Farmers in South West Scotland are being warned to plan for a high risk year for liver fluke.
The condition, which is spread by the mud snail, can be fatal for sheep infected with high levels of the parasite which can also affect cows, horses and other grass eating animals.
The wet weather from June to September is largely responsible for the increased risk as Kim Inglis reports.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency has warned that there could be some flooding in Dumfries and Galloway this afternoon.
The agency says that rivers levels will peak at lunchtime.
Heavy rain and melting snow means low lying areas are at risk. Surface water flooding on roads is also possible.
More than twenty fire fighters have spent several hours at the scene of a major house fire.
They were called to a property in Black Rig near Newton Stewart this around 1530, Thursday 7 January.
Police say no one was in the house at the time.
Five fire engines and an aerial platform ladder have been used to try to bring the blaze under control
A 37-year-old man from Dumfries and Galloway has died after falling from a tractor. Alistair Irving, from the village of Leswalt, was killed in the accident which happened near Drummore.
"It is believed that the death occurred during the course of his employment, but we cannot comment further until the full circumstances have been established."
Emergency services were called to the incident just after 12pm on 14th April.
An investigation into the circumstances of his death.
A number of conservation groups have got together to try and ensure the future of Red Squirrels in southern Scotland.Read the full story ›
Volunteers in southern Scotland are inviting people to take part in Red Squirrel Week, which begins today. The species is under threat from a fatal virus, squirrelpox, which is carried by grey squirrels.
Two organisations have joined forces to try to save the red population. The new project will work strategically to detect and contain outbreaks of the virus, and try to halt the spread of grey squirrels north to the Central Belt.
It'll also work with colleagues in the North of England to control the grey squirrel population.
Approaching the hour mark and it's still all-square.
Nicky Clarke (47) gave the Doonhamers the lead, but Barrie McKay (55) got the equaliser for the home side.
First sell-out game in Annan's history as the club play host to fallen giants, Glasgow RangersRead the full story ›
Thousands of football fans are arriving at the Galabank Stadium in Annan ahead of the match against Glasgow Rangers.
Over 2,500 tickets were sold, 1,000 of those travelling are Rangers fans. It's the first in Annan Athletic's 70 year history that a game has been sold out. A David versus Goliath match Annan Athletic hope to do one better than Berwick and beat the fallen giants.