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Two people die in road accident

A man and a woman died following a road accident.

The two, who are yet to be named, were travelling in a silver Kia Cee'd going southbound on the A697 at around 14.45pm on Sunday December 23 when they collided with a red Hyundai 130, travelling north.

The accident happened around one mile south of the junction with the A68 at Carfraemill, Scottish Borders.

The woman, 51, was treated at the scene but later died of her injuries. The man, 53, was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary but later died in the hospital.

Anyone with any information should contact the *police *


A75 closed for roadworks

The A75 Annan Bypass in Dumfries and Galloway will be closed from 19.00 on Friday 18 May through to 06.00hrs on Monday 21 May while roadworks take place. A diversion route will be through Annan town centre.

The North West 200 takes place in Coleraine, Northern Ireland, on Saturday 19 May. An increased number of motorcycles will be passing through the region and Police are asking drivers to be aware of motorcyclists and remember to check their mirrors.**