Jamie Reed MP has written and open letter to the First Minister about the future for Scotland's nuclear waste at Sellafield.
ITV Border's Political Editor, Peter MacMahon, discusses the 'ground war' to secure September 18 votes
More people are falling victim to scams in Scotland, according to figures published by Citizens Advice Scotland.
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.
Hundreds of horses were ridden through the streets of Annan to thousands of cheering townsfolk lining the streets.
The Riding of the Marches is one of the biggest events in Annan's calendar. Fiona Marley Paterson joined the party.
Our region's MEPs are travelling home today after an eventful first week in the European parliament, with UKIP members turning their backs on a rendition of the European anthem.
Among them were David Coburn, Scotland's first UKIP MEP.
Fifteen years ago health bosses in Dumfries and Galloway started planning a new health centre for Dalbeattie.
Now the building is finished and this morning Scotland's Minister for Public Health went to take a look. Katie Hunter reports:
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.
A new two million pound health centre will be officially opened in Dumfries and Galloway today.
The Minister for Public Health, Michael Matheson will meet the staff and tour the new complex in Dalbeattie. A second centre in nearby Dunscore is also set to open shortly.
People are being urged to be vigilant for bogus workmen this summer.
Police Scotland are working with Trading Standards Officers as part of a national campaign to stop doorstop crime.
Doorstop crime can be anyone trying to get your personal details or get into your home by pretending they are someone they're not, for example a police officer, council staff or a meter reader. Rogue traders often cold-call and will probably overcharge you for poor or unnecessary work.
People are being advised to:
- Be on guard if someone turns up unexpectedly
- Use a door chain or bar
- Always put the chain on before opening the door
- Keep it on while talking to callers
- Don’t feel embarrassed - genuine callers expect you to be careful
- If you don’t have a door chain, check from the nearest window. Remember, door chains can be easily fitted
- If you’re not sure, don’t answer the door
Police have launched a 'Nominated Neighbour Scheme' which aims to give local support to hose who do not want to answer their doors.
More information on this scheme can be found here.
If you are suspicious of a caller, contact the police.
A new service, to help volunteers find opportunities to get involved in environmental projects, has been described as a 'speed-dating' for volunteers.
It's a first for UK environment projects, which will allow local voluntary groups to register their profile and volunteering opportunities free of charge online.
A number of organisations have already posted details of projects taking place all over Scotland including surveys of birds, bats, hedgehogs, glow-worms, butterflies and Scottish Dragons, a reptile and amphibian conservation project.
'We’d like to think Project Finder is the equivalent of speed dating for volunteers as it can help identify projects that appeal to them very quickly as well as support voluntary groups in promoting their opportunities as widely as possible.
There are wide ranging benefits of getting more people, of all ages, involved in recording environmental observations.
As scientists, we get more data to help improve our understanding of environmental changes. Taking part in citizen science projects not only improves volunteers’ understanding of the environment, but changes their attitudes towards it and motivates them to take more action to protect it.'
-Paul Griffiths, Principal Scientist in SEPA and Citizen Science lead for Scotland’s Environment Web
Register your volunteer intentions or your group opportunities via the Project Finder here.
One of Scotland's biggest windfarms opened today in Dumfries and Galloway.
- The Harestanes windfarm near Moffat cost £160million to build.
- When fully operational it will produce 136 mega watts of power.
- That's enough to power seventy three thousand homes.
Kim Inglis has been to have a look around.