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Thousands celebrate Selkirk Common Riding

Thousands of people lined the streets of the town. Credit: ITV Border

Thousands of people have lined the streets of Selkirk, for the town's annual Common Riding.

The tradition is hundreds of years old, and celebrates the area's history, harking back to the days when local people rode around the boundaries of the town to protect it.

The Royal Standard Bearer is the central figure, and the main ceremony is the casting of colours in the ancient market square.


Weather: Storm Hector rattles through

Storm Hector is now starting to pull away from the UK.

But not before bringing unusually windy conditions for June.

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High ground at Great Dun Fell in Cumbria recorded a gust of 100mph!

At lower levels the wind was strong enough to break branched and bring down trees.


Two people charged for drugs offences

Two people have been charged under the Misuse of Drugs Act following in Galashiels.

Officers carried out a search of an address in Kenilworth Avenue on Tuesday June 12 where they recovered 50g of cannabis and over £3,000 in cash.

A 37-year-old man was arrested in connection with this seizure.

The following day a search was undertaken at a home in Galapark, where personal quantities of cannabis and heroin were found within. A 47-year-old woman was subsequently arrested.

Both the man and woman will appear in court at a later date.

Man charged after attempted robbery at Hawick bakery

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A 24-year-old man has been arrested and charged following an attempted robbery at a bakery in Hawick.

It happened around 3:30am on Tuesday 12 June.

The man entered the bakery in possession of a knife and demanded food.

Staff who were working at the time refused and the man left, heading in the direction of the High Street.

We recognise the alarm this incident caused the local community and have moved quickly to make an arrest.

Acquisitive crime, particularly those involving weapons, will not be tolerated and whenever such incidents occur we will respond appropriately to bring those responsible to justice."

– Detective Sergeant Callum Peoples

The man is scheduled to appear at Selkirk Sheriff Court on Wednesday 13 June.


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