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READY TO HELP . . . the Rainbow Services Wellbeing team are gearing up for the launch of a pioneering new care at home resource

Pilot care scheme is ‘exciting’ first for region

A PIONEERING new approach to personalised elderly home care being launched in Dumfries is the very first of its kind in Scotland.


New councillor hits out at ‘age discrimination’

THE region’s youngest councillor is writing to the Scottish Tory leader claiming ‘indirect discrimination’ against him.

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Suspension calls after parties make pact

A FORMER council leader has called on Scottish Labour to suspend its local councillors over an administration pact with the SNP.

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Concern commission hike will impact the arts

A HIKE in money taken by the council for selling tickets to concerts and plays could have an impact on the local arts.


Elaine is new leader

FORMER MSP Elaine Murray has today been named as the new leader of Dumfries and Galloway Council.

CALL FOR ACTION . . . left to right: Lochar Ward councillor Jeff Leaver, MSP Colin Smyth and local resident Brian Little at the former Interfloor factory in Dumfries

Task force to tackle ‘death trap’ factory

A TASK force has been set up to tackle a derelict Dumfries factory which has been branded ‘a potential death trap’.

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Police probe ‘unusual’ theft of car bonnets

COUNCIL pool cars were among vehicles to have lights, bumpers and even bonnets stripped from them while parked overnight in Dumfries this week.

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More ‘common sense’ needed in planning, says trader

A SHOPKEEPER in Dumfries has revealed he created a Friars Vennel flat despite permission being rejected — highlighting what he says are constant breaches of planning regulations.

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Finding out about fostering

DOZENS of new foster families are needed in Dumfries and Galloway during the coming year to ensure that all children in care can be found the right home.

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Age – it’s just a number

AT just 21 Adam Wilson is the region’s youngest councillor.. . but he might just have the biggest ideas.

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LOCAL ELECTIONS: Council poll results and picture special



Neil+Samson=maths revolution

CIRCUS characters inspired by Bruce Springsteen are bringing maths to life for children, thanks to the inventiveness of a Lockerbie man.

STEPPING DOWN . . . after five years as an Annandale North Councillor Peter Diggle has chosen not to stand for re-election

Candidates line up to contest council seats

AN ex police officer, a university student and mum-of-three are among five hopefuls standing for election to represent Lockerbie, Moffat, Lochmaben and surrounding areas.

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“Tough choices” ahead

COUNCIL boss Gavin Stevenson has warned there will be more “tough choices” ahead for the region.


Homes plan for Lockerbie ‘eyesore’ sites

AN eyesore former school site and derelict factory in Lockerbie could be transformed into housing estates, as part of a region-wide homes boost.


Think again on hospital roads revamp

A CONTROVERSIAL revamp of roads leading to Dumfries’ new hospital has been put on hold — to allow more time to consider options.

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Too many consultations

STOP using jargon and carry out less consultations – those were the main messages from the public to Dumfries and Galloway Council.

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Where’s Doris?

FORECASTS of snow, strong winds and heavy rain in the region today have failed to materialise.

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Rats reported in Moffat park

MOFFAT’S Station Park was overrun this half term holiday.. . with rats.

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Synchro skating comes to town

THE TROPHY D’Ecosse Synchronised Skating Championships returns to the Dumfries Ice Bowl this weekend.

THIS IS NOW . . . community council members Pam Linton and Tony Hancock have been passed from pillar to post, but are still waiting for the Category B statue to be cleaned

Fears town can’t cope with more new homes

A £40 million pound boost in social housing planned for Annandale has sparked concern with a Lochmaben group.

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PLANTERS PROTEST . . . councillor Jack Groom joins residents in the Queen Street, McLellan Street and Cumberland Street area to voice opposition to large planters which have appeared as part of regeneration efforts

Claims that giant plant tubs spoil new look street

A ROW is heating up over ‘obnoxious’ planting tubs introduced to residential streets in Dumfries as part of a regeneration project.

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Fund opens for arts ideas

A FUND has been launched for community arts projects in the region.

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Condolences to Berlin

FLAGS are flying at half mast on council buildings across the region on Tuesday following the terrorist attack in Germany.


Concerns voiced over classroom cuts

‘SERIOUS concern’ has been voiced about cuts to classroom assistants and learning support assistants in the region’s schools.

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Top ten on graduate scheme

TEN graduates are being given the chance of work experience with Dumfries and Galloway Council.

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DG’s grandest designs

THE best designed buildings in the region have been revealed.

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Time to turn out the lights

MILLIONS of people across the world- including locally- will take part in the global Earth Hour phenomenon tonight.

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Shock as council faces £21.1m budget savings

A MASSIVE £21.1 million of savings will be required in next year’s Dumfries and Galloway Council budget.


D&G to take 20 refugee families

UP to 20 refugee families will be rehomed in Dumfries and Galloway over the next five years, it has been announced.

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