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Drivers fuelled by petrol station demolition

It was the moment frustrated motorists in Newcastleton had campaigned for for several years. Diggers moved in to demolish the village's former petrol station... paving the way for new community owned petrol pumps.

Locals gathered to celebrate the occasion - they claim without a petrol station in the village drivers face a ninety minute winter journey for fuel.

The journey to the nearest petrol station is costing £300 per car every year Credit: ITV Border

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Meeting to discuss Borders Railway extension

Rev Brydon Maben was arrested at the protest at Newcastleton Station. Credit: Bruce McCartney

A talk will be held in Newcastleton tonight to discuss the prospect of extending the Borders Railway through the village following in the tracks of the old Waverely line.

Campaign for Borders Rail spokesman Simon Walton says it's important isolated areas like Newcastleton are reconnected via the railway.

Mr Walton says there's enough political will to deliver the project and the extension shouldn't take as long as the current railway did.

There were major protests in the town when the old Waverley Line was closed.

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Libby Clegg wins gold in Glasgow

Scotland's Libby Clegg (second right) wins the Women's 100m T12 Final at Hampden Park, during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Credit: John Giles/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Newcastleton's Libby Clegg has won gold 100 metres at the Commonwealth Games.

Clegg, who is visually impaired, ran with her guide Mikail Huggins in the para-sport T12 100 metre final at Hampden Park this evening.

She achieved a season's best time of 12.20 seconds winning Scotland's first gold medal in the athletics.

Police and Fire Service join forces in the Borders

The emergency station at Newcastleton Credit: ITV News Border

Police and Fire and Rescue Services have joined forces in the Scottish Borders to provide the first shared emergency service station in Scotland.

The station, based in Newcastleton, provides Police Scotland with their own office space within the fire station.

A local Community Officer and fire and rescue service staff will share facilities, with the aim of providing the community with a local shared service.

Shaun Turnbull, Chairman, Newcastleton Community Council Credit: ITV News Border

Shaun Turnbull, Chairman for Newcastleton Community Council, said:"This is brilliant for the town, particularly older people.

"The deterrent of having a visible police presence is very reassuring. Who knows, this might be an idea that could be rolled out across Scotland."

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