A care home in Tweedbank that provides a specialised service for patients with dementia is to be sold.
Craw Wood Care Home faced closure when Scottish Borders Council cancelled its contract last year.
The home is being sold to Mansfield Care in a move which secures the service for the 13 residents and 30 full and part time staff.
Craw Wood has been providing quality care, primarily for residents with dementia and complex needs, for 18 years and the Eildon Group will continue its work in supporting people across the region through its housing, care and support activities.
Police in the Scottish Borders are appealing for information after an attempted break-in at the Tweedbank Craft Centre.
A window was smashed at the centre on Haining Drive in Tweedbank sometime between 7:00pm on Tuesday, 29 July and 8:30am on Wednesday, 30 July.
Police say nothing was taken in the incident but the cost of repairs to the damaged property will be 'considerable'.
Anyone with any information about the incident is urged to contact Police Scotland on 101 or phone Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Drop-in sessions are being held to tell people more about the Borders Rail project.
30 miles of rail will be built between Edinburgh and Tweedbank.
The team behind it will explain to people how construction will affect them.
The dates and timings for the drop-in sessions are as follows:
Tuesday 3 December, 3-7pm – The Hive, Low Buckholmside, Galashiels, TD1 1RT
Tuesday 10 December, 3-7pm – Stow Town Hall, Stow, TD1 2QN
The latest sports hub in the Scottish Borders is to be officially launched today.
The initiative is being rolled out at nine venues in the region. The most recent is at Tweedbank Sports Centre
The idea behind the sports hub is that different sporting clubs and groups can practice at the same time. This means they can share facilities, coaches and players.
Community Sports hub manager Mark Drummond says variety in sports is important.
Today marks the official launch of the Tweedbank Community Sports Hub at the Tweedbank Sports Centre.
The newly refurbished facilities include the Centre's track, hammer cage, long jump and pole vault areas.
A school in the Scottish Borders will now go ahead with plans to hold a Halloween event despite earlier plans to cancel the event because of a complaint surrounding religious concerns from a parent.
The event will now be held tomorrow, but will be optional and outside of normal nursery hours.
A statement from Tweedbank head teacher Alyson Weir said:
"In past years, nursery children have attended Tweedbank dressed in Halloween costume if they so wished.
"In order to respect all family beliefs and values, we have decided to run the advertised session as a normal nursery session.
"However, we are offering an optional Halloween event outside of normal nursery hours on Thursday 31 October for the children and parents that wish to attend.
"Consideration is being given to ensuring that Halloween activities are optional for nursery children next year and we will work to ensure that no one feels that their beliefs are compromised.
"Primary schoolchildren were invited to a Halloween disco last Friday night, which was successfully run by the parent council."
Construction work has started on a railway line which will eventually link people in the Scottish Borders with Edinburgh Waverley.
The Transport Minister Keith Brown launched the route, which will cost 300 million pounds.
Trains will begin and end at Tweedbank and also stop in Galashiels and Stow.
A Transport Scotland spokesman said:
They add that the current scheme costs are £235-£295m at 2012 prices.
Council officials have said they are not surprised that the completion of the Borders Railway is likely to be a year later than planned, claiming that the end date was always likely to slip. New estimates put the finish date for the Tweedbank - Edinburgh line at 2015.
Latest estimates predict that the Borders Railway will not re-open until at least 2015 - a year later than planned. Project officials also believe that costs for the Tweedbank to Edinburgh route will be around £50 million higher than the £295 million budget.
Transport Scotland didn't comment on the estimates, but confirmed that they are currently finalising the commercial terms of the contract to build the line, and expect that process to be finished in the next few weeks. The Borders has been without a railway since the Beeching cuts of 1969.