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Flood warnings in place across Dumfries and Galloway

Flood warnings in place across D&G Credit: SEPA

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has released a number of flood warnings for a number of areas across Dumfries and Galloway.

A flood alert is in place for all coastal regions across Dumfries and Galloway, however an upgraded flood warning applies to the following areas:

  • East Luce Bay
  • Inner Wigtown Bay
  • Kirkcudbright Bay
  • Loch Ryan
  • Outer Wigtown Bay

Flood warnings mean that flooding is expected and that immediate action is required.

Advice and information is also available through Floodline on 0345 9881188.

To sign up to the flood alert service, click here.


Dumfries taxi stewards introduced for festive period

A taxi steward will be working at the taxi rank on Loreburn Street Credit: Police Scotland

Taxi Stewards are going to be operating the Loreburn Street taxi rank in Dumfries throughout the festive period, following on from the success of last year's scheme.

Police Scotland say the main purpose of the stewards is to:

  • Patrol the main taxi rank, in Loreburn Street, Dumfries
  • Maintain order
  • Prevent antisocial behaviour
  • Ensure the safety of members of the public and taxi driver

The stewards will be in place throughout the weekends between now and Sunday 3rd January 2016.

Bust of Burns returns to Theatre Royal

The bust of Burns being moved before refurbishment Credit: ITV News Border

The bust of Robert Burns is being returned to the Theatre Royal in Dumfries after it was moved to allow for refurbishment.

The theatre, which is Scotland's oldest working theatre, has undergone a multi-million pound refurbishment.

Robert Burns was one of the early patrons of the theatre and his bust was moved to his favourite pub whilst work was carried out.

The theatre re-opens on December 2nd with the pantomime Beauty and the Beast.

New 'Seven Stories 'exhibition for Carlisle Library

A new exhibition called 'The Seven Stories' which has been created by three local schools and four community groups, is on display at Carlisle Library.

The artwork, produced by stroke survivors, disabled adults, and people with mental health issues, is inspired by the library's wonderful collection of books.

Each group or school has looked to different genres of books for inspiration.

"The standard of artwork in the exhibition is testament to the creative and artistic skills of all involved.

"We would like to thank Prism Arts and their team for their commitment and support throughout this project. We are also grateful to The Arts Council England for providing funding for the project."

– Councillor Ian Stewart, Cumbria County Council


'Nothing was said': fury as contaminated blood victims overlooked

The daughter of a Cumbrian man who was infected with HIV after a botched NHS blood transfusion has slammed the Chancellor's Spending Review.

Families of victims, like Mike Dorricott, had been expecting compensation to be mentioned in George Osborne's statement:

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