A man has died in a house fire in Bruce Dewar Meuse, Dumfries.
The fire was discovered at the property at around 4.15pm on Wednesday 3 January. Emergency services attended and discovered the body of a man, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
A joint fire investigation will take place today (Thursday 4) to work out the cause of the fire. The Procurator Fiscal has been informed.
Investigations are ongoing and officers remain at the scene.Read the full story ›
The 13-month-old collapsed at home with injuries a pathologist suspected were caused by a sexual abuse, Kendal Coroner's Court was told.Read the full story ›
Police in the Scottish Borders are appealing for witnesses after a man was found dead in the roadway in Hawick.Read the full story ›
The 2016 figures for alcohol related deaths have been published by National Records of Scotland. The results show the number deaths last year to be 27 in Dumfries & Galloway, and 18 in the Borders.
This is an increase of at least one fatality in each region compared to 2015. Across Scotland as a whole last year, the number of alcohol related deaths rose by ten per cent from the previous year to 1,265 – the highest annual total since 2010.
It has sparked calls from BMA Scotland to raise national efforts to tackle the harms of alcohol misuse:
These latest figures showing a worrying increase in alcohol-related deaths last year make clear the scale of the damage caused by Scotland’s relationship with alcohol. It underlines why as a country we need to redouble our efforts to tackle the harms caused by alcohol misuse.”
Borders police are investigating the "unexplained" and sudden death of a woman in Eyemouth.
The 38-year-old died on Sunday, 30th April.
Police say it currently seems to have not been under suspicious circumstances.
The death is currently being treated as unexplained pending further inquiries. A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal in due course.
An investigation is underway following the death of a man on a farm in North Cumbria.
He was struck by a tractor at Wragmire Bank Farm, Cumwhinton at around 9am on Thursday.
Police confirmed the 57-year-old man from the Penrith area was pronounced dead at the scene by a paramedic.
Officers from the Health and Safety Executive are investigating.
We were informed by the police at 10:15am on Thursday. We will be leading the investigation into this incident but as it at an early stage, we cannot comment further.
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Cumbria Police are investigating the death of a woman at the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle after being contacted by the coroner.Read the full story ›
A Cumbrian woman was found dead in her prison cell days after giving birth, an inquest has heard.Read the full story ›