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'Bitterly cold winds' set to bring snow to the region

Snowman in Newbiggin Credit: ITV Border

The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for snow and ice across the Border region, with 'bitterly cold winds' bringing temperatures not far from freezing.

During Friday between the early hours of the morning until 6pm, 2-5 cm of snow is likely to fall, with icy surfaces forming overnight. This is expected to cause travel delays and cancellations to public transport, with potential interruptions to power supplies.

On Sunday, heavy snow is possible between 4am and 11.55pm. Motorists are warned this could lead to vehicles becoming stranded in difficult driving conditions. Access to rural communities could also be cut off.

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Storm Caroline: Yellow weather warnings issued for southern Scotland

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The Met Office has issued yellow warnings for wind, snow and ice as Storm Caroline travels across southern Scotland throughout today.

Gusts of up to 80mph are predicted between 6am and 6pm, brining large waves or spray to coastal communities. Public transport delays and cancellations are possible, with some short term loss of power.

Heavy rain and cold temperatures between 4pm and 11.59pm are expected to bring ice onto untreated surfaces. Showers may turn into sleet or snow, which will develop over the weekend.

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Pensioner banned from driving after passenger killed in Peebles road accident

A pensioner has admitted causing the death of an 87-year-old man by careless driving following a road accident near Peebles.

73-year-old old John Foster pleaded guilty at Selkirk Sheriff Court to the offence which happened on June 4 last year.

Robert Kerr from Glasgow was a passenger in Foster’s car when there was a two vehicle collision on the A72. He died in hospital shortly afterwards.

Foster, of Moodiesburn near Glasgow, has been given an interim disqualification preventing him from driving.

Supermoon over the Border region: Send in your pictures

Previous year's supermoon over Dalbeattie Credit: Drew Geddes

The first and final 'supermoon' of 2017 made a rare appearance last night across the UK. The moon appeared 7% bigger and 15% brighter than normal, with a possible reddish tinge.

Did you manage to catch a glimpse? Send your pictures to btvnews@itv.com and let us know where they were captured. They could be featured on our website or in our programme!

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