Speaking after a special memorial service today, local politicians have voiced concern about a single Scottish police force.
The SNP Government have always maintained that the force will deliver excellent results and budgetary savings, but Elaine Murray MSP and David Mundell MP aren't as convinced.
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Milder - but at a price.
Volunteers from Lauder and Whitsome have been nationally recognised for their work 'to clean up and green up' spaces in their communities.
A community has clubbed together to help fund the rebuilding of their footbridge, which was washed away by flooding in December.