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86-year-old woman killed in Borders collision named

Credit: PA

The 86-year-old woman who died in a road collision near West Linton has been named by police as Joan Mellors from Peebles.

Mrs Mellors suffered fatal injuries after her silver-coloured Honda Jazz left the road as she was travelling on the A701 and overturned before coming to a stop in a field.

Road Policing Officers are continuing with their inquiries and anyone with information should contact the Road Policing Unit in Galashiels via 101, quoting incident number 1276 of 11 October.

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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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