Dumfries & Borders

Dumfries & Borders

Major £1m funding boost for South of Scotland eagle project

PLANS to increase the number of golden eagles in the south of Scotland have received initial support of more than £1 million from a funding body.

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Police are investigating gang attack on Eastern European man in Hawick. Picture: John Devlin

Eastern European man targeted in hate attack in Hawick

AN eastern European man was punched and verbally abused in a hate attack by a gang in the Borders.

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Josh Hoole from Ecclefechan, who died while on an army training exercise. Picture: Contributed

Tributes to Scots soldier who died on Brecon Beacons training exercise

Tributes have been paid to a “superfit” Scottish soldier who died on a training exercise in soaring temperatures.

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Drummond Road, Annan, where the attack is alleged to have taken place. Picture: Google Maps

Girl, 14, arrested over stabbing of teenage boy in Annan

A 14-year-old girl has been arrested over the stabbing of a teenage boy in Annan.

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Lightning strikes over Edinburgh. Picture: Fraser Cameron/Instagram/@frazcamm

Scotland’s weather: Storms bring power cuts and flash floods

Barely 24 hours after parts of Scotland were basking in temperatures warmer than Barcelona, thunderstorms have caused flooding and power cuts across the country.

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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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Adele Devonshire's camera as it was found by Lars Mossberg in Sweden. Picture: SWNS

Camera lost in Scotland in 2013 washes up on Swedish island

When Adele Devonshine lost her camera during a dive off the coast of St Abbs, she resigned herself to the fact it was lost to the depths of the sea, never to be seen again.

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Plexus is boosting its presence in Kelso. Picture: Contributed

US electronics group invests £380,000 in Borders plant

A US electronics manufacturer is investing in an expansion of its Borders facility as it looks to increase its presence in the defence and aerospace sectors.

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RMT staff are protesting the arrival of trains without guards. Picture: SWNS

Scots rail commuters to face more disruption amid RMT strike

Commuters across Scotland face more disruption as the latest strike action by members of the RMT union looks set to bring rail services to a standstill across swaths of the country today.

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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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Wind farms in Peebles given the go ahead. Picture: John Devlin

New wind farms in Peebles and Dumfries and Galloway get green light

TWO wind farms, which will between them provide enough power for more than 60,000 homes, have been given the go-ahead by the Scottish Government.

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Two dead in Dumfries and Galloway crash

A MAN and a woman have died in a car crash in south west Scotland.

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Colin Mckinnon was sentenced at the High Court in Glasgow. Picture: John Devlin

Rapist given ten years’ jail for attacking pregnant women

A man who raped two pregnant women was yesterday given a ten-year extended sentence.

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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.

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Brian Cox and Coco K�nig in a scene from The Carer

Brian Cox movie shot in England after Creative Scotland snub

A new feature film starring one of Scotland’s biggest Hollywood stars was filmed in Kent instead of Dumfries and Galloway after being turned down for funding by quango Creative Scotland.

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The mothballed line between Thornton Junction and Leven is used only by dog walkers, but campaigners want to see it reopened

‘Pessimistic’ passenger forecasts hit bid to reopen Scots rail lines

Hopes of reopening more railway lines across Scotland could be dashed by “utterly discredited” official passenger forecasting, campaigners fear.

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ScotRail manager taken off duty after train incident during strike

A ScotRail manager was taken off duty after giving the all-clear for a train to travel through a red signal on the Borders Railway during yesterday’s conductors strike.

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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 new daily newspaper has been described as the 'North's National'. Picture: Contributed

New newspaper for northern England and SW Scotland launches

A NEW daily newspaper has launched aimed at readers in northern England and south-west Scotland.

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