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MP briefed on schools' important bee research

PUPILS at Annan Academy are taking part in groundbreaking research into why the honey bee population is in decline.

They are collecting bees from hives at different locations and stages in their lifespan for testing to see if they have any diseases.

Westminster update for DG Chamber members

BORDER BREAKFAST . . . Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale MP David Mundell was guest speaker at an early morning gathering of business people at Smiths Hotel, Gretna Green on Friday.

Whisky message must go to Trump

I HAVE urged the Government to highlight the damaging impact of a pending 25-per-cent whisky tariff by the United States on our iconic Scottish industry directly with President Trump himself.

MP gives pupils Westminster insight

Modern Studies students at Annan Academy were given a first hand account of the twists and turns of political life at Westminster on Friday.

MP goes pink to support charity

LOCAL MP David Mundell has been 'Wearing it Pink' at Westminster in support of breast cancer causes.

He joined Breast Cancer Now and Breast Cancer Care representatives to promote forthcoming breast cancer awareness month in October.

Halt turbines spread

WIND FARMS across Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale have reached their limit and any more would further damage the natural beauty of our area. 

MP welcomes farm funding boost

SUBSTANTIAL support, which should boost farming in Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale, has been warmly welcomed by local MP David Mundell.