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Happy town

DUMFRIES is the eighth happiest place in Scotland to live.

Gas theft

TWO men are being sought by police in relation to the theft of gas cylinders.

Multicultural history revealed in new book

A DRUMMER and a man named “Peter the More” may have been the first Africans in Dumfries, according to a new book.

Deep mapping Dumfries

A PROJECT that aims to map out Dumfries in poetry, prose and photographs is gaining momentum.

It’s show time!

WILL it be wellies or sunhats at today’s Dumfries and Lockerbie Show?

Borderlands buzz

GAME changing, a one off opportunity, a shot in the arm, once in a generation — there was a lot of buzz about the Borderlands deal this week.

Sea of saltires at indy rally

A RALLY for Scottish independence saw an estimated 10,000 people take to the streets of Dumfries on Saturday.

Girl, 14, assaulted in town centre

AN ASSAULT on a 14-year-old girl has left her hospitalised.

Action group launch ambitious bid to limit job losses

AN ACTION group has pledged to fight to save as many jobs as possible after Young’s Seafood Ltd announced plans to axe 430 jobs at their Annan Pinneys site later this year.

Chemical alert cottage death ‘not suspicious’

POLICE say there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding a man’s death at a Dumfries area cottage which was centre of a chemical alert.

B. and B. couple win top award for eco home

A LUXURY eco-home in the Dumfries and Galloway has scooped a European design award.

Wood pellets shortfall hits green heating systems

A GREEN heating scheme has been leaving a chill in some of the region’s homes.

Wheelchair OAP robbed

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

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.

Man sought after car park attack

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

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.

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.

Woman plucked to safety from River Nith

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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