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Calls for help for Dumfries and Galloway flood victims

There have been calls in Dumfries and Galloway for flood victims to receive compensation in same way the Westminster Government has pledged cash for Somerset farmers and residents.

In 2013 Carol suffered flooding at her shop "Grannys Kitchen" in Newton Stewart.

Carol feels that more money is needed to help local residents and shop keepers in the area to help prevent flooding.

"We've been flooded twice in the last 13 months, it's had a big impact on our business. We need help. We do appreciate that down in England they have severe flooding but then this is our livelihood, it's happened twice as I say, every time it happens the insurance goes up, this is our livelihood, it's heartbreaking, it's heartbreaking."

– Carol Wither, owner Granny's Kitchen, Newton Stewart

Around The House: MPs acknowledge shadow of Iraq in debate over Syria.

In our political programme from Westminster, a panel of MPs considered the aftermath of the Government's defeat in the Commons over possible military action in Syria.

Joining Helen Ford for the studio discussion; the Labour MP for Dumfries and Galloway, Russell Brown; the Conservative member for Scarborough and Whitby, Robert Goodwill, and the Redcar Liberal Democrat Ian Swales.

You can watch an edited version of the debate here:


Around The House: Tonight at 11.35pm

Around The House at 11.35pm on ITV Credit: ITV Border

Helen Ford presents our political programme from Westminster.

Hexham MP Guy Opperman will be in the studio to discuss payday loans and alternatives to high-cost credit.

Also in the programme, Dumfries and Galloway MP Russell Brown joins the panel of MPs to consider Westminster's response to the crisis in Syria.

Cumbrian apprentices visit Westminster

An award winning team of apprentices from Cumbria have been in Westminster to meet with the Business Secretary Vince Cable.

The youngsters, who work at a manufacturing company based in Wigton, were invited to parliament to meet with MPs after winning the Brathay Apprentice Challenge last week.

Richard Wilson reports:


Prime Minister takes part in Cumbria Day

Producers who make everything from beer to brie have been spending the day at Westminster for the first ever Cumbria Day.

The Prime Minister has been sampling different food and drink produced in the county.

The Prime Minister meets local producers Credit: ITV Border
Prime Minister David Cameron samples some Cumbrian ale Credit: ITV Border
The Prime Minister tucks into some Cumbrian produced food Credit: ITV Border
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