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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.

Bags to beat the birds

LITTER bags that are gull proof are going to be trialled in Dumfries for six months in a bid to tackle the flying menace.

Baby box uptake

FIGURES have revealed that 1916 baby boxes have been given out in this region since they were introduced in April 2017.

Putting DG on the menu

A NEW food and drink strategy has been launched for the region, with a focus on supporting collaboration, innovation, job creation and inclusive growth across the sector.

£235k for repairs scheme

FUNDING worth £235,000 is set to be agreed to to help property owners and private tenants in the region to repair their homes.

Further return delay at crisis hit super school

PUPILS and staff at the crisis-hit North West Community Campus (NWCC) are facing an additional delay to their return.

Demolition is last resort for empty factory

ADVICE has been prepared by Dumfries and Galloway Council for anyone considering taking on the historic former Interfloor site in Heathhall.

Gull cull

GULLS continue to cause problems in Dumfries, despite £23,700 being spent last year on removing nests and eggs.

Petitions launched against council cuts

HUNDREDS of people have signed petitions objecting to the planned closure of two Dumfries and Galloway Council facilities.

£1.5m for town centres

A £1.5 million grant to support town centres is coming to Dumfires and Galloway.

Councillor resigns from party over budget cuts

NORTH West Dumfries councillor Ronnie Nicholson has resigned from the Labour group in Dumfries and Galloway Council over proposed cuts to teaching posts.

Council department facing axe

LEAKED information has revealed nearly a whole council department may be axed in a cost-cutting exercise.

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