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Poppy tins stolen

Collection tins for the Poppy appeal have been stolen from three hotels in the Scottish Borders.

The thefts have been condemned by police who are trying to determine if the same person is responsible for each theft.

The thefts happened at the Townhouse, the George and Abbotsford and Burt's hotel in High Street Melrose over 5 days. A spokesman for Lothian and Borders Police said:

"We are trying to establish whether the thefts are linked. This is a particularly mean crime. Anyone with information about the thefts is asked to contact the police."

– Lothian and Borders police spokesman

John Lamont MSP: "We owe a huge debt to all of those who have fought so bravely"

Borders MSP John Lamont marked Remembrance Sunday by taking part in a ceremony in his home town of Coldstream.

“We owe a huge debt to all of those who have fought so bravely for our country over the years. Some have made the ultimate sacrifice to provide us with safety and protection and it is only proper that we mark these efforts each and every year.

“I sincerely hope that everyone in the Borders found time to honour their memory, whether through attending a ceremony or by observing the two minutes silence. When these men and women have given so much to us it is the least that we can do.

– Borders MSP John Lamont