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£41million Hawick flood protection scheme opposed

A town meeting will be held on the 31 August Credit: ITV Border

Plans for a flood protection scheme for Hawick have received 48 objections from the public, which were published today, Friday 18 August. The £41million scheme would be finished by 2022, but complaints may mean lengthy delays to the project.

The complaints are mostly about the size of the wall and blocking off views of the river. Other complaints are about the disruption to the town during construction which could affect business.

There are also warnings that any delays over the complaints could set the project back. A town meeting will be held on the 31 August to address the issues and give further updates on the scheme.

Chest heart & Stroke Scotland community hub opened in Hawick

Credit: Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland

A new Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS) community hub has been opened on the High street in Hawick.

It was opened today, Friday 21 July, with MSP Rachael Hamilton, MP John Lamont, Deputy Lord Lieutenant Mr John Scott as well as members of the Hawick and District Stroke Group in attendance.

CHSS nurses also took blood pressures and gave taster stroke experience workshops.

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Hawick to host summer music festival

The festival is set to be the biggest Hawick has ever seen Credit: Heart of Hawick Music Festival

A music festival will be taking place in the Scottish Borders next month.

From Friday 4 August to Sunday 6 August, the Hawickfest will include performances at the Hawick café and auditorium.

Organisers say it is the biggest music festival set to take place in the town, with over a dozen artists, including Boo Hewerdine, who has written for The Corrs and Mel C, and Dean Friedman set to perform.

Hawick ready to kick-start Common Riding season

It's that time of the year again when the common ridings and riding of the marches take place across the south of Scotland.

Each town across the Borders and Dumfries and Galloway has their own traditions dating back hundreds of years.

They all feature a cavalcade of horses and riders checking the boundaries of the town for potential invaders.

Hawick is the first of the season and takes place tomorrow. Lori Carnochan reports:

Man remanded in custody after drugs raid in Hawick

Two people have been arrested. Credit: ITV Border

A man has been remanded in custody, and a woman is due to appear in court, after around £15,000 of drugs were seized in Hawick.

During a police raid, ecstacy, cocaine and cannabis were found, along with drug paraphernalia and a four-figure sum of cash, at three addresses in Chay Blyth Place, McLagan Drive and Bridgehouse.

A large amount of clothing and footwear, believed to be counterfeit, was also removed and sent for further examination.

A 53-year-old man and 30-year-old woman were arrested and charged under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

The man appeared at Selkirk Sheriff Court on Monday 5 June and was remanded in custody, while the woman will appear at a later date.

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WATCH: Tartan makes a unique return to Hawick

A tartan produced uniquely for the town of Hawick in the 1990s has been given a re-launch, with the hopes that it could breathe some new life into the local economy.

The company behind the tartan has teamed up with a number of local organisations to give it the best chance of success.

Watch as Lori Carnochan reports from the launch:

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