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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 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.

Van caught fire on A74M

Police and fire services are at the scene and police are asking people to slow down Credit: PA

A van has caught fire in lane three of the A74M, half of a mile north of junction 20.

Police and fire services are at the scene and police are asking people to slow down when approaching the incident and to watch the road ahead when passing.

An update has confirmed lane one of three is now open with traffic able to pass the scene.


Fire shuts busy Carlisle road

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Part of a busy Carlisle road has been closed as emergency services deal with a fire.

Wigton Road from the junction of Stanhope Road to Caldewgate has been shut.

The blaze broke out at the Ukrainian Club on Silloth Street.

Police are urging drivers to avoid the area.

Location of the fire on Silloth Street Credit: ITV Border

BREAKING: Carlisle train station evacuated following fire incident

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Emergency response crews were called at 3.02pm to a report of heavy smoke coming from the basement of the station.

They found a fire which was out on their arrival in the basement and used a hose reel and a thermal imaging camera to check the area.

Carlisle train station was evacuated while fire services attended to the incident.

Train services are now allowed to call at Carlisle train station. Passengers should expect residual delays.

Appeal for suspicious fire witnesses

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Police in the Scottish Borders are appealing for witnesses following a suspicious fire in Galashiels.

The incident happened around 1am this morning in Scott Park.

A plastic bin was set alight before the flames spread to the swing set and rubber ground cover.

Police say the park sustained significant damage and inquiries are ongoing to trace those responsible.

Officers are particularly keen to trace two young people seen running away from the area at the time the fire broke out.

"The Scott Park is popular for dog walkers and families and this mindless act of destruction means that the bin will be out of use until it can be repaired.

"We are pursuing various local lines of inquiry to trace the culprits and would urge anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area, or who has information relevant to this investigation, to contact police immediately."

– Inspector Tony Hodges, Galashiels Police Station

Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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