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Police name woman, 70, killed in Scottish Borders crash

Margaret Jamieson Credit: Cumbria Police

Police have named a 70-year-old women killed in a road collision in the Scottish Borders.

Margaret Jamieson, from Peebles, died after an accident on the A703 near the town, on Monday 29 February.

The Nissan Quashqai she was driving was involved in a collision with a Volkswagen Caddy.

Enquiries are ongoing, and police are asking anyone with information to contact them.

70-year-old woman dies in Peebles crash

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A 70-year-old woman has died after being involved in a road crash near Peebles.

The woman, from the local area, died after the car she was travelling in collided with another vehicle on the A703 near Redscarhead on Monday afternoon.

The road was closed in both directions to allow for investigations to take place, but re-opened at midnight.

A man and a woman who were also involved in the collision sustained serious injuries and are currently being treated at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

Police Scotland are today appealing for any witnesses to contact them on 101 or the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Call for investigation into Peebles flood defences

An extensive clean up has been underway in Peebles. Credit: ITV Border

People in Peebles are calling for further investigation into how to protect the town from flooding.

The exact number of homes affected when Storm Frank hit the town last week remains unknown, while the full scale of the damage is assessed.

I think we really need to look back at further up river and see what we can do there.

But again we're going to have to wait until that information comes through, but there's definitely work that needs to be done here."

– CLLR KEITH COCKBURN

Community supports Peebles after worst floods since 1949

Peebles was one of the worst hit areas in the Scottish Borders. Credit: ITV Border

A major clean up got underway in Peebles today after homes near to the river were hit by the worst flooding in more than 60 years.

Nearly 100 volunteers turned out to clear the homes of those affected, removing flooring, furniture and possessions damaged by the water.

Fifty people were told to evacuate on Wednesday (30 December) after Storm Frank caused the River Tweed to burst its banks, affecting homes in the town.

There's a lot of sadness and we feel really sorry for the people that have suffered flood damage and it's heartbreaking to see. But the community spirit is really good, everyone wants to help and lend a hand. That lifts everybody's spirits which means an awful lot to people in the town and those who have suffered due to the floods."

– Cllr Keith Cockburn, Scottish Borders Council

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Peebles wakes up to the aftermath of Storm Frank

A major incident was declared last night in Peebles as lives and properties were put at risk by Storm Frank. Residents wake up this morning to tackle what the flooding has left.

Scottish Borders Council staff and members of the public will meet at 9am at Edinburgh Road car park today to begin the clean up operation.

Our priority this morning is to make an assessment of the damage, ensure roads, bridges and other structures are safe and support members of the communities as much as we possibly can to deal with the aftermath of the flooding."

– Rob Dickinson, Gold Commander for the Multi-Agency Response
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