More than 900 people in the south of Scotland have had to wait more than 20 minutes for an ambulance in the last year.
Read how to stay safe this summer when barbecuing.
A renewed appeal is warning campers to take safety measures to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.
Independence will create a 'border effect', reducing the flow of trade between Scotland and the rest of the UK, according to a new report by Scottish Labour.
The briefing paper claims trade will be 83% lower after 30 years in the event of independence.
Shadow Scottish Secretary Margaret Curran highlighted the so-called 'border effect' during a trip to a Lockerbie factory this afternoon, Thursday 17 July.
The Yes campaign claim the paper is based on out-of-date data that is irrelevant to Scotland.
The shadow Scottish secretary Margaret Curran is visiting Dumfries and Galloway and the Borders today.
With just weeks to go until the independence referendum, the Labour MP will be speaking about the potential effect that having a more formalised border could have on international trade.
The SNP are arguing any negative assertions are based on what they describe as "inaccurate data".
Cumbria and Scotland have seen a total of 17 arrests in connection with a six-month, nation-wide police operation into child abuse.
The operation saw a total of 660 suspected paedophiles arrested across Britain.
In Cumbria four people have been arrested while 13 arrests have been made across Scotland.
Police Scotland have not released a regional breakdown of their arrests.
Unemployment figures across the south of Scotland have fallen for the fourth month in a row.
The number of people seeking unemployment benefit in Dumfries and Galloway by 132 in the last month to 2,243.
In the Scottish Borders that number fell by 54 to 1477.
This week, we hear how the textile industry is carrying on the work of one of the Borders' most creative sons. We also find out about the man who established Kirkcudbright's reputation as an artists' town, and visit a special garden that is only open to the public for one weekend of the year.
It's been a good early summer for our arable farmers. Plenty of sun, combined with decent rain fall, means they'll be hoping for bumper crops this year.
In the latest of our month farming features, Jenny Longden has been finding out how farmers get ready for the harvesting season.
A modern sculpture that cost £40,000 has been unveiled in a historic Scottish Borders town.
The Kelsae Stone is the first bit of public art to go in Kelso's main square for 300 years.
The artist has chiselled the names of surrounding communities into the rock.
So how has it gone down with the locals? Mattew Taylor's been to find out:
But what do you think of the new sculpture? A waste of money or a bright new addition?
An inquiry into the issues affecting people in the south of Scotland is underway.
The investigation, 'Our Borderlands - Our Future' is being held by the Scottish Affairs Select Committee.
It aims to address two central questions:
- Are current structures working as effectively as they could to benefit the people in the south of Scotland
- How can the UK and Scottish Governments work together with Local Authorities to deliver appropriate and effective policies to support economic development and growth in the south of Scotland?
People can respond to the inquiry online and address the differing points relating to EU structural funds, unemployment, economic development and enterprise, among others.
The inquiry has been welcomed by one local MP, Michael Moore:
– MICHAEL MOORE MP, BERWICKSHIRE, ROXBURGH AND SELKIRK
“I am glad to see that the inquiry is looking into issues such as unemployment, economic development and the need for a new enterprise body for the region.
“I want to encourage Borders businesses and local people to take part in this inquiry and make their views known so that we can raise awareness of the obstacles that are holding our region back and begin to tackle them.”
The St Ronan's Games officially started yesterday, Sunday 13 July, with the Kirking at Innerleithan Church.
The 10 day festival celebrates the legend of the monk. Folklore suggests he introduced Christianity to the region.
Children dress up in 8th century costumes and the town's games, the oldest in Scotland, take place on Friday, 18 July.
The official unveiling will take place of a new piece of artwork in the centre of Kelso.
The Kelsae Stone was chosen as the winner of a £40,000 public art competition.
The stone for the 20 ton artwork was sourced from southern India.
It's been inscribed with the names of places around the Kelso area and will be unveiled in the town's square this afternoon.