One of Mountain Biking's biggest races is taking place in the Tweed Valley this weekend.
600 people are taking part in the Enduro World Series, starting in Peebles this morning.
The event attracts riders from around the world, and this is the first time it has been held in the UK.
Thousands of mountain biking fans are heading to Peebleshire this weekend, as one of the sport's big competitions comes to the UK for the first time.
The Enduro World Series, which is part of the Tweedlove Bike festival, sees professional mountain bikers race alongside anyone that fancies having a go.
Jenny Longden reports.
Peebles pro-rider Katy Winton is one of 600 riders taking part in the Enduro World Series.
She says the event is a huge boost to the area.
600 mountain bikers are preparing to take part in one of the biggest cycling events to take place in the UK this weekend.
The Enduro World Series is taking place in Peebleshire.
Local riders will compete against pro riders from around the world
Police Scotland is appealing for witnesses following acts of vandalism to cars in Peebles over the weekend.
The incidents took place overnight on Saturday 29th March into Sunday 30th March.
A number of cars had their tyres punctured and wing mirrors removed on Young Street and near to the junction with Cross Road.
Police are keen to trace a man who was seen in the area wearing a hooded jacket, acting suspiciously between 10pm and 11pm on Saturday night.
Police are keen to hear from anyone with private CCTV footage or information to help their inquiries.
Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
A squatter who tried to sell the cottage he was living in has avoided a jail sentence.
Ewan Turner attempted to claim £70,000 from selling the property in Walkerburn in the Scottish Borders.
The 36-year-old even spent thousands of pounds doing up the property, but was caught when the owner discovered it was for sale. Police have described his crimes as very 'rare'.
You can watch the full report from our Borders reporter Jenny Longden below.
A squatter who tried to sell a cottage that did not belong to him has been sentenced to 120 hours of community service.
Ewan Turner was described in a report read out at Selkirk Sheriff court today as having "an anti-social and narcissistic personality, he is deceitful and likes conning people for pleasure" through "grandiose schemes".
Between March and May 2011, Turner put Kirnie Cottage in Walkerburn on the market.
It had lain empty for some time, and the owner of the property had recently passed away.
Mr Turner's scheme to sell the cottage was revealed when a woman who was bequeathed it found a For Sale sign at the cottage.
A single mum continued to claim benefits, despite inheriting over £28,000 from her grandfather's will.
Natasha Yorke from Walkerburn in Peeblesshire, was left the money in February 2010.
The 21-year-old shop assistant failed to informe the Benfeits Agency and continued to colect nearly £3000 worth of income support she wasn't entitled to.
She has now been banned from claiming any benefits until 2014, after spending all of the money.
Sheriff Mark Thurley deferred sentencing until January 23rd for the preparation of background reports.
Crime writer Ian Rankin has donated an undisclosed sum to help save the 17th Century Crook Inn pub in Tweedsmuir.
The Scottish author of the Inspector Rebus books has put his hands in his pocket to help the campaign to raise £160,000 by the end of the year.
The local community decided to try and save the pub, after it was bought over in 2006.
If they fail in their bid, the 400-year-old pub could be turned into housing.
The pub was a watering hole for other literary figures, including Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott.
The group has raised over £110,000 so far. Campaign brochures appealing for help to raise the last £50,000 will go out to 30,000 homes next week.
All donations are being welcomed.
Referring to Mr Turner's plan to sell the house, his lawyer told Selkirk Sheriff Court that it was "always doomed for failure".