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Police identify A75 crash victim

Dr Robert Murphie, 52, died in a crash on the A75 on Saturday Credit: Dumfries and Galloway Police

Police have named the man killed in a crash on the A75 near Carsluith yesterday.

Dr Robert Murphie, 52, from Braehead near Newton Stewart, died when his Ducati motorcycle was involved with a collision with a Land Rover shortly before 12pm.

The driver and passenger of the Land Rover were not injured.

The A75 at Carsluith Village was closed for approximately seven and a half hours, and re-opened at around 7:30pm.

Enquiries in to the crash are ongoing.


Funding for summer events in Cumbria

Crummock Water in the Lake District in Cumbria Credit: PA

A new scheme means grants are available for people hosting summer events in Cumbria.

"Discover Cumbria" aims to encourage organisations, schools, and groups to run activities that help people and communities "enjoy something new about the natural environment".

It is being jointly run by Friends of the Lake District and Natural England.

We’ve already funded a diverse range of activities this year and I’d encourage anybody organising events and activities to visit our website to find out more about their eligibility and how to apply for the funding.

“We’re really interested in events focusing on landscape, flora and fauna, land management, or those celebrating local events or our fantastic cultural heritage.“

– Jan Darrall, Policy Officer at Friends of the Lake District


Thousands watch Lockerbie Riding of the Marches

The cavalcade rides the boundaries of the town Credit: ITV News Border

Thousands of people from Lockerbie have turned out for the annual Riding of the Marches and Gala.

The elected Cornet, his Lass and the Standard Bearer lead a cavalcade of around 130 horses and riders around the boundaries of the town.

Historically, the principals and their followers would check the boundaries for intruders, and chase them off if any were found.

2015 Lockerbie Principals Credit: ITV News Border

This year marks the biggest turnout for many years, with the sunny weather making a difference.

The annual tradition is a highlight for the town, who turn out in their thousands to cheer on the horses and riders.

Horse and riders on the gallop Credit: ITV News Border

After the cavalcade return to the town centre, the Gala day begins, with a special parade for this year's Gala Queen.

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