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Armed police called in knife incident

Armed police cordoned off a residential area after reports someone was being threatened by a man armed with a knife north of Dumfries. They were called to Stewart Place in Wanlockhead at 8.20pm last night (March 22nd).

The area surrounding the incident was cordoned off for around a hour. Armed officers traced the male a short time later who surrendered to police. A 17 year old man was detained by police and is being held in custody.

Three injured in crash

Three people were injured in a collision between two cars on a road near Dumfries. The accident happened at 11:30pm last night (March 22nd) on the B729 about half mile from the village of Holywood.The three were all treated at the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.

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The future of beekeeping in Dumfries is in jeopardy

A pioneering scheme is underway in our Dumfries to produce the next generation of beekeepers. The average age of people who keep bees is over 60, and there are fears that unless younger people take it up, its future could be in jeopardy.

And that, according to the experts is a serious problem, because as well as producing honey, bees play a vital role in the food economy. Fiona McIlwraith reports.

Dumfries woman dies after falling from bike

A woman from Dumfries has died after falling off her bike.

The 50-year-old from Loch Road was taken to the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh where she died as a result of serious head injuries on Friday 14 March.

The woman was riding her bike along Albert Road at about 7:30pm on Monday 10 March when she lost her balance and fell.

She had been delivering phone books in the area.

Police launched a crash investigation at the time of her fall but said no other vehicles were involved

Bust of Robert Burns removed from Dumfries theatre during refurbishment

The bust of Robert Burns, which has been in the Theatre Royal in Dumfries since 1960, has been moved to his favourite pub in the town during the refurbishment.

'The Globe' pub will keep the bust of the Bard during the Homecoming celebrations this year and until the theatre re-opens.

Theatre Royal in Dumfries Credit: ITV News
Theatre Royal in Dumfries Credit: ITV News
Robert Burns bust is removed before refurbishment gets underway Credit: ITV News
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