BBC news for Dumfriesshire

Storm Doris forecast prompts amber snow warning

Preparations are under way across many parts of Scotland ahead of an amber snow warning linked to the arrival of Storm Doris.

Dumfries and Galloway Council administration outlines spending plans

Dumfries and Galloway Council's Labour administration targets tackling poverty as a key element of its spending plans for the year ahead.

Stranraer fishing boat catches unexploded grenade in its nets

Bomb disposal experts are called out after a fishing boat catches unexploded munitions - including a grenade - in its nets.

Earlston hay barn blaze 'suspicious'

Police say a hay barn blaze in the Scottish Borders is being treated as suspicious.

Live BBC World News

Turkey reverses female army officers' headscarf ban

The army was the last institution in officially secular Turkey with a ban on the Muslim headscarf.

Ildar Dadin: Russian activist jail term quashed

Supreme Court orders the release of protester Ildar Dadin, jailed under tough new rules.

UPS delivery drone has glitch at launch event

A demonstration of a package delivery drone service goes awry when the aircraft is nearly destroyed.

Mexican man kills himself after being deported from US

He jumped off the bridge linking the US and Mexico after he was deported for the third time.

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