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Dunsdale Haugh in Selkirk to close for 5 months

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Dunsdale Haugh in Selkirk will close today for around five months to allow work to be carried out on the town's flood protection scheme.

The £31m project will protect almost 600 properties from the Shaw Burn stream and is due to be completed by the end of the year:

Since January our contractors RJ McLeod have commenced working in the Dunsdale Haugh area protecting against flooding from the Shaw Burn. We've undertaken some of the simpler operations in this area through January through until April and we're now about to commence the more complicated piece of work.

– Conor Price, Project Manager, Selkirk Flood Protection Scheme.


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Major disruption to trains south of Carlisle

People queue for coaches at Carlisle railway station. Credit: ITV Border

There is major disruption to trains travelling south from Carlisle, because of a broken down train between Oxenholme and Lancaster.

All services on the route have been cancelled and replacement buses are operating, leading to big delays to journeys.

Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

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