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Ahead of May's General Election we're going to be talking to the Border region's eight current MPs about their last five years in office. We want to scrutinise their record as a constituency MP and their political party on a national level.

To help us pose the most important questions we want you to tell us what you'd like us to ask them.

This is a chance to put your MP on the spot and to grill them about local and national concerns and issues.

So, send us your questions to BTVNews@itv.com, let us know which MP they're for and we'll try to ask a selection of them on your behalf.

Man charged for Galashiels break-ins

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Police in Galashiels have arrested and charged a man in connection with a "number of local housebreakings".

The 24-year-old was found in a private garden at a home in Lawyers Brae on Wednesday night .

He has also been charged with three separate reports of housebreaking in the town and will appear in court at a later date.

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Weather: Friday

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Generally fine with plenty of sunshine, especially at first, with any remaining showers fading away.

However, further cloud, patchy rain and strengthening winds will arrive from the west around dusk. Maximum Temperature 8C.

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SBC releases more details about job cuts

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Scottish Borders Council has said it's keen to make clear it has not planned further compulsory redundancies.

22 employees have been made redundant over the last year, which equates to 15.7 full time equivalent jobs.

At the meeting of the Executive Committee on Tuesday, Councillors agreed to put £99,000 towards the voluntary severance/early retirement budget.

But the council says this was to cover the cost of some of the compulsory redundancies already in place, which it claims were "made following full consultation" and "where absolutely necessary"

It says the majority of these happened between five and ten months ago, and were as follows:

  • Kitchen Assistant x2
  • Cook x3
  • Learning Assistant x2
  • School Assistant
  • Social Care Assistant
  • Activity Support Worker
  • Day Centre Officer
  • Trainer
  • Caretaker x2
  • Clerical x 3
  • Supervisor, Manager
  • General Assistant
  • Assistant Cook

Counterfeit £50 notes circulating in Hawick

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Police in the Scottish Borders are urging businesses in Hawick to be vigilant after local officers were made aware of counterfeit bank notes being circulated.

The Royal Bank of Scotland on the High Street contacted police on Tuesday after discovering three separate £50 notes, which had been deposited by different businesses in the region.

All three notes are of good paper quality but have the same serial number – FF09258657.

Businesses within Hawick and the surrounding area are asked to carefully examine the notes they are offered and report any other incidents of fraudulent currency to police immediately.

Anyone with information that can help find the source of the notes is asked to contact police.

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