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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 […]

Vikings to storm Nith Raid

A DARING sailing race from the Solway Firth to the heart of Dumfries is returning next weekend.

Eyebrows raised at disabled parking speed hump

A SPEED hump erected inside a disabled parking bay is among the complaints about designated spaces in the town.

UPDATE: Police reopen road after ‘incident’

POLICE closed a Dumfries town centre road on Sunday morning following what was described as an ongoing incident.

Retailers join forces to oppose Next move

A ‘DEATH knell’ could be sounded for Dumfries’ town centre economy — if a planning move gets the go-ahead.

4000 get out on the street beat

THOUSANDS of walkers, runners and cyclists hit the streets of Dumfries this week as a new free fitness initiative kicked off.

Town parking needs to be better policed, says MSP

A RETHINK is being urged over parking enforcement in Dumfries — with claims the current system ‘is not working’.

Schoolboy launches anti-blazer petition

A PETITION has been launched opposing the compulsory wearing of blazers as part of the uniform at Dumfries Academy.

Ski slope proposed for town centre

‘APRES-SKI’ could become a common expression in Dumfries — as a proposal is pitched to create an outdoor dry slope in the town

80 homes plan clears way for haulage firm exit

A GO-AHEAD for housing, shops, a pub and leisure facilities in Dumfries has paved the way for a transport firm’s departure from the town.

Politicians to hear concerns over park future

A CAMPAIGN group aiming to prevent redevelopment of green space in Dumfries have won the attention of politicians.

‘Body sighting’ in Nith sparks major hunt

A MAJOR operation was launched in Dumfries yesterday – after reports of a body spotted in the River Nith.

Neverland brought to life at theatre event

CHILDREN and families were whisked away to Neverland at a special event in the Theatre Royal last Saturday.

Club’s camera plan to catch illegal parkers

A PRIVATE club in the centre of Dumfries is taking a high-tech approach to tackle people who abuse its car parking.

Moat Brae welcomes actress patron Joanna in site visit

ACTRESS Joanna Lumley has checked in to see progress on a £5.7 million project to create a children’s literature centre in Dumfries.

Doonhamers challenged to Beat the Street

A HEALTH initiative which has proved a hit at locations including Annan is now coming to Dumfries.

Masked home invaders threaten town couple

A COUPLE were terrorised in their Dumfries home on Wednesday night by two men who forced their way in, threatened them, and then made off with cash.

Hotel dream as historic NHS site goes on sale

A MASSIVE NHS building in Dumfries is being marketed for potential redevelopment as a 200-bedroom luxury hotel.

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Public poll reveals playpark preferences

A GROUP aiming to create an inclusive playpark facility in Dumfries are hoping they remain in the running for a share of £500,000 in funding.

Leaking Vennel properties at crisis point

A TWO-YEAR bid to fix leaking properties in a Dumfries street has reached crisis point — after flooding forced one firm to switch off its electricity.

Time to close Gracefield centre, says sculptor

A SCULPTOR has called for the closure of the Gracefield Arts Centre in Dumfries — suggesting arts services could move to empty shops in the town.

Abbey highlighted as a national treasure

A HISTORIC site in the north west of Dumfries has been named one of Scotland’s six ‘hidden gems’.

Laser tag team in crowdfunding call

A CROWDFUNDING campaign to create a laser tag games centre in Dumfries is looking to gain momentum — in order to hit its £59,000 target.

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Warning after beacon signal sparks major hunt

HELICOPTERS from Northern Ireland were scrambled to the skies above Dumfries on Wednesday evening — after an emergency beacon alert.

Collin bypass to close for 11 nights

THE westbound carriageway of the Collin bypass will be closed for 11 nights from next week as a major re-surfacing programme is carried out.

Moves to reconnect Dumfries with Norway

A DELEGATION from Norway is to explore moves to re-establish formal links with Dumfries.

Flood objectors offered support in ‘Sands fight

AN OFFER of support is being extended to the 344 people who have formally objected to a £25 million Whitesands flood defence project.

Fan joy as Love Island star pops home

THEY struck up a steamy relationship in front of the cameras in the Hidden Hills villa on hit TV show Love Island.

Lung wait man in flooding fear

A MAN awaiting a lung transplant says rising floodwaters around his house in Dumfries came within inches of threatening his oxygen supply.

Concern after clothes found near river

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

 
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