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WATCH: Dumfries family open up about life-changing lorry crash

The Blair family Credit: ITV Border

A family from Dumfries have spoken for the first time about the moment they were almost killed after a lorry driver ploughed into their car.

Dad Scott Blair was left with life changing injuries as a result of the crash, which was caused by a driver using his phone at the wheel.

He says his recovery has been down to the help from a Dumfries brain injury clinic, and the whole family want to warn people about the dangers of using their phones whilst driving.

Lori Carnochan reports:

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Music festival set to take place in D&G

Moorland May Music Festival Credit: ITV Border

The Moorland May music festival is set to take place in Langholm over the bank holiday weekend, 27-28 May.

Over 13 bands will be performing across all hotels in the town over the two days.

Organisers are hoping to take advantage of tourists lured to the area for the Spring Fling.

Well tourism's kind of integral to the town you know, a lot of the local businesses are closing down. It's a bit of a tough time at the minute so the more folk we can attract through the town to come and maybe stay the night or have a meal, things like that then the better it is for everyone.

People kind of drive straight through Langholm there's not a great many places they can stop so if we can make the most of it while the folk are here you know and try and do as much as we can for the local businesses then we're more than happy to do that.

– Rick Taylor, Langholm Initiative

Spring Fling arts and crafts fair to return to Dumfries & Galloway

Credit: Spring Fling

Over 13,000 visitors are expected to descend upon Dumfries and Galloway over the bank holiday weekend for the region's arts and crafts event.

Celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, the Spring Fling event will showcase works of over 90 artists and craft-makers.

The fair will involve artists opening their studios up to the public.

Last year, over £1.5million was spent during the region-wide event.

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D&G para-athlete honoured with gold phone box

The gold phone box in honour of Shelby Watson's record-breaking achievements Credit: ITV Border

One of the region's most successful para-athletes has been honoured in a special ceremony in her home town.

The phonebox in Johnstonebridge near Moffat has been painted gold in recognition of Shelby Watson's achievements as a multiple world record holder in the T33 classification.

Our reporter Ryan Dollard went to meet her:

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