The Local Government Boundary Commission's recommendations to Scottish Ministers, is to cut the number of councillors in the Scottish Borders from 34 to 32.
Hawick Councillor, Watson McAteer, says cutting representation in Hawick at a time when the town's dealing with the aftermath of flooding and bus cuts, is wrong:
The net outcome here is that six Hawick councillors are being reduced to four. It's at a time when we've got job losses, we've got huge issues with flooding and the work that needs to be done. And now we're hearing about cuts to our bus services.
Hawick needs more representations, not less. So I do hope that the Scottish government return and reject this proposal from the boundary commission and leave the status quo.
Peter Scott Knitwear in Hawick has entered the first day of its consultation into the future of the firm.
Fifty jobs are under threat at the luxury cashmere company, after what they've called a difficult trading period.
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A new centre specialising in dealing with traumatic head injuries has opened in the Scottish Borders.
Heads Together, which is specifically for those with brain injuries, has moved from their former premises in Galashiels to their new centre in Hawick.
The charity helps people who've suffered from the likes of a stroke or an industrial accident, by providing company and support for those struggling with every day tasks.
The Chairman of Heads Together, Steve Turnbull, was diagnosed with a brain tumour six years ago and has suffered several strokes since.
He helped to set up Heads Together three years ago.
"It's been hard I mean I nearly gave in. I don't think I would be alive now if it wasn't for the charity I really don't. It's kept us going, it's given us a focus and I've moved on.
"To start with, everyone goes through a feeling sorry for yourself stage and I did that and I decided I was wanting to fight back."
One man who says the centre has been a lifeline for him is Joe Devlin, who sustained a brain injury from a quad bike accident.
People in Hawick are preparing to celebrate at the town's annual Reivers festival over this Bank Holiday weekend.
There will be a parade through the town, school performances and an historical market.
It's to remember the Reivers who carried out raids along the Border up until the 17th century.
Administrators of Hawick Knitwear met in Edinburgh today to make an agreement which is likely to see the company liquidated.
The firm, which was established in 1874 and employed 179 people, went into administration in January.
Workers still owed wages and some pension benefits are expected to receive their money in full.
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