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Thursday, 29 January 2015

News at a glance

Thefts warning

LIDDESDALE: Police are warning farmers and other rural property owners about a change in tactics by thieves stealing quad bikes and other equipment and machinery.

Last updated 22 January 2015
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Michelle turns her hand to wildflowers

mbmichelle lowe POTTER Michelle Lowe has launched a new collection, Wildflowers, in the Cut the Mustard Gallery in Langholm’s High Street.

Last updated 22 January 2015
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Revised proposals for Riccarton bridge repairs

A REVISED plan for the repair of Riccarton bridge north of Newcastleton will be put before Scottish Borders councillors at their budget meeting next month.

Last updated 22 January 2015
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Talks on flood risk management plans

mbfloody001 THE public in Eskdale are to be consulted on a flood risk management plan for Langholm, one of 23 places in Dumfries and Galloway identified as being vulnerable to flooding.

Last updated 22 January 2015
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Special lunch date for members

THE Eskdale and Liddesdale embroiderers enjoyed each other’s company in December at an excellent celebration lunch in The Copshaw Kitchen followed by coffee and gossip in the home of one of the members who kindly hosted this now traditional part of the Christmas lunch.

Last updated 22 January 2015
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Crash mystery

POLICE are trying to solve the mystery of a white Ford Transit van found crashed on the road south of Newcastleton. There was no trace of the driver. There is no registered keeper.

Last updated 22 January 2015
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Passengers escape unhurt as bus slides off road in treacherous icy conditions

A BUS slid off the steep road in treacherous icy conditions between the A7 and the Cross Keys Hotel in Canonbie last Tuesday.

Last updated 22 January 2015
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Suspicious vehicle

LIDDESDALE residents are being urged to keep reporting suspicious vehicles to the police, even though they may turn out to be in the area for legitimate reasons.

Last updated 22 January 2015
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Man did not pay hotel bill

A MAN defrauded the Grapes Hotel in Newcastleton by not paying his bill and went straight to the Eskdale Hotel in Langholm and booked himself in.

Last updated 22 January 2015
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Provisional bid for Erskine church

THE Erskine church in Langholm’s High Street went under the hammer last week, with a guide price of £15,000.

Last updated 22 January 2015
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Road closed

THE B722 road between Langholm and Annan will be closed from today until January 29 between the B725 and C61a junctions for surfacing works.

Last updated 22 January 2015
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Billy takes the lead at Burns Night

el burns2 THE Masonic club held its annual Burns supper, A Nicht wi’ Burns, with Alex Maxwell as chairman.

Last updated 22 January 2015
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Group looking forward to trip to observatory

HERMITAGE WRI members had their meeting a week early this month because they are having a trip to Kielder Observatory, so they are hoping for a clear night.

Last updated 22 January 2015
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Ladies give their own address to the haggis

mblady burns President Alison Aston welcomed everyone to the Ladies Burns Club anniversary dinner in the LEK social club last Wednesday and said the Selkirk Grace.

Last updated 22 January 2015
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Gerald runs rule on entries

LIDDESDALE camera club held its first meeting of 2015 and was pleased to welcome Gerald Chamberlain of Carlisle Photographic Society.

Last updated 22 January 2015
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Town all set to host Commons committee

THE full line-up of witnesses who will give evidence at two sessions of the House of Commons Scottish affairs select committee in Langholm next Monday have been revealed.

Last updated 22 January 2015
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Foodbanks centre stage in the church

el foodbank4 LANGHOLM’S minister gave up his place in the pulpit last Sunday to the leader of a charitable organisation which organises foodbanks in the east of the region.

Last updated 22 January 2015
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All that Razzamataz

el razzamataz1 LANGHOLM performing arts student Melissa Park is celebrating after picking up two awards at the Razzamataz Theatre Schools annual ceremony in Carlisle last Saturday.

Last updated 22 January 2015
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Holocaust day

LANGHOLM Academy pupils are hosting an assembly for Holocaust Memorial Day in the parish church next Tuesday at 11.15am. The speakers are S1 and S2 pupils and everyone is welcome to attend.

Last updated 22 January 2015
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Mountain bikers conquer the Strathpuffer

el auldgits3 A TEAM of Eskdale mountain bikers braved the snow, ice and darkness to take on the ultimate winter challenge, a 24-hour race through a forest near Inverness.

Last updated 22 January 2015
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