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  1. Updates for Thursday 10 December
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 09:00 on Friday 11 December

Live Reporting

By Giancarlo Rinaldi and Nichola Rutherford

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    Nichola Rutherford

    BBC Scotland

    That's it for the Live page today. 

    We'll be back from 9am tomorrow, with more from the Scottish Borders and Dumfries and Galloway. 

  2. Coastal communities urged to apply for funding

    South of Scotland SNP MSP Paul Wheelhouse is encouraging coastal and fishing communities in Berwickshire and East Lothian to apply for funding to support sustainable economic growth in the marine sector and fisheries areas.

    The European and Maritime Fisheries Fund (EMFF) assists the further development of aquaculture, provides support to the onshore seafood sector and works towards training and provides safety advice.

    The fund also supports sustainable diversification or complimentary activities.

  3. Thomson ensures Borders double at Newcastle

    Berwickshire's Sandy Thomson ensured there was a Borders double at Newcastle races this afternoon.

    His Oscar Lateen won the 2.50pm race at odds of 10/11, following Alistair Whillans 33/1 winner earlier in the day.

  4. Showers dying away this evening

    After a cold bright but blustery end to the day, any showers remaining will tend to die away this evening to a mainly dry night with clear spells.

    The westerly winds will ease a little too although it will still be quite breezy, especially for coastal areas.

    Evening weather

    Temperatures dip to around 2 or 3 celsius overnight, with the possibility of a touch of frost in sheltered spots.  

  5. Top curlers head to Dumfries Ice Bowl

    Nineteen international curling teams are heading to Dumfries to take part in the Lely Curling Champions Tour, a challenger series event of the European Tour.

    The tournament takes place at Dumfries Ice Bowl over the weekend of 18 to 20 December and provides an opportunity for the region’s brightest curling stars to pit their wits against some of the finest competitors in the sport.

    Among the field will be Sochi Winter Olympics silver medallist Tom Brewster, and Lauren Gray who won Bronze at the same games as a member of Team GB.

  6. Bulletin time in Selkirk and Dumfries

    Remember our local radio bulletins are coming up at 16:30 and then again at 17:30 today.

    All the latest news, sport and weather for the Borders and Dumfries and Galloway is on 92-95FM or 810MW.

  7. Berwick Rangers boss urged to strengthen his side

    The back page of today's Berwickshire News looks at hopes of strengthening the Berwick Rangers squad in January.

    Back page
  8. Hawick home rugby match switched to Selkirk

    This week's Borders rugby derby in the Premiership between Hawick and Selkirk has been switched to Philiphaugh following the weekend floods at Hawick's Mansfield Park.

    Although played at Selkirk's home ground, it will still officially be a home fixture for the Greens; this means any Hawick members attending the game can use their cards to get in free.

  9. Dumfries and Galloway Council faces 'biggest cut in a generation'

    Dumfries and Galloway Council is facing the "single biggest cut in council funding in a generation", its leader has warned.

    The local authority expects its funding settlement from the Scottish government to be slashed by £20m.

    Dumfries and Galloway Council
  10. A7 fatal crash diversion route

    Diversions are likely to stay in place on the A7 between Langholm and Hawick until this evening.

    Traffic Scotland said the northbound route was via the B6357, A6088 and A698 before rejoining the A7. It is the reverse for southbound drivers.

  11. Road remains closed following A7 accident

    The A7 remains closed between Langholm and Hawick due to the fatal crash on the route earlier today.

    Insp Bryan Burns said: “First and foremost, our sincere condolences go to the family and friends of the gentleman who lost his life. "An investigation into the cause of the accident is under way and we are keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed this collision, or the movements of either vehicle in the moments leading up to it."

  12. Witness appeal following fatal crash near Hawick

    Police are appealing for witnesses following the fatal road collision on the A7 south of Hawick.

    The accident happened at about 09:25 when a red Vauxhall Cavalier heading south was involved in a crash with a white Renault lorry.

    The car subsequently caught fire and a 64-year-old Hawick man was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the lorry was taken to hospital but discharged after treatment. 

  13. 64-year-old man killed in A7 crash

    A 64-year-old Hawick man has died in a crash on the A7 south of the town.

    He was pronounced dead at the scene following the accident involving a car and a lorry.

  14. A7 accident update

    Police have declined to confirm if there were any casualties in this morning's crash on the A7 just north of Teviothead.

    Diversions remain in place in the area.

  15. Hawick pipe damage disruption pledge

    Scottish Water and Scottish Borders Council are reassuring Hawick residents that disruption will be kept to a minimum as essential, temporary repairs get under way to a pipe damaged during recent flooding.

    Following the torrential rainfall and flooding over the weekend, a pipe on the side of the River Teviot - which is part of the local waste water network - was sheared when a section of the river bank broke away.

    SBC is implementing a temporary closure at the Duke Street/Noble Place junction to allow Scottish Water to undertake the work to repair this pipe from today.