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Next PM must stand-up for Union

I was truly sorry to see Theresa May announce on Friday that she would be resigning as Prime Minister.

Having worked closely with her over many years I know how dedicated she was to serving her country. 

MP visits award-winning school

PUPILS at Kelloholm Primary School in Upper Nithsdale have notched up a number of significant successes this year.

Borders focus as Ruth begins fightback

THERE was an enthusiastic welcome to Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson when she spoke at the party's spring conference in Aberdeen earlier this month after returning from maternity leave.

MP calls for more locally-based policing

A CUT in locally-based police officers in two areas of his constituency has been condemned by Dumfriesshire Clydesdale and Tweeddale MP David Mundell.

Celebrating 20 years of the Scottish Parliament

IT IS hard to believe that the first election to the devolved Scottish Parliament was 20 years ago while, on a personal level, I've reached two decades as a parliamentarian, first in Edinburgh and then Westminster.

Lockerbie beer cheer for Westminster

A LITTLE bit of beer cheer from Dumfriesshire could soon bring some refreshment to stressed politicians and their guests.

One of the popular brands from an expanding Lockerbie-based microbrewery will soon be on sale within the Houses of Parliament at Westminster.

MP and MSP briefed on jobs-hope site progress

A SMALL technical team is working on the former Pinneys food factory site at Annan preparing for production to resume in the autumn.

And the skills and positive reputation of former workers will be a factor in the forthcoming recruitment process.

MP seeks cash network concerns meeting

CLYDESDALE MP David Mundell has expressed disappointment that withdrawal charges are being maintained at a previously free-to-use rural cash machine.

Inspirational Jane a true Scottish heroine

I FELT humbled and honoured to take part in an event in eastern Europe last weekend which was dedicated to a south of Scotland missionary who gave her life to help protect Jewish schoolgirls in World War Two.