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Moffat just edged out in the beauty stakes

IT’S home to the world’s narrowest hotel, an iconic ram statue and it’s the namesake of a tasty toffee
. . . but unfortunately that wasn’t enough for Moffat to take the title of Scotland’s Most Beautiful High Street.

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.

Rescue teams put through paces in exercise

MOFFAT Mountain Rescue Team held its annual joint-exercise at the weekend.

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Moffat counts the cost of dog fouling

THE COST of dog fouling in Moffat is mounting. Moffat Rugby Club recently splashed out £1000 of fundraising cash to install flood lights and CCTV at their home, to deter repeat dog fouling offenders.

Childcare centre shock

PARENTS in Moffat have been left reeling after the town’s only childcare centre for 0- 16s revealed it’s set to close with the loss of ten jobs.

Disabled driver’s anger at no parking note

A DISABLED driver says he was made to feel unwelcome in Moffat, following a “crude” plea not to park in a public street.

First Responders in SOS

A TEAM of life savers that are called out 120 times a year could be forced to disband.

Vote for Moffat!

IT’S home to the world’s narrowest hotel, Scotland’s shortest street and it’s the namesake of a tasty toffee …and now Moffat is vying to take Scotland’s Most Beautiful High Street title too.

UPDATED: Motorcyclist named

A 72-year-old man who died in a fatal motorcycle collision near Moffat yesterday has been named by police.

Fair system urged to share turbine funds

A CALL for fair funding decisions in Moffat has been made to help divide up a £540,000 grant.

Football coach driver ‘stable’ after crash

FOOTBALL fans returning from a match at Dumfries had a lucky escape on Friday night after their coach demolished part of a drystone dyke.

Use your vote

IT’S polling day in the local government elections and DNG Media are urging all voters to make it count.

FEATURE: Fighting back in the battle against litter

LITTER louts and fly-tippers are causing mounting environmental and economic damage to the region.

Story behind the Beeftub van

WALKERS in the Moffat area this week contacted police after they stumbled across a crashed van at the bottom of the Devil’s Beeftub.
Officers then appealed for information about what had happened to it – and we can reveal the full story.

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.

Lorry blocks M74: UPDATE

AN overturned HGV caused traffic chaos on the motorway in upper Annandale this morning.

GREYHOUNDS: Moffat hotshot wins by a head

MOFFAT area hotshot Ruth’s Baby won by a head in a nail-biting sprint race at Gretna greyhound racing at the weekend.

Diplomatic row set aside at Moffat literary conference

DIPLOMATIC differences are off the agenda this weekend as Annandale and Eskdale hosts distinguished academics from Russia.

It’s all about Eric

A WELL groomed Moffat pekingese has stolen the nation’s hearts after being likened to Donald Trump’s hair, a pain au chocolat, a fluffy cloud and even ET.

Jewellery stolen in raids

POLICE are investigating two thefts from houses in Dumfries and Galloway.

Support sought for Motor Inn revamp

RESIDENTS in Moffat are being urged to sign a petition which could see an eyesore building replaced with a brand new training centre.

VJ vet is honoured guest

A MOFFAT man was a guest of honour at the Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle at the weekend.

Running for Responders

SISTERS from Moffat have been on a fundraising campaign in memory of their late father.

Baaa-rmy sheep race delivers on fun

WOOLLY jumpers battled it out on Moffat High Street in a most ‘un-ewe-sual’ race on Sunday.

Club’s plea for secure future

FEARS that a popular tennis competition might not have a future have surfaced once again.

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Dowding descendant to attend anniversary afternoon

THE GRANDSON of Moffat war hero Lord Dowding will be the guest of honour at a special afternoon of events to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

£5k jewellery robbery

A DAYLIGHT robbery at a jewellery shop in Moffat yesterday saw thieves make off with a haul worth in excess of £5000.

Tourist town thronged for annual gala

TRADITIONS were upheld at Moffat Gala which was blessed with sunshine on Saturday.

Royal guest for Dowding service

A ROYAL visitor has been confirmed for this year’s Lord Dowding Commemorative Service, marking 75 years since the Battle of Britain.

30th Moffat Festival of Running

THE Moffat hills were alive with the sound of runners on Tuesday night.

 
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