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Weather: Afternoon update

Credit: Met Office

Temperatures have already climbed to over 18C in parts of Dumfries and galloway.

With high pressure in control and hardly a cloud in the sky it is a very pleasant day across Southern Scotland and Cumbria.

But make the most of it - things will go downhill tomorrow.

Temperatures so far

UKIP defends plans to cut Scottish funding

UKIP's only elected representative in Scotland has defended his party's plans to cut spending north of the border.

David Coburn was elected to the European Parliament last year and is leading his party's Scottish campaign.

He told our Political Editor Peter MacMahon that UKIP's proposals to scrap the Barnett Formula, which allocates public spending to Scotland, would save £5.5 billion by 2020:

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