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Selkirk flood defence work moving 'quicker than expected'

The flood defence scheme is progressing 'quicker than expected'
The flood defence scheme is progressing 'quicker than expected' Credit: Scottish Borders Council

Contractors working on the Selkirk Flood Defence Scheme say that work on the new £30m project is progressing quicker than expected - because of the recent good weather.

The announcement comes four weeks after work started on the flood defence and footbridges at Bannerfield.


Woman from Selkirk missing

Police in the Scottish Borders are trying to find a woman reported missing in Selkirk.

Morag Edwards from Buccleuch Road was last seen in the area around her home address at around 1am on Tuesday 2nd July

Morag is 42 and has not been in contact with friends or family since that time. Concern is now growing for her welfare.

She is described as white, 5ft 4 inches tall with a slim build , short dyed red hair ,wearing glasses and was last seen wearing dark coloured leggings and a dark coloured top.

Inspector Kevin Harris said: "Local officers have been conducting enquiries within the Selkirk area to trace Morag since she was reported missing.

"We are keen to establish her whereabouts as soon as possible and anyone who believes they have seen her since the early hours of this morning is asked to come forward.

“In addition, we would ask Morag to get in touch with friends, family or police and let us know you are safe and well.”

Glasgow welcomes the world ahead of games

The Commonwealth Games is just hours away. In around 24 hours the opening ceremony will take place in the host city of Glasgow.

Tens of thousands of visitors from 71 nations and countries across the world are already in the city soaking up the atmosphere.

Our Correspondent Hannah McNulty is there, and will be reporting on our athletes' progress.

She's been out today meeting the people that have travelled to Glasgow for the games:


Future of Scotland's nuclear waste questioned

ITV Border has learnt that Sellafield could stop taking nuclear waste from Scotland if the country decides to go independent.

The Copeland MP Jamie Reed has told this programme that international laws mean Scotland would have to deal with its own radioactive material rather than export it.

The Scottish government says they'd negotiate a solution.

In response the Scottish Government said:

“An independent Scotland will ensure that the nuclear legacy inherited from the UK is managed safely and effectively, something that would be in the interests of both countries. Indeed, the management of radioactive waste is a devolved matter and, as such, is already the responsibility of the Scottish Ministers. Following a vote for independence the way in which the UK’s nuclear legacy is managed will be the subject of detailed negotiations.”

– Spokesperson, Scottish Government

Crime figures 'need to be seen in context'

In a report released today, Cumbria Police have been praised for managing their finances.

According to Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary, the force is on course to meet all its targets.

Cumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner said that, while violent crime was up and domestic violence is still a problem, he suggested that those figures need to be seen in context.

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