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Cumbria and Scotland affected by paedophile arrests

Cumbria and Scotland have seen a total of 17 arrests in connection with a six-month, nation-wide police operation into child abuse.

The operation saw a total of 660 suspected paedophiles arrested across Britain.

In Cumbria four people have been arrested while 13 arrests have been made across Scotland.

Police Scotland have not released a regional breakdown of their arrests.

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Nicola Sturgeon visits Dumfries and Galloway

Scotland's Deputy First Minister has been in Dumfries today, answering questions from locals about Scottish independence.

With 72 days until the referendum, and the pro-independence campaign slipping in some recent polls, Nicola Sturgeon has been arguing a "Yes" vote would be good news for the South of Scotland.

Our political reporter Joe Pike went along:

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Deputy First Minister in Dumfries for Independence questions

Nicola Sturgeon is in Dumfries answering questions about the blueprint for Scottish Independence Credit: ITV Border

The Deputy First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, is in Dumfries answering questions from local residents about Scottish Independence.

People have been invited along to find out more about the Yes campaign's blueprint for an independent Scotland.

Nicola Sturgeon begins independence Q&A session

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In Dumfries for @nicolasturgeon public Q&A. Says 'we can do this, we should, if we don't we'll be at mercy of decisions elsewhere'. #indyref

You can follow our Political Journalist Joe Pike @joepike for live tweets from Nicola Sturgeon's Q&A session in Dumfries.

Deputy First Minister in Dumfries

Scotland's Deputy First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, will be in Dumfries today, 7 July for a Q&A session about the Scottish Government's blueprint for independence.

In the run up to the referendum Cabinet Secretaries will be holding a series of public Q&A sessions across Scotland, as well as holding a number of Cabinet meetings outside of Edinburgh.

The event will be held at 1pm in the Easterbrook Hall's Duncan Rooms.

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Health centre 'stimulates local economy'

Michael Matheson, the Public Health Minister for the Scottish Government, has spoken about the benefits he hopes the new two million pound health centre will bring.

He says that a 'state of the art' centre will help to bring the best healthcare to people. He also adds that it could and has benefitted the economy, as 70% of the people involved in the construction of the building were from local businesses.

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