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Voice of youth

THE first joint meeting of Dumfries and Galloway Council and the regional Youth Council place was held this week.

Region falls behind with Living Wage

DUMFRIES and Galloway has the highest percentage of people earning less than the Living Wage of anywhere in Scotland, it has been revealed.

New cemetery site in focus

A NEW cemetery for Dumfries is set to get the go ahead next week – despite 37 objections.

4.8 per cent Council Tax rise mooted

COUNCIL Tax could rise by 4.84 per cent for the region’s householders in the next year.

Next try again for Dumfries pod

A RETAIL giant has lodged a third attempt to move to a retail park on the outskirts of Dumfries.

£50k review of town centre under fire

ANOTHER team of consultants have begun work on a ‘vision’ for Dumfries Town Centre . . . less than three years since the last masterplan was made.

Homelessness numbers released

A TOTAL of 425 people applied for homelessness assistance in Dumfries and Galloway in the space of just six months.

Poverty hotspots revealed

PARTS of Dumfries and Stranraer are among the most deprived in Scotland, according to a new report.

Mundell marks Holocaust Memorial Day

IT IS vitally important the horrific mass murder of European Jews and other minorities in World War Two is never forgotten.

Council consider sex licence move

SHOULD strip clubs and lap dancing bars be licensed to run in the region?

Town chosen for home building pilot scheme

A PIONEERING pilot scheme could allow self building without the need for planning permission in Dumfries.

McCamon claims by-election victory

DUMFRIES and Galloway Council’s Conservative group has added a new member to its ranks after taking victory in the Mid Galloway and Wigtown West by-election.

Board members sought for enterprise agency

A CAMPAIGN has been launched to appoint the first members of the board of the South of Scotland Enterprise.

MSP opposes axing business rate relief

THE Scottish Government has condemned an attempt to end crucial rates reliefs schemes that benefit more than 6000 businesses in this region.

2020 date for Borderlands

IT IS anticipated that delivery of schemes under the £394.5million Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal will start next year – delegates at the second Borderlands Conference have been told.

Mundell and Jack re-elected

DAVID Mundell and Alister Jack will remain as MPs after successfully defending their seats in yesterday’s election.

General Election 2019

WE’RE live at the David Keswick Centre in Dumfries for the General Election 2019 count.
Boxes are arriving from across the region for the two seats covered by this area: Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale and Dumfries and Galloway.

Vote today

AFTER weeks of political wrangling, stunts and leaders’ debates, election day 2019 has finally dawned.

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.

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