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Arrests after drunk driving incidents in Scottish Borders

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Two men have been arrested after drunk driving incidents in the Scottish Borders.

A 35-year-old was arrested on Sunday 8 May after a collision between an Audi TT and a motorcycle at Bongate, in Jedburgh.

He will appear at Jedburgh Sheriff Court on 30 May.

In the early hours of this morning a 27-year-old man was arrested after a Ford Fiesta was found on its side on the A698 at Bonjedward.

He is due to appear in Selkirk Sheriff Court on Monday 9 May.

Nobody was seriously injured in either collision.

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Selkirk shuttle bus to keep town moving

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A free shuttle bus service will run in Selkirk next week during a road closure for Flood Protection Scheme works.

Raeburn Place will be closed from Monday 21 to Friday 25 March between 8.00am and 6.00pm.

The shuttle bus will run regularly between Raeburn Place and Market Place so residents will still have public transport access to the town centre and connections to other bus services.

A7 closed in both directions between Galashiels and Selkirk

The A7 is closed in both directions between Kingsknowe Drive, Galashiels and Dunsdale Haugh, Selkirk due to an accident and gas leak.

Police are on the scene directing traffic.

Selkirk recycling centre will shut for 4 months

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Selkirk's community recycling centre will close for 4 months to allow work on the town's multi-million pound flood protection scheme.

The closure begins on Monday 8 February for a minimum of sixteen weeks.

It will allow a diversion route to be used during flood defence work to be extended through the facility.

The nearest alternative recycling centres are at Hawick and Galashiels.

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