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Concern after clothes found near river

A PILE of male clothing found on a Dumfries bridge has sparked a police appeal for information.


Body found in Nith

A BODY has been recovered from the River Nith in Dumfries.

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Top-selling author set for home town signing

AN AUTHOR from Dumfries is set for a public signing of her book — as it hits the top of sales charts in the UK and abroad.

FAMOUS TRAIN . . . artist Jo McSkimming who painted The Flying Scotsman on display at Dumfries Railway Station with Mark Jardine, left, and Louis Wall

Station art boosts awards ambitions

STRIKING paintings have been introduced at Dumfries Railway Station — as a bid is made to win a national award.

PLANNING PROBLEMS . . . Ronald Edgar in front of the wooden house at the centre of a planning row

Ronald’s plea to build house for disabled wife

A LAST ditch plea has been made by a pensioner who wants to build a house for his disabled wife.

GAMES PLAN . . . the former Thistle Galleries in Irish Street, Dumfries, is earmarked for transformation into a games centre, meeting youth demand and creating jobs

Games centre building plan to create jobs

A LARGE empty building in the centre of Dumfries could be transformed into a laser tag games centre — creating up to five jobs.

ROAD FEARS . . . Keith Gristwood and Valerie Coltart are among the Dalbeattie Road residents who have voiced concerns about council plans to introduce a cycle lane and yellow lines on the busy main road

Anger as council plans road layout shake-up

AN OUTCRY has greeted plans to introduce a cycle lane and double yellow lines along a busy main road into Dumfries.


Anger at dental clinic closure plans

PLANS to close Lochside dental clinic have been criticised – with accusations that the NHS deliberately ran down the service.

COMMUNITY CONCERN . . . about 100 people took part in a 'Have a Field Day' at Parkhead in Dumfries, which campaigners say shows the level of concern over plans for a housing development

Picnic highlights community land battle

A STRONG turnout at a community picnic on Dumfries playing fields is said to highlight the passion behind a bid to block plans for a housing development.

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Store to close after 41 years in town centre

A LANDMARK family business in Dumfries is closing after 41 years — blaming out-of-town competition and changing trends.


Woods closed off in search for missing man

A REQUEST has been made for walkers to stay away from woods near Dumfries — as a search is carried out for a missing man.

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A ‘Guid’ time had by all

SUMMER finally arrived just in time for Guid Nychburris Day on Saturday — with the festivities bathed in blistering sunshine.


Police probe assaults

ASSAULTS on the Mill Green in Dumfries left a number of men battered and bruised — in the midst of Guid Nychburris celebrations in the town.

WELCOME . . . Paul McGregor from Sandside Community Garden Project receives an artistic creation made by members of The Great Big Walk during their earlier visit to The Stove Network in Dumfries.
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WELCOME . . . Paul McGregor from Sandside Community Garden Project receives an artistic creation made by members of The Great Big Walk during their earlier visit to The Stove Network in Dumfries.
Pictured, left to right: Josh Quigley, Martin Hayden, Melissa Espinoza, Matt Tobias, Chloe McGregor, Paul McGregor and Ivor Gott

Great Big walkers stop off to see Dumfries projects

A TEAM of walkers connecting people and communities across the UK stopped off at projects in Dumfries last week.

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Public will never agree on Whitesands project, say officials

CONSENSUS from the public on the controversial £25 million Whitesands project is ‘unlikely’ say council officials.

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Bikers heading north, south, east and west

MOTORCYCLISTS from the region will today attempt to travel to the furthest northern, southern, western and eastern points of Scotland – all on the same day.

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Panel night will discuss immigration issues

STARTING a local and national debate on what future Scottish immigration policy could look like – that’s the aim of a Dumfries meeting taking place this month.

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Work begins on new family restaurant

A RESTAURANT being created in the centre of Dumfries is the first development to emerge from a £6.7 million commitment to the town.

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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.

DELAY . . . a meeting to discuss repair works to DG One has been postponed until next month

Halfway point for DG One repairs

A MAJOR milestone has been reached in the £10 million project to fix structural failings at the region’s flagship leisure centre.

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£1 chance to be part of the town centre

A £1 STAKE in the regeneration of Dumfries Town Centre is set to be offered to the public — as part of an ambitious plan.


Spiegeltent returns to Big Burns Supper

A CENTREPIECE of the annual Big Burns Supper in Dumfries is making a triumphant return next year.

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Shoplifters in high-value raids across region

A SERIES of high value thefts from shops in the region yesterday are being probed by police.

WINNING DESIGN . . . modular living is part of the vision from the winning entry. Picture: Gordon Flemming, ARPL Architects

Winning visions of Dumfries revealed

A VISION for the centre of Dumfries featuring modular living and leafy balconies around communal courtyards has been hailed by a regeneration project.

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Concern for food bank donations after TV comments

A FOOD BANK co-ordinator in the region fears donations could drop after comments made in a televised election debate.

FIRES FEARS . . . Scottish Fire and Rescue Service crews attend one of two fires within the space of just three days at the former Interfloor factory on Edinburgh Road in Dumfries

Warnings as kids ignore derelict factory security

A CALL has been made to preserve and protect a derelict Dumfries factory — despite security efforts this week failing to stop children accessing the site.

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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.


Queen of the South unveil signings

THE REBUILD for next season has begun at Queen of the South – as a defender and a goalkeeper have put pen to paper.

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