Three years after some of the worst flooding the region has ever seen, ITV Border explores the causes and what the future could hold
Robert Heaton, 41, was last seen on Friday. Today, November 19, divers from Cheshire joined the search
A former Cannon of Carlisle has been sentenced at Carlisle Crown court for sex offences dating back 20 years.
"This work has been carefully planned so local businesses can continue to trade as normal.
"The project has been split into small sections to make sure we affect as few traders as possible at each stage. There will be ample notice of any interruptions to the water supply and our contractors will work hard to ensure these disruptions are as short as possible and timed conveniently.
"Our Whitesands project team have been in the area recently briefing business owners face to face and addressing any concerns they may have.
– Spokesperson, Scottish Water
"We liaised closely with the roads department in the planning of the work and made sure we avoided working when local events are taking place.
"There is flood alleviation work planned by the council and we need to do our upgrade work now so the area is ready for that work to commence. It is not possible to have the two projects underway simultaneously.
"We apologise for any inconvenience this work may cause to local traders."
Anyone who has concerns regarding the roadworks is asked to contact Scottish Water on 0845 601 8855 and quote "Whitesands water mains upgrade".
Members of the public are being asked to give their opinion on the future of drinking alcohol in public places in the Scottish Borders.
Scottish Borders Council is urging everyone to put forward their views on the Byelaws, which could see fines of up to £500 for drinking in public places.
The Byelaws would not apply for the Border Common Ridings, summer festivals and Hogmanay or New Years Eve.
The Scottish Borders is the only local authority in Scotland not to have such Byelaws in place.
– Councillor David Moffat, Executive Member for Community Safety, Scottish Borders Council
"We are very keen to hear what people think about the proposed Byelaws.
"Of course everyone will have different opinions, but a key thing to remember is that we are the only local authority in Scotland not to have Byelaws in place.
"Our focus is to make the Borders a safer place so the aim of the Byelaws is to reduce anti-social behaviour which may occur as a result of drinking alcohol outwith the exempt environments."
The enagaement process opens at 5pm this evening (17th June) and closes at midnight on 29th November 2013.
You can submit your views on the proposed byelaws here.
Any misty low cloud along the east coast will soon clear to leave a dry day with some warm sunny periods although still fairly cloudy at times.
Best of the sunshine across the south. Light southeasterly wind. Maximum temperature 21 °C.
Celebrations are being held for the 175th anniversary of the Newcastle to Carlisle railway line.
A special historical service will leave for Carlisle at 11.22am.
– John Gillott, Partnership Officer , Tyne Valley Community Rail Partnership
"We are delighted to celebrate the 175 years of Newcastle upon Tyne and Carlisle.
"The railway opened in parts from 1836, construction starting in 1830 and was the first coast to coast route in the world."
It is the oldest coast to coast passenger line in the UK and opened in 1838.
Lake wardens are teaching Primary School children how to stay safe on Windermere.
22 children from Flookburgh Church of England Primary School are attending water safety workshops to raise awareness of the dangers surrounding deep water.
So far more than 3,000 children in south Lakeland have been trained.
Any mist patches will soon clear, and then all parts will have a dry and bright day with sunny spells and light winds.
Maximum temperature 21 °C.
Roadworks expected to take four months to complete are to begin at the Whitesands in Dumfries today.
The essential works, being carried out by Scottish Water, are to replace old pipes and drains.
Many local businesses say that the work will harm trade and divert tourism away from the town centre.
Some evening sunshine with any showers dying out, then dry overnight with clear spells, although turning misty with some low cloud near eastern coasts, with a few patches forming inland.
Minimum temperature 8 °C.
There are concernes that the gardeners' favourite helper - the ladybird - could be in short supply this year because of the dreadful weather.
Experts say numbers of the seven-spot ladybird are set to drop sharply and need your help to keep track of numbers.
You are being asked report any sightings of seven-spot ladybirds at ladybird-survey.org or download the mobile phone app called iRecord Ladybirds.