The construction of a £25 million Dalbeattie Learning Campus has moved a step closer.
Funding for the scheme had been held up because of a European ruling, but the Scottish Government says that has now been resolved.
The building of a new £21.4 million school in Kelso has been given the go-ahead, and is expected to begin in early 2016.
Kelso High School will be built at Nethershot on Angraflat Road.
The project had stalled because of a European ruling, which affected ten schools and two health centres across the country.
But the Scottish Government now says that has been resolved.
I am pleased that the issues which have held back the new Kelso High School have finally been settled.
It has been a frustrating period for everyone associated with the school including the wider community, and the people of Kelso should be thanked for their patience during this time.
The new school will include grass and synthetic sports pitches and community facilities, which will provide health and educational benefits for not just generations of schoolchildren but the whole town.”
A drama scheme teaching young children about road safety in the Carlisle area could be rolled out across Cumbria.
Pyjama Drama was set up by Sarah Watt, after her seven-year-old son was hit by a car.
The scheme is being supported by Cumbria County Council.
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Police are calling for volunteers to help tackle speeding in West Cumbria.
The new recruits will work as a team to educate locals about the risks of speeding and monitor speed at high risk locations.
All volunteers will be trained to carry out the role.
We are extremely excited to pilot this scheme in West Cumbria and feel the communities we serve, will see the benefits of this new initiative.”
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More than two thousand cars a year are seized and confiscated by Cumbria Police as a result of traffic or criminal offences.
A large number of these end up being crushed if their owners are unable or unwilling to resolve the situation.
Thanks to a new scheme introduced by the force, some of them will now be used to help educate students at Carlisle College and the Lakes College.
Before reaching their final destination on the scrapheap, cars which have been seized by Police will be given to the colleges to help train the next generation of mechanics and engineers.