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Petition battle MP and MSP praise axed train return

LOCAL MP David Mundell and constituency MSP Oliver Mundell have thanked 3,000 people who signed their petition to have 10.32 Lockerbie to Edinburgh service reinstated after it was axed in the December timetable changes. 

MP reflects on 75th anniversary of VE Day

This Friday, I'm sure, people across the constituency will mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe with pride, sadness and a mixture of other emotions.

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Closure bank not under threat - MP told

A SUDDEN closure at the RBS branch in Biggar was only temporary, local MP David Mundell has been told.

The Clydesdale representative was given the assurance after he was contacted by worried constituents in the South Lanarkshire town.

Scam messages condemned

Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale MP David Mundell and Dumfriesshire constituency MSP Oliver Mundell have been alerted by constituents to scam calls, emails and texts, wrongly purporting to be from the UK Government.

MP highlights Langholm cash access concerns

Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale MP David Mundell has raised community concerns in Langholm about difficulties some, mainly older people, face in obtaining cash, due to the temporary closure of the town's Cumberland Building Society branch.