A SERIES of events in south west Scotland have put business and the economy at the top of the agenda.
THE FINAL bill for DG One in Dumfries could reach £46 million — fuelling calls to axe the project and bulldoze the site.
LOCKERBIE Customer Service Centre is set to close for three weeks next month . ..and the town’s community council aren’t happy.
A REQUEST for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to investigate construction flaws at the region’s £17 million flagship leisure centre has been rejected.
A CELEBRATION of community pride took place in Dumfries last week — with awards handed out to businesses, towns and villages.
COMPULSORY repairs in a Dumfries street costing up to £70,000 could see landlords forced to dispose of their properties.
COUNCILLORS have renewed powers that will help in the fight against the illegal importation of puppies through the region’s ferry ports.
SEVEN school leaders from across Dumfriesshire have been recognised for attaining the Standard for Headship.
A BID by retail giant Next to move from Dumfries town centre to the Cuckoo Bridge retail park was today thrown out by councillors.
A NEW eco friendly roads concept is being trialled in Dumfries and Galloway in a bid to make local highways more durable.
A ‘COMMON sense’ compromise is being urged amid an outcry over plans to build houses on green space in the centre of Dumfries.
‘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.