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Live Reporting

By Giancarlo Rinaldi and Nichola Rutherford

All times stated are UK

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  1. Wind picking up

    Stranraer and Wigtownshire Free Press tweets: The wind is picking up in Stranraer. Looks like Weather Bomb Wendy is nearly here.

  2. 'Gusty conditions'

    BBC Scotland Weather


    It's windy for the rest of the day with gusty conditions from the south west continuing; and gales at times.

    Frequent showers continuing - these wintry across the Galloway hills and around prone areas of the M74 that are quite high in altitude.

    The rain still heavy and persistent at times too, but clearing the Eastern Borders by the early evening, followed by frequent showers - these wintry on the highest hills, but of rain or sleet to lower levels.

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  4. Hart triumphs

    Borders jockey Jason Hart was in winning form this afternoon at Southwell aboard Novalist.

    The 16/1 shot landed the Ladbrokes Handicap by a distance of six lengths.

  5. Road closed

    The wild and wet conditions are starting to have an effect on the region.

    The A716 from Sandhead to Drummore has been flooded with water and debris between Low Curghie and Terally and the road is reported to be closed.

  6. Tempo key for Stranraer

    BBC Sport


    Stranraer boss Stephen Aitken is hoping his team get out of the blocks quickly in tonight's Scottish Cup replay with Dunfermline.

    Highlights - Scottish Cup round-up two

    "Starting the game at a fast tempo is key for us getting through to a terrific tie in the next round," he said.

  7. Tune in for the bulletins

    Still another two local news bulletins for Dumfries and Galloway and the Borders to come today.

    Radio desk

    Tune in at 16:30 and 17:30 to hear the latest from Dumfries and Selkirk.

  8. 'Half chances'

    BBC Sport


    "There is not much between the sides and having a striker that can snap up a half chance could be crucial."

    Berwick Rangers player-manager Colin Cameron assesses his side's chances at Albion Rovers tonight in their Scottish Cup replay.

  9. Garden closure

    National Trust Scotland tweets: Threave Garden has had to close today because of high winds. The Visitor Centre and café remain open.

    Threave Garden
  10. Pungent problem

    Berwickshire News tweets: Odour fears scupper energy plant plans: Plans for a controversial energy plant near Whitsome have been shelved...

  11. 'Positive impact'

    BBC Sport


    "Winning this game would set up a cracking tie in February and I am sure it would also have a positive impact on our league campaign."

    Jim Chapman is the new manager at Annan Athletic

    Annan Athletic boss Jim Chapman looks forward to tonight's cup clash with Brechin.

  12. Borders cycling boost

    Two major cycling events in the Borders were a major boost to the local economy, according to a report.

    Downhill event
    Image caption: Tweedlove and the Tour O' The Borders were a major boost to the local economy

    Researchers found that TweedLove Bike Festival and the Tour O' The Borders generated a combined total of £1.7m.

    Neil Dalgleish, of organisers Hillside Outside, said: "The events have been recognised as a success at an international level, and visitors have gone home very impressed with our bike trails and our incredible cycling community."

  13. Whitesands meeting

    D&G Citizens Advice tweets: Community Meeting about the Whitesands in #Dumfries Tomorrow night in St George's Hall 6.30pm More info on Charrette

  14. Trains withdrawn

    Network Rail and Scotrail have withdrawn a small number of train services for Wednesday as a safety precaution due to the severe weather forecast.

    Stranraer station

    They include the Ayr to Stranraer line.

    Replacement bus services will be considered, but are dependent on road conditions

  15. Rising star

    Dumfriesshire's rising motorsport star Ross Wyllie has received another accolade.

    The 23-year-old form Thornhill was presented with the Scottish Motor Racing Club's Rothman Trophy for the top performing Scot in a UK National Championship.

  16. Care support scheme

    Marie Curie Cancer Care and NHS Borders are working together on a project to look at ways of improving existing care and support for terminally ill people and their families in the Scottish Borders.

    Cancer care project launch

    The Scottish Borders palliative care needs assessment project will run for six months.

  17. Fatal crash appeal renewed

    Police have renewed their appeal for witnesses to the fatal crash on the A76 south of Mennock on Monday in which 24-year-old Zoe Clark died.

    Sgt Doug Millar said they were keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the crash or was on the road around the time of the incident.

  18. Moffat school inspection praise

    Colin Colthart

    BBC Radio Scotland, Dumfries

    Moffat Primary and Academy complex has been given solid pass marks following the latest visit by education inspectors.

    Moffat school

    The all-through school, which also includes nursery provision, is said to have a positive ethos and a strong sense of community.

  19. Clinical review

    NHS Borders board has confirmed its intention to begin a review of all clinical services.

    Borders General Hospital

    It said the intention was to ensure "the continuation of safe, effective and high quality health services to Borders people".

  20. Tune in

    Don't miss your next local radio news bulletin coming up at 12:30.

    Get all the latest from our Selkirk and Dumfries offices covering the Borders and Dumfries and Galloway.

  21. Weather front sweeping in

    BBC Scotland Weather


    A cloudy start to the afternoon in the Borders but turning wet later.

    It'll be a very windy afternoon with gusty conditions from the south west; gales at times.

    A wet and windy afternoon in Dumfries and Galloway also as a weather front sweeps in from the west.

  22. Ferry delays

    P&O Ferries tweets: Some services on our Larne & Cairnryan routes are operating with slight delays, please check-in as normal

  23. Race day memories

    Kelso racecourse tweets: Don't forget to post any photographs you took this weekend on our facebook page!

  24. First day for snow fans

    Nichola Rutherford

    BBC Scotland

    Hardy snow sports fans have enjoyed their first day of the ski season in the south of Scotland.

    Skiing at Lowther Hill

    Members of the Lowther Hills Ski Club are working to create a ski resort near Wanlockhead, in Dumfries and Galloway, where they are erecting a permanent ski tow and a club house.

  25. 'Weather bomb'

    Ferry services in Scotland have been cancelled and others disrupted as winds strengthen ahead of an Atlantic storm that is due to hit the UK later. swell charts
    Image caption: A chart showing the movement of swells of up to 40ft from 06:00 to 15:00 on Wednesday

    The Met Office has issued a yellow "be aware" warning for most of the UK for later on Tuesday, plus Wednesday and early on Thursday.

    Severe gales have been forecast and sea swells for parts of Scotland of up to 40ft (12m).

  26. Petition opposes support cuts

    Nichola Rutherford

    BBC Scotland

    More than 1,000 people have signed an online petition urging councillors to reconsider a decision to cut learning support staff from schools.

    They have also called on Dumfries and Galloway Council to provide more information to schools and parents about plans to axe more than 50 posts.

    A group of parents claim the move could affect all school children, not just those with additional learning needs.

    The authority says changes are needed as part of a drive to save £32m.

  27. Council sets weather strategy

    Debbie Muir

    BBC Scotland, Dumfries

    Dumfries and Galloway Council is expected to agree a strategy today which sets out how it will respond to weather emergencies.

    4x4 rescue

    In the past two years the region has been hit by heavy snow, town and coastal flooding, power outages and high winds.

    Councillors will attempt to find a sustainable way of dealing with such events.

  28. Paramedic injured

    A paramedic injured in a fatal road accident in Dumfries and Galloway is being treated for a neck fracture and a head injury.


    The 58-year-old man was working in the rear of an ambulance when it was in collision with a Vauxhall Corsa on Monday morning.

    Zoe Clark, 24, of Carronbridge, near Thornhill, was killed in the accident, which happened in icy conditions.

  29. Wilson wins

    Hawick jockey Wilson Renwick produced a storming finish to win the bumper at Musselburgh yesterday on Professor Plum.

    Trained by Rose Dobbin, for her father Kelso racecourse director Duncan Davidson, Professor Plum won by a nose.

  30. Cup replays in store

    South of Scotland sides are in action tonight in Scottish Cup replays.

    Scottish Cup trophy

    Stranraer travel to face Dunfermline with a fifth round clash at home to Premiership side Dundee United the prize for the winner.

    Annan Athletic, meanwhile, make the trip to Brechin City with the winner away to face Championship side Falkirk in the next round.

    Berwick Rangers head to Albion Rovers as they seek to progress to a tie with Spartans.

  31. Councillor raises care concerns

    Colin Colthart

    BBC Radio Scotland, Dumfries

    Vulnerable children could be housed in private residential care without the knowledge of Dumfries and Galloway social services, according to a councillor.

    child abuse

    There is currently said to be no obligation for councils to notify each other when placing a child in residential accommodation outside the area.

    The issue has been raised by Dumfries councillor David McKie.

  32. Wet and windy weather in store

    BBC Scotland Weather


    In the Borders, a cloudy and dry start this morning with some brighter moments, but turning wet later.

    It'll be a very windy morning with gusty conditions from the south west and gales at times.

    Turning wet and windy across Dumfries and Galloway, as a weather front sweeps in from the west.

    The rain will be heavy at times and it will be windy from the south.

    Feeling milder than yesterday though, with highs around 10C or 11C.

  33. Post update

    BBC Scotland Travel


    On the A75, temporary traffic controls are in use at a number of locations between Stranraer and Newton Stewart.

    You'll also encounter a convoy system at Auchenlarie for patching works.