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Historic cottage fire treated as suspicious

Firefighters tackling the blaze Credit: ITV Border

A fire which devastated a historic cottage near Dumfries is now being treated as suspicious.

The fire was discovered at Cruck Cottage in Torthorwald at around 10.55pm on Tuesday 9 January and caused extensive damage to the Grade A listed building.

A joint fire investigation will take place later today. Anyone with information should call 101 quoting PDG 0007240118.

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Vehicle fire closes A69

Drivers are advised to expect delays Credit: ITV Border

A vehicle fire closed the A69 near Bardon Mill both ways between Well Bank (Bardon Mill) and A686 (Haydon Bridge).

Temporary traffic lights were later put in place while a damaged telegraph pole was repaired. The traffic lights have since been removed and repairs are now complete.

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West Coast Mainline disruption

Travellers are urged to prepare for delays and cancellations Credit: Network Rail

Some services on the West Coast Mainline are disrupted because of a line side fire near Wembley. All services between Milton Keynes Central and London Euston are currently suspended - this is also causing delays for those travelling north.

Travellers are urged to check with their train operator or nationalrail.co.uk before making journey arrangements.

'No suspicious circumstances' surrounding Little Italy fire

30 firefighters were called to the scene of the fire Credit: Police Scotland

A fire investigation and review of CCTV has been carried out at the Little Italy restaurant in Dumfries, ruling there are 'no suspicious circumstances' surrounding the incident.

The joint investigation and was carried out at 1pm on Monday 4 September 2017 at the restaurant on Moffat Road, Dumfries.

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