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WATCH: Prices vary across Dumfries and Galloway

Variations in the cost of groceries are hitting those in the poorest and most rural areas of south west Scotland.

A study by the local branch of the Citizens Advice Service found the average cost of a basket of essential goods was £17.70 in Dumfries and Galloway.

But that figure ranged from less then £10 in a large supermarket chain in Annan to £22.26 in a smaller local supermarket in Sanquhar.

Matthew Taylor reports.

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'There are very few mills like this left'

Almost £1.4 million has been awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund to help restore a Cumbrian mill.

North of England Civic trust plans to buy the property and run it as a working mill.

It wants to open it as a tourist attraction with a traditional bakery on the site.

The Trust says the mill, which has remained almost unchanged since the 1840s, is one of very few like it left in the country.

Cumbrian pupils join Credit Union

A Cumbrian school has teamed up with a local Credit Union to teach pupils how to manage their money.

Children at Threlkeld Primary School are being asked to add their pocket money to a savings account.

Staff at Allerdale Credit Union, who have helped organise the project, say they're impressed by how quickly youngsters have taken to it.

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Businesses set to meet over Tour of Britain

The last time the cycle race was in Cumbria was in 2013 Credit: ITV Border

Business across the region are being encouraged to take advantage of the Tour of Britain, which is here for three days in September.

Last time the cycle race was in Cumbria, in 2013, it brought more than £4 million to the local economy.

A meeting of Allerdale businesses will be held in Cockermouth next week to discuss the possible spin offs.

WATCH: Threlkeld Cricket Club agrees financial settlement

A cricket club left homeless for three years after flooding wrecked their ground have settled their legal dispute over the damage with Cumbria County Council.

Threlkeld Cricket Club accepted an undisclosed sum from the council, which they are using to repay the England and Wales Cricket Board for the support they were given.

Ryan Dollard reports:

Threlkeld Cricket Club happy money will help others

A cricket club left homeless for three years after flooding wrecked their ground have settled their legal dispute over the damage with Cumbria County Council.

Threlkeld Cricket Club accepted an undisclosed sum from the council, which they will use to repay the England and Wales Cricket Board.

The club's treasurer says they are happy the money will help other clubs in crisis.

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