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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.

MP tours Moffat alpaca attraction

SCOTTISH Secretary David Mundell took a break from the pressures of national politics to support one of his home town's newest visitor attractions at the weekend.

Rail link group mark closure anniversary

A SPECIAL dinner at Langholm has marked the 55th anniversary of the last passenger train from the town.

The end of the service in June, 1964 was later followed by the complete closure of the seven-mile branch line from the Carlisle-Edinburgh Waverley route, which was also later axed.