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MPs bid for Scottish Labour hotseat

The MP bidding to become the new leader of Scottish Labour says the Scottish Parliament should get full control over income tax.

Jim Murphy is seen as the frontrunner in the race to replace Johann Lamont, who resigned last month.

All three candidates were making their pitch to voters in the South of Scotland last night at a hustings in Dumfries. Kathryn Samson was there.

Bereaved mum demands action after critical Foreign Office report

The mother of a man from the Borders who died abroad has welcomed a report critical of the way British diplomats treat families going through bereavement.

The inquiry said many relatives found Foreign Office staff to be rude, incompetent and insensitive. Julie Sheppard from near Selkirk is one of the main campaigners for change. Our reporter Matthew Taylor has the story.

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People's Millions: Who got the most votes on Monday?

It's Day Two of our very popular Peoples Millions!

It's the time of year when ITV Border joins forces with the Big Lottery Fund to offer up to £50,000 to projects that improve the lives of people in their neighbourhoods.

Every night until Wednesday, we're featuring two groups going head to head in appealing for your votes and funding from money raised by the National Lottery for good causes. There will also be a bonus award for the runner-up with the highest number of votes.

Last night we featured the first two groups. They were:

Gretna Community Sport want to provide more sporting facilities for young people locally. Football is one sure way of getting youngsters off that sofa and out on the field. But this group needs equipment and funding for buses, so they can travel to games.

Then there's Thornhill and the Wallace Hall Academy and they'd like to develop their local Whapples Orchard to create paths and landscape a muddy field - in short, they want to grow the place and make it a focal point for young and old in the community.

So, who managed to get the most votes last night? Fiona Armstrong is an old hand at the People's Millions.

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Weather: Misty and murky

Mist and fog will be a real feature for our region tonight and tomorrow.

Even though it is not the most pleasant of weather - it can lead to some stunning and moody pictures:

Grouse Credit: Tracey Laing
Foggy Field Credit: Nigel Empson
Misty road Credit: Elaine Vizor
Tree silhouette Credit: George Ford

If you have any photos of our murky weather you can:

email- weatherpics@itv.com

Or join our Weather Facebook page

D&G events support global domestic violence campaign

Dumfries and Galloway Council are showing their support for the 16 Days of Action campaign with a series of events.

The campaign is against gender violence and runs from 25th November to 10th December.

The Dumfries and Galloway Domestic Abuse and Violence Against Women Partnership has organised the following events:

  • 19th November to 2nd December: DAVAWP Song Writing Competition Online Public Vote on www.dumgal.gov.uk/davawp/
  • 25th November at 5pm: free film screening followed by a discussion – Pretty Woman Examined: Confronting the Realities of the Sex Industry, Robert Burns Cinema, Dumfries
  • 25th November: Launch of new Queen of the South FC and White Ribbon Scotland Postcard campaign at the Robert Burns Cinema, Dumfries
  • 25th November to 25th January: Domestic Abuse and Violence Against Women Online Survey on www.dumgal.gov.uk/davawp/
  • 4th December at 7.30pm: Anti-Violence Against Women concert and Competition Awards Ceremony at the Oasis Youth Centre in Dumfries
  • 12th December at 7.45pm: Queen of the South Vs Rangers – White Ribbon Game at Palmerston Stadium, Dumfries
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