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Family of festival founder describe 'shock' at his death

The family of the founder of the Wickerman Festival have expressed their shock and sadness at his death following a shooting incident.

Jamie Gilroy was found at his farm on Thursday 18th December with serious head injuries. He was taken to the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.

Following his death, Mr Gilroy's family released the following statement:

'It is with immense sadness that we confirm Jamie's death. This has come as a huge shock to us, to his many friends, and to members of the local and wider festival community in which he played such a vibrant part. We’d like to thank everyone for their support at this very difficult time.'

– Gilroy Family

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Borders pet rescue centre busier than ever

Pet rescue centres in our region are busier than ever, with one organisation in the Borders reporting a 25% increase in the numbers of animals they've rehomed this year.

In the run up to Christmas, Borders Pet Rescue is urging people to think carefully about whether they have the time and money to look after a pet. But they also want people to consider giving a home to an animal who needs it.

Jenny Longden reports.

Thanks a million

Carlisle United host Northampton Town tomorrow looking to end a run of three straight defeats, but as the blues look to change things on the pitch today see them get a very welcome Christmas present from an old friend.

Ryan Dollard reports.

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Weather: Wet and windy on SUNDAY

Credit: Met Office

In the west:

Outbreaks of rain reaching northwest Scotland in the early hours of Sunday will spread southeast across the country during the day.

The rain will become persistent and often heavy across western areas.

The Borders:

Gales are expected to affect parts of southeast Scotland and northeast England at times during Sunday and Monday.

Gusts between 55 and 65 mph seem likely over and to the east of hills.

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