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Lockerbie racing star earns team place with Fox Motorsport

A young racing driver from our region has taken another step towards his dream of turning professional.

Gordie Mutch from Lockerbie will compete in this year's Ginetta Junior Winter Series for Fox Motorsport after winning a driver shoot out.

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Lockerbie tractor parade raises thousands for stillbirth charity

A tractor parade in Lockerbie has raised almost £5,000 for a stillbirth charity in Dumfries and Galloway.

Every day in the UK 15 babies die before, during or soon after birth. Dumfries and Galloway Sands supports anyone affected by the death of a baby.

Nearly 150 tractors took part in the rally, organised by engineer Graeme Murray, who says he's grateful for the support the charity provided for his family.

Cannabis valued at nearly £200,000 recovered in Dumfries

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Cannabis with a value of nearly £200,000 has been recovered by police in Dumfries and Galloway during two different searches on Thursday 4 January.

A 28-year-old man from Birmingham was arrested after officers stopped him on the A74 near Lockerbie and found drugs worth £120,000.

A further two men, a 38-year-old from Eskdalemuir and a 57-year-old from Edinburgh, were arrested in a separate search after drugs worth £77,000 were discovered in a house at Eskdalemuir.

Reports have been sent to the Procurator Fiscal at Dumfries.

Vandals graffiti swastikas over Lockerbie

A number of swastika symbols have been painted on vehicles and a wall in Lockerbie.

Officers are currently investigating the spate of vandalism which happened near McConechy's garage in the town between 12.30pm on Sunday and 7.30am this morning.

Credit: Drew Geddes
Credit: Drew Geddes

Constable David Noble said:

We are currently carrying out door to door enquires into this crime and we appeal to anyone in the community who may have any knowledge as to who is responsible for this disgusting act at this time of remembrance and reflection in our community, to get in touch with us at Lockerbie on the 101 number."

– Constable David Noble

Anyone with information and wishes to remain anonymous can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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MONTAGE: Lockerbie Riding of the Marches

Thousands of people packed the high street in Lockerbie today for the annual Riding of the Marches and Gala.

More than one hundred horses and riders followed Cornet George Forrest as he led his cavalcade around the boundaries of the town.

Below is a musical montage of the highlights:

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