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‘Please don’t just walk past’

BIG hearted Gary Shanks has helped transform a homeless man’s life, and it all started with an invite to Christmas dinner

Four new businesses mooted for shop site

AN ‘UNREMARKABLE’ business unit in Lockerbie could be transformed into a restaurant, gym, shop and dental surgery . . . but first it will be auctioned off.

Bizarre dog theft warning

TWO dogs have been taken from outside shops and then dumped elsewhere in the past week.

Cheese please!

DUMFRIES and Galloway is simply mad for cheese, with the average family locally spending £40 on cheese each festive season.

It’s a dog’s life

EVER wondered what police dogs get up to in their own time? If they like to play, do they like hugs and kisses? I, chief reporter Amanda Kennedy, a dog lover through and through, have always wondered what a working dog’s life fully entails, so last week I asked the expert.

Chicken nugget fan launches appeal to buy snack

CAN you help Ashton buy chicken nuggets?

Season of goodwill . . . and good hair

CHRISTMAS has never looked so good – all thanks to an Annan barbers.

Lockerbie Air Disaster: 30 years on

TOADY, Lockerbie remembered.

Lockerbie remembers

TODAY, on the 30th anniversary of Britain’s worst ever terrorist attack, Lockerbie will remember.

Lockerbie Air Disaster from behind the lens

A ROW of soundless, unmoving ambulances — that’s the image that will forever haunt photographer Steve Matthew.

Puppy love

PUPPIES abandoned like ‘trash’ at a road side have now found their forever homes.

Campaign grows to help Pakistani family

YEARS of uncertainty could soon be over for a Dumfries family fearful of being sent back to Pakistan, thanks to the launch of a petition.

Family’s fight to stay in the UK

A DUMFRIES family are fighting to stay in Dumfries and Galloway, as they face removal from the country.

Community call as £1.4m leisure plan launched

MOMENTUM is growing in Dumfries for a community owned £1.4 million entertainment centre to be set up.

Unforgivable – crash victim’s husband speaks out

THE husband of a woman killed by a distracted driver, who was checking his mobile phone, says that using a device behind the wheel is “unforgivable”.


WITH as many as 40,000 cars sailing past Lockerbie on the motorway every day, a local bistro owner has now started a campaign to steer them into town.

Labour’s coming home

SCOTTISH Labour leader Richard Leonard visited the region on Monday this week. The leading politician toured the DNG Media of ces in Annan and sat down with chief reporter Amanda Kennedy to discuss everything from his vision for the region’s struggling jobs market, to his plans for a Labour comeback locally.

101 things to do in Dumfries and Galloway in 2018

HOME is where the heart is and we’re incredibly lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the world. While we’re all guilty of taking the area for granted, and thinking happiness and adventure are a plane ride away, if we step back and look around, it’s clear that Dumfries and Galloway is thriving and filled with fun activities, days out and weekend-long adventures. So chief reporter Amanda Kennedy has put together a list of 101 things to do in Dumfries and Galloway in 2018. Will you be giving any a try?

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Christmas party looks . . . Dumfries and Galloway style

WANT to out dazzle your Christmas tree this festive season? The region’s stylists have got your covered, just sit back and take inspiration from their looks. Whether you dare to re-create or book in, there’s a look for everyone this Christmas!

17 times stylists brightened up the region

MERMAIDS and unicorns now walk among us on the streets of Dumfries and Galloway . . . all thanks to creative stylists. Have a look at these 17 stunning styles . . .

Popping the question in style

LOVE is in the air this week at the DNG24 offices!

Life after Lockerbie

SMALL Scottish towns with populations of 5000 are not often topics of global interest or importance but my small home town has once again made headlines across the world – and that town is Lockerbie.

18 things you’ll relate to if you grew up in a small Scottish town

EVERYBODY knows your name and they’re always glad you came, you wanna be where everybody knows your name – if you’re from a small town then you’re bound to relate to some of these 18 small town facts, written by reporter Amanda Kennedy.

Annan girl recalls Tunisia experience

AN EX Annan Academy girl’s 21st birthday celebrations have been cut short after getting caught up in the Tunisia attacks, which killed 38 people, yesterday.

Pink hair don’t care?

THOUGH I’ve spent the majority of my post 13-year-old life bleach blonde I’m no stranger to a bit of colour – I’ve been lilac, ginger and at the moment I’m working a pink hue.

I moustache you a question…can I pull this off?

We are a mainly female office of reporters at DNG Media and we’ve been testing out a new app in the office – Make me Bearded – to unleash our manly sides.

Witnessing the highs and lows at region’s General Election count

DnG24 reporter AMANDA KENNEDY describes her impressions of the first General Election count she has covered.

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