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Inquest into death of Cumbrian sailor continues

Michael Hanlon Credit: Michael Hanlon Facebook Page

An inquest is currently taking place into the death of a Cumbrian sailor who died while working on a £65 million superyacht.

The coroner in Kendal was told 22-year-old Michael Hanlon, from Windermere, probably drowned after falling into the harbour from the luxury yacht "Faith" at Antibes in Southern France.

The inquest heard Mr Hanlon had been drinking in local bars before returning to the yacht on his own in April 2013.

His body was found by police divers a few hours later at the bottom of the harbour next to the yacht.

His family believe he fell while trying to climb on board.

The inquest is expected to finish later today.

Scottish Borders Council agrees to include Hornshole

The current Scottish Borders wards Credit: Scottish Borders Council

Scottish Borders Council is to include Hornshole in it's boundary commission submission following a public campaign.

The Council initially failed to oppose plans to remove the historic battleground from the Hawick and Denholm ward as part of revised local government boundaries.

But Burnfoot Community Council Chairman Michael Grieve started petition calling for the area to remain as part of the Hawick ward.

It has now been confirmed that the council has changed its position and will now include the historic site in its entry to the Local Government Boundary Commission.

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Project to upgrade A595

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A project to upgrade one of Cumbria's busiest routes is due to get underway on Monday.

The roads and footpaths along a two-mile stretch of the A595 near Sellafield are being resurfaced.

Highways England says the work will take over two months.

Child services in Dumfries and Galloway improving

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A report has found that Children's Services in Dumfries and Galloway are improving - twelve months on from a damning inspection.

Last year, inspectors warned that they were "not confident" that vulnerable children and young people in Dumfries and Galloway were being kept safe.

But new findings from the Care Inspectorate say progress is now being made.

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