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Car seen driving wrong way down M74 motorway

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Police are appealing for witnesses, after a car was reportedly spotted heading northbound on the southbound carriageway of the M74 in Dumfries and Galloway.

The incident happened at around 10:40pm on Thursday 16 February, near to Ecclefechan.

Several concerned people made 999 calls to report the incident to Police Scotland.

They're urging anyone else with information to contact them on 101.


Man charged after post office robbery and serious assault in Galashiels

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A 24-year-old man has been arrested and charged following a serious assault and two robberies in Galashiels at the weekend.

The incidents took place between 7.30am and 7.45am at the Gala Park Post Office in Balmoral Place on Sunday 12 February.

A 33-year-old man was threatened and assaulted, sustaining a head injury which required hospital treatment.

A four-figure sum of cash and a quantity of cigarettes were stolen from the Post Office.

A 61-year-old man was then robbed of his mobile phone and wallet.

This must have been a very distressing incident for the two men involved and I want to thank the local community for all their assistance with our investigation.

"Offences such as these are rare in this area but are treated with the utmost seriousness and I want to reassure the public that we will use all resources at our disposal to investigate them."

– Chief Inspector Andrew McLean, Local Area Commander

Southern Scotland clothing firm failed to pay workers minimum wage

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A national clothing firm owned by a south of Scotland company failed to pay workers the minimum wage, according to government figures.

Peacock Stores - which is owned by the Langholm-based Edinburgh Woollen Mill group - owed 42 workers more than £2,250.

Peacocks was one of 360 employers across the UK named as underpaying staff.

The company hasn't been available for comment.

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