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Peebles textile mill faces closure

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A Borders textile mile which has a 350 year history faces closure unless a buyer is found, with the potential loss of nearly 90 jobs.

Staff members at the March Street Mill in Peebles have been informed of a possible closure by owner's Moorbrook Textiles.

The owner's say they are seeking to identify potential buyers, but so far have been unsuccessful.

The 87 employees that work in the mill have been informed of a possible closure, and the start of a 30-day consultation process.

Some staff may be offered the opportunity to relocate to Ayr.


New event for TweedLove bike festival

Lovecross ccycling event drew a large crowd in Peebles Credit: ITV

An action packed sprint race was a new addition to this year's TweedLove festival.

The Lovecross event saw bikers run, cycle and jump over obstacles through Peebles town centre.

Hundreds came to watch the spectacle, following the annual Peebles Family ride.

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Hundreds watched as cyclists speed through the Borders town Credit: ITV


Push to make Scotland 'best for Mountain biking'

The Scottish Mountain Biking Conference at Peebles Hydro Credit: ITV Border

Professional riders and tourism bosses have come together in Peebles this week, to see how Scotland can become a world leader at Mountain biking.

The Tweed Valley boasts two 7 stanes biking sites at Glentress and Innerleithen, including the worlds longest trail.

International riders, including the world's leading adventure rider Hans "No-way" Rey and Commonwealth Games star Grant Ferguson have been speaking at the Scottish Mountain Biking Conference.

Demonstration held against NHS privatisation

A demonstration has been held in Peebles to oppose any privatisation of the NHS.

The protestors believe that a trade deal between Europe and the United States could open the way for US companies to become involved in the British health service.

Demonstrations are being held across the country. The Government and the EU say that the deal won't lead to privatisation but protestors remain unconvinced.

Mountain bike summit held in Borders

Champion cyclist Grant Ferguson is taking part in the first International Mountain Bike Conference in Peebles. Credit: ITV Border

Champion cyclist Grant Ferguson is taking part in the first International Mountain Bike Conference in Peebles.

Up for discussion will be the issues affecting mountain biking as its popularity continues to grow. Grant, from Peebles, will talk about his personal experiences of mountain biking in Scotland.

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