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Police appeal: missing man in Jedburgh

Charles Bird has been missing since yesterday morning Credit: PA

A 68-year-old man has been reported missing in Jedburgh.

Charles Bird was last seen leaving his home in Exchange Street at 11am yesterday and has not been seen or heard from since.

His Mitsubishi L200 car was found in a wooded area on the Denholm to Bedrule road at around 9.30pm last night.

Anyone who can assist police in finding him is asked to come forward as concern is growing for Mr Bird's welfare.

He is described as white, 6ft 2ins tall with a stocky build, grey hair round the sides of his head and bald on top. He was last seen wearing a bluish green beanie hat, a blue body-warmer and a black sweatshirt.

“It is very out of character for Charles to not return home after work or to fail and contact family to let them know where he is.

“As such we are becoming increasingly worried for his safety and would urge anyone who believes they have seen him since Tuesday morning, or who has information as to his current whereabouts to contact police immediately.

“In addition, I would also ask that Charles get in touch with a loved one, friend, or with police to let us know he is alright.”

– Inspector Tony Hodges

Christmas trees get the chop

October's gone and it's time to think Christmas. Already the Christmas trees, which will decorate our city centres, are being cut down and transported.

Many of them come from Kielder in Northumberland, including the one that will be in the centre of Jedburgh in the Borders. Derek Proud went to see how they get the giant trees out of the middle of a dense and boggy forest.


Runners set off in Jedburgh

Runners at the ready in Jedburgh today. Credit: ITV News Border

Around 900 runners are taking part in 10k and half-marathon races in Jedburgh today.

It is part of the town's annual running festival which is now in its 13th year.

The ultra marathon, wheelchair race and dog race took place on Saturday (25th October).

The runners were piped up to the start line in the town centre before they set off.

Jedburgh remembers local men who served in WW1

Jedburgh Castle Jail is currently hosting an exhibition looking at the local men who served in World War I and the impact on their lives.

The exhibition includes photographs supplied by the Jedforest Historical Society, such as a picture of volunteers leaving Jedburgh Station in 1914 to go to serve in the war.

Also on show are reproductions of recruitment posters, which aim to show the pressure on men to volunteer before conscription was introduced in 1916.

Life at the front line is illustrated through objects, many of which are on loan from the Jedburgh branch of the Royal British Legion.

These include brass shell ends made into containers by soldiers in the trenches, a soldier’s water bottle and an officer’s knife and fork, as well as postcards sent to loved ones at home.

The exhibition runs until Sunday, 2 November.


Take a trip back to 1575

Common Ridings season is drawing to a close in the Scottish Borders - and today (July 11) it was Jedburgh's turn.

The event draws riders and crowds alike from across the Borders, and marks the historical battles between the Scottish and the English that took place hundreds of years ago.

Now, however, the event is more of a social affair as Jenny Longden reports.

'Jethart's here!': Jack Fraser is leading the cavalcade

This year's Callant is Jack Fraser Credit: ITV News Border

This year's Jethart Callants Festival is underway.

The annual ride mimics the riding of the boundaries to fend off unwanted visitors, and has been held in the town since 1947.

'Jethart's here!': The cavalcade is on it's way through the town Credit: ITV News Border

Jack Fraser is the third person in his family to have the honour of being the Callant.

He will take the flag and exclaim 'Jethart's here', before leading the cavalcade through the town.

Hundreds of people are expected to turn out for the event Credit: ITV News Border

Hundreds of people are expected to turn out for the event, which is part of the Borders Common Ridings season.

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£250,000 of roadworks to A68 in Jedburgh

£250,000 of resurfacing works are to be carried out on the A68 in Jedburgh.

The work will be carried out on a 1.4km stretch of road between Bongate and Jedforest rugby ground.

The investment by Transport Scotland will see upgrades made to the road.

Work will being on Sunday, 13 July, with a convoy traffic management system in place between 8pm and 6am each night and from 8am and 5pm each day.

It's hoped the work will be finished by Monday 28 July.

“This section of the A68 is used by around 7,000 vehicles every day and now requires maintenance. These works have been planned to minimise disruption to local residents and businesses.

“Some disruption is expected and we encourage people travelling to check the Traffic Scotland website for the latest travel information. We would like to thank the local community in advance for their patience during these essential works.”

– Ian Stewart, BEAR Scotland

Crowds gather for Jethart Callants Festival

People are already lining the streets of Jeburgh Credit: ITV News Border

Crowds are beginning to line the street of Jedburgh for the annual Jethart Callants Festival.

The event is part of the Border's Common Riding season.

The event mimics the riding of the boundaries to fend off unwanted English visitors Credit: ITV News Border

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