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Summary

  1. Updates for Thursday 3 December
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 09:00 on Friday 4 December

Live Reporting

By Nichola Rutherford and Giancarlo Rinaldi

All times stated are UK

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  1. Weather forecast: snow on the hills

    BBC Scotland Weather

    A very wet evening and start to the night with poor conditions on the roads.

    Snow on the hills down to 200m with some sleet or wet snow to lower levels in places but not settling.

    Evening weather

    After midnight, it's dry, clear and cold with some icy stretches. Lows close to freezing.

  2. MP votes against Syria strikes

    Southern Reporter

    UK jets were bombing Syrian oilfields controlled by so-called Islamic State militants within hours of the UK Parliament voting to join US-led coalition air strikes.

    MPs voted 397 to 223 in favour of the UK joining the air strikes against so-called Islamic State militants after a 10-hour debate in the House of Commons, with Borders MP, Calum Kerr, voting against the motion alongside his fellow SNP MPs.

  3. Radio bulletin time from Selkirk and Dumfries

    Remember our local radio bulletins are coming up at 4.30pm and 5.30pm today.

    Tune in on 92-95FM or 810MW to hear the latest news, sport and weather for Dumfries and Galloway and the Borders.

  4. Bid to tackle hospital bed blocking in Dumfries and Galloway

    A series of priority measures has been put in place to tackle hospital bed blocking in Dumfries and Galloway.

    It comes with the number of delayed discharges at a 12-month high.

  5. Jim Clark Rally dropped from championship calendar

    Berwickshire News

    The MSA British Rally Championship (BRC) has confirmed that the Jim Clark Rally has been dropped from its calendar for the 2016 season.

    The event has been dropped by the championship organisers due to the fact that it is on gravel again in 2016.

  6. The story of James Clerk Maxwell revealed

    Professor Iain Stewart revealed the story behind the Scottish physicist who was Einstein's hero; James Clerk Maxwell on BBC Two last night.

    Maxwell's discoveries not only inspired Einstein, but they helped shape our modern world -allowing the development of radio, TV, mobile phones and much more.

    You can catch up on the story of the man who grew up near Corsock in Galloway here.

  7. New signing for Berwick Rangers and a Coldingham karate winner

    A first new face for Berwick Rangers' new manager and a karate kid's triumph make the back page of today's Berwickshire News.

    Berwickshire News
  8. Tam Lin artwork unveiled in Selkirk

    A new artwork, depicting the legendary tale of Tam Lin, has been unveiled in Selkirk Library.

    It was created especially for the library as part of a partnership project with the Selkirk Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme.

    Selkirk Artwork

    Local people were invited to create pewter pieces depicting scenes from the local legend. The final sculpture shows a series of branches. It'll be on display in the entrance stairwell at the library. Tam Lin was reputedly rescued from the queen of the fairies by his true love.

    The sculpture was unveiled by local writer and historian Walter Elliot.

  9. Police investigate Dumfries 'altercation'

    Police are investigating an incident which is thought to have happened on the footpath between Lochside Road and Burnett Avenue in Dumfries some time between 13:15 hours and 14:10 on Wednesday.

    At that time an altercation took place between a 41-year-old man and up to three other men, not further described.

    As a result the man received cuts and bruising to his head.

  10. Counter-campaign launched over Peebles pitch plan

    A counter-campaign has been launched in favour of Victoria Park being used for a new 3G pitch in Peebles.

    Opponents say it's the wrong site for the £1.7m project on land which is owned by Peebles Common Good Fund.

    But a new campaign supporting the Victoria Park site has gather nearly 700 supporters.

    Victoria Park