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A man found dead in a park burn has been named by police.
The body of George Paterson, 69, was discovered in Barr Burn in Colliston Park, Dalbeattie, at around 6.45pm yesterday.
Officers believe he was walking his dog in the park before his body was discovered.
A post-mortem examination is to be held to establish the cause of death but it is not thought to be suspicious.
Police have appealed for anyone who was in the park from around 5.30pm and may have seen the 69-year-old to contact them on 101.
A report has been sent to the procurator fiscal.
Fifteen years ago health bosses in Dumfries and Galloway started planning a new health centre for Dalbeattie.
Now the building is finished and this morning Scotland's Minister for Public Health went to take a look. Katie Hunter reports:
Michael Matheson, the Public Health Minister for the Scottish Government, has spoken about the benefits he hopes the new two million pound health centre will bring.
He says that a 'state of the art' centre will help to bring the best healthcare to people. He also adds that it could and has benefitted the economy, as 70% of the people involved in the construction of the building were from local businesses.
A new two million pound health centre will be officially opened in Dumfries and Galloway today.
The Minister for Public Health, Michael Matheson will meet the staff and tour the new complex in Dalbeattie. A second centre in nearby Dunscore is also set to open shortly.
Police Scotland can now confirm that the body is that of 31 year old Annan man Ian Carruthers, missing from the town since 17 January 2014. A post mortem examination has taken place and enquiries into his disappearance continue. The family of Mr Carruthers have been informed.
A body has been found washed up on the beach at the Solway Firth village of Portling.
The body was found on the Colvend coast around eight o'clock this morning about five miles south of Dalbeattie, when a local man was out walking on the beach.
Police believe the body may have been in the water for a considerable length of time.
The person has not yet been identified.
"We are obviously checking missing persons on both sides of the Solway.
Tests and a full investigation are being carried out to try and identify the body."
A rookie goalkeeper who plays for the South of Scotland Football League side Dalbeattie Star is the toast of the club after scoring a wonder goal.
17-year-old Euan Drysdale's magic moment came in what was only his fourth game for the club. Matt Taylor's been to meet him.
A goalkeeper who plays for the South of Scotland Football League side Dalbeattie Star is the toast of his teammates after scoring a wonder goal.
Euan Drysdale kicked the ball the entire length of the pitch to score.
His side won 7 - 2 in their Scottish Challenge Cup match.