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Man dies after lorry crash in Dumfries

A man has died following a road accident involving a lorry, on the A75 in Dumfries on Thursday 26 March.

William Hanlin, 47, from Dalbeattie, was driving an eastbound Vauxhall Astra, which collided with a westbound articulated lorry at Cuckoo Roundabout.

He died at the scene.

The man driving the lorry was taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary and treated for minor injuries.

He was since been released.

Police are asking for witnesses to the crash to contact them on 101.

Queens team up with Dumfries food bank charity

Standing left to right, Queens Captain, Chris Higgins, Director, Mark Blount, Andy Cochrane of the Queens Trust and Queens defender, Mark Durnan. Sitting centre, midfielder, Paul Burns. Credit: Queen of the South

Queen of the South have joined forces with a Dumfries-based food bank charity - and fans can now drop off donations on match days.

First Base Agency on Buccleuch Street is the town’s main food bank and in the past 12 months the charity says it has handed out 4,700 emergency food parcels.

To boost food stocks, the Queens Trust and supporters groups have teamed up with First Base Agency and set up collection points in the Queen of the South Arena for fans to bring donated food when they go to games.

"We're happy to have this joint initiative with the Trust and other supporters groups for such a deserving cause. Initially we will be accepting donations at the Arena on match days, and it would be great if supporters coming along to the game, could bring a little something with them."

– Queens director, Mark Blount


Fatal fire in Dumfries

The fire happened in the Larchfield area of Dumfries. Credit: ITV News Border

A man has died after a house fire in Dumfries.

The incident happened around 6pm on Friday in the Larchfield area of the town.

Three fire engines attended the scene and firefighters were notified that a person was still inside the house, however he was pronounced dead at the scene.


Big Burns Supper gets underway

"The carnival will be spectacular, there will be more than 4,000 people parading through the streets, there will be 2015 lanterns to help celebrate the 2015 UNESCO Year of Light, there will be six bands, six big floats, hundreds of costumes, thousands of people on the streets, it's going to be absolutely spectacular."

– Matthew Shelley, Big Burns Supper
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