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.
Jim Douglas, from Hawick, is 100 years old, and has just won a top award for the design of his garden.
The Scottish Borders Housing Association was looking for the best display from its tenants, and Jim's patch took the top prize.
Jenny Longden reports:
A 16-year-old girl missing for 5 days from her Hawick home has been found safe and well.
Police Scotland have confirmed that Leah Dickson was found in Gateshead at around 11:20pm on Tuesday 10 December.
On Facebook, her mum Lorna Dickson wrote "Tears of joy to everyone who have supported us though our sad days Leah has been found in Gateshead tonight police are bringing her home to us thanks again everyone. XXX."
A gardening enthusiast from Hawick has won an award for his green fingers at the grand age of 100-years-old.
These photographs of Jim Douglas' garden were entered into a competition for tenants of the Scottish Borders Housing Association, and he scooped first prize.
A 20-year-old man has been charged under the Misuse of Drugs Act after police recovered a cannabis cultivation in Hawick.
Officers carried out a search of a property in Cheviot Road on Thursday 5 December, seizing about 15 cannabis plants worth about £2,500 along with other cultivation equipment.
The man was detained on Monday 9 December and will now be reported to the Procurator Fiscal.
– Inspector Carol Wood, Police Scotland
"Our local communities in Hawick have made it very clear that those involved in drug crime are not welcome and we will continue to act on information from the public to remove harmful drugs from the streets."
Anyone wishing to report drug related offences can contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
The Burnfoot estate in Hawick is being given £1.2 million in lottery funding.
The money will be used to create a community hub where local people can meet and access a range of services.
Helen Ford spoke to Simon Walton, who chairs the Campaign for Borders Rail, and put it to him that just last week an economic think tank described the project as "exceedingly poor value for money."
Campaigners are meeting tonight to renew calls for the new Borders Railway to be extended to Hawick.
The project, which is due to open by the summer of 2013, will only restore the Waverley Line between Edinburgh and Tweedbank near Galashiels.
The Campaign for Borders Rail thinks that will limit its potential to boost the economy.
Watch the full report from Kathryn Samson below.
Campaigners looking to have the Borders Railway extended will hold the annual general meeting today.
They want it extended through Melrose and Hawick, rather than it terminating at Tweedbank as previously planned.
Such an extension is not currently in the Scottish Government's plans.
A bus running from Hawick to the Borders General Hospital that was started on a trial basis has been so popular it is to be made permanent.
The Hawick/Selkirk/BGH service, which was launches earlier this year, has been run in a small council-owned bus.
The number 71 has been used by around 30 people every day and as a result is to be made a permanent route.
A large antique bible has been found in a phone box in Hawick.
The illustrated family bible is bounded in old leather and was found in Bourtree Place on 30th September.
It was handed into police but so far the owner of the book has not come forward.
– PC Steven Irvine, Police Scotland
This bible appears to be a rare, antique item that has probably been passed down within a family.
"Therefore anyone who recognises the description of this book or thinks they may be the owner should call into Hawick Police Station or call Police Scotland on 101.”