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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.

MP and MSP tour busy Annan factory

KEEPING workers safe across the world is the team mission at a busy Annan factory.

Alpha Solway in Queensberry Street manufacture a range of personal protective equipment and clothing.

Brexit Journey Goes On

AS I write, Brexit still dominates the news.

Things might have changed by the time you read this -- but if we are still seeking a way forward I’ll be every bit as frustrated as most people are with the situation we’re in.