The Scottish Government have approved a business plan for a £200 million hospital to be built near to the A75 in Dumfries.
It will provide 350 beds and is due be completed in five years.
The Scottish health secretary, Alex Neil, said it would provide high quality health care services for the people of Dumfries and Galloway.
More top news
Work to remove gravel from the River Kent in Kendal around Miller Bridge is continuing.
A report into how and why Appleby flooded during Storm Desmon is being discussed at a public meeting in the town tonight.
An investigation shows humans need to think about the way they act around seagulls in a bid to curb their behaviour.