Wilton Lodge Park in Hawick looks set to get a major facelift thanks to a two and a half million pound grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
A new exhibition in Hawick explores how influential Polish culture is in the Borders and features rare artefacts from soldiers in WW2.
News that a Hawick knitwear company is to be acquired by international fashion house Chanel has been welcomed by the local community.
Resurfacing works costing £215,000 has started on a 1.3km section of the A7 in Hawick, between the Albert Road Junction and the southern extent of the town's 30mph speed limit.**
For the next eleven days a stop/go traffic management system will be in place between 8am and 5pm each day, as well as 8pm and 11pm each night.**
From Monday October 21st until Friday October 25th the works will continue with overnight closures from 6pm until 6am on the A7 between Dovemount Roundabout and Canonbie.**
– Cllr Stuart Marshall, Hawick Provost
The investment programme by Transport Scotland for these works is indeed welcome news. Once complete, the works will be a huge benefit to our town and I would urge motorists and the public alike to ber patient whilst they are being carried out"
A special dinner has been held to announce the greatest ever Hawick team. A panel of experts gathered at Mansfield Park last night to put the list together and there was a place in the squad for the latest star the Borders town has produced. Stuart Cameron reports.
Gala were the big winners on the Scottish Rugby Union scene this weekend.
They won their Borders Derby against Hawick and the victory moved them top of the Premiership.
Stuart Cameron has the details - watch his full report below.
Politicians are urging the makers of Grand Theft Auto Five to visit Hawick.
The latest blockbuster video game is causing controversy after developers named one part of the violent city it's set in after the Borders town.
Pundits predict the game will sell 25 million copies in 12 months but, as Katie Hunter reports, not everyone is happy with the Hawick connection.
Watch the full report below.
A man who was missing from his home in the Scottish Borders has been found safe and well.
Kevin Shiel, from Noble Place in Hawick, had been missing since Tuesday 10th September, but has now returned home.
There has been mixed reaction to Hawick being named in the new Grand Theft Auto video game:
@itvborder It's just a bit of fun, but not as much fun as listening to gamers around the world trying to pronounce it will be
@itvborder I'm outraged by this. Why does Hawick get a mention and Galashiels doesn't? Scandal.
– Councillor Stuart Marshall, Hawick and Denholm, Independent
"It couldn't be further from the truth - when you see what goes on in this town it's a shame for our town to be portrayed in this light"
There has been mixed reaction in the Scottish Borders after the town of Hawick was named in the new Grand Theft Auto computer game.
The video game, now in its fifth edition, features a lot of drugs and violence in the fictional US metropolis of Los Santos, and game makers have named one of the city's more notorious districts Hawick.
Rockstar North’s website describes the area of Hawick in the game as having ‘a disaffected drug addict hipster vibe’.
Local MSP John Lamont has invited the creators of the game to pay a visit to the Borders town:
“I like many other Hawick residents was shocked to hear that the name of the town had been used in Grand Theft Auto V. Not only is it a game which includes violence, sex and drugs, but the game’s producers themselves describe the area of Hawick in the game as having a ‘drug addict hipster vibe’.
“While some may take the view that any publicity is good publicity, I am sure that many local residents will see this as an insensitive move from Rockstar North.
"The game undoubtedly portrays Hawick in a bad light and is likely to sell tens of millions of copies over the next year.
– John Lamont MSP, Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire
“It is unfortunate that a Scottish company has chosen to portray this fine Borders town in such a bad light. They clearly do not know Hawick well, and that is why I have invited them to meet with me at my office on the town’s High Street.
“Hawick is one of the most beautiful towns in Scotland and I am sure that by showing them the town and telling them of its proud history they will realise the mistake they have made.”
Police are looking for help in finding a man who has been missing from his home in the Scottish Borders for a week.
Kevin Shiel, from Noble Place in Hawick, was last seen outside his home on Tuesday 10th September and has not been in touch with anyone since.
The 46-year-old is white, six foot two inches tall with a heavy build and has short dark brown hair.
Police say he may be carrying a rucksack with purple flashes.
A Police Scotland spokesman said:
"Kevin has access to money and is able to travel easily. He has previously visited various locations across the Borders, Edinburgh and into England to view art exhibitions and we are eager to hear from anyone who believes they have seen him in the past week.
"Similarly, we would also urge Kevin to get in touch with police or loved ones ASAP and let us know he's safe and well.
"Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Tomorrow sees the season's first local derby as Hawick take on Melrose at Mansfield Park in the Scottish Premiership.
Stuart Cameron's full report is below.