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McNish awarded Segrave Trophy for second time

Allan McNish has won the Segrave Trophy for a second time Credit: PA

Dumfries racing driver Allan McNish has been awarded the prestigious Segrave Trophy for the second time in his career.

The 44-year-old, who announced his retirement four months ago, was given the award yesterday, Tuesday 15 April, at the Royal Automobile Club in London.

McNish became the first Briton to claim the Tourist Trophy by winning the Silverstone 6 Hour race last April, the Le Mans 24 Hours and the FIA World Endurance Championship all in the same year.


Unemployed man takes new approach to finding work

An unemployed Workington man has been taking his search for work onto the street.

Mark Ostler, who's not had a job for two years, has been parking at roadsides with his own homemade sign asking for work.

Mark Ostler has been unemployed for two years and is taking matters into his own hands Credit: ITV News Border

The 45-year-old father of six says he's applied for hundreds of jobs.He was made redundant from Hydro Ellay Enfield Tubes in April 2012 where he worked as a senior process officer for 15 years.

He has been parking at roadsides with his own homemade sign asking for work Credit: ITV News Border

He said: "It's been the most demoralising two years of my life. I was so desperate for work I decided to see what I could do for myself. I've applied for all kinds of jobs but it's just so difficult to get work in this area.

"Every job opportunity has dozens of people applying. I am a skilled worker and I want to raise my profile. If I have to sit here week in and week out its something I'm prepared to do."

He said: "If I have to sit here week in and week out its something I'm prepared to do." Credit: ITV News Border

He says his efforts have so far not produced a job but is going to carry on and even come up with bigger signs to grab the attention of employers.

Police appeal for help tracing two men

Police have released CCTV images of two men they would like to speak to in connection with a a theft in Carlisle.

A VW transporter was broken into at about 1am on Monday, 31 March on Warwick Road.

Police are appealing for help locating the men pictured Credit: Cumbria Police

A large drill with diamond tipped cutter was stolen and an attempt was also made to steal the built in radio and sat nav.

The two men pictured were in the area shortly before the theft took place.

Police believe they may have information regarding the incident.

They are hoping the men can help assist with their investigations Credit: Cumbria Police

Anyone who recognises the men pictured or has any information about the incident is asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101. They can ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Norovirus improvement at Borders General Hospital

Norovirus at the Borders General Hospital is still present but the hospital reports an improving picture, with only one ward remaining closed.

NHS Borders Infection Control Team are managing the situation with support from frontline colleagues.

The virus is one of the most common causes of diarrhoea and vomiting and can occur at any time of year.

Norovirus is very infectious and spreads quickly between people.

As a precaution visits are being discouraged.


Weather: Today

Today's forecast Credit: Tracey Laing

A dry and bright day with light winds and above average temperatures.

Cloud thickens later in afternoon with some light rain reaching Dumfries and Galloway in the evening.

Maximum temperature 14 °C.

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