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Gas alert leads to A76 trunk road closure

A TRUNK road in Dumfries and Galloway was closed to traffic late Tuesday because of a serious gas leak.

2 in hospital after ‘altercation’

TWO men are in hospital with serious injuries after an altercation in Dumfries early this morning.

Girl, 14, assaulted in town centre

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

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.

Emergency services called to Low Road crash

EMERGENCY services were called to an accident on the B725 Annan to Dumfries Low Road on Monday morning.

War memorial damaged

VANDALS have wreaked havoc at the war memorial in Sanquhar.

Moffat victim named

A 17-year-old whose death is being treated as ‘suspicious’ by police has been named.

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High Street assault

A MAN was the victim of an unprovoked assault in Dumfries in the early hours of Sunday.

A701 crash victim named

THE man who died in a crash near Amisfield yesterday afternoon has been named.

Woman rescued after car sea plunge

A MAJOR rescue operation was mounted in the early hours of Monday after a car crashed into the sea at Kirkcolm, a few miles from Stranraer.

Tragedy crash driver named

A WOMAN who died in a road crash near Newton Stewart has been named.

UPDATE: Explosive alert on north Solway coast

AN AREA of the North Solway shoreline was sealed off late on Friday afternoon after a suspected wartime shell was discovered.

Drugs hauls worth £197k traced in region

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

Man dies in fire – update

THE man who died in a house fire in Dumfries yesterday afternoon has been named by police.

Storm Eleanor updates

STORM Eleanor sparked a major incident to be declared in the region on Wednesday.

LATEST: Man arrested following death of 52-year-old

A 35-year-old man has been arrested following the death of 52-year-old Beverly Bliss in Carrutherstown.

Counterfeit crackdown

POLICE have teamed up with Dumfries and Galloway Council’s trading standards to tackle counterfeit goods being transported through the region.

Don’t risk it

DRIVERS in Dumfries and Galloway are being reminded of the zero tolerance approach to drink driving this Christmas.

Police probe ‘vicious ‘ attack on youth

POLICE say an Annan teenager was subjected to a vicious and sustained attack in the town at the weekend.

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Action on the A77

A TWO-week cross boundary initiative to improve road safety on the A77 Stranraer – Glasgow coast road started this week.

Jewellery taken in raid

A LARGE amount of cash and jewellery were taken at a break in at a house in Dumfries earlier this week.

Suspected WWII bomb unearthed

A DEVICE which is believed to be an unexploded World War II bomb has been discovered near to Wallaceton, Thornhill.

Boy named after pole tragedy

A 12-YEAR-OLD boy has died after becoming trapped by a large wooden pole at Kelloholm.

Woman plucked to safety from River Nith

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

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.

Fake notes alert

BUSINESSES in Dumfries are being warned to be alert after counterfeit notes were used at a charity shop this week.

Sheep dead after dog attack

AN ATTACK on sheep in Waterbeck has resulted in the death of two animals.

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Public are vital to police drugs success

A TOTAL of 24 people have been charged with drug offences – as a result of search warrants issued in Dumfries since May.

Suspicious men confronted in hotel

A HUNT is on for two men discovered in ‘suspicious circumstances’ in a hotel between Annan and Dumfries.

Senior citizen loses savings in raid

POLICE have launched an investigation after a house was broken into in Dumfries and jewellery and cash worth a six-figure sum was stolen.

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