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West Cumbrian VC winners to be remembered

Two services are being held in Cumbria today to remember two soldiers who were awarded the Victoria Cross during the First World War.

Abraham Acton from Whtehaven, and James Smith from Workington, will both be honoured with paving slabs as a lasting reminder of their bravery.

The following services are being held:

12pm - Workington Railway Station, for Private James Alexander Smith.

13:30pm - Lowther Street, Whitehaven, for Private Abraham Acton.


Missing man seen heading towards Eyemouth harbour

Police Scotland and the coastguard are searching for a 66-year-old man from Eyemouth, in the Scottish Borders, who has been missing since he left a pub on Friday evening.

John Young left The Fleet pub at about 6:30pm and was seen heading towards the harbour area of Eyemouth.

He is white, 6ft 1in tall, slim build, with short dark hair and a beard. He was wearing a hat, a dark grey jacket fawn trousers and a blue t-shirt.

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Prosecutor reaffirms Megrahi guilt over Lockerbie

Scotland's top prosecutor has reaffirmed Abdelbaset al-Megrahi's guilt in the killing of 270 people in the Lockerbie bombing and has pledged to track down his accomplices.

Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland said no Crown Office investigator or prosecutor had raised a concern about the evidence in the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 in 1989.

Abdelbaset al-Megrahi died in 2012. Credit: Reuters

Megrahi's part in the bombing has been called into question in a series of books, documentaries and testimony to the Scottish Parliament.

A petition seeking "Justice For Megrahi", backed by politicians and family members of some victims, remains on Holyrood's books two years after al-Megrahi's death.

But in an address to relatives on the anniversary of the bombing, Mr Mulholland said his investigation "remains on the evidence, and not on speculation and supposition".


Selkirk FC host "donate on the gate" game

Selkirk Football Club are appealing to fans to join in their "donate on the gate" match this afternoon.

The club are playing at home against Gretna and instead of charging fans money to watch the game, they're asking for food donations.

The items collected will be donated to local foodbanks in the Scottish Borders.

Kick-off is at 2pm at Yarrow Park.

Tributes paid to Wickerman founder

Tributes have been paid to the founder of the Wickerman Festival, after he died as a result of a shooting incident.

Jamie Gilroy, from Dundrennan in Dumfriesshire, was found with severe head injuries at his farm on Thursday 18th December.

The 66-year-old was taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary but later died.

Police Scotland say there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.

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