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Border Weather - Sunday


Dry, bright start over The Borders. Showers will soon develop though, becoming frequent and heavy over Dumfries and Galloway, extending eastwards during the afternoon.

A mix of fewer showers and more sunshine later but with strengthening westerly winds. Highs to 9 °C.


Villagers in bid to buy local Co-op

A community in North Cumbria are holding a fundraising event today in a bid to buy their local Co-op.

The shop in Hallbankgate, which includes a post office, is due to close next month.

Villagers have been given six months to raise up to £100,000 to buy the shop, the only one in the village.

Bosses at Scotmid, the firm that runs Lakes and Dales Co-operative, say that due to a low turnover they are being forced to sell it or close it.

Campaigners at The Hallbankgate Hub, which is fighting to stop the closure, say they now have enough money from the Farlam Parish Trust to start the bidding process to buy the Co-op.

The event this afternoon is at the Lacy Thompson Hall in Hallbankgate from 1pm to 5pm and will feature local producers, artist, an historical display, a popup cafe, and information about the campaign.


Border Weather - Saturday

Wastwater on Friday Credit: MARK HARWOOD

A wet and windy start, with overnight rain clearing during the morning. Gales possible in exposure with gusts reaching 50-60mph.

Sunny spells will then follow but also blustery showers feeding in along the strong west wind.

Milder highs of 13°C, so feeling warm in shelter.

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