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£18.4 million funding headache

DUMFRIES and Galloway Council has confirmed it is facing a funding gap of £18.4 million for next year.

£10m call for Annan

ANNAN will need £10 million of funding to help mitigate the impact of Pinneys closing and the loss of 450 jobs.

Stroke care shock

THE quality of stroke care in the region has dropped and has fallen below national standards – sparking concern among politicians.

Borderlands buzz

GAME changing, a one off opportunity, a shot in the arm, once in a generation — there was a lot of buzz about the Borderlands deal this week.

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Shocking child poverty stats

A NEW report by the Scottish Government has shown that levels of child poverty in Dumfries and Galloway are among the worst in Scotland.

Care recruitment issues revealed in report

MORE than a third of care providers in the region have reported issues with recruiting suitable staff — according to a new report.

Anger at dental clinic closure plans

PLANS to close Lochside dental clinic have been criticised – with accusations that the NHS deliberately ran down the service.

Bank closure blow

“DISAPPOINTMENT” has greeted news that a bank is set to close in Castle Douglas.

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MSP in food bank festive visit

THE work of food banks in Dumfries and Galloway has been praised by MSP Colin Smyth.

Annan poverty shock

ANNAN was this week named as one of the most deprived parts of Dumfries and Galloway.

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Cheers for community cafe

A CAFE with a difference was officially opened in Dumfries this week.

Safety warning over Halloween costumes

PARENTS are being warned to remain vigilant to the fire risks that Halloween costumes can pose to their children – after tests found some outfits on sale in the region are flammable.

Spaniel recruited in hunt for illegal tobacco

A SNIFFER dog has been helping root out illegal tobacco supplies across the region.

 
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