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Cloud will be slow to clear from the south on Monday morning. Otherwise, dry with some spells of sunshine

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Tents robbed at festival

£6500 worth of valuables have been stolen from six tents at the Electric fields music event.

The one-day festival took place on 30th August. Six tents were entered and had a variety of belongings and money stolen, including expensive cameras and lenses, mobile phones (mainly iPhones and a Nokia Lumina phone) and credit cards.

The tents were being used by people attending the concert but were vacant at the time.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the police.


Intruders rob 71-year-old in home

A 71-year-old has been assaulted and robbed in his home in Belmont Road, Stranraer.

On Saturday 30th August the man answered a knock to his door. He was then confronted by two people, one of whom knocked the 71-year old to the ground. £200 was stolen before the intruders left.

The victim was not injured but left shaken and distressed.

The two who called at the house are described as:

  • 30-year-old male, 5"9 tall, stocky build with short cropped hair. It is thought he was wearing dark blue jeans, a dark grey top and a dark blue hoodless rain jacket.
  • The second person is described as 5"7 tall, wearing denim jeans and a hooded jacket. It is not known if the second person was male or female.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the police.

4.1million Scots ready to cast their vote

Campaign material ahead of the Scottish independence referendum
Campaign material ahead of the Scottish independence referendum Credit: PA

Both campaigns in the Scottish independence referendum campaign are urging people to register to vote it they haven't yet done so.

Voter registration is already at an all time high, with more than 4.1million Scots on the electoral roll.

If residents of Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders want to vote on September 18th their names need to be on the electoral register by midnight tomorrow. Details of who is eligible and how to register can be found on the council websites:


'You want to go and test yourself against your best'

Undefeated Queen of the South face the formidable Rangers on Saturday in the Scottish Championship.

The Doonhamers are currently second in the league a point ahead of the giants from Glasgow, but manager Jim McIntyre knows his players will get nothing easy at Ibrox.

'These are the types of games that you are desperate to play in as a player and as a manager. You want to go and test yourself against the best and we are no different.'

– Jim McIntyre Manager, Queen of the South
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