Talks will be held today to try to minimise the impact of job losses in at a mine in South West Scotland.
60 positions are set to go at the open cast coal mine in Kirkconnel. The company says it is the result of the fall in the price of coal.
Local politicians say it's a hammer blow for the area.
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Pupils at Grasmere Primary School have been learning about politics, they've set up their own election so local residents can vote for them.
The latest round of polls from Lord Ashcroft show the Scottish National Party has experienced a surge in 'no' as well as 'yes' voting areas.
The latest polling from Lord Ashcroft suggests the SNP is pushing the Unionist parties hard in our region.