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Full Report: Campaign to extend Borders Railway plans

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.

Borders Railway extension up for discussion

Work is well underway on the Borders Railway Credit: ITV News

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.

New parking scheme for Borders General Hospital

A new parking scheme has been introduced at the Borders General Hospital in Melrose.

Parking charge notices will now be issued to any vehicles that are found to be incorrectly parked at ay time.

This applies to vehicles parked on footpaths, yellow lines, ambulance bays, painted chevrons, grassed areas and disabled spaces if a valid disabled badge is not displayed.

Designated short stay car parking will be available for patients, visitors and staff who are only going to be at the hospital for up to four hours.

This designated short stay parking will be enforced between 8am and 5pm from Monday to Friday.


Melrose rugby player Sam Chalmers faces doping allegations

Melrose RFC's Sam Chalmers is to due to face an International Rugby Board hearing this week, after allegedly testing positive for a banned substance.

The 19 year old, who is the son of former Scotland international Craig Chalmers, did not take part in Melrose's premiership match this weekend.

Scottish Rugby Union and the International Rugby Board have both declined to comment on the allegations until after the hearing.

Full report: Fatal caravan fire in Melrose

Forensic investigations are underway after a caravan caught fire on a residential street in the Scottish Borders. The blaze killed one man.

The vehicle was parked in the driveway of a house in Melrose when the fire broke out on Saturday night, July 27.

So far, Police Scotland hasn't been able to release the name of a victim or to say whether or not it was an accident.

People living on the street have described seeing a ball of fire.

Watch Kim Inglis' report here:

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