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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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The campaigner who set up a petition against Scottish Borders Council's decision to house a tapestry in Tweedbank, has criticised the council for rejecting the petition.
Brian McCrow's petition was signed by more than 4,000 people, and debated by councillors today.
The main concerns were the amount of money the council is investing in the project - £3.5m - and the decision to locate the Great Tapestry of Scotland at Tweedbank, rather than a town with a more textiles-based history.
It's not unexpected. I thought there would be some closed minds in the council and there were."
But the council leader says their decision to reject the petition was the right one:
I think it was the right decision. Elected members carefully considered the petition and we had a very good debate about the evidence."
Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw, who grew up in Jedburgh, is hoping fans from the Scottish Borders will turn out in force for the Rugby World Cup game against South Africa.
It takes place at St James' Park in Newcastle, on Saturday:
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A petition against plans to permanently house the Great Tapestry of Scotland in Tweedbank has been rejected by Scottish Borders Council.
The complaints were discussed at a meeting of councillors today.
Amongst them were concerns that the plan is too costly - the council has agreed to put around £3.5m into the construction of a purpose-built centre for the tapestry.
The concerns could have gone before a full council meeting, but that will not now happen.
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