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Summary

  1. Updates for Wednesday 2 December
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 09:00 on Thursday 3 December

Live Reporting

By Nichola Rutherford and Giancarlo Rinaldi

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    Giancarlo Rinaldi

    South Scotland reporter, BBC news website

    Thanks again for joining us today. Come back tomorrow from 9am for more news, sport, travel and weather for the Borders and Dumfries and Galloway.

  2. Forecast: Much colder than last night

    This evening and tonight, it's mainly dry with a mix of clear spells but some cloud too. 

    Forecast

    With light winds, a touch of frost is expected inland where skies clear. It's a much colder night than last - by some margin. 

    Expect temperatures to dip to around freezing in town and sub-zero in the countryside, especially where there are clear periods.

  3. Selkirk Rugby Club introduce their own tartan

    Border Telegraph

    A Borders rugby club is hoping to emulate the world's richest football team by introducing its own tartan.

    Committee members at Selkirk launched their very own tartan on Saturday.

  4. Stranraer will have to be at their 'very best' against Celtic

    Galloway Gazette

    Stranraer boss Brian Reid says that his side will need to be at their “very best” if they are to cause an upset against Premiership champions Celtic in the Scottish Cup next month.

    Tuesday’s fourth round draw pitted the Stair Park men against the cup favourites in a tie that is set to be played on either Saturday January 9 or Sunday January 10.

  5. Dumfries man who hid heroin hit by confiscation order

    A Dumfries man who was found with heroin concealed inside his body has been made the subject of a £31,818 confiscation order.

    Police found the drugs when they detained Waheed Anwar, 42, for questioning in February 2013.

    He was subsequently found guilty of being involved in supplying heroin and sentenced to three years in prison.

    The cash confiscation order was made at Dumfries Sheriff Court after a full investigation of his financial history.

  6. Who is James Clerk Maxwell?

    James Clerk Maxwell, who lived near Corsock in Dumfries and Galloway, has been described as one of the greatest scientists who ever lived. But how many people recognise him today?

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  7. Pantomime reopens refurbished Dumfries theatre

    Watch Willie Johnston's report on the reopening of the Theatre Royal in Dumfries here

    Theatre Royal Dumfries
  8. Nurse director to leave NHS Dumfries and Galloway

    The Nurse Director for NHS Dumfries and Galloway is poised to leave her post in the new year. 

    Professor Hazel Boreland is set to take up the Nurse Director's position with Ayrshire and Arran Health Board.   

  9. Reptile rehabilitation centre plans for Johnstonebridge

    Dumfries and Galloway Standard

    Vulnerable exotic animals could soon find sanctuary in Dumfries and Galloway.

    Mum-of-three Lyndsay Dobson plans to build a reptile rehabilitation centre near her Johnstonebridge home.

  10. Your views: Dumfries Theatre Royal reopens

  11. Man placed on sex offenders register after extreme porn found on computer

    A man found with extreme pornography on his computer has been placed on the sex offenders register for three years

    Jedburgh Sheriff Court heard that 67 videos were found on Mark Ross's laptop following a police raid at a house in Creel Court, St Abbs.

  12. The Border Telegraph leads with a story about local food bank referrals

    The Border Telegraph front page
  13. Fewer complaints to NHS in Dumfries and Galloway

    Complaints about NHS services in Dumfries and Galloway have dropped by a third, according to the latest figures. 

    In total, 74 grievances were lodged in the past three months. 

    The bulk of complaints involve issues with clinical treatment, staff attitude and behaviour, and communication breakdown.   

  14. Your views: Reopening the Theatre Royal Dumfries

    Giancarlo Rinaldi

    South Scotland reporter, BBC news website

    When I was growing up, the Christmas pantomime at the Theatre Royal was one of the most special occasions of the festive season.

    It is my birthday around that time of year and my father - unbeknownst to me - would always have a word with the actors to get me called up on stage.

    Thinking about the audience singing Happy Birthday to my schoolboy self still makes me smile.

    So to see the Theatre Royal restored to above and beyond its former glory is the kind of feelgood story you don't get to write too often as a news reporter. 

  15. Forecasters issue wind warning

    Gale-force winds could affect much of Scotland on Friday

    Met Office forecasters said the strongest winds will affect northern and western parts at first, then reach the central belt and south later in the day.   

    Forecast
  16. Health board FOI requests to reach record high

    Health bosses say they expect the number of Freedom of Information requests received by NHS Dumfries and Galloway to reach a record high by the end of this year. 

    The number of FOI requests made to NHS Dumfries and Galloway so far this year is 411, representing a rise of 6% compared to 2014. 

    Just over 50% come from media and political representatives. 

    The health board anticipates that FOI requests will exceed 500 for 2015 - five times the number recorded when the legislation was introduced a decade ago.