The famous Melrose Rugby Sevens tournament is due to start, bringing thousands of visitors that will descend on the small Borders town.Read the full story ›
Around 12,000 people are expected to visit Melrose tomorrow for the world famous Sevens tournament.
This year the event has attracted rugby teams from America and Trinidad and Tobego.
Its thought the event brings in £2million to the local economy.
The Melrose Sevens weekend has begun with the VETS tournament.
The annual event takes place the day before the Melrose Sevens itself at the Annay Road pitches.
It attracts teams from across the UK and further afield to play VETS rugby.
£33,000 worth of jewellery has been stolen for a house in Melrose while the owners were on holiday.
Neighbours rang the police at 10:30am on 15 March after noticing that the property on Waverley Road had been broken into.
Police Scotland say the jewellery, and iPad 2 and other items were taken from the house.
“Police have been carrying out door-to-door enquiries and we urge anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area to come forward.”
Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Gala and Melrose have both won their Scottish Premiership matches this afternoon.
Gala beat Stirling, while Melrose beat Aberdeen.
It means the title will be decided when the teams play in three weeks time - just two miles apart.
Gala will be at home to Ayr, and Melrose at home to Currie.
If Gala win, it will be for the first time in 31 years.
It is the Heavyweight Championship of the Borders tomorrow and a huge crowd is expected as Gala meet Melrose in the mother of all derby matches.
Stuart Cameron has more.
An animal lover is calling for Christmas shoppers in the Scottish Borders to boycott Melrose town centre until what she calls a rabbit cull is stopped.
Helen Ford spoke to Simon Walton, who chairs the Campaign for Borders Rail, and put it to him that just last week an economic think tank described the project as "exceedingly poor value for money."
Campaigners are meeting tonight to renew calls for the new Borders Railway to be extended to Hawick.
The project, which is due to open by the summer of 2013, will only restore the Waverley Line between Edinburgh and Tweedbank near Galashiels.
The Campaign for Borders Rail thinks that will limit its potential to boost the economy.
Watch the full report from Kathryn Samson below.
Campaigners looking to have the Borders Railway extended will hold the annual general meeting today.
They want it extended through Melrose and Hawick, rather than it terminating at Tweedbank as previously planned.
Such an extension is not currently in the Scottish Government's plans.