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ROCKCLIFFE: Girls rescued from Solway

THE rescue of two young girls from the Solway Firth on Monday afternoon has sparked a warning from Coastguards about the dangers of swimming during the current heatwave. The girls, aged 12 and 16, were pulled to safety by members of the Kippford Inshore Lifeboat after they got into difficulties near Rockcliffe. Members of the public spotted them fighting the strong currents between Rockcliffe and Almorness Point and alerted the emergency services. Kirkcudbright Coastguards, the Kippford RNLI Lifeboat and an Search and Rescue helicopter from...

LOCKERBIE: Morris dancer falsely claimed £28k

A MORRIS dancer from Lockerbie has been given a nine months suspended sentence after falsely claiming £28,000 in disability benefits. Retired Annan Academy maths and special needs teacher Allan Baldwin, 67, said he was virtually unable to walk betwe...

REGION: Council extend retirement packages

DUMFRIES and Galloway council is set to revise its early retirement policy so that more workers will give up their jobs. The number of people expressing an interest in going early has plummeted from 2,000 in 2010-11 to just 33 so far this year. N...

STRANRAER: Online bid attract visitors

STRANRAER: Online bid attract visitors

A SOCIAL network site has been launched to help promote events and arts activities in and around Stranraer town centre. The Facebook page title...

REGION: New Sheriff Principal

A NEW Sheriff Principal has been appointed for South Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway. Ian Abercrombie, QC, who is a Sheriff at Dunfermline, will take up the post when Brian Lockhart, 71, who has been Sheriff Principal since 20...

CARRUTHERSTOWN: £9m new A75 route opens

A KEY milestone has been reached in the £9 million upgrade of the A75 between Hardgrove and Kinmount. The project to improve the 3.6km stretch of road near Annan, introducing overtaking lanes in both directions, has seen the mai...

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