Thousands of people are expected to be out enjoying Langholm's common riding celebrations today.
The tradition - which dates back over 250 years - is a chance for the whole community to come together in a ride-out around the town's boundaries.
A company in Carlisle have been fined more than £10,000 after and explosion in at the Borders Fine Arts factory.
Enesco Limited of Carlisle who own the company pled guilty today at Dumfries Sheriff court to a failure to make a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks to its employees where dangerous substances were present.
The Health and Safety Executive were investigating the explosion at the property in Townfoot, Langholm which happened on 11 July 2012.
No one was injured in the explosion but it caused significant damage to the property, where the company manufactures hand crafted and hand painted ornaments.
“It was simply good fortune that no employees were in the vicinity of the explosion and that no one was injured or killed.
“To become operational again the company has engaged pro-actively with the Health and Safety Executive and a full DSEAR assessment has been undertaken and all necessary manufacturing controls implemented”.
The A7 has been reopened after a three car collision.
It has been closed after a silver Vauxhall Astra, red VW Golf and a white Ford Transit Tipper crashed earlier this afternoon.
One person was thought to have sustained minor injuries in the incident.
The A7 is blocked about two miles south of Langholm following a road traffic collision.
Three vehicles were involved in the incident; a silver Vauxhall Astra, a red VW Golf and a white Ford Transit Tipper.
Police say one person is thought to have minor injuries.
The road will be blocked for some time to allow the damaged vehicles to be recovered.
Police Scotland are asking motorists avoid the area or delay their journey if possible.
A pioneering trade exchange is developing between the town of Langholm and the Spanish region of Western Granada.
15 businesses have now signed up to the programme, which gives local businesses the chance to showcase and export their products abroad.
It Is thought to be the first of its kind in Scotland.
Lori Carnochan reports:
A pioneering trade exchange linking Langholm and the Spanish region of Western Granada is gathering pace.
15 businesses have now signed up to the programme, which aims to give local businesses the chance to showcase and export their products abroad.
It is hoped that trading can begin by the end of this year.
This street in Langholm was hit by flooding this morning.
The water is usually between eight and ten feet below the path.
The Langholm-based clothing retailer Edinburgh Woollen Mill has recorded a bumper sales year and plans to create more than 1000 new jobs.
The latest figures show that turnover grew 130% and profit increased by 184% to £58.5 million.
They have put the results down to the successful turnaround of the Peacocks chain, which went into administration in January 2012.
The business also continued a roll-out programme which saw 56 new stores open and 920 jobs created.
The company, which was founded in 1946, now operates over 1,000 stores and employs 12,000 workers.
There are now plans to open a further 100 stores and create 1,145 jobs over the next 18 months.
“We’ve worked hard to maintain strong cost controls whilst investing in our people, our products and ensuring we have the optimal blend of physical and digital channels to suit our customer demographics.
“UK retail remains a tough environment and we are focused on serving customers who are seeking value at a time of reduced discretionary spend but who will not compromise on quality.
“The group is free of debt so we can leverage a positive balance sheet and focus on a sensible strategy which continues to deliver sustainable growth for the long term.
“The natural next step for us is to take this approach to robust international markets such Germany, the Middle East and Russia.”
Michael Hebington has been living with HIV for 30 years.
He contracted the virus when he was living in New York in 1984 and three decades on he is able to manage the condition well.
But he says people are still ignorant about his condition and treat him like a lepar.
As World Aids Day approaches on 1 December he says attitudes need to change and is urging people to try and better understand how HIV is transmitted and how people can live with it.
Like many towns with industrial roots, Langholm in Dumfries and Galloway is looking for new ways to fill the economic void left by mill closures.
Local businesses are convinced that tourism is the best way forward, and they are now coming together to discuss how to promote Langholm and Eskdale.
Katie Hunter has this report: