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A ninety-three-year-old Bomber Command veteran from Cumbria has been presented with the replica of a Second World War pilot's flying pencil.
Douglas Newham holds the Distinguished Flying Cross.
He was given the gift by the Derwent Cumberland Pencil Company as part of celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the end of the war.
A ninety-three-year-old Bomber Command veteran from Cumbria has been presented with the replica of a Second World War pilot's flying pencil.Read the full story ›
A phosphorous flare, that's thought to date back to the Second World War, has been washed up near Stranraer.
It was found on the shores of Loch Ryan, a few miles from the town.
Police Scotland have reassured the public that experts have been brought in, and there is now "no danger to the public".
But they've warned people to be wary of other objects they might find:
The device has been dealt with and there is no danger to the public. However, please be aware when walking along the coastline should any similar devices be found.
The devices will not explode, but it will burn at high temperatures and emit toxic fumes.
If such a device is found, please do not touch it, and contact local Police as soon as possible with its location."
The flare is between six and eight inches in length, 2 inches in diameter, and is described as cylindrical, rusty and resembling a dog bone.
Hundreds of similar devices have been washed up on the North Channel and Galloway coastline over the past 20 years.
They're believed to come from the Beaufort's Dyke, a munitions dump in the North Channel.
The sea trench stretches for 60km between Scotland and Northern Ireland, and thousands of tons of explosives, shells, rockets, bombs and incendiary devices were buried there after the Second World War.
A 94-year-old retired architect has been given an award, seventy years after he first earned it.
Antony Wolffe was recognised for his outstanding work as a student in the 1940s, but because he was an exile from Germany, it was deemed too sensitive to present the award to him at the time.
Hannah McNulty went to meet him at an exhibition displaying his work from his days as a student.
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A 94-year-old architect who has finally received a medal first awarded to him in 1944 has described it as a 'great pleasure'.
German-born Antony Wolffe, who now lives in Dumfries and Galloway, originally won the award for coming top in his year at Edinburgh College of Art.
But authorities didn't give it to him at the time as they thought it would be bad for morale during the war.
A 94-year-old German-born architect who lives in Dumfries and Galloway has finally been presented with a medal first awarded to him more than seventy years ago.
Antony Wolffe came top in his year at Edinburgh College of Art in 1944.
But he was denied the honour because authorities thought it would be bad for morale during the war.
"It's an astonishing sort of surprise and a great pleasure to have this."
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A 94-year-old war veteran has been honoured for his bravery at a ceremony in the Lake District.
Jack Ainscow, from Ambleside, received the Ushakov medal from the Russian Government.
It was in recognition of his services on a British destroyer in the infamous Arctic convoys during the Second World War.