear went into administration last month.

123
jobs were lost when Hawick Knitwear went into administration.
123 jobs were lost when Hawick Knitwear closed it's gates for the final time in December 2015. Credit: ITV Border

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Latest Scottish Borders road closures

Mansfield Road, Hawick. Credit: Scottish Borders Council

As heavy rain sweeps through the Scottish Borders, the following roads remain closed:

  • B712 at Dawyck. Diversion: A701 - Dreva Junction
  • D66/1 Kirkton Manor, Cademuir to Peebles
  • B709 Thirlestane / Ramseycleuch
  • C77 Gala to Lauder
  • B6359 - at Bowden Toll
  • A699 - Selkirk to St Boswells
  • D106/4 - Makerston village
  • D25/3 Haysike Bridge – closed due to structural damage
  • Lower Mansfield Road, Hawick
  • Overhall Road/Martin's Bridge, Hawick
  • B709 between Ramseycleuch Bridge and Angecroft Caravan Park in the Ettrick Valley
  • A698 between Denholm and Hawick
  • A7 south of Hawick - landslip at Teviothead
  • Commercial Road, Hawick
  • Laidlaw Terrace, Hawick
  • Dovemount Mews, Hawick
  • Common Haugh Car Park, Hawick
  • Victoria Road, Hawick
  • A6088 Bonchester Bridge closed
  • A68 south of Bonjedward bridge
  • A68 south of Bonjedward
  • A68 north of Jedburgh at Riverside
  • B6401 between Yetholm and Morebattle
  • C40 near Jedburgh - Crailinghall Bridge closed
  • B6438 at the 30mph zone into St Abbs

Winners of £33m Lotto Jackpot still being sought

Carol and David Martin. Credit: ITV News

National Lottery bosses are still searching for the second winner of a £33 million jackpot.

Their senior winners' adviser, Andy Carter, is visiting Worcester after the lottery operator confirmed that a ticket bought in the area matched all six balls in its record £66 million jackpot draw on January 9.

Under the terms of its licence, Camelot has discretion to pay prizes in respect of stolen, lost or destroyed tickets if a player has submitted a claim in writing within 30 days of the relevant draw.

David and Carol Martin, both 54, from Hawick in the Scottish Borders, celebrated winning the other half of the jackpot amid a flurry of media attention last week.

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