Peter Scott Knitwear in Hawick has entered the first day of its consultation into the future of the firm.
Fifty jobs are under threat at the luxury cashmere company, after what they've called a difficult trading period.
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Mark Quigley dragged "defenceless" victim Ryan Burns by the throat from a bar stool inside the Yellow Earl pub late on December 30.
34-year-old Andrew Bell held a child in a headlock and dragged her four meters down the street whilst under the influence of drugs.
Police are carrying out investigations following a spate of break-ins and thefts in both Hawick and the rural areas of Allerdale.