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DUMFRIES: Hunt for house intruder

A MAN who has been entering houses in Dumfries —claiming he was being chased — is being hunted by police. Concern has also been expressed by local people and councillors about the incidents which have occurred in the Lincluden and Cresswell areas this week. Chairwoman of the Cresswell and Larchfield Tenants and Residents Association Judy Williamson said: “It’s very worrying — especially for pensioners and people living on their own. “I would urge people to keep their doors locked.” Another incident was reported yesterday in the Grierson...

M74: Crash driver 'may have swerved for animal'

A SHERIFF has ruled that a driver who was injured on the M74 near Ecclefechan after his pickup truck towing a caravan collided with the central reservation and was then struck by a lorry died from the neck and chest injuries which resulted. But Sher...

GRETNA: Probe into unexplained death

GRETNA: Probe into unexplained death

POLICE are continuing to investigate the unexplained death of a Polish man in Gretna at the weekend. Sebastian Masiewicz, 30, was found unconscious at a house ...

WATERBECK: Police investigate 'bondage' incident

POLICE are hunting two men dressed in bondage gear who were disturbed during an incident at a farm roadend near Waterbeck at the weekend. Shocked local couple Allan Pagan and partner Natalie Fairhurst were out walking on Gair Roa...

ANNAN: N-site on nuclear submarine short-list

ANNAN: N-site on nuclear submarine short-list

DEFENCE chiefs have confirmed Chapelcross has been short-listed to store radioactive components from dismantled Royal Navy nuclear submarines. T...

REGION: Global interest in Viking treasure find

REGION: Global interest in Viking treasure find

A HOARD of Viking treasure, described as the largest found in modern times, has been discovered on land owned by the Church of Scotland in Dumfri...

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HOT STUFF . . . co-owner Michael Shanley is hoping his order of extremely hot Indian ghost chillies will help pull in Lockerbie's most daring for a Hot Wing Challenge at the Blue Bell Bar and Grill next weekend

FEATURES

Autumn brides

BRIDE-to-be Stevie Johnston discusses stag and hen nights in this month's two-page bridal feature.
And there's also a blog from the team at the Easterbrook Hall as well as stunning wedding pictures and information from local suppliers.
Don't miss it in this week's Annandale Observer, Annandale Herald, Dumfries Courier and Moffat News - on sale now.

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