‘APRES-SKI’ could become a common expression in Dumfries — as a proposal is pitched to create an outdoor dry slope in the town
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.
A DELEGATION from Norway is to explore moves to re-establish formal links with Dumfries.
AN OFFER of support is being extended to the 344 people who have formally objected to a £25 million Whitesands flood defence project.
A LAST ditch plea has been made by a pensioner who wants to build a house for his disabled wife.
AN OUTCRY has greeted plans to introduce a cycle lane and double yellow lines along a busy main road into Dumfries.
OUTRAGE has greeted revised plans for a £1 million roads revamp in Dumfries — now set to go back to public consultation.
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.
QUEEN Street residents have been celebrating the transformation of their neighbourhood following a £800,000 makeover.
A CONTROVERSIAL £25 million flood defence scheme for the Dumfries Whitesands has been approved by councillors.
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.
A MEETING is taking place today to decide on the fate of three small primary schools in the region.
A RECORD 99 new probationer teachers started work in Dumfries and Galloway last week, the most ever recruited in region.
A £20,000 price tag for a new children’s slide in Lockerbie has been branded ‘laughable’.
SIGNS are set to appear at dog fouling hotspots in Annan — urging anyone who sees an offender to report the crime.
A CAMPAIGN is aiming to prevent a large section of a well-used green space in the centre of Dumfries being lost to housing.
AN ATTEMPT to bring live music to the centre of Dumfries resulted in the warning of a £1000 charge.
A MASSIVE derelict mill next to the River Nith in Dumfries could be purchased by a preservation group by the end of the year.
A CALL for the council to utilise a pothole machine more often has been made by the chairman of Gretna and Rigg Community Council.
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 …