Dumfries & Borders

Dumfries & Borders

Ex of Scots women accused of having sex with US boy, ‘not shocked’

A Scottish woman is facing jail in the US after being accused of having sex with an underage boy for money.

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians
Bishop William Nolan addresses the congregation of Holy Family Church

Bishop of Galloway says abuse scandal ‘blackens good name’ of Church

A Catholic bishop has said the case of a paedophile priest has “poisoned relationships” within the clergy and helped undermine the work of the Church.

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The Edinburgh Half Marathon is one of many half marathons taking place this summer (Photo: TSPL)

10 half marathons to try in Scotland this summer

The Scottish running calendar is packed with 10ks, half marathons, marathon and ultra runs during summer. Test yourself during the warmer months with one of these Scottish Half Marathons.
Lifestyle
An osprey taking a fish just after dawn at the Rothiemurcus fishery near Aviemore. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Jeremy Paxman on the thrill of watching ospreys catch fish

To see an osprey haul a fish out of a river or loch is one of the most thrilling sights in nature, while their flying feats from Britain to Africa each year are awe-inspiring, writes broadcaster and author Jeremy Paxman, who shares his love of the bird of prey and the work of the Tweed Valley Osprey Project

Lifestyle
Superstar DJ Calvin Harris used to work at the Pinneys site in Annan. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Calvin Harris offers support to staff at struggling Annan factory

Renowned DJ Calvin Harris has offered his support to workers at a struggling seafood factory.

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One side of Scotland-England border up to £670 more expensive to live

Residents living on one side of the Scotland-England border could be paying up to £670 more in council tax than their close neighbours.

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The incident happened on the A701 in Dumfries. Picture: Google Street View

Several injured in four-vehicle collision in Dumfries

Multiple people have been left injured following a four-car crash in Dumfries.

Dumfries & Borders
Picture: PA

Man dies after chemical leak in Dumfries

An area surrounding a cottage has been sealed off after a man was found dead near a chemical spillage.

Dumfries & Borders
The Eildon Hills path is a short but challenging walk for those with intermediate experience

Five walks in the Scottish Borders with pubs at the end

Feel the need to stretch your legs?

Outdoors
Hundreds of drivers were stranded overnight on the M80 on 28 February. Picture: PA

Humza Yousaf: ‘Beast from the East’ warnings could have been clearer

Confusion over severe weather warnings during the "Beast from the East" snowfall could lead to changes to the system, transport minister Humza Yousaf told MSPs today.
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The old blue British passport that is returning alongside the existing red design. Photo: Geoff Robinson Photography

Five Scots sent strangers’ passports in security blunder

The Home Office is “urgently investigating” a passport mix up that saw personal documents sent to the wrong people in the south of Scotland.

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Inaugural Pop Idol winner Will Young

Will Young faces possible driving ban over Scottish Borders crash

Pop star Will Young could have his licence suspended after admitting to driving carelessly in the Scottish Borders.

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An application has been withdrawn following concerns over the Orange Walk

Application withdrawn for ‘Orange Walk bar’ in Borders town

The application for an occasional licence in Hawick to operate a bar for Orange marchers has been withdrawn one day before it was due to be considered by the licensing board.

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Duncan Sim was last seen in St Andrews. Picture: Contributed

Police step up search for missing St Andrews student Duncan Sim

Police have stepped up the search for a St Andrews university student who has not been seen in almost a week.

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Scotland is set for more grim weather.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Spring lies ahead after ‘mini beast from the east’ blows through

A so-called “mini beast from the east” is expected to bring more snow to parts of Scotland and northern England on Saturday night.

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A bird's eye view of the map. Picture: Craig Allardyce

Soldier’s 3D map of Scotland celebrates Polish independence

It was the dream of a former Polish soldier who helped defend Scotland from the threat of Nazi invasion during the Second World War – to create a fabulous sculpture of his new homeland.

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The couple, aged 70 and 71, had run out of firewood for heating and were cut off from their coal shed by the time they were freed. Picture: PA

Elderly Scots couple freed from 12ft snowdrift surrounding home

An elderly couple and their two dogs have been dug out of their house in southern Scotland after becoming trapped by 12ft (3.6m) snow drifts around the property.

Dumfries & Borders
The Mighty Deerstalker race due to be held in the Scottish Borders this Saturday has been called off

Mighty Deerstalker race in Scottish Borders cancelled this year

One of Scotland’s biggest running races has been cancelled as the severe weather continues to take its toll across the country.

Dumfries & Borders

Scotland’s weather: Amber warning extended until Friday morning

The Amber weather warning in place has been extended until Friday morning at 10am as snow continues to wreak havoc across Scotland.

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