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Woman in critical condition after A711 collision

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A 79-year-old woman from Kirkcudbright is in a critical condition after a one vehicle collision on the A711 at Tongland.

It happened at around 12pm on Wednesday 7 March.

The woman's car, a blue coloured Toyota Avensis, collided with the verge and some small trees.

Emergency services attended and the woman was taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.

Constable John Jamieson of the Roads Policing Unit said:

We are investigating the cause of the crash however indications are that the driver may have suffered a medical episode at the time of the crash."

– Constable John Jamieson

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Kirkcudbright attempted robbery

Attempted robbery in Bridge Street, Kirkcudbright Credit: ITV Border

Police are investigating after a woman was grabbed during what is thought to have been an attempted robbery in Kirkcudbright. It happened in the early hours of Saturday morning, when a 28-year-old woman was walking along Bridge St near Merse Bridge.The woman was not injured but left very shaken. Anyone with information is urged to contact police.

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South Scotland zoo set to close

The Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park near Kirkcudbright will shut on Sunday 10 September Credit: ITV Border

A south of Scotland zoo that's home to nearly 100 animals from all over the world is closing.

The Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park near Kirkcudbright will shut on Sunday 10 September after more than 15 years. The owners said it was closing for personal reasons. Some of the animals are being re-homed and others will remain on the park site.

Primary pupils sing in parliament

Kirkcudbright Primary Pupils with MSPs Humza Yousaf MSP and Emma Harper Credit: Emma Harper MSP

Primary sevens pupils from Kirkcudbright Primary School visited the Scottish parliament to sing for MSPs.

The group attended First Minister’s Questions yesterday before entertaining MSPs in the Parliament’s Garden Lobby with renditions of ‘The Circle of Life’, ‘Loch Lomond’ and Caledonia.

The pupils and their teachers were hosted in Parliament by south Scotland MSP Emma Harper.

“It’s always an absolute pleasure to have school groups into the parliament – something to look forward to.

“The kids went into the chamber to watch First Minister’s Questions and went on a tour of the building, but the highlight was definitely performing in the Garden Lobby for a crowd of MSPs, government ministers and the Presiding Officer – and the performance was pitch perfect!

“They got to meet the crowd afterwards and were excited to speak to Ken Macintosh the PO, Transport Minister Humza Yousaf, and many others.

“I can’t wait to do it all again soon.”

– Emma Harper, South Scotland MSP

Royal Scots Dragoon Guards train in Dundrennan

The new jackal Credit: ITV Border

The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards have been training at the Dundrennan Ranges near Kirkcudbright after taking delivery of their new armoured vehicle- the jackal.

It's part of the army's restructure as they move into lighter armoured vehicles. The jackal replaces the more traditional tanks.

"It's a good piece of kit for the job for the role we're in.

"It gives you good capability out on the ground and in the recce perspective and also in the manoeuvring to get you out of difficult situations quickly."

– Clp Dale Edwards, Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
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