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Dumfries & Borders

Conservatives to take 7 seats from SNP predicts new poll

The Conservatives are on course to pick up seven seats in Scotland in the General Election, according to a new poll.

Politics 576
New walking trail gives stunning views of Peebles valleys

New walking trail gives stunning views of Peebles valleys

FOREST Enterprise Scotland has opened up a new section of a popular walking trail that now boasts amazing 360 degree views of the Tweed and Cademuir valleys.

News
Findra founder Alex Feechan says the female bikewear brand can make its mark on the global stage. Picture: Contributed

Monday interview: Alex Feechan, founder of Findra

She launched women’s bikewear and outdoor apparel firm Findra in December 2014, after perceiving that other kit available was out of touch with what female consumers were looking for.

Retail
The nose section of Pan Am Flight 103 lies in wreckage on December 21, 1988 from an explosion over Lockerbie. Picture: Getty Images

Family to appeal al-Megrahi’s Lockerbie bombing conviction

The family of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi will launch a bid to appeal against his conviction within a fortnight.

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Donald Reid hopes to find a backer for his Easy Hang Hooks. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Borders inventor seeks backing to lift curtain hooks

A Borders inventor is on the search for a business partner to help take his innovative curtain hooks to the market.

Companies
Police at Priorwood Court in Melrose.

Woman at centre of sheltered housing murder probe is named

A woman who died nine days after an incident at a sheltered housing complex in the Scottish Borders has been named by police.

Dumfries & Borders
Burmese police are looking for Harris Binotti, thought to be from Dumfries.

Teacher accused of killing colleague ‘living in Glasgow’

A teacher alleged to have beaten a colleague to death in Burma has been living in Glasgow, according to The Sun.

Glasgow & Strathclyde
The offence was alleged to have take place on Brooms Road at its junction with Millburn Avenue in the early hours of Sunday. Picture: Google

Police probing male rape in Dumfries say ‘no offence took place’

POLICE investigating a report that a man was raped in Dumfries have now said no offence took place.

News
Adam Kelly in his ice-cream van. Pic: JP

Adam is Britain’s oldest ice-cream man

He will have whipped up many happy memories for his customers over the years.

Dumfries & Borders
Al Capone pictured in 1930. Picture: Contributed

Al Capone: His love for Scotland and secret golf trips

His name is synonymous with Chicago and the Prohibition era, but Al Capone’s love of Scotland and golf is a lesser-told story.

People & Places 1
The stray lamb was found on a road in Dumfries. Picture: SSPCA

SSPCA hunts owner of lost stray lamb in Dumfries

The Scottish SPCA is seeking the owner of an adorable stray lamb.

News
The victim was forced to a grassy area and raped.

Man subjected to ‘terrifying’ male rape in Dumfries

Police have appealed for information after a man was raped in Dumfries.

News 6
Laverhay in Dumfries and Galloway is one of the forests included in the sale. Picture: Contributed

4,000 acres of Scottish woodland go on sale for £11.25m

Environment 1
Man wakes to find house on fire after home targeted

Man wakes to find house on fire after home targeted

A man woke to find a fire in his home which police are treating as wilful fireraising.

Dumfries & Borders
The 10 best dog walks in Scotland. Picture: Contributed

10 unmissable Scottish dog walks

A LIST of the best dog walks across Scotland has been compiled by VisitScotland and Vets4Pets practices.

News 2
Festival-goers will be encouraged to wear unicorn horns at the Knockengorroch World Ceilidh Music Festival. Picture: Contributed

‘Unicorns’ are alive and well in Galloway

KNOCKENGORROCH World Ceilidh Music Festival organisers are aiming to break the international record for the highest number of unicorns in one place later this year.

News 1
There is habitat for ten to 16 pairs of golden eagles in the south of Scotland  though at present there are only two to four pairs. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Golden eagle numbers set to soar after project funding boost

The population of an iconic bird of prey is poised to soar after a scheme to boost golden eagle numbers attracted £1.3 million in funding.

Environment 5
Trigony House Hotel near Thornhill

Travel: A luxury break to dog-friendly Trigony House Hotel, Dumfries and Galloway

If you’re dog tired then what better place to recharge your batteries than somewhere that really knows how to look after dogs?

News
The wallaby died after it was chased around its enclosure by five boys (Photo: Police Scotland)

Teenager arrested over death of baby wallaby at farm park

A teenager has been arrested in connection with the death of a baby wallaby at a farm park.

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