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Couple fined for late night train disturbance

Police are appealing for witnesses. Credit: PA

A couple from South West Scotland have appeared in court following a disturbance on a late night train from Carlisle to Dumfries.

Kerri Durrell, 27, of Laghall Court, Dumfries, and Emily Cowan, of East Hecklegirth, in Annan, admitted struggling and arguing with police at Annan Railway Station.

Solicitor Gavin Orr said the two had been frustrated at being put off the train by a guard.

Dinnell was fined £550 while Cowan was fined £200.

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Carlisle's last independent shoe shop to close

McGrath Shoes in Carlisle. Credit: ITV Border

Carlisle's last independent shoe shop is preparing to close its doors for the final time.

McGrath Shoes on Lowther Street will cease trading next month after 95 years in business.

Once, it was one of nine independent shoe retailers in the city.

Nowadays every clothing store sells shoes, whereas when I first started, each shop sold their own product.

But everywhere you go you can get shoes, even to the point you can go to a garden centre and buy shoes now.

– Callum Shiach, owner
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