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Man airlifted after four-vehicle crash on A66

Credit: Cumbria Constabulary

A man in his seventies has been airlifted to hospital after a four-vehicle crash on the A66 this afternoon.

The collision involving three cars and a HGV happened at around 1.15pm at Temple Sowerby.

The driver of one of the cars was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary by air ambulance. The other people involved are not believed to have suffered any serious injuries.

The road was blocked in both directions but re-opened at around 4.30pm.


Dog trapped in snare near Dumfries

Credit: Brian Forrester

A dog walker near Dumfries is warning others after his dog became trapped in a snare this morning.

Brian Forrester claims the trap was illegally set in woodland at Maidenbower.

His dog, Mollie, was uninjured after being caught and waited to be freed by Brian.

Credit: Brian Forrester

Fortunately she was uninjured as the snare caught her round the body and she just immediately lay down and waited until I freed her. I shudder to think what the outcome would have been if it had caught her by the neck and she had panicked."

– Brian Forrster


£5,000 worth of power tools stolen from Dalbeattie High School

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Power tools worth around £5,000 have been stolen from a building site at Dalbeattie High School, in Haugh Road.

Thieves broke into a secure unit at the school, overnight on Friday 13 to Saturday 14 December.

The tools included a chop saw, laser levels, a hammer gun, screw guns,nail guns and impact drivers.

This was quite a haul and it appears that those responsible were well aware of what it was they were after. We are keen to hear from anyone who may have been in the vicinity of the building site at Dalbeattie High School on Friday evening, early Saturday morning, and who may have seen or heard something suspicious. Anyone with any information which might help us catch those responsible should call us on 101

– Constable Courtney Richards, Police Scotland
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