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.
WARM, wet weather has seen cemetery grass, and complaints, shoot up.
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.
DIALECT words peculiar to Dumfriesshire are being sought for inclusion in a new translation tool.
VOLUNTEERS are being sought for this year’s Youthbeatz festival in Dumfries.
NEW rules to reduce deaths in household fires have been announced, with improved standards introduced for fire and smoke alarms in Scottish homes.
AN Annan outreach service is being held up as an shining example of ways to combat social isolation.
REINDEER, Christmas trees and Santa Claus might not be the first things that come to mind when you think about Easter and springtime.
THEY say never meet your heroes – but Colin Duff is glad he met his.
FEELINGS were running high at Lockerbie Community Council on Tuesday night over the lack of action on McJerrow Park.
A NEW pie, created to celebrate the The Galloway Cattle Society, has been launched to the public.
EMERGENCY repairs have saved a historic Annan church from a potential catastrophe.
A GREEN space in Dumfries is to be transformed into a natural and rustic play area for kids, thanks to a £375k lotto grant.
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.
WHEN you jet off on your holiday this year, spare a thought — and a stamp — for the residents at Burnfoot Hall in Ecclefechan.
A HOSTEL could soon be housed within the Lockerbie Old School, along with a theatre, cafe and business centre.
IT costs £45,000 a year to keep the Dumfries and Galloway Blood Bikes on the road.
A FAKE fundraising page set up in an attempt to benefit from the tragic death of a young horse rider has been condemned.
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.
A COUPLE from Annan were on the edge of their seats watching a TV quiz show on Thursday night.
ANNAN’S answer to Banksy has been busy spray painting the Annandale Observer offices recently, sparking the question . . . who dun it
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.
WITH the Angel Gabriel looking on, heartless thieves yesterday stole the Son of God . . . from a nativity scene outside an Annan church.
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.
SIXTEEN grants totalling £170,000 have been given out in the second round of the Ewe Hill Windfarm Fund.
DUMFRIES is the eighth happiest place in Scotland to live.
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 CANDLE of remembrance ceremony has taken place place at Lockerbie’s Ukrainian POW Chapel to remember a little known genocidal act.
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.