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Dumfries and Galloway councillor was taken ill during morning meeting

Cllr Ted Brown who died suddenly after taken ill during meeting Photo: Solway Press Services

Annandale councillor Ted Brown, 56, has died after collapsing at a Council meeting.

Cllr Brown, from Lockerbie, was rushed to Dumfries Infirmary on Tuesday morning, however doctors were unable to save him.

In a statement, Dumfries and Galloway Council described Mr Brown as one of their most respected members.

As a mark of respect to Mr Brown, all Council business and civic engagements involving councillors have been cancelled for the remainder of this week.