EVERY living being inside Ella Ramsden’s household survived the 1988 bombing, a spectacular fact considering the mid-section of the plane fell from the sky onto her Park Place home.
But fate was on Ella’s side that night and she, dog Cara, her budgie and even pet goldfish survived the awful terror attack.
Ella went on to live for another 22 years, living her life to its fullest.
A ROW of soundless, unmoving ambulances — that’s the image that will forever haunt photographer Steve Matthew.
TWENTY-FIVE years of support, friendship and love at Lockerbie’s Salvation Army will be celebrated this weekend.
HOUSEHOLDERS in Lockerbie and Glencaple have been targeted by scammers this week.
LOCKERBIE’S iconic sheep statues are in baaaa’d need of a clean – say locals.
WITH as many as 40,000 cars sailing past Lockerbie on the motorway every day, a local bistro owner has now started a campaign to steer them into town.
A CARING uncle has raised nearly £5000 in memory of his stillborn niece.
POLICE in Dumfries and Galloway have recovered two large hauls of drugs.
HOME is where the heart is and we’re incredibly lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the world. While we’re all guilty of taking the area for granted, and thinking happiness and adventure are a plane ride away, if we step back and look around, it’s clear that Dumfries and Galloway is thriving and filled with fun activities, days out and weekend-long adventures. So chief reporter Amanda Kennedy has put together a list of 101 things to do in Dumfries and Galloway in 2018. Will you be giving any a try?
FIRE-FIGHTERS from three stations were called out after an alert at a Lockerbie town centre hotel on Friday afternoon.
TWENTY-NINE-years ago today, Lockerbie was the town on everyone’s lips.
HOW do you want to see the 29th anniversary of the Lockerbie Air Disaster marked?
BY DAY she’s a favourite at Lockerbie’s popular Cafe 91, but by night Jodie Mason is a window dressing extraordinaire.
REMEMBRANCE Sunday was marred in Lockerbie after ‘disgusting’ vandals spray painted swastikas in the town.
OVER 3500 people visited Dryfesdale Lodge Visitors’ Centre in August this year.
FOOD, glorious food . . . could that be what Lockerbie becomes known for?
IS LOCKERBIE the town that Dumfries and Galloway Council forgot?
A SELF confessed ‘serial hotelier’ has big plans for his latest purchase—Lockerbie’s Queens Hotel.
LOCKERBIE Customer Service Centre is set to close for three weeks next month . ..and the town’s community council aren’t happy.
PLANS to transform the ex Lockerbie cheese factory into social housing and to build 40 homes in Lochmaben have been scrapped.
A NEW dog rehoming centre has opened in Lockerbie.
TWO WALKING enthusiasts have launched a mission to raise awareness of a lesser-known attraction in the region.
CIRCUS characters inspired by Bruce Springsteen are bringing maths to life for children, thanks to the inventiveness of a Lockerbie man.
ONE OF the most baffling disappearances on police files in Dumfries and Galloway remains with unanswered questions — half a century on.
A THREE hour rescue mission was launched yesterday after a horse got stuck fast in a muddy field at Hightae.
THERE were greyhounds galore at Lockerbie Town Hall on Sunday — all in a good cause.
THREE people were seriously injured when a car plunged through metal railings and down a steep wooded embankment next to a border road on Sunday.
POLICE are seeking a gang of youths believed to be responsible for an arson attack in a Lockerbie park.
INVESTIGATORS in the Lockerbie bombing probe have identified two Libyan suspects, it was revealed last night.
SMALL Scottish towns with populations of 5000 are not often topics of global interest or importance but my small home town has once again made headlines across the world – and that town is Lockerbie.