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Injured man rescued after 280 mile walk

Members of the rescue team carried the injured man on a stretcher from Auchope Hut
Members of the rescue team carried the injured man on a stretcher from Auchope Hut Credit: Chris Chapman / BSARU

A man has been rescued from Pennine Way after walking 280 miles.

The man in his sixties was six miles away from completing the Pennine Way traverse, having completed 280 miles in several stages from his home in Lincolnshire. However, an old knee injury became progressively worse and Border Search and Rescue Unit were called when he could no longer put weight on the injured leg.

Nine rescue members then carried the man on a stretcher before putting him in a rescue Landrover.

The injured man was six miles from completing the Pennine Trail
The injured man was six miles from completing the Pennine Trail Credit: Chris Chapman / BSARU

4.1million Scots ready to cast their vote

Campaign material ahead of the Scottish independence referendum
Campaign material ahead of the Scottish independence referendum Credit: PA

Both campaigns in the Scottish independence referendum campaign are urging people to register to vote it they haven't yet done so.

Voter registration is already at an all time high, with more than 4.1million Scots on the electoral roll.

If residents of Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders want to vote on September 18th their names need to be on the electoral register by midnight tomorrow. Details of who is eligible and how to register can be found on the council websites:

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Schools speed check catches 70 drivers

Police Scotland are carrying out speed checks near primary schools
Police Scotland are carrying out speed checks near primary schools Credit: PA

70 drivers have been stopped in a new scheme which is encouraging drivers to exercise more caution around schools.

Speed checks are being carried out outside 20 primary schools across Lothians and the Borders. Since the scheme began on the 19th August, 70 drivers have been stopped for offences including speeding and dangerous parking.

Police hope this will encourage drivers to slow down and park considerately.

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