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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.

Skills plan revealed by Minister

A PLAN to support the skills needs of rural Scotland was this week launched in Lockerbie.

Getting women into politics

WOMEN in Dumfries and Galloway are being urged to get more involved in politics.

Turbines are too big

A NEW plan for ‘very large’ wind turbines in Annandale has been described as ‘overbearing’ and ‘not acceptable’ by council officials.

Agency gets Holyrood backing

FINAL plans for the South of Scotland Enterprise Agency have been backed by the Scottish Parliament this week.

Honours for editor, officer and book boss

INCREDIBLY humbled, that’s how two Annandale men connected to the Lockerbie Air Disaster feel after being offered the title of Member of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Wedding town brings in £36.9m

MARRIAGE mecca Gretna has once again topped the table for Scottish weddings.

DG1 to run at a loss

THE countdown is on to the reopening of the DG1 leisure centre next month . . . but new figures have emerged showing that the showpiece swimming facility is expected to run at a loss.

Waste matters

A DELEGATION from Uganda visited Annandale on Tuesday to find out more about how rubbish is processed locally.

European Election results

COUNTING is underway at The Bridge in Dumfries for the European elections.
We’ll be bringing you the news and results as they happen.

£210k Criffel path plan

A NEW sea to summit hill path is to be constructed on one of the region’s most iconic hills.

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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.

The end of May

PRIME Minister Theresa May will stand down on June 7.

Wheel good idea to get message out

A GROUP flying the flag for Scottish Independance are fundraising £9500 to buy a mobile hub on wheels.

Family fight deportation

A DUMFRIES family are fighting to stay in the region, as they face removal from the country.

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