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20-year-old woman killed in head-on lorry crash

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A 20-year-old woman was killed yesterday afternoon on the A1 near Grantshouse, in the Scottish Borders.

At around 3.40pm, a Mercedes Vito van was on the southbound carriageway of the A1, when it collided head-on with a red Scania articulated lorry travelling on the opposite carriageway.

The 20-year-old woman, who was a passenger in the van, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Unfortunately a young woman has lost her life and we are currently working to establish the full set of circumstances that led up to this collision.

"I urge anyone who was travelling on the A1 on Sunday afternoon and who remembers seeing either the Mercedes Vito van or the Scania lorry to please contact police if not already done so."

– Sergeant Gary Taylor, Road Policing Unit

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Weather: VERY windy tomorrow

A spell of unseasonably strong southwesterly winds, accompanied by heavy, blustery showers, is expected to reach the UK during the early hours of Saturday, moving east across many parts of England and Wales through the day.

Gusts are expected to reach 40-50 mph.

Please be aware that these winds may lead to disruption to transport, and in view of the time of the year, there is increased potential for disruption to outdoor activities.

Public inquiry scheduled for proposed Borders wind farm

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A public inquiry into a proposed major wind farm in the Borders is set to get underway next week.

Greenock-based Whitelaw Brae Wind Farm Ltd. want to erect 16 turbines on a site around three kilometres from the Peeblesshire hamlet of Tweedsmuir.

Scottish Borders Council renewed its opposition to the scheme at a meeting last month.

Government planning reporters David Buylia and Claire Milne will listen to evidence from the developers as well as the objectors including Tweedsmuir Community Council and the Mountaineering Council of Scotland.

The public inquiry will get underway in Tweedsmuir Village Hall on Tuesday.

A site visit is scheduled to take place on Thursday, September 1st.

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