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Jack Wills to open Carlisle store

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Fashion retailer Jack Wills is set to open a new store in Carlisle's Lanes Shopping Centre.

The company is moving into the former Miss Selfridge shop.

The store will initially be a pop-up shop for four months over the Christmas period although an opening date has not yet been announced.


Hawick recycling centre revamp planned

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A £346,000 revamp of Hawick Community Recycling Centre is set to get underway this autumn.

The Scottish Borders Council-funded overhaul will redesign the Mansfield Road facility with the aim of improving traffic management and increasing the site’s capacity.

The new design will create a one-way traffic flow through the site and keep the public away from the workings of the site, reducing the need for the community recycling centre to be closed while skips are being emptied.

Work is due to run until the end of March 2016, but the council say disruptions will be kept to a minimum, with most improvements carried out while the site remains open.

Any closures that are required will be advertised beforehand on SBC’s website - and its Twitter and Facebook pages.

“I am delighted work to improve Hawick Community Recycling Centre is set to begin.

“The council considered comments from members of the public when finalising the improvements and we believe the works will result in a much improved recycling centre for the people of Hawick.”

– Councillor David Paterson, SBC’s Executive Member for Environmental Services

Farmers campaign in Dumfries

It follows protests over milk prices in Dumfries. Credit: ITV Border

Farmers will be out talking to shoppers in Dumfries today, as part of a campaign to get more people to buy quality-assured British food.

NFU Scotland is taking part in Red Tractor Week to rally support from consumers.

As part of the campaign farmers are going to be at the Tesco store in Dumfries.

It follows on from a protest about milk prices outside another Dumfries supermarket last month.


Price of Scottish lamb 'at seven-year low'

The price of Scottish lamb has dropped. Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Archive/PA Images

The National Farmers Union in Scotland says the price of lamb is at a seven-year low.

It's calling for supermarkets to stock more British lamb as well as cheaper imports from New Zealand.

Farmers say they're getting 20 per cent less compared to 12 months ago:

It's been quite tough because we were getting reasonable prices this time last year and you're putting a lot of work in to producing the lambs, so to be sending them off and getting lower prices is a wee bit demoralising."

– Charlotte Hendry, farmer
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