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Police name woman killed in Dumfries flat fire

The fire was discovered at around 7.45pm yesterday on English Street in Dumfries Credit: ITV Border

39-year-old Emma Jane Moore, died following a fire in a flat on English Street in Dumfries.

The fire was discovered at around 7.45pm yesterday.

The woman was removed from the flat and taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary where she was pronounced dead.

Enquiries into the circumstances surrounding the fire are continuing.

Sir Bradley Wiggins confirmed for Tour of Britain

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Sir Bradley Wiggins has officially confirmed that he is joining the star-studded line up in the 2016 Tour of Britain.

Straight off the back of his gold-medal success in Rio, Sir Bradley will cycle through the Border region on the first two stages of the tour.

The hundreds of cyclists will end the opening stage on Sunday 4 September in Castle Douglas, starting the second stage on Monday 5 September in Carlisle, through flood-hit areas of the Lake District before ending in Kendal.

LGBT communities protest controversial pastor

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People from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities across Dumfries and Galloway held a protest outside the Lighthouse church in Dumfries where a controversial South African pastor was speaking.

Angus Buchan had been due to speak in Galashiels, but the event was cancelled after accusations of homophobia. Instead, last night he was invited to speak at the Lighthouse church.

We spend a lot of time building links with churches, with other organisations, and trying to create a happy, friendly, supportive and inclusive environment for LGBT Plus people. And we, as an organisation, don't think it's correct that people come here and speak out against that."

– Jonathan Gallagher, LGBT Plus, Dumfries and Galloway
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