DRUGS killed 20 people in Dumfries and Galloway last year – and 134 over the last decade.
POLICE are warning whoever stole £11k worth of toxic chemicals from a factory in Newbie not to “touch, ingest, or consider supplying them to anyone”.
THE dramatic landscape of the Devil’s Beeftub near Moffat is the backdrop for a new motorcycle safety film.
FAILED thieves fled the scene of a Langholm supermarket in the early hours of this morning.
POLICE have identified a man found dead in Dalbeattie burn.
POLICE are investigating the discovery of a body in the Dalbeattie Burn earlier this morning.
AN 85-year-old woman was attacked while walking in Dumfries town centre this morning.
COASTGUARD teams and other emergency services have rushed to the scene of a rescue in Annandale.
IT’S Drowning Prevention Week and people in the region are being urged to brush up on their water safety education.
TWO elderly women were left shaken after a gang of men broke into their house in the early hours.
TESTS have proven that illegal pesticides were used to kill two Red Kites in the region.
And police are now seeking the help of the community to find out who was behind it.
POLICE have issued a call for witnesses after a 55-year-old motorcyclist was taken to hospital.
DRUG dogs will be out in force at next weekend’s Eden Festival and police are warning festival goers they risk being arrested if caught with illegal substances.
DETECTIVES searching for missing person Emma Faulds from Kilmarnock have been conducting enquiries in Dumfries and Galloway in an attempt to locate her body.
TWO Cross Shorthorn cattle have been taken from a field near Castle Douglas.
RINGS, cufflinks, necklaces and bracelets worth over £6000 were stolen from under the nose a Wigtown jeweller.
YOUTHS in Gretna are causing chaos with catapults and ball bearings.
THIEVES “knew what they were looking for” when they targeted Gretna Football Club, says the club chairman.
DRUGS with an estimated street value of £105,000 have been seized on the A74 near Moffat.
TRIBUTES have poured in for a teenage father-of-one who died after being struck by a HGV on the M6.
FINANCIAL crime and scams were the focus of an event in Dumfries on Wednesday.
A PACKAGE which caused a full scale alert at the University of Glasgow campus in Dumfries on Thursday did not pose a risk – police have revealed.
QUAD bikes were stolen from two Annandale farms this week, in raids worth thousands of pounds.
HEROIN, cocaine, cannabis and diazepam were among the drugs recovered during 12 police searches in a ten day period in the Galloway area.
TRIBUTES have been paid following the death of a former detective who led the investigation into the Lockerbie air disaster.
EVERY secondary school in the region has been paired with a dedicated police officer, in a bid to build better relationships with youngsters and tackle youth offending, anti social behaviour and truanting.
ANYONE experiencing domestic abuse and/or forced marriage in Dumfries and Galloway is being urged to contact a new helpline.
Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline has just received a £1.7m boost and staff want to ensure more people are supported, protected and can access the emotional and practical support they need.
Manager Lydia Okroj said: “Domestic abuse and forced marriage are both isolating and frightening experiences and no-one should go through them alone; our helpline is there to ensure that no-one has to. We want to make sure that our number is known by everyone like another emergency service, giving a lifeline to those who need it.”
The helpline is available 24/7 on 0800 027 1234.
POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a break-in at an Annan convenience store.
A LASER light was shone into the cockpit of a search and rescue helicopter when it flew over Sanquhar on Sunday night.
POLICE were called to Dumfries Academy at around 10 am this morning following reports a pupil had been injured.