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£33,000 worth of jewellery stolen in Melrose

£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.”

– Constable Corrine Bird, Police Scotland

Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Wins for Gala and Melrose set up title clash

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.


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.

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