Plans for a new ambulance depot at the Borders General Hospital in Melrose have been rejected by councillors.
The Scottish Ambulance Service wanted to close down their current Galashiels depot and build a new one at the hospital to serve the central Borders.
They said the location next to the hospital would have allowed them easier and faster access to emergency locations.
However, members from the planning and development committee at the Scottish Borders Council meeting voted 8-3 against the application due to landscape concerns.
More top news
A look ahead at the weekend forecast for the Border region.
Four burglaries have taken place in Workington since the start of December - three of the properties were unlocked.
Five special notes have been micro-engraved with an image of Jane Austen and distributed across the UK. And one of them is in Kelso.