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Driver of tractor sought after crash

Police would like to speak to the driver of a red tractor after it was involved in a crash on the road between Lockerbie and Dalton.

The incident happened at 8:30am on Friday, 15 August.

A beige coloured Skoda Fabia pulled over to let the tractor past but a rake implement attached to the back of the tractor hit the car, causing damage.

The man is said to have had dark hair and is thought to be between 18 and 20-years-old.

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Independence campaigns one month before referendum

There's just one month to go before Scots vote in the independence referendum and both sides stepped up their campaigns ahead of September 18.

Scotland's First Minister, Alex Salmond made what he called a 'declaration of opportunity' - a modern version of the historic Declaration of Arbroath.

Pro-Union campaigners, such as MP Douglas Alexander the Shadow Foreign Secretary, dismissed his promises, pressing the First Minster to answer what they say are unanswered questions on issues like currency.

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40 marathons for 40 homes to help 40 families

A man has embarked on a marathons challenge from John O'Groats to Land's End.

Dave Hall, 50, from Luton is running 40 marathons back to back starting today, Monday 18 August.

If that wasn't enough to endure, each night he will sleep in a shack that would be a slum in Sierra Leone. Dave is hoping to raise enough money for Home Leone to build 40 new homes in the African city and change the lives of some of the people living in poverty.

He will be in the Border region:

  • Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 August in Dolphinton, Biggar (near the Scottish Borders)
  • Monday 1 September in Elvanfoot, Moffat
  • Tuesday 2 September in North Lockerbie
  • Wednesday 3 September in Stanwix, Carlisle
  • Thursday 4 September in Hackthorpe, Penrith
  • Friday 5 September in Levens, Kendal

“I’m looking forward to visiting all the beautiful towns in Scotland and I hope to educate those I meet as to why I’m doing this and inspire people to donate to the worthy and immediate cause. I welcome the town to show their support by visiting one of my overnight stops or running alongside me part of the way – anything to give me added boosts will be greatly appreciated.”

– Dave Hall

Dave’s progress can be followed here www.maninashack.com and donations can be made at https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/davehall.

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