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D&G sees the UK's biggest drop in drink-driving offences

Drink-Driving Credit: PA

Dumfries and Galloway has seen the UK's biggest drop in drink driving offences.

In the nine months since a new lower legal drink drive limit was introduced north of the border, police figures show a 56% reduction compared to a 12.5% fall across Scotland as a whole.


Canine rescue centre unveils brand new facilities

One of the residents Credit: ITV Border

Dumfries and Galloway Canine Rescue Centre is celebrating some brand new facilities, including a post-op hospital block, new kitchen and meeting room.

But the centre wants to remind people that with Christmas just around the corner, the last thing they need is an influx of unwanted dogs.

Carlisle volunteers leave for Calais 'Jungle'

Calais Action Carlisle members sorting through donations Credit: ITV Border

A team of volunteers is leaving Carlisle for the camps around Calais this morning.

They're taking over a truck filled with clothes and others items of aid collected from across Cumbria and South West Scotland.

The convoy has been organised by the Calais Action Carlisle group.


Kirkby Moor windfarm application rejected

A wind turbine farm Credit: PA

South Lakeland District Council’s planning committee has refused an application for repowering the Kirkby Moor windfarm.

The proposal by energy company RWE comprised the decommissioning of the 12 existing turbines on the Kirkby Moor site and replacing them with 6 turbines with a blade tip height of 115m, over two and a half times the height of the current turbines.

Laura Fiske, Planning Officer at Friends of the Lake District, which opposed the application, said:

Six 115m tall turbines would have been inappropriate and intrusive in this location and massively out of scale with their surroundings, flashing over a skyline from more distant viewpoints.

The development threatened to impact on some of our most iconic views including many Lake District peaks such as the Old Man of Coniston, Black Combe and Kentmere as well as views from Coniston Water and Kirkstone Pass.

We are very grateful for the support offered by the local community in dealing with this application and would like to extend our thanks to them

– Laura Fiske, Planning Officer at Friends of the Lake District

Missing: William Notley, 58, from Jedburgh

William Notley, 58 Credit: Police Scotland

Police in the Scottish Borders are appealing for information to help trace a man reported missing in Jedburgh on Tuesday.

William Notley, 58, from was last seen at his home address in Bongate Gardens around 5.15 am Tuesday.

William sometimes sleeps outdoors or in remote farm buildings and barns and has been known to travel on public transport around the Jedburgh area.

He is described as being of smart appearance, white, 5ft 6 inches tall, slim built with receding brown hair.

He speaks with an English accent.

William is believed to be wearing blue jeans, a yellow polo shirt under a khaki green jumper and a grey hooded top and black Sketcher trainers.

Officers are now urging anyone who can assist with their inquiries to come forward.

Inspector Alistair Hutchens of Melrose Police station said:

We are getting increasingly concerned about William and are keen to establish his whereabouts as soon as possible.

Anyone who believes they have seen him since Tuesday is asked to contact us as soon as possible on 101.

– Inspector Alistair Hutchens
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