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Rail services between Carlisle and Lockerbie are delayed, because of a fault with the signalling system between Carstairs and Lockerbie.
The fault is thought to have been caused by the bad weather sweeping through the region.
Disruption is expected to continue until around 12pm.
Police are appealing for information after an early morning break-in at a Lockerbie hotel.
The incident took place at around 5am this morning at the Queens Hotel. Police say a till with 'a large amount of money' was taken.
"We are currently carrying out door to door enquiries in the area and are keen to speak to anyone who may have been on any of the roads around the hotel at this time.
"Anyone who saw anything suspicious, or can help us identify any vehicles on the roads at that time should call us at Lockerbie on 101."
Police are particularly keen to trace two men seen at the hotel around the time of the break-in. They are described as being between 20 and 30. One of the men is slim and around 5'10" tall and was wearing a white cap, black sunglasses, a charcoal coloured jacket, dark trousers and dark trainers. The second had a black hooded jacket, black trousers and white trainers.
A 50-year-old woman who had gone missing in Dumfries has been found, police say.
Hazel Workman went missing after last being seen on the 30th January in Dumfries Town Centre.
Police Scotland have confirmed this afternoon that she was found safe and well.
No further details have been released.
Drugs worth an estimated £40,000 have been seized by traffic police from the Lockerbie Trunk Road Patrol Group.
At around 4:20pm on 6 January on the A74(M) near junction 20, Eaglesfield, officers stopped a car and discovered the drugs, believed to be herbal cannabis.
Two men, aged 38 and 36, have been arrested detained in police custody.
Watch Hannah McNulty's report, one month after two new suspects were identified in the Lockerbie bombing case:
David Mundell, MP for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale, says people need to wait patiently for results from the latest stage of the Lockerbie investigation.
The Scottish Minister was speaking exclusively to ITV Border:
There are no short term answers that are going to emerge that haven't emerged over that period.
I think people have to be patient but I think it is a positive development and we should look at it in that way."
Throughout the Lockerbie bombing investigation, questions have been raised about the involvement of Abdelbaset Al-Megrahi, who was convicted of the crime.
Oliver Miles spent a short time as British Ambassador to Libya in 1984, and he isn't certain Libya was involved at all.
But he says if the country was involved, it was certainly organised at the highest level:
Don't forget that Abdelbaset Al-Megrahi, who was convicted of the crime, was convicted of conspiracy. No-one imagines that he acted alone.
There must have been a team, if he was part of it, it was a Libyan team, and if it was a Libyan team, it was Gaddafi."
One month after it was confirmed there were two new suspects in the Lockerbie Bombing investigation, there appears to have been very little progress.
Former British ambassador to Libya, Oliver Miles says he fears the truth of what happened may never be known.
He also says he's not 100% convinced Libya was involved in the 1988 downing of Pan Am flight 103.
But not everyone doubts Libya's involvement. Susan Cohen is the mother of one of the 189 Americans who were on board:
I want to make clear that to the American families there is no issue about whether it was Megrahi, and whether it was Libya."
At 77, Susan is still hopeful she will live to see justice done.