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GIRL POWER . . . Provost of Dumfries and Nithsdale Tracey Little is putting a woman's touch on the traditional role.
See page  *** Local Caption *** GIRL POWER . . . Provost of Dumfries and Nithsdale Tracey Little is putting a woman's touch on the traditional role. 
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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.

FLOOD FACT-FINDING  . . . senior council officials met residents from the worst affected areas during last summer's flooding in Annan at a consultation tour on Sunday
 *** Local Caption *** FLOOD FACT-FINDING  . . . senior council officials met residents from the worst affected areas during last summer's flooding in Annan at a consultation tour on Sunday

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.

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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.

wqe *** Local Caption *** BLACK HOLE . . . another pothole spotted this week on the B7020 near Lochmaben

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.

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Forgotten town!

IS LOCKERBIE the town that Dumfries and Galloway Council forgot?

PARK PROMOTION . . . a 'pop-up park' at the corner of Irish Street and Friars Vennel last month helped highlight the issue of parking violations in Dumfries

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.

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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.

dg one dn *** Local Caption *** CONCERNS . . . left to right: councillors Matthew Ronnie, John Charteris and Ian Carruthers outside DG One

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.

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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.

DELAY . . . a meeting to discuss repair works to DG One has been postponed until next month

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.

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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.

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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.

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WELL DONE . . . head of education Dr Gillian Brydson with the seven school leaders

Super seven set headship standards

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

NORWAY VISIT . . . visitors from Norway are set to explore the restoration of formal links with Dumfries during a visit to the town next week

Moves to reconnect Dumfries with Norway

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

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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.

PLANNING PROBLEMS . . . Ronald Edgar in front of the wooden house at the centre of a planning row

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.

ROAD FEARS . . . Keith Gristwood and Valerie Coltart are among the Dalbeattie Road residents who have voiced concerns about council plans to introduce a cycle lane and yellow lines on the busy main road

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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More consultation on revised roads revamp

OUTRAGE has greeted revised plans for a £1 million roads revamp in Dumfries — now set to go back to public consultation.

REVIVAL HOPES . . . talks between Dumfries and Galloway Council and contractor Kier Construction Limited over the problem-hit £17 million DG One leisure centre in Dumfries are described as in their final stages
 *** Local Caption *** REVIVAL HOPES . . . talks between Dumfries and Galloway Council and contractor Kier Construction Limited over the problem-hit £17 million DG One leisure centre in Dumfries are described as in their final stages

UPDATED: Shock at new DG One report

A SPECIAL meeting took place in Dumfries yesterday after a damning report was released highlighting yet more issues with the construction of the DG One leisure centre.

TOTAL TRANSFORMATION . . . Queen Street residents are all smiles as Dumfries and Galloway Council leader Elaine Murray prepares to cut the ribbon

Celebrating street makeover

QUEEN Street residents have been celebrating the transformation of their neighbourhood following a £800,000 makeover.

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Flood scheme in Government’s hands

A CONTROVERSIAL £25 million flood defence scheme for the Dumfries Whitesands has been approved by councillors.

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World hockey heads for Dumfries

WORLD championship ice hockey will once again be coming to Dumfries as Team GB beat the rival vote from Romania for the right to host the next event.

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Small school trio under threat

A MEETING is taking place today to decide on the fate of three small primary schools in the region.

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Region recruits record number of probationer teachers

A RECORD 99 new probationer teachers started work in Dumfries and Galloway last week, the most ever recruited in region.

 
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