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11 things to do in Moffat

THE worlds narrowest hotel, Moffat Toffee, Merlin, Lord Dowding . . . Moffat is not short of historic links, tasty treats or unique architecture.
In fact, the town boasts so many jewels that its hard to decide what exactly it is most known for.
Here are 11 things to do in Moffat . . . can you think of more?

Curling or squirrels?

PLANS to spend £50,000 transforming Lockerbie’s gateway roundabouts came under fire this week . . . thanks to their design.

4000 more names needed to help family

A PETITION to help save a family from being re- moved from the UK is just 4000 signatures away from a potential break-through.


JOIN self proclaimed serial online shopping addict, and chief reporter, Amanda on her quest to go purchase free this month for #nobuymarch.

‘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 today, 2018

I HAVE no memories of the first time I found out about the disaster, but I cant really remember a time when I didn’t know about it.

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.

Cycle to Syracuse: An officer’s tale

WEEK three of the Cycle to Syracuse team member profiles sees chief reporter Amanda Kennedy speak to the team’s organiser Colin Dorrance.
The recently retired police officer feels deeply connected to the 1988 Lockerbie Air Disaster.

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.

Calvin’s home!

BREAKING NEWS – man from Dumfries returns to Dumfries! But seeing as it is Calvin Harris … it really is newsworthy!

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.

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