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Wheelchair OAP robbed

THREE people are being sought after a 93-year-old woman in a wheelchair was robbed in Dumfries.

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Bikers on seasonal tour to help kids

MORE than 100 bikers from all over Dumfries and Galloway turned out for the annual Motorcycle Toy Run in Dumfries today.

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Man sought after car park attack

A SENIOR citizen was left with a head wound after an assault in a Dumfries supermarket car park.

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10 new rail services for Dumfries to Carlisle

AN EXTRA 1500 seats are to be delivered on ten new services running each day between Dumfries and Carlisle.


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.


Comedian Bailey added to Big Burns line-up

COMEDIAN and musician Bill Bailey is the latest addition to The Big Burns Supper – along with Dougie Maclean, Camille O’Sullivan and We Banjo 3.

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Union seeks talks over factory site in buy-out

A FACTORY in Dumfries employing nearly 250 people is set for a new owner – in a buy-out of DuPont Teijin Films.

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Welcome to Scotland’s happy town!

A WARM welcome has greeted a national survey listing Dumfries as the happiest place to live in the whole of Scotland.

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Woman plucked to safety from River Nith

THERE was a rescue on the River Nith at the Whitesands in Dumfries on Thursday night.

CELTIC STUDY . . . PhD student Michael Connolly launches a PhD focused on Brother Walfrid, founder of Celtic FC, watched by St Mary's Calton parish priest Father Thomas White, Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell and Nine Muses owner Emma O'Neil

Dumfries monk with Celtic link focus of £25k study

A MARIST brother who helped found St Joseph’s College and is buried in Dumfries is now the focus of a PhD.

PARK PROMOTION . . . a 'pop-up park' at the corner of Irish Street and Friars Vennel last month helped highlight the issue of parking violations in Dumfries

Fines spark street parking outcry

A CALL for a better approach to problem parking in Dumfries has been issued — sparked by £70 fines in council car parks.

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Chinese lantern festival bid wins funding

A CHINESE lantern festival is one of four projects in Dumfries set to receive funding, following a public vote.

GOLF FUND-RAISER . . . the Stableford competiton at Southerness Golf Club on Tuesday featured 11 teams of three, and was won in blustery conditions by Geoff Donley, Kevin Francis and Robbie Watson of Southerness GC with an excellent score of 76 points using one score on the first six, two on the second and all three scores on the final six.
The event raised an excellent £770

Fundraiser for hurricane hit island

A CHARITY golf tournament and a fun day in Dumfries this weekend are set to deliver funds to the storm-battered island of St Martin in the Caribbean.

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Public inquiry agreed into £25m flood scheme

THE WHITESANDS flood project in Dumfries is to face scrutiny by The Scottish Government — after deciding to hold a public local inquiry.


‘Tough’ mental health battle inspires Christina

A MOFFAT woman who tried to take her own life is now on a fundraising mission for a mental health charity.

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Words project celebrates 2nd birthday

A CELEBRATION of writing, speaking and singing is taking place in Dumfries this evening, with the second birthday of Brave New Words.

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Leisure centre £50m bill claim

THE FINAL bill for DG One in Dumfries could reach £46 million — fuelling calls to axe the project and bulldoze the site.


Rail crossing driver was blinded by sun

A VAN driver claimed he was blinded by the sun as he failed to see the warning lights at a level crossing then he went over the lines, struck the falling safety barrier causing it to detach and forced a train driver to apply emergency brakes to avoid a collision.

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Railway parking about to get easier

A SCHEME has hit Dumfries Railway Station which is promising to reduce parking hassles.

GOLF BOOST . . . a £70,000 investment in a Dumfries hop by Europe's biggest golf retailer has resulted in the creation of four jobs

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GOLF BOOST . . . a £70,000 investment in a Dumfries shop by Europe's biggest golf retailer has resulted in the creation of four jobs

Four new jobs at golf shop after £70k boost

A £70,000 investment by Europe’s biggest golf retailer into a store in Dumfries has resulted in four new members of staff.

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Public are vital to police drugs success

A TOTAL of 24 people have been charged with drug offences – as a result of search warrants issued in Dumfries since May.

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Poet Peter hopes to be community champion

A GENEROUS spirit has seen a Dumfries man shortlisted for a national award as a ‘Community Champion’.

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VENNEL ATTRACTION . . . Niall Cowan is promoting the idea of building on Friars Vennel's heritage to draw in visitors

Revamped Vennel could be magnet for visitors

THE rich heritage of Friars Vennel could be used to make the street a destination for visitors in Dumfries, introducing a statue and special entranceway.

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The north west community are hosting a fun filled Day of the Region tomorrow with activities including badge maming, treasure hunt, storytelling, geocaching, live music, food and a film screening.
And between 12 noon and 3 pm there will be a community rhino clean, as promoted by Matt Baker, left, and Lee McQueen yesterday
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A day for Dumfries

ACTIVITIES, art and music are coming to north west Dumfries this Saturday – as part of ‘Day of the Region’.

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Dressed up duo sought by police

TWO women dressed for a night out are being sought by police in connection with an attempted housebreaking in the town last night.

Ruth Jardine , centre front and Ronnie Nicholson with the Peoples Project award at the presentation at the Usual Place in Dumfries on Wednesday

National judges praise ‘vibrant’ Dumfries

‘A VIBRANT town’ is how Beautiful Scotland judges have described Dumfries — awarding its first ever gold award.

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Donovan and co lead Burns Supper line-up

BADLY Drawn Boy, Donovan, Ocean Wisdom and Eddi Reader are the first artists announced for the ‘boldest ever’ Big Burns Supper in Dumfries.


Photos give peek at new DGRI

NHS Dumfries and Galloway today released two photos showing what the entrance to the new Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary looks like.

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Senior citizen loses savings in raid

POLICE have launched an investigation after a house was broken into in Dumfries and jewellery and cash worth a six-figure sum was stolen.


Rare items to go under the hammer

RARE Regency indoor curling game is to be sold at auction in Dumfries later this month. The “Summer Ice” game will go under the hammer at Thomson Roddick Auctioneers saleroom on September 16. It has its origins in the 1840s and seems to have been played by the aristocracy and enthusiasts until the turn of […]

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