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Hundreds pay tribute to Keir Millar

A car-shaped floral tribute from Keir Millar's parents Credit: ITV Border

Hundreds of mourners have attended the funeral of 11-year-old Keir Millar, who died in a mini stock car accident earlier this month.

Keir, from the village of Heck near Lockerbie, passed away following a racing event in Fife.

Amongst the floral tributes at the funeral in Lochmaben was a mini-car from his parents.

The police were called to monitor traffic in the town because of the number of people who attended.


Annual Spring Fling kicks off in Dumfries and Galloway

Diana de Gruyther by the sign pointing out her studio, which is one of 94 open to visitors Credit: Collin Hattersley

Thousands of visitors are expected to head for Dumfries and Galloway today for this weekend's annual Spring Fling festival.

A total of 94 studios across the region are set to welcome people from all over the UK and overseas for the visual art and craft event.

This year's festival is also hoping to attract food lovers.

Cumbrians warned over national rise in scarlet fever

A potential outbreak of scarlet fever means warning letters have been sent to all nurseries and schools across Cumbria.

Over the last 12 months, cases of the highly contagious disease have doubled nationally.

Health experts say a similar pattern is being seen in the county, especially in West Cumbria.

Symptoms include a sore throat, a pink itchy rash and swollen tongue.

While the condition has become less serious than it once was, anyone showing symptoms is advised to see a GP.

For more information, you can visit the NHS website here.

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