A PIONEERING new approach to personalised elderly home care being launched in Dumfries is the very first of its kind in Scotland.
THE region’s youngest councillor is writing to the Scottish Tory leader claiming ‘indirect discrimination’ against him.
A FORMER council leader has called on Scottish Labour to suspend its local councillors over an administration pact with the SNP.
A HIKE in money taken by the council for selling tickets to concerts and plays could have an impact on the local arts.
FORMER MSP Elaine Murray has today been named as the new leader of Dumfries and Galloway Council.
A TASK force has been set up to tackle a derelict Dumfries factory which has been branded ‘a potential death trap’.
COUNCIL pool cars were among vehicles to have lights, bumpers and even bonnets stripped from them while parked overnight in Dumfries this week.
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.
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.
AT just 21 Adam Wilson is the region’s youngest councillor.. . but he might just have the biggest ideas.
… IMAGES CAPTURING THE ATMOSPHERE OF THE COUNCIL ELECTION COUNT IN THE EASTERBROOK HALL, DUMFRIES ON FRIDAY MORNING …
CIRCUS characters inspired by Bruce Springsteen are bringing maths to life for children, thanks to the inventiveness of a Lockerbie man.
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.
COUNCIL boss Gavin Stevenson has warned there will be more “tough choices” ahead for the region.
AN eyesore former school site and derelict factory in Lockerbie could be transformed into housing estates, as part of a region-wide homes boost.
A CONTROVERSIAL revamp of roads leading to Dumfries’ new hospital has been put on hold — to allow more time to consider options.
STOP using jargon and carry out less consultations – those were the main messages from the public to Dumfries and Galloway Council.
FORECASTS of snow, strong winds and heavy rain in the region today have failed to materialise.
MOFFAT’S Station Park was overrun this half term holiday.. . with rats.
THE TROPHY D’Ecosse Synchronised Skating Championships returns to the Dumfries Ice Bowl this weekend.
A £40 million pound boost in social housing planned for Annandale has sparked concern with a Lochmaben group.
A ROW is heating up over ‘obnoxious’ planting tubs introduced to residential streets in Dumfries as part of a regeneration project.
A FUND has been launched for community arts projects in the region.
FLAGS are flying at half mast on council buildings across the region on Tuesday following the terrorist attack in Germany.
‘SERIOUS concern’ has been voiced about cuts to classroom assistants and learning support assistants in the region’s schools.
TEN graduates are being given the chance of work experience with Dumfries and Galloway Council.
THE best designed buildings in the region have been revealed.
MILLIONS of people across the world- including locally- will take part in the global Earth Hour phenomenon tonight.
A MASSIVE £21.1 million of savings will be required in next year’s Dumfries and Galloway Council budget.
UP to 20 refugee families will be rehomed in Dumfries and Galloway over the next five years, it has been announced.