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Moorland sale delayed

THE sale of Langholm Moorland is to be delayed for a year to allow discussions to be held with community groups who have expressed an interest in buying the area.

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Mourners tearful at cemetery state

WARM, wet weather has seen cemetery grass, and complaints, shoot up.

£3.5m roads debt probe

FORMER staff may be hauled in for a ‘robust’ investigation into a roads contract which has left the council £3.5 million out of pocket.

What are your favourite local words?

DIALECT words peculiar to Dumfriesshire are being sought for inclusion in a new translation tool.

Volunteer appeal

VOLUNTEERS are being sought for this year’s Youthbeatz festival in Dumfries.

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New fire safety standards

NEW rules to reduce deaths in household fires have been announced, with improved standards introduced for fire and smoke alarms in Scottish homes.

Charity’s work praised by minister

AN Annan outreach service is being held up as an shining example of ways to combat social isolation.

All is merry and bright as Christmas comes to town – again

REINDEER, Christmas trees and Santa Claus might not be the first things that come to mind when you think about Easter and springtime.

Life saver honoured on TV programme

THEY say never meet your heroes – but Colin Duff is glad he met his.

Town group calls for park action

FEELINGS were running high at Lockerbie Community Council on Tuesday night over the lack of action on McJerrow Park.

Sup-pie and demand

A NEW pie, created to celebrate the The Galloway Cattle Society, has been launched to the public.

A bell of a mess!

EMERGENCY repairs have saved a historic Annan church from a potential catastrophe.

Lotto lifeline for park

A GREEN space in Dumfries is to be transformed into a natural and rustic play area for kids, thanks to a £375k lotto grant.

Police in schools

EVERY secondary school in the region has been paired with a dedicated police officer, in a bid to build better relationships with youngsters and tackle youth offending, anti social behaviour and truanting.

Wish you were here!

WHEN you jet off on your holiday this year, spare a thought — and a stamp — for the residents at Burnfoot Hall in Ecclefechan.

Hostel plan unveiled

A HOSTEL could soon be housed within the Lockerbie Old School, along with a theatre, cafe and business centre.

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Blood bikes reveal running costs

IT costs £45,000 a year to keep the Dumfries and Galloway Blood Bikes on the road.

Jardine’s shock at fake fundraiser

A FAKE fundraising page set up in an attempt to benefit from the tragic death of a young horse rider has been condemned.

Golden gong for butcher’s bridie

AN ANNAN butchers is helping to keep haggis on the menu far beyond Burns Night after bringing home a trio of glittering honours from a national industry awards.

Game show challenge for Annan couple

A COUPLE from Annan were on the edge of their seats watching a TV quiz show on Thursday night.

Street art?

ANNAN’S answer to Banksy has been busy spray painting the Annandale Observer offices recently, sparking the question . . . who dun it

BEM joy for Jim

HOME is where the heart is, and that’s certainly true for Lockerbie man Jim Rae, who has been awarded a BEM for services to the community.

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.

Savers deposit £12k

A TOTAL of 165 people in the region have signed up for the Government’s new savings account – Help to Save – depositing nearly £12,842 between them.

Windfarm gives out 16 grants

SIXTEEN grants totalling £170,000 have been given out in the second round of the Ewe Hill Windfarm Fund.

Happy town

DUMFRIES is the eighth happiest place in Scotland to live.

Fairtrade goes on

DUMFRIES and Galloway will keep its status as a Fairtrade Zone for the next two years.

Fundraising friends to sleep rough in city park

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.

Time to reflect

A CANDLE of remembrance ceremony has taken place place at Lockerbie’s Ukrainian POW Chapel to remember a little known genocidal act.

New board for rescue centre

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.

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