A charity worker is setting out to run 340 miles from Carlisle to Edinburgh on the St Ninian’s Way in a bid to help rebuild war-torn areas of Iraq.
A GROUP of kwik fit employees wheeled into Annan this week as part of their fundraising event. The 12 riders who were taking part in The Tour De Branch, set off from Kwik Fit centre situated in Dumfries as they cycled from the town to Newcastle for their chosen charity Children with Cancer UK. After […]
CAFE owner Jim Main was devastated when he picked up a running injury, thwarting his London Marathon plans.
AN Annan outreach service is being held up as an shining example of ways to combat social isolation.
A STRANGE way of consuming tea was reported in Lockerbie in the early 1800s.
BEAUTIFUL Castle Loch’s grounds have expanded by a further 20 acres, with a play area and new footpath on the horizon.
A COUPLE are settin off on a coast to coast challenge this weekend to raise money for Mossburn Community Farm.
A SOLDIER is preparing to race through the capital for charity while wearing full military kit.
GRANTS of around £44,200 were given out to people with cancer in Dumfries and Galloway in financial hardship last year, thanks to fundraisers.
THEY say never meet your heroes – but Colin Duff is glad he met his.
FUNDING worth £235,000 is set to be agreed to to help property owners and private tenants in the region to repair their homes.
HIKING boots, blister plasters and donuts were the order of the day for a group of charity walkers on Sunday.
A GREEN space in Dumfries is to be transformed into a natural and rustic play area for kids, thanks to a £375k lotto grant.
ENHANCED support is now available to families across the region who face the devastation of the death of their baby.
ANYONE experiencing domestic abuse and/or forced marriage in Dumfries and Galloway is being urged to contact a new helpline.
Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline has just received a £1.7m boost and staff want to ensure more people are supported, protected and can access the emotional and practical support they need.
Manager Lydia Okroj said: “Domestic abuse and forced marriage are both isolating and frightening experiences and no-one should go through them alone; our helpline is there to ensure that no-one has to. We want to make sure that our number is known by everyone like another emergency service, giving a lifeline to those who need it.”
The helpline is available 24/7 on 0800 027 1234.
A YOUNG man from Middlebie is moving to the other side of the world to volunteer for three months in Nepal.
BE kind and caring and show compassion were the key messages of a new national campaign launched in the region this week.
IT costs £45,000 a year to keep the Dumfries and Galloway Blood Bikes on the road.
GRANT Seaton will run 13.1 miles, then he’ll run 13.1 miles more, just to be the man who raises money for charity.
A MUSEUM in Eastriggs is celebrating this week after receiving a prestigious tourism award.
DUMFRIES and Galloway will keep its status as a Fairtrade Zone for the next two years.
TWO Annan students will be sleeping rough in Dundee next month in a bid to highlight the increasing number of homeless people in the Scottish city.
A FAMILY who saved two tiny puppies that had been dumped on a roadside near Moffat say it was a distressing discovery.
Dumfries and Galloway Canine Rescue Centre at Glencaple, Dumfries has a new board of directors, pictured. They are: Diane Craven, Angela Sinyard, Dora Sweetman, Sheena Pate, Fiona Chisholm, Dianna Lord and Scott Wells.
The directors would like to thank all the local people who have given their generous support for the charity for its first 15 years and are looking forward to the next chapter in the centre’s story.
STORM Callum is battering the region today but a team of determined cyclists are still hoping to complete a charity cycle ride tomorrow.
JUST ten minutes of time and one blood test – that’s all it took to save the life of one man.
THE Mad Hatter and Queen of Hearts (aka Eilidh and Bev Farish) cordially invite the town to attend a tea party at Lockerbie Town Hall next month.
VENUES across the region are taking part in this year’s Doors Open Day this weekend.
OVER the last 18 months Darren Flint and Donald Greig, plus their trusty hound, Haggis, have walked the length and breadth of Dumfriesshire while researching their new book.
IN LOCKERBIE his beard is as renowned as that of Albus Dumbledore or Gandalf . . . but Keith Handley is set to brave the shave for charity