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‘Shocking’ road death figures

A RISE in deaths on Dumfries and Galloway’s roads has been described as ‘troubling’ – by a spokesman for a road safety charity.

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Business break in

A BREAK-in at a business in Dalry over the weekend is being investigated by police.

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Cash machine stolen in border raid

A CASH machine has been stolen from a border visitor attraction.

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Shoplifters in high-value raids across region

A SERIES of high value thefts from shops in the region yesterday are being probed by police.


Escaped alpaca caught by police

AN ADVENTUROUS alpaca was found wandering a Dumfries street last night, after escaping from its field.

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Fireraising at flat

A MATTRESS was set on fire outside a flat in Dumfries overnight.

CALL FOR ACTION . . . left to right: Lochar Ward councillor Jeff Leaver, MSP Colin Smyth and local resident Brian Little at the former Interfloor factory in Dumfries

Task force to tackle ‘death trap’ factory

A TASK force has been set up to tackle a derelict Dumfries factory which has been branded ‘a potential death trap’.

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All-clear after Stewartry explosives alert

POLICE in the Stewartry sealed off an area in Dalbeattie yesterday after an explosive scare.

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UPDATE: Biker dies after second A711 accident in days

A MOTOR cyclist died late on Saturday afternoon as a result of an accident on the A711 Dumfries to Dalbeattie road near the Tower Golf Centre, west of Dumfries.


Two killed in single vehicle crash

TWO people have died following a single vehicle crash on the outskirts of Dumfries on Sunday evening.

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Witness plea after town centre assault

POLICE at Dumfries have appealed for witnesses following an early hours assault in the town today.

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Police crack ‘secret’ teen code

DUMFRIES and Galloway Police Division has released a list of codes that teenagers and young people may send to each other.


PC John gets set for charity beat

A PC is swapping his usual beat for a charity race tomorrow.

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Driver sought

A DRIVER who failed to stop for police in Castle Douglas is being hunted.

Communication with a Smart Phone in the Car

Driving phone users face double trouble

TOUGHER penalties on drivers using mobile phones could make Dumfries and Galloway roads safer.

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Drug dealer jailed for five years

A BEATTOCK man who was supplying drugs to local dealers in the Dumfries area has been jailed for five years.

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Wrong-way M-Way driver alert

THERE was an alert on the M74 in Dumfriesshire late on Thursday night amidst fears a car was travelling the wrong way.

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UPDATE: Nith body identified as missing man

A BODY recovered from the River Nith at Kingholm Quay, Dumfries has been confirmed as that of 41-year-old Bryan Cowie.


Father assaulted and robbed at home

DETECTIVES have launched a major investigation after an Ecclefechan man — at home with his schoolboy son — was assaulted and robbed by intruders.

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Lost walkers found on Criffel

RESCUE teams were called out to assist a pair of lost Criffel walkers on Wednesday.

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£5k power tool theft

POWER tools worth £5000 have been stolen from a building site at Dalbeattie High School.

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Lock your home after sneak in thefts

OPPORTUNIST thieves have prompted police to remind residents across the region of the importance of locking windows and doors.

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Man assaulted after Langholm disturbance

A MAN was injured after a New Year assault in Langholm.

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Watch out for emotional abuse

A CAMPAIGN to tackle emotional and psychological abuse has been launched in the region.


UPDATE: Man sought after stolen car found on fire

A BID is being made to trace a man, after a car stolen in Dumfries was found on fire.

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6 caught drink driving

SIX people were caught drink driving in the region in the first ten days of this month.

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Dedication awards for nine

SPECIAL awards were presented to police officers and members of the public this week in recognition of their commitment to keeping people safe in Dumfries and Galloway.


Brass neck of scrap thieves

POLICE are hunting for thieves who got away with thousands of pounds worth of scrap metal from a recycling yard in Dumfries at the weekend.

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Xmas shoppers hit by thefts

A WARNING has been issued by the police after thieves struck again in Dumfries town centre.


VIDEO: Vigilance urged as anti-terror campaign launches

POLICE in Dumfries and Galloway have joined a UK-wide campaign to promote a ‘be alert, not alarmed’ message over the international terrorism threat.

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