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Soldier injured on Cumbrian army range

A soldier was injured when a gun exploded at the Warcop training range near Appleby.

The man, in his 20s, suffered superficial chest and hand injuries. He was treated by paramedics before being flown by air ambulance to hospital in Carlisle. His injuries aren't life threatening.

Soldiers training on the Warcop range near Appleby Credit: ITV News Border

81-year-old Borders man trampled by cows

An 81-year-old man from the Borders has been seriously injured after being trampled by a herd of cows whilst out walking his dog.

The man, thought to be from Duns, is being treated for several injuries at the Borders General Hospital near Melrose.

He had been walking on farmland near Marchmount House, Greenlaw, when he was attacked.

A caretaker from Marchmount drove into the field to separate the cows and managed to get the injured man into his car.

"It happened as the man walked down the avenue in front of Marchmont House with his dog amongst cows and calves. The cows were adamant they were wanting him and the dog.

"People don't seem to realise the danger. Cows are big strong heavy animals and are very protective of their young, as any animal is.

"You want to avoid them at all costs."

– Local man

"This is an unfortunate accident and all within the farming community wish this walker a speedy recovery.

"Unfortunately this is not the first incident of this kind.

"Cows can be placid but cows protecting young calves are much less tolerant of anything in their field they might perceive as a threat.

"Dogs, no matter how well behaved, are a particular target in this repsect."

– Nina Clancy, Regional Manager, National Farmers Union Scotland


Six rushed to hospital after three Borders crashes

Six people were rushed to hospital after a series of accidents in the Scottish Borders.

Two women aged 95 and 70 were taken to Borders General Hospital after a three-vehicle collision on the A68 at Newton St Boswells around 3pm this afternoon.

Another passenger was taken to hospital after being cut free from the car.

The road was closed for three hours.

At a second accident on the B634 near Greenlaw, two drivers had to be cut free from their cars.

A 21-year-old man was airlifted to hospital in Edinburgh and a 45-year-old was taken to the Borders General Hospital.

Another driver had to be cut free and airlifted to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary after their car left the Coldstream to Berwick road and hit an electricity pylon early this morning.