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Schools Gymnastics Championships

Members of Dumfries High B, the winning team in the Secondary Level 2 category Credit: Dumfries and Galloway Council

Dumfries and Galloway's Schools Gymnastics Championships were held at the David Keswick Athletic Centre on Saturday.

This year saw the highest ever number of entries in the council organised event, with around 290 children from Primary and Secondary schools all over the region taking part.

The 1st and 2nd highest scoring teams in each of the competition's five categories will now represent Dumfries and Galloway at the National Schools Championships in March.

The prize winners in each category were as follows:

  • Primary Pre Level 1: 1st Moffat A, 2nd Hecklegirth D, 3rd Langholm C
  • Primary Level 1: 1st Newington B , 2nd Newington A, 3rd Gretna A
  • Primary Level 2: 1st Moffat A, 2nd Newington A, 3rd Eastriggs C
  • Secondary Level 1: 1st Dumfries High B, 2nd Dumfries High A, 3rd St Josephs A
  • Secondary Level 2: 1st Annan Academy A, 2nd Moffat Academy A, 3rd Langholm Academy A
Team Newington B, who won the Primary Level 1 category Credit: ITV Border

Closure of Dumfries leisure centre extended

DG One is expected to remain closed for a further 13 months Credit: ITV Border

A flagship leisure centre in Dumfries and Galloway is set to remain closed for longer than expected.

The DG One facility in Dumfries, which opened seven years ago, has been shut for four months to allow major repairs.

But the work has been delayed and it's thought a further 13 months of work will be needed before the swimming pool can re-open.

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Under 15 girl's football festival showed 'real talents'

Participants of last week's festival Credit: Dumfries and Galloway Council

Last week, the first inter-schools under 15 girl’s football festival was held at the Palmerston Arena.

The tournament was run by Dumfries and Galloway Council in partnership with Queen of the South women’s football club, and five schools took part.

Organisers claimed "real talents" were shown by some of the participants.

The council says further festivals and competitions are now being planned to encourage more girls to play football for their schools and local clubs.

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Dempsey signs until 2016

Midfielder Kyle Dempsey will stay with the club until 2016 Credit: PA

Carlisle United has confirmed that star midfielder Kyle Dempsey has signed a new contract with the club.

He will stay at Brunton Park until the summer of 2016.

A7 closed following serious collision

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Police in the Borders are attending a serious road traffic collision near Galashiels involving a motorcycle and a car.

The incident occurred on the A7, around four miles north of the town, at around 8am this morning. The road has been closed in both directions and diversions are in place.

A 50-year-old man is said to have suffered serious injuries and is currently being cared for by the Scottish Ambulance Service.

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