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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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£20k slide price comes under fire

A £20,000 price tag for a new children’s slide in Lockerbie has been branded ‘laughable’.


Clean up campaign targets dog mess hotspots

SIGNS are set to appear at dog fouling hotspots in Annan — urging anyone who sees an offender to report the crime.

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PARK PROTEST . . . dog walkers, American football players and families are among those who have spoken out over plans for DGHP to construct a development on the Parkhead land next to Greenbrae Loaning in Dumfries

Campaign launched to save parkland area

A CAMPAIGN is aiming to prevent a large section of a well-used green space in the centre of Dumfries being lost to housing.

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Traders hit out at council £1000 charge demand

AN ATTEMPT to bring live music to the centre of Dumfries resulted in the warning of a £1000 charge.

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BUILDING CALL . . . Luke Moloney from Dumfries Historic Buildings Trust had made a call for the redevelopment of Rosefield Mills in Dumfries, which failed to sell at auction in Glasgow on Wednesday evening

Trust in bid to buy derelict riverside mill

A MASSIVE derelict mill next to the River Nith in Dumfries could be purchased by a preservation group by the end of the year.

NEW FILL . . . Alexander Thomson is pictured standing over a jet patched pothole with impressed residents Ian Clark, left, Margaret Clark and Stuart Rome *** Local Caption *** NEW FILL . . . Alexander Thomson is pictured standing over a jet patched pothole with impressed residents Ian Clark, left, Margaret Clark and Stuart Rome

Call to use pothole patching machine

A CALL for the council to utilise a pothole machine more often has been made by the chairman of Gretna and Rigg Community Council.

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.

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