More than 900 people in the south of Scotland have had to wait more than 20 minutes for an ambulance in the last year.
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A renewed appeal is warning campers to take safety measures to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.
The 201st Border Union Show was bathed in sunshine today, as thousands turned out to enjoy the agricultural event.
Top politicians also came out to soak up the sunshine. Richard Lochhead MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Environment Minister spent the day looking round the show ground.
If you’re a learner driver preparing to sit your test in Scotland then you’re twice as likely to pass than someone taking a test in London.
In fact, two of the top three towns in the UK are in our region. But does this mean the region’s drivers are better, or our tests are too easy?
Katie Hunter reports:
Today marks the start of the Border Union Show - one of the biggest agricultural shows in the UK.
Last year the event attracted huge crowds and a royal visitor who all turned out to see the best British agriculture has to offer.
Hundreds of trade stands and live stock competitions are due to take place over today and tomorrow at Springwood Park in Kelso.
Figures released by an insurance company show that almost twice as many learners pass first time in parts of Cumbria and South Scotland, than in other areas of the UK.
The report says that more drivers pass in Kelso then anywhere else, with 70 percent getting their licence first time.
Thousands of people are expected to be out enjoying Langholm's common riding celebrations today.
The tradition - which dates back over 250 years - is a chance for the whole community to come together in a ride-out around the town's boundaries.
The thirteenth Wickerman Festival kicks off today at Dundrennan, near Kirkcudbright.
Around 12,000 people are expected at the event over the weekend.
Dizzee Rascal and Scottish band Del Amitri are this year's headliners.
The festival finishes with the Wickerman going up in flames on Saturday night.
Police Scotland are appealing for witnesses after a couple were racially assaulted in Eyemouth.
The incident happened at 11pm on Tuesday, 22 July outside the Kurdi Grill takeaway and a 24-year-old man received 'serious' facial injuries.
Police say the Pakistani man and his Latvian wife were walking their dog in Market Place when they were approached by an unknown suspect..
The man was taken to Borders General Hospital for treatment.
– Inspector John Scott, Police Scotland
"We are treating this serious assault as a racially aggravated attack.
"We will not tolerate any form of hate crime and anyone found to be involved in crimes of this nature can expect to be dealt with by Police Scotland."
Anyone with any information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Our region's first athlete is in action today at the Commonwealth Games as the Borders' Daniel Wallace swims in the 400m freestyle heat.
Daniel went to Chirnside Primary school and Duns Swimming club where he first started his swimming career.
He has since moved to East Lothian and travelled to the US to study.
Watch his performance and see how he gets on at 11am.
More people die at the coast each year than are killed in cycling accidents, according to new findings from the RNLI.
13 people died around our region's coast last year.
The figures come as the charity launch a major drowning awareness campaign - Respect the Water.
Golden Eagles could thrive and prosper again in the South of Scotland according to a report.
However, Scottish Natural Heritage has warned that the population will only increase if work is carried out to improve the types of habitat on which the eagles depend.
The study has also raised the possibility of the species returning in large numbers to the north of England.