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Environment Minister to visit Dumfries and Galloway

The Environment Minister is visiting Forestry Commission Scotland's centre at Kirroughtree
The Environment Minister is visiting Forestry Commission Scotland's centre at Kirroughtree Credit: ITV News Border

The Environment Minister is visiting Forestry Commission Scotland's centre at Kirroughtree today.

Paul Wheelhouse will be there from 11:30am to meet local businesses, and see how the Commission's work is supporting the local economy.

The visitor centre opened last December as part of a four and a £5000,000 investment from the Commission.

Weather: Today

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Today's forecast Credit: Emily Murdoch

Rather cloudy with scattered showers through the day, some heavy and perhaps thundery in the afternoon.

Some warm sunny spells are likely between showers.

Light winds. Maximum temperature 20 °C.

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An extra £50,000 needed to restore Whitehaven Harbour

The harbour was badly damaged in last December's storms
The harbour was badly damaged in last December's storms Credit: ITV News Border

Another £50,000 is needed to restore Whitehaven Harbour.

It was hit by storms last December, and most of the damage has now been repaired thanks to a grant from theEnvironment Agency.

But further inspections have found a crack in the North Pier, and Harbour Commissioners now say they now need extra funding to complete the work

Representing Border Special: Independence Debate in Stranraer

Representing Border is holding three special debates ahead of the independence referendum on September 18th, aimed at allowing would-be voters to get the information they need from politicians and other interested parties. This is the first of our debates, recorded on Monday at the North West Castle Hotel in Stranraer. The town has suffered economically in recent years, so money is one of the prominent topics on the agenda. The other debates will be held in Dumfries next month and Hawick in September.

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Mental health services for children 'too confusing'

A new report on Mental Health services for Children in Cumbria has found that the current systems are too confusing for young people and their parents.

The hard-hitting report tackles the difficult issue of suicide, and estimates that around 25,000 people could be affected by such a tragedy in the next ten years.

We'll be looking at the report's recommendations in tomorrow's Lookaround, but first, Fiona Marley Paterson has been speaking to one man with personal experience of the effects of mental illness.

There are numerous charitable organisations across the UK that aim to offer help and support to anyone who has a mental health problem:

Mind - provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem

Young Minds - a leading UK leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people

SANE - a charity aiming to raise public awareness, excite research, and bring more effective professional treatment and compassionate care to everyone affected by mental illness

Rethink -a charity supporting almost 60,000 people each year across England to get through crises, to live independently and to realise they are not alone

Mental Health Foundation - a charity aiming to reduce the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health problems in the UK

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