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Census rehearsal

THOUSANDS of householders are set to be contacted for information after Dumfries and Galloway was selected to be a rehearsal area for the 2021 census.

Politicians’ expense bills revealed

MSPs representing the south of Scotland claimed a combined total of £287,779.30 in expenses during the 2018/19 tax year.

Climate change action

AN action plan on climate change was discussed by councillors in Dumfries this week, to coincide with Scotland’s Climate Week which is running until Sunday.

MSP’s emotional tribute to dad

MORE recognition is needed of a rare lung disease, says one of the region’s politicians, who has had first hand experience in his own family.

Study finds lack of services in region

THERE are a lack of suitable services in Dumfries and Galloway to meet the population of young people with complex disabilities, an independent study has found.

MPs return to Parliament

THE region’s two MPs are back in Westminster today after Parliament was recalled following the Supreme Court judgement on Tuesday.

Tuk tuks could take to the roads

A NEW mode of transportation may be speeding its way around the region soon if given approval.

Brexit post created at council

A BREXIT co-ordinator is going to be employed by Dumfries and Galloway Council.

New role for MSP

GALLOWAY and West Dumfries MSP Finlay Carson has this week been appointed Deputy Convener of the Scottish Parliament’s Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee.

What a waste!

EVERY person in Dumfries and Galloway generates just over half a ton of waste a year.

Drug death taskforce welcomed

A SPIKE in drug deaths in Scotland has seen the creation of a new taskforce – and it has been welcomed locally.

Rebuilding links with NI

A DELEGATION from Dumfries and Galloway Council has visited Northern Ireland in a bid to strengthen links between the two locations.

Citizens call up

THE exercise to recruit members for Scotland’s first Citizen’s Assembly is now underway – and residents locally could be called up.

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Transport study extended

EXTRA time has been given to the South West Scotland Transport Study and views can now be submitted until September 20.

Candidate choice

JOHN Ferry has been selected as the Liberal Democrat candidate for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale for the next general election.

Flying the flag for Stewartry

A FLAG flying in Parliament Square Gardens has caught the eye of Dumfries and Galloway MP Alister Jack.

Investment boost for timber roads

FUNDING of £260,841 has been awarded to projects in Dumfries and Galloway which will reduce the impacts of timber lorries on rural roads.

Boris, Brexit and the back benches

DUMFRIESSHIRE MP David Mundell is adjusting to life outside Government after losing his Cabinet job.
He talked to editor Fiona Reid about the ups and downs of a career in politics.

New Secretary of State at Stranraer Show

THE ANNUAL agricultural show in Stranraer provided the backdrop on Wednesday for the first meeting between NFU Scotland and Alister Jack MP, since his appointment to cabinet as Secretary of State for Scotland. 

Cabinet winners and losers

IT was one in, one out for the region’s MPs this week as new Prime Minister Boris Johnson named his Cabinet.

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Borderlands must benefit small firms

EFFORTS must be made to ensure small businesses in the region benefit from the £350 million Borderlands Growth Deal.

DG1 reopens

A NEW chapter has started at the DG1 leisure centre in Dumfries.

Cancelled operation concerns

NEW figures show that 1576 operations were scheduled to take place at NHS Dumfries and Galloway in May – but 132 of them were cancelled.

Emergency declared

A CLIMATE emergency has been declared in Dumfries and Galloway — and steps agreed to help tackle the situation.

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Homelessness figures

THERE were 910 homeless applications made in Dumfries and Galloway last year.

DG1 first look inside

THE new-look DG1 has been revealed.

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Mourners tearful at cemetery state

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

Family life on hold over visa row

A FRUSTRATED family have described how their lives have been frozen since 2015 due to visa issues.

£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.

Stay safe

IT’S Drowning Prevention Week and people in the region are being urged to brush up on their water safety education.

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