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Schools introduce gender neutral toilets

A MOVE to include gender neutral toilets in all new schools has seen Dumfries and Galloway Council praised by the region’s LGBT community.

Council tax to rise by three-per-cent

COUNCIL Tax will rise by three per cent this year for households in Dumfries and Galloway.

Campaigners raise fears over ‘plastic coast’

PARTS of the north Solway are at risk of becoming known as the ‘Plastic Coast,’ it has been claimed.

Local plan approved

FUTURE development on 169 sites across the region has been agreed by councillors.

Holiday rethink

SHORTER summer holidays could be on the cards for the region’s pupils and teachers.

Lockerbie: 29 years on

TWENTY-NINE-years ago today, Lockerbie was the town on everyone’s lips.

Two windfarms approved

PERMISSION has been given for two more windfarms to be built at either ends of the region.

Tracey adds woman’s touch to role of Provost

DnG MEDIA chief reporter AMANDA KENNEDY this week caught up with the Provost of Dumfries and Nithsdale Tracey Little to talk about all things Dumfries and what it means to her to be the second ever female to hold the historic role.

Officials on floods fact-finding tour

A DECISION on investment for a long-term solution to some of Annan’s flooding issues could be made within two months.

Council takes keys to state-of-the-art campus

A £24 MILLION state-of-the-art learning campus in Dalbeattie has been officially handed over to Dumfries and Galloway Council.

Region’s pothole problems among nation’s deepest

TWENTY-SIX thousand potholes with a combined depth of over 1000m were reported in Dumfries and Galloway last year.

Forgotten town!

IS LOCKERBIE the town that Dumfries and Galloway Council forgot?

Fines spark street parking outcry

A CALL for a better approach to problem parking in Dumfries has been issued — sparked by £70 fines in council car parks.

Events place business top of agenda

A SERIES of events in south west Scotland have put business and the economy at the top of the agenda.

Leisure centre £50m bill claim

THE FINAL bill for DG One in Dumfries could reach £46 million — fuelling calls to axe the project and bulldoze the site.

Anger at short notice of library closure plans

LOCKERBIE Customer Service Centre is set to close for three weeks next month . ..and the town’s community council aren’t happy.

HSE rejects DG One investigation request

A REQUEST for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to investigate construction flaws at the region’s £17 million flagship leisure centre has been rejected.

Blooming show of community pride

A CELEBRATION of community pride took place in Dumfries last week — with awards handed out to businesses, towns and villages.

Landlord in Vennel property warning

COMPULSORY repairs in a Dumfries street costing up to £70,000 could see landlords forced to dispose of their properties.

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Powers to stop puppy trafficking

COUNCILLORS have renewed powers that will help in the fight against the illegal importation of puppies through the region’s ferry ports.

Super seven set headship standards

SEVEN school leaders from across Dumfriesshire have been recognised for attaining the Standard for Headship.

Next move blocked

A BID by retail giant Next to move from Dumfries town centre to the Cuckoo Bridge retail park was today thrown out by councillors.

Plastic road first for region

A NEW eco friendly roads concept is being trialled in Dumfries and Galloway in a bid to make local highways more durable.

Land swap could be way forward in Parkhead row

A ‘COMMON sense’ compromise is being urged amid an outcry over plans to build houses on green space in the centre of Dumfries.

Ski slope proposed for town centre

‘APRES-SKI’ could become a common expression in Dumfries — as a proposal is pitched to create an outdoor dry slope in the town

Leaking Vennel properties at crisis point

A TWO-YEAR bid to fix leaking properties in a Dumfries street has reached crisis point — after flooding forced one firm to switch off its electricity.

Moves to reconnect Dumfries with Norway

A DELEGATION from Norway is to explore moves to re-establish formal links with Dumfries.

Flood objectors offered support in ‘Sands fight

AN OFFER of support is being extended to the 344 people who have formally objected to a £25 million Whitesands flood defence project.

Ronald’s plea to build house for disabled wife

A LAST ditch plea has been made by a pensioner who wants to build a house for his disabled wife.

Anger as council plans road layout shake-up

AN OUTCRY has greeted plans to introduce a cycle lane and double yellow lines along a busy main road into Dumfries.

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