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.
WREATHS were laid in the region this week to mark the 65th anniversary of the worst peacetime maritime disaster to occur in British coastal waters.
A TOURIST information centre in Dumfries is set to remain open – as VisitScotland plans to shut 39 of its 65 outlets over the next two years.
TWO men are being sought by police in connection with an attempted robbery in Stranraer.
RESURFACING works will take place on a stretch of the A77, north of Stenna Road in September.
POLICE at Stranraer are investigating a raid at a flat in the town’s Dalrymple Street.
THERE was a winning double from Dumfries and Galloway owner / trainer Steven Hornby at Gretna greyhound racing at the weekend.
A MAN in Stranraer has been charged with wasting police time — following police enquiries into an alleged assault.
POLICE have appealed for public help to trace a suspect after a weekend assault in the west of the region.
A SOUTH west Scotland kennels is enjoying a surge of success at Gretna greyhound racing.
ANNAN trainer Ba Ba Metcalfe returned to the victory rostrum with a fine performance on Friday night by what he hopes will be an up and coming kennel star.
FAMILY of a motor bike enthusiast who died in a road crash on the A77 road between Stranraer and Portpatrick on Thursday have issued a tribute to him.
FARMERS in the west of the region have launched a campaign against stricter controls on spreading fertilisers.
SCOTS flyer Horny Edgar lived up to expectations winning the Autumn Sprint Handicap final at the weekend meeting at Halcrow Greyhound Stadium, Gretna.
DETECTIVES are investigating a daylight attack on a man in Stranraer town centre.
SOUTH WEST greyhound Horny Edgar was back in winning form in the semi-final heats of the Autumn Sprint Handicap at Gretna greyhound racing at the weekend.
TRAINER Tony Hopper saw two of his entries burn up the track to book places in the next round of the Gretna 280 metres Autumn Handicap.
A PETITION to upgrade the whole A75 Euroroute from Gretna to Stranraer is gathering speed.
AN ALERT was issued after a King Rat snake vanished from a house in Main Street in Sandhead, near Stranraer, on Monday.