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Donations stolen from Scottish Borders church

North Parish Church in Kelso. Credit: Google Street View.

Police are appealing for witnesses after donations were stolen from a church in the Scottish Borders.

A number of items were taken, including a cash box containing a three-figure sum, a large quantity of 2nd class stamps and a glass jar containing over 700 pennies which had been donated to the church as part of a fund raising event.

Damage has also been caused in the office to an internal door which will need to be replaced.

The break-in occurred at some point between 8:30pm on 19 February and 8am on 20 February at Kelso North Parish Church on Bowmont Street.

The church runs on a very tight budget and this incident has had a significant impact on available funds which would otherwise have gone towards the upkeep of the church and any local events that they participate in.

I would ask anyone with information in relation to any suspicious persons seen around the church during this time and in particular anyone seen exiting the building via the front door, to please get in touch.

Anyone with information is asked to contact officers on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

– Constable Craig Hood of Kelso police station

Scottish Borders charity to benefit from Lottery funding

The charity will help people after pregnancy. Credit: Katie Collins/PA Wire/PA Images

A Scottish Borders charity is set to receive £150,000 from the Big Lottery Fund Scotland.

The money will help expand their services for women with post-natal depression.

PND Borders, in Galashiels, will be able to open creche facilities and provide more therapeutic events.

It's hoped it will help 165 women over three years.

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Woman arrested following Kelso crash

A woman has now been arrested. Credit: ITV Border

A 23-year-old woman has been arrested following a collision on a road in Kelso.

It happened at The Square in Kelso, at around 4:50pm on Friday 17 February.

The woman has been reported to the Procurator Fiscal and will appear in court at a later date, but police have not released any further details.

Weather: A week of contrasts

The average daytime high for this time in February is around 7C for the Border region.

Today we are around 5C above that with temperatures reaching the double digits.

In fact it has reached 16.5C at Monks Wood in Cambridgeshire, making it the highest temperature of 2017 so far.

Mild temperatures today

But the milder weather is not set to last.

As we make our way towards the end of the week a change in wind direction will bring much colder conditions.

For Thursday there is a risk that rain will turn to snow above 150 metres.

Risk of snow on Thursday
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