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Golden eagle project launches in southern Scotland

Golden eagles will be taking to the skies of southern Scotland soon, when a project to boost their numbers takes flight this month.

The South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project was announced last year and secured £1.3million from The Heritage Lottery Fund.

The RSPB is now seeking new team members to work with local schools, communities, landowners and gamekeepers in Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders, to help raise awareness about golden eagles and their conservation needs.

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Teenager left with serious facial injuries after attack in Annan

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A 16-year-old boy is suffering from serious facial injuries after being attacked in Annan.

He was approached by a group of four males on Saturday night in the town, when one of them starting kicking and punching him.

It happened between 7.00pm and 8.00pm, in the car park off Springbells Road.

The teenager is being treated for serious facial injuries at the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.

This was a vicious and prolonged attack on a young lad which has left him with some serious facial injuries. We have been carrying out door to door enquiries in the area to establish if anyone might have witnessed this assault. I would appeal to the community to come forward if they have any information which would help us catch those responsible. At this time the description we have of the attacker is that he was about 17/18 years old, slightly taller than 5'8" , wearing a North Face zipped hooded top with the hood up and dark jogging bottoms and training shoes. Anyone with any information should give us a call at Annan on the 101 number."

– Detective Constable Gary Story, Annan Police

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Dumfries and Galloway under warnings for snow and ice

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A yellow warning for snow and ice remains in place for part of Dumfries and Galloway until this afternoon, following sub-zero temperatures which hit the region over the weekend.

There could be snowfalls of 2-5cm on some high ground, whilst ice is likely to be the main hazard. Untreated surfaces will be slippery, and travel times will be longer right through the Monday morning rush hour.

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