A cafe and deli in Selkirk run by the soup firm Baxters is to close, with the loss of more than 20 jobs.
The company says it can no longer run the business, because its distributer plant at Blackford in Perthshire is set to be sold.
The news has been described as bitterly disappointing and a blow for the town, as Jenny Longden reports:
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Early enquiries suggest the men may have taken the drug Blue Valium. Two of them remain in hospital with breathing problems.
More than 8,000 people are expected to attend over the three day event, which starts at 7pm tonight.
The local MP and leader of the Liberal Democrats says it was a "joyful" day for locals and former locals alike.