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Welshman wins Scottish rally in Dumfries

The Scottish Rally in Dumfries Credit: ITV Border

Elfyn Evans and co-driver Craig Parry won the Scottish Rally and round four of the British Rally Championship (BRC) in Dumfries on Saturday.

Local driver David Bogie held a solid second overall until damage to his car forced him to retire on the final stage.

Tom Cave made a last stage push to finish second with Irishman Desi Henry taking his first BRC podium.

This win is what we wanted as we have had a lot of bad luck on the last few rounds and we wanted to get on back track in Scotland. I am really happy that we managed to do it and we can go to the next round pretty happy and with confidence as well. It is a shame Fredrik Ahlin and David Bogie retired the way they did, but fortunately luck has gone our way this time and I look forward to the battle resuming on the Nicky Grist Stages in two weeks time.

– Elfyn Evans

Woman, 82, dead after Borders crash

An 82-year-old woman has died after a two-vehicle crash outside Selkirk.

She was taken to the Borders General Hospital following the accident at 12.45pm on Friday on the A708.

In a separate crash a 43-year-old man was seriously injured when his motorbike collided with a car at 11.20am on the A707.

“Tragically a woman has died following the collision near Philiphaugh.

“These were two serious but unrelated incidents which occurred within a short space of time and less than two miles apart.

“I would ask any members of the public who may have witnessed these collisions or these vehicles prior to the collisions to come forward if they have not already done so.”

– Sergeant Neil Inglis, Police Scotland


Sturgeon seeks to 'protect' Scotland's EU place

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says her government will seek to enter into "immediate discussions" with Brussels to "protect Scotland's place in the EU" following the Brexit vote.

Ms Sturgeon said she will establish an advisory panel with experts to advise her on legal, financial and diplomatic matters as she seeks to continue Scotland's membership.

The First Minister said her cabinet had agreed to begin work on legislation that would allow for the option of a second independence referendum.

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