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Plea after drop in smears

A PLEA for women to attend regular cervical smear tests has been made after new figures highlighted a drop in attendance.

Labour’s coming home

SCOTTISH Labour leader Richard Leonard visited the region on Monday this week. The leading politician toured the DNG Media of ces in Annan and sat down with chief reporter Amanda Kennedy to discuss everything from his vision for the region’s struggling jobs market, to his plans for a Labour comeback locally.

UPDATE: Region on winter white-out alert

WARNINGS of a prolonged severe winter blast have been issued for Dumfries and Galloway this week.

Plucky swimmers welcome 2018 with charity loch dip

MORE than 40 hardy swimmers braved the icy cold waters of Loch Ken at Crossmichael, near Castle Douglas to welcome 2018.

Pug hugs for all as puppy returns home

A BORELAND family’s Christmas wish came true one day late, after their puppy was found safe and well after going missing on Christmas Eve.

UPDATE: Accidents spate as winter grips region’s roads

THERE was a spate of accidents on the region’s roads this morning after frost on wet roads left slippy surfaces.

Tourist centres loss ‘blow to selling region’

A TOURIST information centre in Dumfries is set to remain open – as VisitScotland plans to shut 39 of its 65 outlets over the next two years.

Care recruitment issues revealed in report

MORE than a third of care providers in the region have reported issues with recruiting suitable staff — according to a new report.

Objectors secure changes to region’s Westminster map

A NEW revised plan to enlarge two south west Scotland UK parliamentary seats has been published and takes on board local concerns.

UPDATE: Roofs blown off as storm rages across region

STORM Ophelia caused havoc in parts of Dumfries and Galloway with buildings damaged and power cuts on Monday night.

Opportunity to enter world of journalism

DnG Media are seeking a trainee reporter to be based at their offices in Annan.

Rare bat roost found in forest

A RARE species of bat has taken up a maternity roost in Galloway Forest Park — only the second confirmed site in Scotland.

M74 south-bound closed after ‘serious’ accident

THE SOUTH-BOUND carriageway of the M74 remained closed in Dumfriesshire on Wednesday night following a serious accident.

Region on fake bank notes alert

AN ALERT has gone out in Dumfries and Galloway over counterfeit Irish bank notes being put into circulation.

Energy network upgrade complete

A £1.5 million project to upgrade and refurbish the electricity network in rural Dumfries and Galloway has been successfully completed by SP Energy Networks.

ELECTION ’17: Regional results in full

THE RESULTS of the General Election for an MP for Dumfries and Galloway Constituency and Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale Constituency:

Horse-power travellers head for Fair

TRAVELLERS with horse-drawn caravans have been passing through the region on the way to the annual Appleby Horse Fair.

Farm extends open day invitation

AN INVITATION to attend an open day at a Castle Douglas farm is being extended to the community this weekend.

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.

UPDATE: Dumfries and Galloway NHS hit in cyber attack

A CYBER attack which has hit the UK’s NHS has seen ‘very limited patient services’ affected in Dumfries and Galloway.

Westminster candidates line-up complete

THE FINAL line-up has been confirmed for the two south-west Scotland Westminster constituencies in the June 8 UK General Election.

ELECTION ’17: Doctor to contest DG seat for Labour

A HOSPITAL doctor has been selected as Scottish Labour candidate in the Dumfries and Galloway (DG) constituency at the general election.

ELECTION ’17: Farmer selected as Tory candidate

FARMER and businessman Alister Jack has been selected as Conservative candidate for Dumfries and Galloway at the June 8 General Election.

16 flawless faces . . . Dumfries and Galloway style

MUAs in Dumfries and Galloway are putting the region on the beauty map! Just check out these 16 flawless faces . . .

Two questioned over missing person

POLICE in Dumfries and Galloway say they have questioned two people in relation to a missing person in the region who has since been traced.

Yes or no to Indy Ref 2?

FIRST Minister Nicola Sturgeon this week set the wheels in motion for a second vote on Scottish Independence.

Controversial boundary change deadline looms

THE CLOCK is ticking for the public to have a say on controversial proposals to change the region’s two Westminster constituencies.

14 times nail envy was alive and well in Dumfries and Galloway

WE’VE showcased the best and brightest of the region’s hair dos and next it’s nails. Proving that unicorn and mermaid designs aren’t confined to the hairdresser’s chair, here are 14 designs guaranteed to give nail envy . . .

17 times stylists brightened up the region

MERMAIDS and unicorns now walk among us on the streets of Dumfries and Galloway . . . all thanks to creative stylists. Have a look at these 17 stunning styles . . .

UPDATE: New Year Honours cheer for region

A JANITOR, sporting personalities, a 94-year-old charity champion, drummer and police chief are among those from Dumfries and Galloway in the New Year’s Honours List.

 
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