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Golden eagle project launches in southern Scotland

Golden eagles will be taking to the skies of southern Scotland soon, when a project to boost their numbers takes flight this month.

The South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project was announced last year and secured £1.3million from The Heritage Lottery Fund.

The RSPB is now seeking new team members to work with local schools, communities, landowners and gamekeepers in Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders, to help raise awareness about golden eagles and their conservation needs.

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Flood victims do it for themselves – in true Christmas spirit

Residents in Millom are raising festive spirits as the town continues to recover from flooding.

They've taken to the streets to make a Christmas video, involving many affected homeowners, to spread festive joy in a bid to raise money.

Heavy rainfall hit 320 properties in September - affecting over 1000 people -and campaigners say 30 families are still unable to return to their homes.

The government reportedly denied attempts to access flood resilience grants as ‘not enough houses were affected’.

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Supermoon over the Border region: Send in your pictures

Previous year's supermoon over Dalbeattie Credit: Drew Geddes

The first and final 'supermoon' of 2017 made a rare appearance last night across the UK. The moon appeared 7% bigger and 15% brighter than normal, with a possible reddish tinge.

Did you manage to catch a glimpse? Send your pictures to btvnews@itv.com and let us know where they were captured. They could be featured on our website or in our programme!

Design for permanent crossing at Pooley Bridge to be unveiled

The temporary bridge currently in place Credit: ITV Border

A draft design for the new crossing at Pooley Bridge will be unveiled tonight at a public meeting. Residents will be given feedback about consultations of the design and how a final draft was decided.

The bridge collapsed during Storm Desmond in December 2015 and a temporary one opened in March last year. The meeting about the permanent bridge design will take place at Parkin Memorial Hall at 6.30pm.

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