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HRH Princess Anne set to visit Dumfries and Galloway

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HRH The Princess Royal will visit Stranraer and Wigtown on Monday 22 May 2017.

In her role as Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Princess Anne will visit the Marina and Stair Park Community Garden in Stranraer and Wigtown Parish Church.

She will tour the marina, meeting local fisherman and voluntary groups, and unveil a plaque marking the start of works on the St Ayles Skiff Boathouse, followed by a tour of Agnew Park.

The Princess will end her trip to Stranraer with a visit to the Stair Park Community Garden.

Her final engagement of the day is a visit to Wigtown Parish Church, where she will meet members of the congregation and view the graves of the Wigtown Martyrs.

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Community heroes recognised in Queen's New Year's Honours

Awards were announced in Her Majesty's Honours Lists for 2017 Credit: Stuart C. Wilson/PA Wire/PA Images

Charity workers, educational pioneers and business leaders are among those recognised in the Queen's New Year's Honours List. All are people who've made a huge difference to their communities. Recipients of awards, in our region, are:

(OBE)

Mrs Susan Aglionby, from Carlisle, Cumbria, for services to young people and the community.

Mr James Carr, from Cumbria, for services to conservation, education and the community.

Miss Lindsey Pownall, from Penrith, Cumbria, for services to business growth and productivity.

(MBE)

Maj Michael Bolderson, from Cumbria, for services in support of defence.

Mrs Jennifer Foote, from Penrith, Cumbria, for services to further education.

Mr Charles Godwin, from Cumbria, for services to charity.

Mrs Juanita Wilson, from Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway, for services to vulnerable children, adults and animals.

(BEM - British Empire Medallist)

Mrs Elizabeth Bannerman, from Hawick, Scottish Borders, for services to community healthcare.

Mr Leonard Bell from Langholm, Dumfries & Galloway, for services to music and the community.

Mrs Eileen Callander, from Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway, for services to education and the community.

Mrs Janet Gillespie, from Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway, for charitable service.

Mrs Elizabeth Hay, from Carlisle, Cumbria, for services to the community.

Mr Adam Kelly, from Galashiels, Scottish Borders, for services to business and the community.

Mr Gordon Routledge from Longtown, Cumbria, for services to the community.

Adam Kelly was awarded a BEM for services to business and the community Credit: ITV Border

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Pippa Middleton gets engaged in Lake District

Pippa Middleton with her fiance James Matthews Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire/Press Association Image

Pippa Middleton is reportedly engaged after her boyfriend popped the question on a trip to Cumbria.

The Duchess of Cambridge's sister is believed to have said yes to financier James Matthew's proposal while the couple were on a weekend visit to the Lake District.

Pippa was propelled to global fame when she was bridesmaid at the wedding of Kate and Prince William in 2011.

HRH Duke of Kent visits Cumbria

HRH visiting the team Credit: ITV Border

The Duke of Kent has been visiting Cumbria's Bay Search and Rescue team to learn about their role during the flooding.

He's been hearing about their work from 1996 up to their efforts in the aftermath of Storm Desmond.

Meeting members of the team Credit: ITV Border
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