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Three injured after bus carrying students crashes in Dumfries

Three people have been taken to hospital after a bus carrying 22 students crashed into a ditch in the south of Scotland.

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Penman produces armoured vehicles for customers including the United Nations. Picture: Laurent Rebours/AP

Business briefs: Penman Engineering | IGF

Dumfries-based armoured vehicle manufacturer Penman Engineering has been bought after falling into administration in August, with about 140 staff at the time.

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From left: Amanda Yellowley, Alison Anderson and Lorraine Usher of Loreburn Housing Association. Picture: Contributed

On the move: Latest appointments and promotions

Loreburn Housing Association has made two key appointments to its senior management team.

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A man has been assaulted after leaving work. Picture; stock image

Man assaulted in Dumfries and Galloway

A man has been seriously assaulted as he walked along a street after leaving work.

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Kavli UK Managing Director Paul Lewney. Picture: Contributed

Food firm's profits boosted by Kirkcudbright expansion

The company behind pâté maker Castle MacLellan Foods has doubled its profits with an expansion of its Kirkcudbright plant helping to underpin the rise.

Retail
The accident took place near the Airport. Stock image; John Devlin

Police name pensioner who died after crash near Annan

A man who died following a head-on crash in Dumfries and Galloway has been named by police.

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Mr Hamilton died in Dumfries Infirmary

Prison ECG machine paperless before inmate death

A fatal accident inquiry has revealed prison nurses were unable to carry out an ECG on an inmate as there was no paper to print the results.

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Penman supplies armoured vehicles for military customers and those involved in transporting cash. Picture: Contributed

Progress in efforts to safeguard vehicle firm Penman

Steps to save armoured-vehicle manufacturer Penman Engineering, which entered administration on Wednesday, stepped up a gear yesterday in a bid to safeguard the firm’s workforce of about 140.

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Shaf Rasul said the deal marks a 'major strategic investment' for his SRA Ventures arm. Picture: Contributed

Shaf Rasul buys industrial sites in multi-million deal

A property investment specialist founded by Scots entrepreneur Shaf Rasul is set to regenerate two key industrial estates after concluding missives to buy both in a multi-million-pound deal.

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EME makes a range of furniture for schools. Picture: Contributed

School furniture firm in £3m plan to double workforce

A school furniture specialist is set to double its workforce in Dumfriesshire as part of a £3 million expansion plan.

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The incident occurred at Carlingwark Loch by Castle Douglas around 3.30pm on Tuesday afternoon. Picture: Geograph

Driver escapes serious injury after car crashes into loch

A WOMAN has had to be rescued by emergency services after her car plunged into a loch in Dumfries and Galloway.

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Courtney Cowan, 19, who along with 25-year-old Lee Pickthall, died in a collision in Dumfries and Galloway on Thursday. Picture: PA

Scots family ‘devastated’ by loss of teenager in car crash

Devastated relatives of a teenager killed in a car crash have said their lives will never be the same again as they try to come to terms with the loss of the “popular” young woman.

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Munches Street, Dumfries, where the sex attack took place. Picture: Google Maps

Man arrested in connection with Dumfries sex attack inquiry

A man has been arrested in connection with the sexual assault of a woman in Dumfries.

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From left: Marcus Butler, Sara Blakely, Sir Richard Branson, MacRebur co-founder Toby McCartney, Tyra Banks and Peter Kelly. Picture: Contributed

‘Plastic roads’ start-up impresses Sir Richard Branson

A Dumfriesshire start-up that turns waste plastic into asphalt for roads has won a slice of a £1 million prize fund after impressing a panel of judges including Sir Richard Branson.

Tech
Homewares retailer Dunelm is among the tenants at Cuckoo Bridge in Dumfries. Picture: Contributed

Dumfries’ Cuckoo Bridge retail park sold for £20.2m

The Cuckoo Bridge Retail Park in Dumfries has been acquired by property investor NewRiver Retail for £20.2 million.

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Scots windfarm to power Nestle’s UK and Ireland factories

A new wind farm in Scotland is set to supply half the power needed for Nestle’s operations in the UK and Ireland, the company has announced.

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The Duke of Buccleuch meets the Queen at Abbotsford House in 2013. Picture: TSPL

Landowner under fire from ramblers over ponds

Britain’s largest landowner has come under fire for failing to protect residents and ramblers from toxic ponds left over from lead mining on his extensive estate.

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The Strathspey steam railway. Picture: submitted

Steam trains provide a boost for Scottish tourism

The thrill of steam train rides, boat trips and open-top bus tours made such attractions the biggest growth area in Scottish tourism last year, according to new research.

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The men work as landmine clearers in Afghanistan. Picture: Picture: AFP/Getty Images

11 men working for Dumfries charity kidnapped in Afghanistan

GUNMEN have kidnapped eleven men working as landmine clearers in Afghanistan for a Scottish-based charity, it has emerged.

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Fans display a banner at the game

Six arrested at Queen of the South vs Rangers

SIX fans have been arrested during Sunday’s Queen of the South vs Rangers match.

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