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.
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:
Local businesses are meeting for first time in Langholm today to try to improve tourism in the area.
A new initiative is being launched to help boost tourism in Langholm and the Scottish Borders.
Local traders, hoteliers and businesses will join tourism officers in a series of events at the Buccleuch Centre.
The one-day Event will focus on two key themes, exploring marketing and brand-development, and the benefits of working together and will be chaired by Gordon Mann, Chair of Destination Dumfries & Galloway, who are supporting the event.
A chocolatier from Langholm has made it to the finals of a national business competition after his business grew 300 percent in six months.
Dennis Cockburn was a driving test examiner for over 30 years but his love of the sweet stuff took over after his family sent him on a chocolate making course.
Kim Ingis went to meet him - watch her full report below.
It's been confirmed that one of the men arrested for allegedly stabbing a Buddhist monk to death in China, had lived at a monastary in Dumfries and Galloway for five years
The victim, Akong Rimpoche, co-founded the Samye Ling Tibetan monastery in Eskdalemuir.
His brother, who is the current abbot there, has released a statement saying one of the three men arrested was resident there and used to make religious sculptures.
He also denied reports that the alleged murder was prompted by a dispute over money.
Around two hundred people turned out to a meeting in Canonbie last night to discuss controversial plans to use fracking to extract underground gas around the village.
Local people fear it will cause environmental damage and affect tourism. The developer says it could create jobs and boost the economy.