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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.

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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.


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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