Special surprise for Sanquhar girl

An eleven year old girl who had to have half of her leg amputated after being diagnosed with bone cancer has been given a big surprise.

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Police warning over wire 'trap'

Police and motorcyclists have condemned those responsible for planting a fishing line across the Sanquhar to Kelloholm road.

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New fire, hunt continues

Police in the Sanquhar area are stepping up their hunt for a suspected arsonist after a sixth grass fire in the space of four days.

The latest was in Queen's Road, Sanquhar on Saturday 30th March. None have yet caused serious damage but officers still suspect that it is the same person setting them.

A Dumfries and Galloway Fire and Rescue spokesman said:

“The fires were all put out by the firefighters using beaters and hoses. The causes of the fires have been put down as suspected to be deliberate by an unknown person or persons.”

– Dumfries and Galloway Fire and Rescue spokesman

Sanquhar fires were deliberately set

Firefighters from Sanquhar in Upper Nithsdale have been called out to the fires around the town.

They have managed to put them all out without serious damage but suspect it is the same person starting all of them.

Three fires were set off in and around Sanquhar within the space of four hours on Wednesday and then a fourth was discovered alongside the A76 Dumfries - Kilmarnock Road at Guildhall Bridge, Kirkconnel.

The latest was on Friday night at Mary’s Street at Sanquhar where firefighters managed to put out the flames using beaters.A Dumfries and Galloway Fire and Rescue spokesman said:

“The fires were all put out by the firefighters using beaters and hoses.“The causes of the fires have been put down as suspected to be deliberate by an unknown person or persons.”

– Dumfries and Galloway Fire and Rescue spokesman

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World's oldest working Post Office celebrates its 300th birthday

Sanquhar Post Office
Sanquhar Post Office is 300 years old Credit: Post Office

What's thought to be the world's oldest working post office is celebrating its 300th birthday. Sanquhar Post Office dates back to 1712 and is older than rivals in Sweden and Chile, according to local historians.

The site started out as a staging post for runners moving mail on foot and horseback.

David Mundell MP will present a plaque to the subpostmistress during a ceremony.

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