Olympic gold medalist Scott Brash received an MBE from the Queen at Holyrood Palace this morning.
The 27-year-old showjumping star, from Peebles, won team Gold on his Olympic debut last year.
He was among seventy people from all walks of life to be honoured at the ceremony in Edinburgh.
Kathryn Samson reports:
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Police are carrying out investigations following a spate of break-ins and thefts in both Hawick and the rural areas of Allerdale.
Things turn chilly as temperatures fall further.
The young female, believed to be a Staffy cross Border collie, was spotted wandering in the Mirehouse area of Whitehaven.