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Missing teenager traced

A TEENAGER who had been missing for almost a week has been found safe and well in Dumfries.

AUTHOR VISIT . . . Katie Morag's much-loved creator Mairi Hedderwick will read her latest adventures as part of the Big DoG festival taking place in Dumfries next month

Top authors book in for new children’s festival

A CHILDREN’S book festival is being launched in Dumfries next month — with nearly 30 different events.


Think again on hospital roads revamp

A CONTROVERSIAL revamp of roads leading to Dumfries’ new hospital has been put on hold — to allow more time to consider options.


Puppy power as donations roll in for poorly Dumfries Blue

A CAMPAIGN has been started to raise £8000 for lifesaving open heart surgery . . .for a poorly puppy.

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After 50 years questions remain over Pat McAdam puzzle

ONE OF the most baffling disappearances on police files in Dumfries and Galloway remains with unanswered questions — half a century on.


Progress hinted in A75 bypass campaign

A BYPASS for Springholm and Crocketford could be moving closer to a reality — with claims the Scottish Government are ‘ready to help.’

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UPDATE: one hurt in bypass crash

ONE person has been seriously injured in a crash which has closed the A75 bypass at Dumfries today.

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GREYHOUNDS: Moffat hotshot wins by a head

MOFFAT area hotshot Ruth’s Baby won by a head in a nail-biting sprint race at Gretna greyhound racing at the weekend.

OUPERSTARS . . . Impulse Pro Wresting promoter Paul Geddes treating hard-working Soul Soup staff with free tickets
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Paul plans wrestle night in memory of friend

A CHARITY wrestling show is taking place in memory of a Dumfries man who died of leukaemia.

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PLANTERS PROTEST . . . councillor Jack Groom joins residents in the Queen Street, McLellan Street and Cumberland Street area to voice opposition to large planters which have appeared as part of regeneration efforts

Claims that giant plant tubs spoil new look street

A ROW is heating up over ‘obnoxious’ planting tubs introduced to residential streets in Dumfries as part of a regeneration project.


£2.9m funding targeted at ‘fairer’ education

THERE has been a £2.9 million boost for selected schools across Dumfries and Galloway aimed at improving the education of disadvantaged children.


Roads warning after overnight ice

A CRASH at Heathhall Industrial Estate at Dumfries has led to a road being closed after a spillage of diesel, state Police Scotland.

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Anti-Trump protest staged in Dumfries town centre

AROUND 30 demonstrators, some with children, gathered holding placards underneath the Robert Burns Statue in Dumfries town centre on Saturday.


GREYHOUNDS: Border flyer’s new year cheer

BORDER flyer Pop On Tia stormed to an impressive sprint victory at the first greyhound racing meeting of 2017 at Halcrow Stadium, Gretna on Friday night.


Final call for Theatre Royal time capsule heritage

A TIME capsule is to be buried in the new Theatre Royal box office in Dumfries next week to kick off the year.

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Pedestrian seriously injured in town centre accident

POLICE have appealed for information after a young man was seriously injured in a Dumfries Town Centre accident on Christmas Eve.


UPDATE: Man sought after stolen car found on fire

A BID is being made to trace a man, after a car stolen in Dumfries was found on fire.

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GREYHOUNDS: Metcalfe kennels in winning form

ANNAN trainer Ba Ba Metcalfe returned to the victory rostrum with a fine performance on Friday night by what he hopes will be an up and coming kennel star.

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Three-vehicle crash closes A75

A CAR driver was taken to hospital early on Monday morning after a crash on the A75 Gretna – Stranraer trunk road.


Large fire at garage

MORE than 30 firefighters have been tackling a large blaze at a commercial garage in Dumfries.


Two seriously injured in four-vehicle crash

TWO MEN were seriously injured in a four-vehicle accident near Dumfries on Friday night .


Law office becomes Teddy HQ

A DUMFRIES law office has been invaded by an army of teddy bears.

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Prayers for murdered Buddhist leader

SPECIAL prayers for a murdered buddhist leader will be said at Kagyu Samye Ling Monastery and Tibetan Centre at Eskdalemuir this weekend.


GREYHOUNDS: Mark’s magic triple success

DUMFRIES greyhound Cara was on form over good going at Halcrow Greyhound Stadium, Gretna on Friday night.


GREYHOUNDS: Clark victory in border battle

THERE was a cross-border tussle in the opening sprint race at Halcrow Greyhound Stadium, Gretna on Friday night.

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Man in court after Infirmary incident

A MAN who created a disturbance involving two staff nurses and police officers at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary has been remanded in custody for background reports.

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Body identified as missing angler

A BODY recovered from the River Nith at The Caul at the Whitesands, Dumfries on Thursday has been confirmed as that of a missing fisherman.

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Candidates set to go head-to-head

CANDIDATES contesting the Dumfriesshire constituency in the Scottish Parliament elections have agreed to go head-to-head in a public debate.


Driver dies after Dumfries accident

AN ELDERLY man, whose car left the road at the Cornwall Mount roundabout, Dumfries on Saturday morning later died in hospital.

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MSP joins in big Storm Frank clean-up

JOINING a big flood clean-up in the Dumfries Whitesands area on New Year’s Eve were Dumfriesshire MSP Dr Elaine Murray and former Westminster colleague Russell Brown.

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