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Curling comes to Dumfries

The World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship begin in Dumfries today Credit: ITV News Border

Curling teams from across the world are descending on Dumfries as it plays host to the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship.

34 nations will take part in its opening ceremony later today. It's the first time the competition has been ever been held in the UK.

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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.

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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.

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.

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