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18-year-old killed in Langholm road traffic collision

The fatal incident occured on the A7 road at Kirkton Burn bridges Credit: ITV Border

An 18-year-old man from Carlisle has died in a one vehicle traffic collision, at around 7.08pm on Monday 7 August 2017.

The fatal incident occurred on the A7 road at Kirkton Burn bridges, Ewes, Langholm, involving a black coloured BMW 320 car. The driver was removed from the car by Fire and Rescue staff and taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary by Helimed, where he later died.

The road at the scene was closed to allow a full road traffic collision examination to take place including an examination of the damage caused to a bridge parapet. The Procurator Fiscal has been informed.

Trunk Roads Policing Group are appealing for anyone with information to come forward. Callers can speak to a police officer at Lockerbie Trunk Roads Policing Unit through the 101 number.

Music festival set to take place in D&G

Moorland May Music Festival Credit: ITV Border

The Moorland May music festival is set to take place in Langholm over the bank holiday weekend, 27-28 May.

Over 13 bands will be performing across all hotels in the town over the two days.

Organisers are hoping to take advantage of tourists lured to the area for the Spring Fling.

Well tourism's kind of integral to the town you know, a lot of the local businesses are closing down. It's a bit of a tough time at the minute so the more folk we can attract through the town to come and maybe stay the night or have a meal, things like that then the better it is for everyone.

People kind of drive straight through Langholm there's not a great many places they can stop so if we can make the most of it while the folk are here you know and try and do as much as we can for the local businesses then we're more than happy to do that.

– Rick Taylor, Langholm Initiative

Toasting cider success in Langholm

A Langholm cider producer has been named as the first ever Scottish winner at the National Cider and Perry Championships.

Waulkmill Cider was founded in 2010 by Chris Harrison and has gone on to top the craft cider mills in Britain.

It's a rare victory as the majority of winners in the competition tend to be based in the South of England.

WATCH: D&G woman presides over elections for nearly 60 years

A woman from Dumfries and Galloway has taken part in local elections as a polling clark and a presiding officer since 1960.

Grace Brown from Langholm, is still going strong and presided over votes at Ewes, near Langholm, for this year's local council elections.

She is also hoping to carry out her role in the General Election in June.


Police issue new details of Land Rover used in bank raid

The vehicle used in the Langholm raid on 11th November Credit: Police Scotland

New details have been released about a Land Rover Defender used in a bank raid in Langholm on the 11th of November.

Police Scotland say the green-coloured vehicle, which was in pristine condition, was stolen from a house in English Street in Longtown on the night of Thursday 27th October/Friday 28th October, two weeks before the break in at the Royal Bank of Scotland.

The police say a key lead in the enquiry surrounds the movement of the vehicle.

Detective Inspector Scott Young said: “The question we are keen to have answered is ‘where has that vehicle been for two weeks’? We want to hear from anyone who may have seen this vehicle since the 28th October. Has it been seen driving about the area? Was it parked in a street, or a car park, or elsewhere over this period?

"The Land Rover still had its original number plates on when it was found burning a short time after the raid on the B6318 south of Skippers Bridge. As I said, the Land Rover was in a very clean condition for its age and it just might have caught the eye of Land Rover enthusiasts. Anyone with any information should call us on 101, or if they want to remain anonymous then through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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