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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.


'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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