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Deerstalker-death woman is named locally

The deerstalker event. Credit: ITV Border

A woman who died during a cross-country run in Innerleithen on Saturday, 11 March, has been named locally as Heather Foggo.

The mother of two, from Morpeth in Northumberland, collapsed a mile into the Mighty Deerstalker event.

Organisers say this has been the first major incident in the 11 years the run has been taking place.


Police say 'no suspicious circumstances' surrounding runner's death

Police in the Scottish Borders responded to a report of a woman having taken unwell during a sporting event near to Traquair House in Innerleithen at 6.15pm on Saturday 11th March.

The 48-year-old was treated by the Scottish Ambulance Service and was taken to Borders General Hospital. However, she passed away while en route.

Inquiries are continuing, however there appear to be no suspicious circumstances surrounding this death and a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

– Police Scotland spokesperson

St Ronan's Games Parade in Innerleithen

Innerleithen's St Ronan's Day Parade begins at 11am today (Sunday 10th July), as the St. Ronan's Silver Band leads a parade along the High Street and on to the Parish Church for a special service.

The Games have been going since 1827 and are the oldest organised sports meeting in Scotland.

It's now part of a ten-day festival that incorporates many events for every age group.

Central to the festivities are the Cleikum Ceremonies when the town's association with its Patron Saint, St. Ronan, is celebrated.

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


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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