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Olympic gold medals stolen in £34k museum raid

Two Olympic gold medals are among items worth £34,000 stolen from a museum in Dumfries last night, Police Scotland said.

One of the awards was given to curler Rhona Martin at the Salt Lake City Games in 2002, while the other dates back to the 1924 Winter Games - the first Olympics to include curling.

The Olympic gold medals among £34,000 worth of items stolen during a break-in at Dumfries museum. Credit: PA/Police Scotland

The raid happened at about 10.05pm and police are "keen to trace the three individuals seen running away from the museum around this time".

It is believed they were on Rotchell Road heading towards the Park Farm area.

Chief inspector Steven Lowther said: "We are at a very early stage of the investigation and the items stolen are still to be confirmed, however it includes four curling club medals and two Olympic medals."


Laura Robson congratulates Watson

Laura Robson has congratulated Heather Watson and Marina Erakovic after they were crowned Bank of the West Classic champions. Robson and Watson will play together as Team GB's womens doubles team in the Olympics.

Heather Watson claims first WTA Tour title

Heather Waston impressed on the grass courts of Wimbledon. Credit: PA

Heather Watson's Olympic preparations took another boost last night as the 20 year-old claimed her first WTA Tour doubles title.

The British number 1 and partner Marina Erakovic beat top seeds Vania King and Jarmila Gajdosova in straight sets in the final of the Bank of the West Classic.

Watson and her partner from New Zealand had already beaten the second and third seeds on their way to the final, where they came out 7-5 7-6 (9/7) winners against players ranked seventh and 37th in the world.

She will now turn her attention to the Mercury Insurance Open in California next week, before being partnered by Laura Robson as one half of Team GB's Olympic womens tennis doubles team.


Olympic torch beat's Kate's wedding dress to design award

Lord Coe holding aloft the London 2012 Olympic torch Credit: Reuters

The London 2012 Olympic Torch has been crowned with a major design award - while the Duchess Of Cambridge's wedding dress lost out.

The aluminium torch, the creation of east London duo Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, has been named Design Of The Year.

It has been hailed by prize organisers, the Design Museum, as a "beautiful symbol of the Olympic Games" which "also meets a demanding design brief".The Duchess's dress, designed by Sarah Burton, was up for the fashion category which was won by Issey Miyake for the 132.5 collection.

The Duchess of Cambridge on her wedding day in 2011 Credit: Reuters