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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.

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 welcomes farm funding boost

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

Summer surgery tour hits the road

THERE was a good send off for Dumfriesshire's constituency MP and MSP when they began their legendary summer surgery tour on Thursday.

Biggar political couple plan to share honour

A FORMER leading London councillor, who has worked quietly behind the political scenes since retiring to Clydesdale, has received a special visit from Scottish Secretary David Mundell.

High praise for new Borderlands air links

A NEW passenger air service linking the Borderlands with UK and international destinations was given a firm thumbs up on Monday by Scottish Secretary David Mundell.