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  1. Updates for Monday 14 December
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 09:00 on Tuesday 15 December

Live Reporting

By Nichola Rutherford and Giancarlo Rinaldi

All times stated are UK

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    Giancarlo Rinaldi

    South Scotland reporter, BBC news website

    That's it from the south of Scotland for today. Join us again tomorrow from 9am for all the news, sport, travel and weather from Dumfries and Galloway and the Borders.

    In the meantime, you can get in touch with us via email.

    We are also on Twitter.

  2. Light spots of rain move north overnight

    Cloudy this evening with light spots of rain moving north. These tend to fizzle out through the early hours and will be sporadic. Temperatures will be around 4 to 7 Celsius as east south east winds begin to freshen.

    Weather forecast for Kirkcudbright
  3. 'Frustration' at Stranraer's on-pitch performances

    Quote Message: I'm not particularly worried about the way we're playing any more, just frustrated that nothing's going for us. from Scott Robertson Stranraer FC midfielder, after losing 3-1 to Airdrieonians at the weekend
    Scott RobertsonStranraer FC midfielder, after losing 3-1 to Airdrieonians at the weekend
  4. Data service could encourage inward investment

    The launch of a new regional data service will help encourage inward investment and funding to Dumfries and Galloway, according to its director. 

    The Regional Observatory - created by the Crichton Institute - is an online public resource providing access to key information relating to the local area. 

    It draws together reports and documents from a range of sources covering themes including population, economy, housing, transport, culture and environment.

    Director of the Observatory, Tony Fitzpatrick said the regional data service could play a key role in helping to inform both public and commercial sector decision-making, but also has a much wider application.   

  5. Loch works helped Selkirk avoid flooding damage

    Works at St Mary's Loch are being credited with helping a Borders town avoid the worst of flooding damage caused by Storm Desmond.

    A flood protection scheme is still under construction in Selkirk but it stood up well to the recent rain.

    St Mary's loch

    Temporary gaps in a new wall on the River Ettrick were plugged and a 100-metre mound built.

    Flood protection scheme project manager Conor Price said the loch works also played their part.

  6. Dumfries Saints in victory over East Kilbride

    In rugby only three of the Dumfries and Galloway sides' fixtures survived the weather. 

    Dumfries Saints remain second in National Division Three after 24 - 8 victory over East Kilbride. 

    West two leaders Stewartry have a 10 point advantage at the top of the table after recording a 41-0 win over Strathendrick. 

    Wigtownshire, meawhile, went down 44- 17 at Strathaven in West Three. 

  7. Radio Times

    Tune in to BBC Radio Scotland at 16:30 and 17:30 to hear the very latest local news bulletins broadcast from Dumfries and Selkirk. 

  8. Sixth loss in a row for Berwick Rangers

    BBC Sport Scotland

    Berwick fell to a sixth loss in a row as Elgin claimed a 3-2 victory at Shielfield Park.

    The hosts did go in front when Michael McKenna drove a rebounded shot past Mark Hurst.

    Darryl McHardy levelled with a header then Dylan Easton's cutback found Brian Cameron.

    Craig Gunn made it 3-1 before Darren Lavery gave Berwick a late consolation when Hurst spilled a Steven Notman cross.

  9. Police appeal after jewellery stolen during Dalbeattie break-in

    Police are investigating the theft of a large quantity of jewellery, watches and necklaces during a break-in to a house in Dalbeattie. 

    The house in Park Terrace was targetted between 19:10 and 20:30 on Friday, while the occupants were out. 

    PC Patrick Coupar appealed for help in tracing two men in dark clothing who were seen in the town on Friday evening. 

    He said they looked dirty and unkempt and one appeared to have a limp. A small white van was also seen turning from Doctors Road into Maxwel Street at 19:15 that night.

  10. Queen of the South in 'missed opportunity'

    Quote Message: It's a missed opportunity. We are disappointed and obviously with the first half performance we are really disappointed but I'm pleased we got a reaction. I would just prefer it if we didn't have to get reactions at half time, or after the first 20-25 minutes of games and we started like that from the kick-off. from James Fowler Queen of the South manager, after a 1-1 draw to Raith Rovers
    James FowlerQueen of the South manager, after a 1-1 draw to Raith Rovers
  11. Police appeal after two cars 'extensively damaged'

    Hawick News

    Police are appealing for information after two cars were “extensively damaged” in Stirches.

    The incident saw a light blue Vauxhall Zafira and a black Hyundai i40 targeted between 8.30pm on Monday, December 2, and 6.50am the following day.

  12. Police launch hunt for attacker wearing 'reindeer pattern' Christmas jumper

    Police have launched a hunt for a man wearing a bright red Christmas jumper, after he seriously assaulted another man in Dumfries on Sunday morning. 

    The victim, a 21-year-old from Thornhill, received injuries to his nose and his mouth in the attach near Argos in Church Place at about 02:50. 

    Police officer

    Police said the assailant was in his mid 20s, of stocky build, with short dark hair. His Christmas jumper had a reindeer pattern and he wore grey trousers. He was with two other men. 

    PC Victoria Unwin said the assault took place when the street was busy with people coming out of a nightclub and she appealed for witnesses.     

  13. Warning after false fire alarms at Annan Academy


    A series of false fire alarms at an Annan secondary school has tied up emergency resources – and caused misery for pupils.

    Three false alerts at Annan Academy in the space of a week saw two fire engines forced to turn out on every occasion, and an entire school of nearly 900 pupils evacuated to the safety of playing fields in miserable wet and windy conditions.

  14. NHS staff test emergency response to major incident

    NHS staff, council workers, members of Police Scotland and the Scottish Ambulance Service have tested their response to an emergency situation in Dumfries. 

    The scenario of Exercise Basepoint involved a celebrity chef, a major transport incident and numerous casualties. 

    Emergency exercise
    Image caption: Staff have been praised for taking part in the exercise in November, after they were called in without warning at 8am.
    Emergency exercise
    Image caption: About 40 "casualties" with realistic injuries arrived at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary over four hours during the exercise
    Emergency exercise
    Image caption: The exercise tested the switchboard, triage, the emergency department, x-ray, laboratories, media handling and tactical and strategic management
  15. Defeat for Selkirk in the Lowland League

    In the Lowland League Selkirk were beaten 4-2 by Spartans despite leading 2-1 at half time. 

    Coldstream were beaten at home 2-1 by Burntisland Shipyard in the East of Scotland League. 

    Hawick Royal Albert, who played their home game at Netherdale, went down 6-3 to Tynecastle, and Peebles Rovers lost 3-1 away to Lothian Thistle.