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Man hospitalised after Innerleithen assault

Police are appealing for witnesses. Credit: ITV Border

A 53-year-old man has been left with injuries requiring hospital treatment, after a serious assault in Innerleithen.

The incident happened on Friday 20 May, at around 10:20pm, in or around Buccleuch Street.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them by calling 101.

They've moved to reassure concerned local residents.

This was an unprovoked attack on a man walking home from a night out in a local public house.

Although understandably distressing for the victim, incidents like this are very rare in Innerleithen and I'd like to reassure the community that we are doing everything we can to trace this individual.

– PC Kevin Downs from Galashiels Police Station

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Paul McGuigan: inquest to deliver verdict

Paul McGuigan

An inquest into the death of a security contractor, who was shot by a colleague in Iraq, is due to be delivered in Stockport today.

Paul McGuigan was killed in 2009 along with fellow security guard Darren Hoare.

In 2011, 31-year-old Danny Fitzsimons, from Manchester, was sentenced to 20 years in an Iraqi prison, for the two murders.

Paul's mother Corrine is from Innerleithen in the Scottish Borders.

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The Mighty Deerstalker race

Ten years ago an adventure events company was given a brief of showcasing all that the Borders has to offer to a greater number of tourists.

They came up with The Mighty Deerstalker - an obstacle race, run over rough terrain, up and down hills, and through rivers.

300 people came to the first run - a decade on there were around 3000 taking part. Fiona Marley Paterson was among them.

Inquest into death of security contractor begins

Paul McGuigan and his mother Corrine Boyd-Russell Credit: ITV Border

An inquest into the death of a security contractor who was shot by a colleague in Iraq has begun.

Paul McGuigan, whose mother Corrine is from Innerleithen in the Scottish Borders, was killed in 2009.

Dan Fitzsimons is currently serving a 20-year jail sentence in Iraq for the deaths of Paul McGuigan and Darren Hoare.

Borders artwork explores Scottish identity

The Debatable Land by Peter Sacks Credit: ITV Border

Artwork depicting images of the First Minister of Scotland, Britain's Prime Minister, Westminster and Holyrood has gone on display at Traquair House in Peebleshire.

'The Debatable Land' is a collage featuring poems, quotes and pictures relevant to the history of Scotland.

The artwork is by former poet and Harvard Professor Peter Sacks.

Alex Salmond and David Cameron feature in the artwork Credit: ITV Border
Quotes, excerpts and material from Traquair House feature Credit: ITV Border
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