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Scotland captain misses autumn Tests with fractured ankle

British and Irish Lions' Greig Laidlaw is tackled by Chiefs' Finlay Christie Credit: PA

Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw will miss the autumn Tests because of a fractured ankle following the team's Champions Cup win over Ospreys at the weekend.

He'll be unavailable for Scotland's home matches against Samoa, New Zealand and Australia next month, but is expected to make a full recovery before Scotland's Six Nations match against Wales in Cardiff in February.

Weather: Thursday

Credit: Anne Hopper

This morning will be mostly dry with some brighter spells.

Rain is likely for some during the afternoon, heavy over the Pennines.

However, many parts in the west of the region may well stay dry.

Maximum temperature 16 °C.

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Yellow weather warning issued for Southern Scotland

Yellow wind warning Credit: Met Office

A yellow weather warning for wind has been issued across Dumfries and Galloway, Lothian, and the Borders.

Winds are most likely to gust between 50 and 60 mph across much of the warning area.

The warning is in place until 3pm today in association with ex-Ophelia

Public transport might be effected with delays and road closures. Power cuts and damage to buildings could also happen.

The warning area has reduced from southwest Scotland and northwest England as winds are easing here.

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