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Grandfather attempts three marathons in 24 hours for charity

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A man from Dumfries with diabetes is attempting to complete the equivalent of three marathons in just one day to raise money for charity.

Derek Banks - who's been a type one diabetic for 55 years - will row, cycle and run 26 miles each time at his local gym.

He was inspired to fund raise for Diabetes UK after someone suggested he walked up Ben Nevis.

But the grandfather of 7 decided that would be too easy.

Princess Anne 'astonished at how little is known about Quintinshill'

Princess Anne a display marking the Quintinshill disaster Credit: ITV Border

Princess Anne is at Stormont Village Hall in Gretna Green for a special poetry reading to mark the centenary of Britain's worst train crash.

Her Royal Highness spoke to locals and viewed a display highlighting the disaster at Quintinshill.

She told one local man she was shocked at how little is known about the 1915 crash, which killed more than 200 people.

I'm really astonished at how little is known about Quintinshill. This display is fantastic"

– HRH Princess Anne
The Princess Royal at Gretna Old Parish Church, Gretna Green Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon arrives for Quintinshill memorial service

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has arrived in Gretna Credit: ITV Border

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has arrived at Gretna Green for today's service marking the centenary of the Quintinshill rail disaster.

A parade is currently forming at the memorial cairn ahead of the official commemorative service, which begins at 11am.

A parade is forming for the memorial service Credit: ITV Border

Veterans gather for Quintinshill disaster memorials

Veterans gather for Quintinshill disaster memorials Credit: ITV Border

Commemorations will soon get underway in Gretna to mark the 100th anniversary of Britain's worst train disaster.

An estimated 228 people died when three trains collided at Quintinshill on the England-Scotland border on 22nd May 1915.

Most of them were Royal Scots troops heading to Gallipoli, and veterans are gathering this morning to remember those who lost their lives.

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Police guidance for people attending Keir Millar's funeral

Keir Millar

The funeral is taking place of 11-year-old Keir Millar from Lockerbie who died in a mini-stock car racing accident earlier this month.

Police will be operating a traffic flow system near the church in Lochmaben because of the large number of people expected to attend.

The service will be at 2pm at the Church of Scotland in Lochmaben.

Due to a large number of expected mourners at a funeral which is to take place at the Church of Scotland in Lochmaben at 2pm on Friday 22 May, a policing operation has been put in place to ensure traffic flow is managed effectively.

We would ask for patience from everyone, visitors and residents alike in order to get everyone in and out of the service and then to the cemetery in a safe manner.

Parking in the town will be at a premium, particularly around the church, which sits just off the main A709 as it runs through the town. Please consider carefully you travel plans and where you might want to park."

– Police Scotland
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