5 March 2015 Last updated at 10:15

Arts festival line-up unveiledScottish Ensemble

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra and comedian Hardeep Singh Kohli are among the headliners at the Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival.

Theatre RoyalFinal fundraising push for theatre

Campaigners launch final push for funds to furnish the Dumfries Theatre Royal following its £1.9m renovation.

DefibrillatorCouncil agrees defibrillator funding

Councillors agree to fund 11 life-saving defibrillators for remote and rural communities across Dumfriesshire.

South of Scotland Live

    @trafficscotland 10:23: Convoy system Traffic Scotland Latest

    tweets: #A68 Lintalee (South of Jedburgh) will have convoy in place btwn 8am-5pm Mon-Fri until April 10th. For info: http://bit.ly/1wJfE6P

    10:15: Lottery warning

    The Southern Reporter is out today and it leads on the latest in the Earlston play park row.

    Southern Reporter
    @SFRS_DnG_safe 10:00: Carnsalloch fire latest

    @SFRS_DnG_safe tweets: More Information on the fire at Carnsalloch House in Dumfries

    Carnsalloch fire
    Carnsalloch fire
    09:48: Seats under pressure James Cook Scotland Correspondent, BBC News

    A new poll by a Tory peer Lord Ashcroft in eight Scottish constituencies suggest six could go to the SNP.

    The only Conservative seat in Scotland - Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale - which is held by the Scotland Office minister David Mundell, is said to be too close to call with the SNP and the Tories both on 34%.

    The Labour seat of Dumfries and Galloway, held by Russell Brown, is also apparently at risk.

    09:35: Festival line-up unveiled

    The Scottish Chamber Orchestra and comedian Hardeep Singh Kohli will be among the headliners at the Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival.

    Scottish Ensemble

    A total of 82 acts will perform at 42 venues across the south-west over 10 days at the end of May.

    09:24: Theatre's final push Nichola Rutherford BBC Scotland

    A final fund-raising push is under way in the renovation of the Theatre Royal in Dumfries.

    Theatre Royal

    A wide range of items are needed to complete the ambitious overhaul.

    09:15: Travel latest

    No problems to report at the moment with Irish Sea ferry services or local rail travel.

    On the roads, on the A75 traffic controls are in use at the Rowan Glen Dairy at Creetown and at the Newton Stewart roundabout.

    Stop-Go boards will also be in use in various locations for studding works along the route.

    You'll encounter temporary lights on the A76 Enterkinfoot and just north of Kirkconnel.

    Traffic controls will also be in place today on the A7 just north of Langholm and on the A701 at Locharbriggs in Dumfries.

    Also in Dumfries, a combination of temporary lights on the Moffat Road and at St Mary's Street will add to peak times delays.

    09:05: Mostly dry BBC Scotland Weather Latest

    Most places dry, some brightness along the Solway coast and in the eastern Borders.

    There is the chance of a little patchy rain over the Southern Uplands.

    Windy today with quite a brisk southwesterly. Temperatures will reach around 11 celsius, so feeling noticeably mild.

    09:00: Giancarlo Rinaldi South Scotland reporter, BBC Scotland news website

    Grey skies in our part of southern Scotland at the moment but on with the news.

    Stick with us for the rest of the day with all the news, sport, travel and weather from across Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders.




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