The project is expected to start in the summer of 2013 and be complete by spring 2018.

Lottery Boost for Hawick park

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.

Polish soldiers exhibition

A new exhibition in Hawick explores how influential Polish culture is in the Borders and features rare artefacts from soldiers in WW2.

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Concerns growing over parking in Hawick

Hawick High St where there are concerns about future of parking warden Credit: ITV News

Concerns are growing over parking on Hawick High Street.

Police Scotland announced plans to scrap them as part of cost cutting measures, handing responsibility to the local authority.

The Scottish Borders Council say they can't afford to take on the wardens, meaning Hawick may end up without them.


Missing Hawick girl found

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."


Man charged after cannabis plants found in Hawick

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.

"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."

– Inspector Carol Wood, Police Scotland

Anyone wishing to report drug related offences can contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Full Report: Campaign to extend Borders Railway plans

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.

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