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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.

Woman in ‘terrifying’ alleyway robbery attempt

AN ATTEMPT to rob a young woman in Annan in the early hours of Saturday morning has sparked a police enquiry.

‘Body sighting’ in Nith sparks major hunt

A MAJOR operation was launched in Dumfries yesterday – after reports of a body spotted in the River Nith.

Lorry sought after car badly damaged

AN ALLEGED hit and run incident in Annan is being probed by police.

M74 south-bound closed after ‘serious’ accident

THE SOUTH-BOUND carriageway of the M74 remained closed in Dumfriesshire on Wednesday night following a serious accident.

VIDEO: Flash flooding hits Lower Annandale

THERE was flash flooding in Annan, Eastriggs and on several rural roads following torrential rain in Annandale and Eskdale on Saturday afternoon.

Car overturns in Annan accident

A YOUNG driver escaped serious injury after his car ran out of control and overturned in Annan late on Wednesday afternoon.

Nursing home raid

SHEDS at a nursing home were broken into over the weekend and £3500 worth of equipment stolen.

Raising research money in memory of brave Sam

OVER £80k has been raised in memory of ‘Super Sam’ and his uncle is about to get on his bike to help that figure soar.

Motorcycles stolen from Annan homes

AN INVESTIGATION has been launched after two motorcycles were stolen in Annan overnight on Wednesday to Thursday.

Missing Dumfries patient traced

A MAN who went missing from Midpark Mental Health hospital in Dumfries has been traced in Scunthorpe.

‘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.

Cash machine stolen in border raid

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

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.

Fireraising at flat

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

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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