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DUMFRIES: Town switches on to Christmas

DUMFRIES: Town switches on to Christmas

CROWDS gathered in centre of Dumfries on Thursday evening for the annual Christmas lights switch-on. The Dumfries Christmas Extravaganza offered a day of activities, adding to the excitement around the switch-on itself at 6 pm. The day began with the opening of Dumfries Christmas Market is open in the lower half of Bank Street. It featured established businesses as well as showcasing stalls from local Young Entrepreneurs who are supported by Dumfries and Galloway Council and Business Gateway Plus, with the stalls financed by Dumfries Retaile...

DUMFRIES: Alert after car driven at pupils

POLICE are looking to trace a motorist who drove towards seven secondary pupils while they were walking along a pavement in Dumfries on Tuesday afternoon. The 14-year-old students, who all attend St Joseph's College, were walking on the footpath whe...

ANNAN: A75 crash victim named

ANNAN: A75 crash victim named

A MAN has died as a result of a single-vehicle crash on the A75, about two miles west of Annan, on Tuesday afternoon. James McGregor, 67, of Darlison Avenue, ...

DALBEATTIE: Man found in burn

POLICE are investigating the death of a senior citizen in Dumfries and Galloway. George Paterson, 69, from Park Terrace, Dalbeattie, was found in a burn in the town.  Mr Paterson had been out walking a dog and a search began aft...

DUMFRIES: Booking in for library event

DUMFRIES: Booking in for library event

STORY TIME . . . books have been brought to life at Ewart Library’s Human Book event in Dumfries. Poets and storytellers, ghost experts and moun...

REGION: Hundreds observe Armistice Day silence

REGION: Hundreds observe Armistice Day silence

THERE were ceremonies to mark Armistice Day at many war memorials accross the Dumfries and Galloway. Many schools and workplaces fell silent at ...


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DREAM TEAM . . . Paralympian Libby Clegg and guide runner Mikail Huggins celebrated a medal haul at the scottishathletics annual dinner, including Haven Para Athlete of the Year, the Dallas Trust Trophy and the Tom Stillie Sword. Picture: Alan Stewart


Property news

THIS month's 11-page Location supplement contains over 100 properties for sale in the region.
And there's also our Feature Property, pick of homes over £300,000 and information on festive decor.
Don't miss it in this week's Annandale Observer, Annandale Herald, Dumfries Courier and Moffat News - on sale now!

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Your Vote

MORE than a quarter of us shun traditional Christmas pudding, but will you be tucking in this year?: