With 50 days to go until the Scottish referendum, we look ahead to Representing Border's first televised, independence debate.
Jamie Reed MP has written and open letter to the First Minister about the future for Scotland's nuclear waste at Sellafield.
ITV Border's Political Editor, Peter MacMahon, discusses the 'ground war' to secure September 18 votes
Tax workers in Scotland are to stage a series of fresh strikes in a long-running dispute over job losses and office closures.
Members of the Public and Commercial Services union claim years of job cuts had led to backlogs and delays.
The work of HM Revenue and Customs is expected to be affected.
– Richard Lochhead MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs
"As farming minister when I come to the Border Union show, I am always fascinated by the quality of livestock we have in this country, the fantastic husbandry skills and the men and women who produce food for our tables."
The 201st Border Union Show was bathed in sunshine today, as thousands turned out to enjoy the agricultural event.
Top politicians also came out to soak up the sunshine. Richard Lochhead MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Environment Minister spent the day looking round the show ground.
The deputy leader of Cumbria County Council has died in hospital weeks after falling at his home in Windermere.
Jo, who had been county councillor for Windermere since 2009 and Deputy Leader of the county council since 2013, was in the Royal Preston Hospital after suffering a fall at home three weeks ago.
He had been making a good recovery and his diagnosis was looking optimistic earlier in the week, but it is thought he died from a massive stroke last night.
Jo leaves behind his wife Hillary and two children.
Our region's first athlete is in action today at the Commonwealth Games as the Borders' Daniel Wallace swims in the 400m freestyle heat.
Daniel went to Chirnside Primary school and Duns Swimming club where he first started his swimming career.
He has since moved to East Lothian and travelled to the US to study.
Watch his performance and see how he gets on at 11am.
ITV Border has learnt that Sellafield could stop taking nuclear waste from Scotland if the country decides to go independent.
The Copeland MP Jamie Reed has told this programme that international laws mean Scotland would have to deal with its own radioactive material rather than export it.
The Scottish government says they'd negotiate a solution.
In response the Scottish Government said:
– Spokesperson, Scottish Government
“An independent Scotland will ensure that the nuclear legacy inherited from the UK is managed safely and effectively, something that would be in the interests of both countries. Indeed, the management of radioactive waste is a devolved matter and, as such, is already the responsibility of the Scottish Ministers. Following a vote for independence the way in which the UK’s nuclear legacy is managed will be the subject of detailed negotiations.”
People from across Scotland are being invited to join a special service to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War next month.
A thousand free places have been made available to members of the public who do not already have tickets for the Drumhead Service at Edinburgh Castle on Sunday, August 10.
The multi-faith commemoration will be held before a congregation of almost 9,000 people, including representatives of the armed services, veterans' groups, charities and civic leaders.
The event will replicate services held on the frontline 100 years ago when piled drums with draped Colours were used in place of an altar.
The service, which will mark the start of a five-year programme of commemorations in Scotland.
– Norman Drummond, chair of the Scottish Commemorations Panel
"We want to invite the whole of Scotland - people of all ages and in all corners of the country - to join us in remembering those who served during the First World War, to consider the significant impact the war had on Scotland and Scots around the world and to ask the question 'What do we learn from all this?'
"By making a thousand places available to the general public we can be certain that as many people as possible, from all parts of Scotland, have an opportunity to come and commemorate this important anniversary, upon which we and our children and our grandchildren may in years to come reflect that 'we were there and we remembered'."
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo are organising the service, procession and memorial event at the request of Scottish ministers.
To find out more about the service you can visit this website: www.WW100Scotland.com.
The Bishop of Carlisle has spoken out against the government's plans to allow doctors to help people with a terminal condition end their life.
Parliament is discussing the plans today.
There are strong opinions on either side and it has divided the church as much as anyone.