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Busy new year for police

POLICE were called to 67 incidents across the region in the first seven hours of January 1.

Merry Bonspiel

A TOTAL of 22 teams lined up for the family and friends bonspiel at Lockerbie Ice Rink.

Strange New Year customs

DRINKING ashes, dressing as bears and taking suitcases for a walk are among the unusual New Year’s traditions from across the globe.

How to recycle at Christmas

ADVICE on how to dispose of common Christmas paraphernalia has been issued.

Unusual Christmas traditions

FROM giant lanterns and roller skating, to broom hiding and defecating logs, some of the weirdest and wackiest Christmas traditions from around the world have been revealed. Travel experts at have named six of the most unusual global festive traditions.
A spokesman said: “Nativity scenes, Christmas trees and gift giving are pretty standard festive practices in the UK and lots of other Western countries, but some countries offer a different take on Christmas altogether. “Whilst some of these traditions might seem a little odd to Brits, have a think about your own festive habits in Dumfriesshire. Taken out of context, eating Brussel Sprouts, pulling crackers and wearing paper crowns might seem unusual to some foreigners, too!”

Zara lights up DGRI for Xmas

LITTLE Zara Elliot performed the honours at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary – turning on the lights of the Christmas tree in front of the hospital.

Gillian helps folk stay cosy this Christmas

A DUMFRIES woman has been on a mission to make sure no one feels cold this Christmas.

Store appeal

A CHARITY with shops in Moffat and Dumfries has put out an urgent appeal for winter stock.

Oh yes it is!

PANTOMIME has returned to DG1 after a five year break…oh yes it has!

Jolly jumpers

OUR news team have donned their festive knits today for the annual Christmas Jumper Day.

Avoid stolen goods this Christmas

POLICE Scotland has launched a campaign to deter the public from buying potentially stolen goods, which fund serious and organised crime.

Amanda takes on shoeboxes

A NEW face is taking over the Shoebox Appeal co-ordinating role in the region.

Let there be lights!

TWO more homeowners are vying to have the region’s most decorated Christmas house.

Xmas zero tolerance warning for drivers

MOTORISTS in Dumfries and Galloway have been warned there will be a zero-tolerance approach to drink and drug driving this Christmas.

Think of the kids this Xmas

CHRISTMAS is a truly magical time and this year Barnardo’s Scotland wants everyone to enjoy an extra merry Kidsmas too!

Christmas at the Cornwalls!

CHRISTMAS started early at one house in Dumfries this year.

Christmas holiday food fund opens 

GROUPS and organisations who want to help make Christmas better in their local community can now apply for festive funding.

Christmas charity night

KILNFORD Farm Shop is preparing for one of their busiest evenings of the year next Thursday as they host their charity taster night

Bahamas detour for Xmas card

LOCHMABEN resident was surprised to receive a Christmas card on Saturday . . . more than three months after it was posted.

Merry Christmas to all our readers!

A VERY Merry Christmas to all our readers!

Season of goodwill . . . and good hair

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

Away with the manger

WITH the Angel Gabriel looking on, heartless thieves yesterday stole the Son of God . . . from a nativity scene outside an Annan church.

Christmas traditions shared

A SINGER songwriter from the region has been sharing her Christmas traditions.

Dog charity in Xmas plea

DUMFRIES and Galloway Canine Rescue Centre is asking dog lovers everywhere to reflect before commencing their Christmas shopping.

Town shines a light on festive season

A TEAM are now hard at work preparing to brighten up Annan town centre over the festive season.

Debt centre dishes out Xmas spending advice

STAY out of the red and in the black this Christmas.

Blogmas Day 6 – Christmas trial run

MY weekend was full of turkey, tinsel and trimmings.

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