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LOCKERBIE: Food firms job hopes

LOCKERBIE: Food firms job hopes

TWO food firms from Edinburgh are setting up business in Lockerbie — offering the prospect of a jobs boost in the town. Attracted to the town by its geography and good transport links, the as-yet-unidentified companies have been working closely with a project aimed at offsetting the impact of a nuclear power plant’s closure. Chris Brown from the CX Project said: “Surprisingly, we’ve actually had two businesses over the last four months relocate to Lockerbie from Edinburgh — largely for connectivity and also for the site that th...

Wickerman founder injured in farm incident

Wickerman founder injured in farm incident

THE MAN behind the region's iconic Wickerman Festival was seriously ill in hospital today after an incident on his farm. Jamie Gilroy, co-founder and owner of...

GALLOWAY: Motorist rescued from vehicle

GALLOWAY: Motorist rescued from vehicle

A WOMAN was taken to hospital after being rescued from her crashed car in Dumfries and Galloway on Tuesday morning. Two crews from Newton Stewart Fire Station ...

DUMFRIES: Hospital plans lodged

FORMAL plans have been submitted for the region’s new £200 million hospital. And Dumfries and Galloway Council’s planning applications committee, who meet on Tuesday, are expected to approve the construction of the 350-bed unit a...

GRETNA: M-way junction move bid

PROPOSALS to move a motorway junction at the border are still being pursued, with revised plans earmarked to go before a working committee in the New Year. Currently all traffic from the A7 Edinburgh-Carlisle road has to pass thr...

REGION: Festive cheer on way to needy kids

REGION: Festive cheer on way to needy kids

A MAJOR operation to bring a little festive cheer and basic essentials to needy children in eastern Europe is well underway. A lorry loaded with...


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MASTERCHEF . . . Mary Rogerson, of Newington Primary School in Annan, has been named School Cook of the Year for the east of the region


Business news

READ the full story about a new director joining the Gretna Green Ltd board in this week's Business feature.
And Armstrong Watson also discuss the changes in stamp duty, while there's stories on agricultural land demand, trust in local businesses and our monthly job profile.
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