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Possible investors for stricken company

EME Furniture closed last Friday with the loss of 38 jobs. Credit: ITV BORDER

Investors have expressed an interest in buying a firm in South West Scotland which closed last week with the loss of 38 jobs.

MSP Oliver Mundell said that 'early interest' had been shown in buying EME Furniture in Sanquhar and restarting manufacturing there.

It follows a meeting between politicians, local people and a representative of the company who all met to discuss the future of the site and what can be done to help the workers.

EME Furniture has been manufacturing and supplying furniture for school since 1965.


Police investigate deliberate house fire in Sanquhar

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Police Scotland are investigating a deliberate house fire in Sanquhar.

Emergency services were called to a property in Crichton Road at around 7am on Sunday 30 April.

The householder was not in at the time, and it believed the fire may have been smouldering for several hours.

The property was extensively smoke damaged as a result of the fire.

"While the house was empty at the time, this was still a reckless and very stupid act of fire-raising. The consequence could have been tragic had the fire taken hold.

"If you saw anything unusual or saw anyone in the area in the hours before the fire was discovered, or have any information about the circumstances of the fire, then please contact police on 101 quoting incident number PDG0097650417".

– Constable Ryan Dougan, Police Scotland

Sanquhar community farm desperate for new land

A community farm in Sanquhar may be forced to re-home some of their animals if more land can't be found before the summer.

Clark's Little Ark was set up in memory of 19-year-old Clark Shankly, who died from Cerebral Palsy in 2012.

The farm is popular with local nursery school children and also provides a volunteering service. Lori Carnochan reports:

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