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Police appeal for information on Kelso armed robbery continues

Police continue to appeal for information on the armed robbery that took place at the Original Factory Shop in Kelso Credit: ITV Border

Police have reissued an appeal for information following a robbery in the Scottish Borders.

Yesterday morning three men raided the Original Factory Shop on Bowmont Street in Kelso at around nine o'clock armed with an "electrical implement".

They assaulted two female members of staff before making off with a sum of cash in a rust coloured Toyota Celica car.

The men are described as looking dishevelled and wearing green balaclavas.


Albert Roux will be the judge of that

Celebrity chef Albert Roux will judge the competition Credit: PA

Pupils from a Scottish Borders school will be trying to impress a legendary celebrity chef with their culinary skills today.

Albert Roux is judging Kelso High School's Rotary Young Chef Competition.

There are sixteen pupils competing. They will cook a two-course meal with the hope of being crowned the winner.

Police hunt for three men following Kelso armed robbery

Police in the Borders are appealing for information following a robbery in Kelso. Credit: PA

Police in the Borders are appealing for information following a robbery in Kelso.

The incident occurred on Monday, October 5, at around 9am when three men entered a shop on Bowmont Street.

They assaulted two female members of staff with an electrical implement and proceeded to steal a sum of cash.

They left the shop and travelled in a rust coloured Toyota Celica towards the outskirts of Kelso. They then left the vehicle in a Sainsbury’s cark park on the A698. Their direction of travel after this point is unknown.

The men are described as looking dishevelled and wearing green balaclavas. One has a Scottish accent and another had an English accent.

The Scottish Ambulance Service also attended and treated the two assaulted women. One female member of staff was taken to Borders General Hospital as a precaution, however the did not require further medical attention.

Police are now appealing for any witnesses to this incident to come forward.

Controversial 'Great Tapestry of Scotland' plans approved

The Great Tapestry of Scotland will be permanently housed in the Scottish Borders Credit: ITV Border

Plans for a controversial six million pound scheme to permanently house the Great Tapestry of Scotland in the Scottish Borders have been approved.

Scottish Borders Council granted planning permission today for a two-storey building for the tapestry at Tweedbank.

The authority is contributing three and a half million pounds to the project which councillors say will boost tourism.

Last week a petition signed by thousands, urging the council to drop its financial support, was rejected.


Eyemouth lifeboats get two call outs in 12 hours

RNLI Credit: ITV Border

Lifeboats at the Eyemouth RNLI station have had two call outs in the last 12 hours.

First, the two-man crew of a ten-metre fishing boat, Amathus, had to call for help after the boat developed engine problems around 15 miles to the north east of the town.

The Eyemouth lifeboat reached it at around 10pm, and towed it back to harbour.

Less than 12 hours later both Eyemouth lifeboats were called just after 8am this morning, to help a casualty who had fallen 10 metres while walking along the cliffs at Eyemouth golf course.

The casualty was transferred by stretcher from the shoreline to one of the lifeboats, and was taken back to Eyemouth Harbour.

The casualty was then airlifted to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

Eyemouth lifeboat station has two lifeboats because the RNLI recently closed a lifeboat station at St Abbs, just along the coast - a decision that was met with controversy.

Funeral for Galashiels man killed in Spain balcony fall

Malky Weir pictured with wife Lizzy Credit: GoFundMe

The funeral of a Galashiels man who died falling from a balcony at a Spanish hotel takes place today.

Malky Weir had been celebrating his 50th birthday in Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria, on Thursday, September 10 when the tragedy happened.

It is understood the painter and decorator lost his footing as he tried to get into the hotel room after being locked out.

After his wife Liz revealed they might not be covered by their insurance policy, the community of his home town of Galashiels, rallied round and raised £6,000 to fly home his body.

The burial will take place at Heatheryett Cemetery in Galashiels at 10.45a.m.

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