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Drugs hauls worth £197k traced in region

POLICE in Dumfries and Galloway have recovered two large hauls of drugs.

FREE PIC- Burlesque Big Burns Supper Festival launch, Dumfries, 24/01/2014:
Big Burns Supper Burlesque Show Celebrates the Bawdy Bard:
Haggis, neeps, tatties and titillation as festival-goers flock to show which highlights poet’s naughty side.
A special Burlesque Burns Supper launches Dumfries's Big Burns Supper Festival this weekend (Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th January 2014) with male cabaret performer Edd Muir (left, correct) and aerial burlesque performer Empress Stah Power (correct) in the 1920s style mirrored tent The Famous Speigeltent.
The show, entitled "Le Haggis" has enthralled festival audiences in Dumfries as they tuck into haggis, neeps and tatties while a nearly naked Empress Stah Power swings on a hoop above their heads.
The show is put on in the spirit of Robert Burns who is sure to have enjoyed a bawdy burlesque performance.
With Stah and Edd is Justin Hyslop as Robbie Burns (right).
More info from: Matthew Shelley - 07786 704 299 or at  or  Jenny Walker on 01387 271 820 or 
Photography from:  Colin Hattersley Photography - - - 07974 957 388

101 things to do in Dumfries and Galloway in 2018

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?

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Fire alert at historic hotel

FIRE-FIGHTERS from three stations were called out after an alert at a Lockerbie town centre hotel on Friday afternoon.

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NEVER FORGOTTEN . . . a floral replica of Maid of the Seas, the aircraft which crashed 28 years ago

Lockerbie: 29 years on

TWENTY-NINE-years ago today, Lockerbie was the town on everyone’s lips.

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NEVER FORGOTTEN . . . a floral replica of Maid of the Seas, the aircraft which crashed 28 years ago

Should the air disaster be marked this year?

HOW do you want to see the 29th anniversary of the Lockerbie Air Disaster marked?

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Wonderful winter window is Jodie’s work

BY DAY she’s a favourite at Lockerbie’s popular Cafe 91, but by night Jodie Mason is a window dressing extraordinaire.


Anger at Nazi graffiti in town

REMEMBRANCE Sunday was marred in Lockerbie after ‘disgusting’ vandals spray painted swastikas in the town.

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NEVER FORGOTTEN . . . a floral replica of Maid of the Seas, the aircraft which crashed 28 years ago

Disaster visitor numbers fuel plans for town map

OVER 3500 people visited Dryfesdale Lodge Visitors’ Centre in August this year.

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Food theme idea for town wins restaurants’ backing

FOOD, glorious food . . . could that be what Lockerbie becomes known for?


Forgotten town!

IS LOCKERBIE the town that Dumfries and Galloway Council forgot?


Glen has ‘big plans’ for hotel venture

A SELF confessed ‘serial hotelier’ has big plans for his latest purchase—Lockerbie’s Queens Hotel.


Anger at short notice of library closure plans

LOCKERBIE Customer Service Centre is set to close for three weeks next month . ..and the town’s community council aren’t happy.

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NO CHANGE . . . plans to build 15 homes at the former cheese factory have been scrapped

Towns’ housing plan scrapped

PLANS to transform the ex Lockerbie cheese factory into social housing and to build 40 homes in Lochmaben have been scrapped.

Audrey Riley, Mandy Bleasdale, Margaret Bleasdale, Susan Stairs, with Larky, Wolf and Odin

New homeless dog centre launched

A NEW dog rehoming centre has opened in Lockerbie.


VIDEO: Guide launched to promote Annandale Way

TWO WALKING enthusiasts have launched a mission to raise awareness of a lesser-known attraction in the region.


Neil+Samson=maths revolution

CIRCUS characters inspired by Bruce Springsteen are bringing maths to life for children, thanks to the inventiveness of a Lockerbie man.

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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.


Muddy night-mare for Gypsy

A THREE hour rescue mission was launched yesterday after a horse got stuck fast in a muddy field at Hightae.

SHOWTIME . . . Colin Donaldson, organiser Graham Hill and Helen Kerry

Rescue charity hosts greyhound show

THERE were greyhounds galore at Lockerbie Town Hall on Sunday — all in a good cause.


Three seriously injured in border crash

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.


Fire discovered after street disturbance

POLICE are seeking a gang of youths believed to be responsible for an arson attack in a Lockerbie park.

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Bid to question new Lockerbie bomb suspects

INVESTIGATORS in the Lockerbie bombing probe have identified two Libyan suspects, it was revealed last night.


Life after Lockerbie

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.

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Theme town dream still alive

CALLS to transform Lockerbie into a curling theme town in honour of a trio of local Olympians are still alive and kicking.

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MP presses rail chief for service boost

ON-GOING issues with train services from Lockerbie have once again been taken to train bosses.

AWARD . . .  senator Bob Menendez received the award from Mary Kay Stratis, left, and Joan Dater, right

Pan Am families thank senator

FAMILIES of some of the American victims of the Lockerbie bombing have presented the senator of New Jersey with an award of thanks for his work on the case.

Serious road accident on M74 at Lockerbie. Latest at

UPDATE: M74 accident victim named

A MAN died after an accident on the northbound carriageway of the M74 at Lockerbie on Wednesday night.

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Vets on tick alert

TWO veterinary practices in Annan and Lockerbie have joined a nationwide initiative to combat the growing danger from ticks.

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New pole plea

A CAMPAIGN to get a new flagpole erected on Lockerbie Town Hall continues . . . three years after it began.

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Funding applications decided

FUNDING applications for groups in Lockerbie and Lochmaben were determined last week.

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