High winds mean the A66 is closed to high sided vehicles between the A685 junction in Brough and the A67 junction in Bowes.
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Twelve centres across Dumfries and Galloway are offering free meal services over the half-term holiday to combat food poverty.
Following a county council decision, Howgill Centres in Copeland will be handed over to the London-based charity Family Action.
Champion racing driver Robbie Dalgleish from Peebles is to head to Florida to take part in a four-hour endurance race.