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 …
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.