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Locals in Moffat call for derilict hotel to be demolished

Locals in Moffat want the former Mercury Hotel (pictured) to be demolished Credit: ITV News Border

Locals in Moffat have renewed their campaign to get a rundown hotel in the town demolished.

The former Mercury Hotel has been derelict for nearly 15 years and campaigners say its driving tourists from the town.

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Awarded chip shop worker dies aged 90

Bettina Dawson Credit: ITV Border

A woman from Moffat, hailed as Scotland's oldest chip shop worker, has died.

Bettina Dawson, who was 90 years old, past away last week. She had worked in fish and chip shops for 77 years after moving to Scotland from Italy.

Bettina has served fish and chips since 1936 Credit: ITV Border

Earlier this year she was awarded a BEM by the Queen in the new year's honours list.

Her funeral is being held later today in Moffat.

Two cut free from car

Two people had to be cut free from their car after an accident in Dumfries and Galloway.

Firefighters were called to a collision involving two vehicles at 23.23 last night (April 19) on the A701 at Moffat.

They were at the scene for half an hour as they released two people from one of the cars.

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