More than 2000 riders are expected to take part in a closed road cycle event in the Scottish Borders tomorrow (Sunday 9th August).
Tour o' the Borders has grown from having just 300 participants in its opening year in 2012.
Cyclists can chose between a 120km or an 88km route. Both start and finish in Peebles and take riders through the Ettrick and Yarrow valleys.
The estimated economic impact of Tweedlove bike festival and Tour o’ the Borders is £1.7 million.
New charges at three car parks in Peebles will come into force on Saturday 1 August.
- At Edinburgh Road Car Park - drivers will only pay 20p for the first two hours
- Greenside and Swimming Pool car parks, the first four hours of a stay between Monday and Saturday will also now have a 20p charge
The introduction of a nominal 20p charge at these car parks has been made to avoid confusion and will ensure motorists understand that a ticket has to be displayed during charging periods.”
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A postman from Peebles has been invited to the Queen's Garden Party - after saving an elderly woman's life.
Lawrence Fairbairn was delivering letters in the town when he heard cries for help coming from the woman's flat.
He found she had become stuck in the bath because of a back problem, and had been trapped there for three days.
After calling the ambulance, he was told she would have died of dehydration, had she remained there for another day.
I was delivering mail to a block of flats on a Tuesday in April, when I heard faint cries for help.
I pushed open a door and discovered a lady who had been stuck in her bath for three days. She was very cold, dehydrated and frightened. I didn't get far inside before I could see the lady through the bathroom door. I didn't go any further - to preserve her decency - but she told me she had been in there since Saturday and it was now Tuesday morning.
She had a problem with her back and was unable to get out of the bath. I called the ambulance, waited for them to come and left it to them.
I hadn't realised the seriousness of the situation until I spoke to a friend who said the woman would have died of dehydration if she had been there another day."
Lawrence has now been invited to the Queen's Garden Party at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, on 1 July.
We are all very proud of Lawrence. His actions demonstrate exactly why our postmen and women are such highly valued members of their local communities.
We hope he enjoys attending the Garden Party in recognition of his efforts."
Police are appealing for witnesses, after an autistic teenager was the victim of a road rage attack in Peebles.
The 16-year-old boy was crossing the High Street with his female friend, at around 12:15pm on Tuesday 16 June.
A blue Mazda 6 car stopped as they crossed, and the driver then left his vehicle and grabbed the victim, before verbally abusing him.
He then got back into his car and drove away.
He's described as white, between 40 and 50, 5ft 8ins tall, of medium build and with short dark hair.
Police Scotland want anyone with information to contact them on 101.
We believe the driver of the car became annoyed at the length of time the victim and his friend were taking to cross the road and confronted them.
This was a very distressing experience for both of them and we want to trace the driver as soon as possible.
Anyone who witnessed this incident, or who has information relevant to our investigation should contact police immediately."
A celebration of local traditions has been getting underway in Peebles.
The first Peebles Beltane Festival is thought to have taken place in the 15th century, but the tradition wasn't upheld, and it didn't become a regular celebration until many years later.
Watch some of the best bits of this year's Beltane Festival:
Hundreds of mountain bikers from around the world will compete in this year's Enduro World Series in the Tweed Valley this weekend.
Jenny Longden reports:
Video of last year's race (from 00.09-00.18) courtesy of TweedLove.
The current Enduro World Series Women's Champion says the event in Peebles is "a true test of your ability as a rider".
UK rider Tracy Moseley is competing in the competition this weekend.
She won both the 2013 and 2014 seasons, and told ITV Border it's great to be riding on home turf.
Preparations have begun for a two day mountain biking event, the Enduro World Series, in the Tweed Valley this weekend.Read the full story ›
Hundreds of mountain bikers come to Peebles for a week for the Enduro World Series, but organisers claim it also has a long term impact on the local economy.
The race on the Tweed Valley's famous biking trails in Innerleithen and Glentress attract riders from around the world.
Enduro World Series Managing Director Chris Ball says that means it brings added benefits: