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  1. Updates for Wednesday 15 April
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 09:00 on Thursday 16 April

Live Reporting

By Giancarlo Rinaldi

All times stated are UK

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  1. Damage delays roadworks

    Police are appealing for information following a report of damage to a wall near to Lockerbie Fire Station between 4pm on Tuesday and 8am today.

    The damage has resulted in significant delays and expense to ongoing roadworks.

  2. Reef join Palmerston line-up

    Reef are the latest band to sign-up for Queen of the South's summer concert.


    They join Status Quo and Big Country on the line-up for the gig at Palmerston Park on 5 June.

  3. Castle view


    @KLFStudiotweets: Caerlaverock Castle, Dumfries and Galloway

  4. Dry evening

    BBC Scotland Weather


    It'll be dry across the south of Scotland with some evening sunny spells and light winds.

    It'll remain dry overnight, and with long clear spells it will turn chilly, with a touch of frost on the grass and some low lying mist in places later.

    Temperatures will dip to around 1 Celsius.

  5. Radio bulletins

    Tune in at 16:30 for the latest radio bulletins from Dumfries and Selkirk.

    All the news, sport, travel and weather for the Borders and Dumfries and Galloway coming up.

    More at 17:30 and then we're back at 06:30, 07:30 and 08:30 tomorrow morning.

  6. Play-off cash change bid

    Chris McLaughlin

    BBC Sport

    Hibernian, Hearts and Motherwell have put forward a proposal to cut the amount of cash distributed to clubs who are not part of the Scottish Professional Football League play-offs.

    Current rules state that clubs outwith the play offs get a share of 50% of money generated through gate receipts.

    All 42 SPFL clubs will now vote next week on a proposal to cut that percentage to 25%.

  7. Output rises

    Output from the Scottish economy rose by 0.6% during the final three months of last year, according to Scottish government figures.


    The UK as a whole saw the same rate of growth in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) during that quarter.

  8. Power restored


    @SPEnergyNetworktweets: Supplies have been restored to customers affected by #POWERCUT #TD11 #Duns. Thank you for your patience today.

  9. Harry targets Ayr glory

    Harry the Viking will aim for a Borders triumph in the Scottish Grand National on Saturday at Ayr.

    Harry The Viking Diamond Jubilee National Hunt steeplechase in March

    Trained by Greenlaw's Sandy Thomson, it is priced around 25/1 for the race.

  10. Announcement imminent


    The Wickerman Festival tweets: 12hours until the next release of acts for Wickerman 2015, don't hold ur breath yet we want u to make it to midnight!

    Wickerman Festival
  11. Front page


    The Border Telegraph tweets: A special eight page pull-out and keep feature on the Melrose Sevens is included inside this week's @bordertelegraph

    Border Telegraph
  12. Food safety award

    The Museum of Lead Mining at Wanlockhead has been recognised for its high standards of hygiene, cleanliness and food safety with an Eat Safe award.

    Tearoom staff

    The museum achieved the accolade as a result of its commitment to "food safety management standards beyond those required by law".

  13. Temperature drop


    Scottish Borders Council

    tweets: Clear skies and sharp drop in temp means risk of ice on higher roads later tonight so our gritters will be out pre-salting! #sbctravel

  14. 'Despicable' theft

    Colin Colthart

    BBC Radio Scotland, Dumfries

    A thief targeted an elderly woman in her Annan home, police have said.

    Officers said it was a "despicable" crime and are appealing for the public's help in catching the man responsible.

    The victim was sitting in her home in Annan's North Street on Tuesday afternoon when a man entered the property at about 15:40.

  15. 'Suspicious' van


    Nithsdale Police tweets: Suspicious White Transit Van and White Mitsubishi going door to door in @NithsdalePolice area. Report all suspicious activity to 101

  16. Official opening for library

    An official opening of the refurbished library in Selkirk will take place next Tuesday.

    The site re-opened to the public this week following its closure for renovation.

  17. Good progress


    Dumfries and Galloway Council

    tweets: Works to improve public space in Gretna Green and Springfield are progressing well.

    Gretna works
  18. Sunny spells

    BBC Scotland Weather


    A dry afternoon to come across the Borders and Dumfries and Galloway, with some spells of brightness and sunshine.

    Winds will continue to ease, and with highs of around 11 celsius, it will feel fairly pleasant in the sunshine.

  19. Bulletin time

    Make sure you tune in at 12:30 for our local radio bulletins from our Selkirk and Dumfries studios.

    All the latest coming up from Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders.

  20. Carer award

    NHS Borders has been recognised for its commitment to supporting employees who are carers and has been awarded the Scottish Government's 'Carer Positive' Engaged kitemark.

    Carer award

    Chairman John Raine accepted the award on behalf of NHS Borders who have demonstrated that they are an employer who provide a "working environment where carers are valued and supported".

  21. Defibrillator boost

    Emergency defibrillators have been installed in four tiny Scottish villages by Crailing, Eckford and Nisbet Community Council, to address concerns about the distance from emergency services and an ageing population.


    They have been purchased for the residents of Crailing, Eckford, Nisbet and Ulston in the Kelso/Jedburgh area of Roxburghshire in the Scottish Borders.

  22. Election debate

    The BBC is holding local radio debates in the run up to the General Election in Galashiels and Moffat.

    If you'd like to be part of the audience you can apply here.

  23. Happy days


    @_mattbaker tweets: And we're in! Happy days with @TheStovies - now resident on Dumfries High Street #UnderNewManagement #OpenHouse

    Store front
  24. Lowland League cup clash

    There's a Lowland League Cup match between Selkirk and Vale of Leithen this evening.

    And on the East of Scotland scene Eyemouth United travel to Ormiston, Hawick Royal Albert are at home to Heriot-Watt University, and Peebles Rovers play Kelso United at Whitestone Park.

  25. Play-offs in sight

    The back page of today's Dumfries and Galloway Standard covers Queen of the South's run of great results to stand on the brink of the play-offs.

    Back page
  26. Borders amateur league

    Last night in the Border Amateur League A division, second top Gala Fairydean Rovers beat Ancrum 4-1, Gordon made it 5-1 against Chirnside and Greenlaw edged Jed Legion 1-0.

    B Division action saw leaders Hawick United ease past Earlston Rhymers 3-0, and Tweeddale Rovers beat Gala Hotspur 2-1.

    In the C Division the winners were Hawick Legion Rovers, Tweedmouth Amateurs, Lauder and St Boswells.

  27. Train spotting


    @Fireball_Pete tweets: @BordersRailway - spotted the promo train at Waverley. Looking good. #thisiscivilengineering look forward to Sept 6

  28. Wigtown on the brink

    Wigtown have one hand on the South of Scotland league trophy after a 5-1 win over Creetown last night. They now need just one point from their remaining two games to land their second successive championship title.

    It comes after nearest rivals Newton Stewart suffered their third straight defeat - going down 4-2 at home to Fleet Star.

    In the other games last night Lochar Thistle beat Upper Annandale 2-1 in their league fixture and Abbey Vale secured a place in the semi-final of the Tweedie Cup with a 1-0 win over Heston.

  29. Drug 'war' claims

    The Dumfries and Galloway Standard hits the shops today and it leads on claims a benefit system change could prompt a "drugs war".

    Dumfries Standard
  30. Travel latest

    Convoy systems will again be in use today on the A75 for patching work between Newton Stewart and Glenluce. There are also temporary lights at Mossyard near Gatehouse.

    There are survey works this morning on the A75 Collin bypass with single lane closures east and west bound.

    Elsewhere, traffic signals remain in use on the A77 north of Cairnryan and on the A76 north of Thornhill at Enterkinfoot. No problems to report with Irish Sea ferry services or local rail travel.

  31. Rain clearing away

    BBC Scotland Weather


    A cloudy start across the south, with some outbreaks of rain and some mist over the hills.

    This will continue to clear away to the south quickly this morning, leaving a dry day, with some sunny spells.

    Winds will fall light during the day. Highs of 11 celsius, which will feel fairly pleasant in the sunshine.