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SINCE becoming MP for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale 15 years ago, and before that as an MSP and councillor, I have been very much aware of the valuable work carried out by the local print media.

Challenging Times

SADLY, across the constituency, and beyond, coronavirus and the lockdown continue to dominate all our lives. My thoughts are, like those across the political spectrum, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his partner Carrie, in his battle with the disease.

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.

David and Oliver on call for Corona crisis

TWO LOCAL politicians are determined to keep in touch with constituents during the Coronavirus crisis.

Both Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale MP David Mundell and Dumfriesshire Constituency MSP Oliver Mundell plan to hold regular telephone surgeries.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

THERE can be few topics dominating conversations more just now than Coronavirus (COVID-19) and that looks certain to remain the case in the weeks and months ahead.

Budget 2020

This was an excellent Budget which will be good for the country at this challenging time.