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Report praises homeless work

HELP for the homeless in the region has improved ‘significantly’, a report revealed yesterday

Medical school push for Crichton

THE Crichton campus in Dumfries is being promoted as a possible location for a new medical school.

MSPs in joint push for local Maggie’s Centre

THREE of the region’s politicians are working together to try and get a Maggie’s Centre built in Dumfries to help cancer patients.

Christmas holiday food fund opens 

GROUPS and organisations who want to help make Christmas better in their local community can now apply for festive funding.

Green light for housing partnership plan

UP to 500 new jobs, a rent cap and investment in homes are being promised after tenants of Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) voted in favour of partnership plans with Wheatley Group.

Youth centre’s happy birthday

CELEBRATIONS were a plenty as the Oasis Youth Centre reached their 20th birthday.

Warnings over education cuts

BUDGET cuts being proposed by Dumfries and Galloway Council will have a ‘big impact’ on education, says local members of a teaching union.

MSP takes the wheel

DUMFRIESSHIRE MSP Oliver Mundell is in top gear after passing a course run by Dumfries and Galloway Advanced Motorists and Motorcyclists.

Keswick Centre to host election night

SPORTS centre in Dumfries is to play a key role in next month’s General Election.

Council reveal 33 cost cutting options

HOT school meals, road repairs, road crossing wardens, library books, museums and Saturday weddings are in the spotlight as Dumfries and Galloway Council look for further cost savings.

Census final call

HOUSEHOLDERS in the region have just a week left to complete the census rehearsal form. 

Tributes to councillor

SADNESS has been expressed after the death at the weekend of one of the region’s councillors.

£50k pricetag for climate change work

DUMFRIES and Galloway Council’s plan to declare a climate emergency is set to cost £50,000.

MSP backs second referendum

A CONFIRMATORY ballot is the only way to fix the Brexit impasse, says Colin Smyth MSP.

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.

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