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Timber routes boost

THREE timber routes in the region are to get £860,000 of work to strengthen them, widen corners and provide passing places.

Concern at council’s £224 million debt bill

DUMFRIES and Galloway Council have built up debts totalling £224.534 million, as a result of borrowing for major projects, including Dumfries Learning Town.

1200 faults and no opening date

EDUCATION officials this week admitted they have no idea when the crisis hit super school in Dumfries will reopen after 1200 faults were found there.

More concerns at crisis campus

 ‘INTRUSIVE checks’ of every fitting in every room have been taking place at a crisis hit school in Dumfries this week, as investigations into the failings at the North West Campus continue.

Emergency education plans

PUPILS affected by the emergency closure of the brand new North West Community Campus will be back in the classroom tomorrow.

Dog dirt is #1 concern

DOG fouling is the biggest problem in Annandale and Eskdale, according to residents.

£800m vision

UP TO £800 million is expected to be invested in the Chapelcross site over the next few decades, resulting in the creation of thousands of new jobs.

Waste sites to stay open

WASTE recycling centres in Dumfries and Galloway will remain open following “positive discussions”. Earlier this year waste recycling firm Renewi announced their intention to end a loss-making Private Finance Initiative (PFI) contract with Dumfries and Galloway Council, claiming they were unable to meet legal changes on new landfill diversion and recycling requirements. Last month the […]

November date for Whitesands inquiry

THE official public inquiry into the controversial £25 million flood protection scheme for the Whitesands will begin on November 6.

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Super school ceiling fears

WORRIED parents are demanding answers about the safety of a new Dumfries super school following an alleged ceiling collapse this week.

Dried up

PRIVATE water supplies in the region have been affected by the spate of good weather.

Get set, go for new Galleries

KIRKCUDBRIGHT’S new flagship Galleries will officially open today after nearly 20 years in the making.

Status quo for school hols

SCHOOL holidays will stay more or less the same in the next three years, despite a large scale consultation on possible changes.

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Family appeal

ARE you related to Lt James Edward Tait VC MC?

The ‘sad story’ of DG One

A 400 PAGE report on the saga of DG One, including 34 recommendations, was presented to councillors in Dumfries this afternoon.

DG One report to be revealed

THE FINAL report of an independent inquiry into the controversial DG One leisure centre will be put before councillors next week.

Schools introduce gender neutral toilets

A MOVE to include gender neutral toilets in all new schools has seen Dumfries and Galloway Council praised by the region’s LGBT community.

Council tax to rise by three-per-cent

COUNCIL Tax will rise by three per cent this year for households in Dumfries and Galloway.

Campaigners raise fears over ‘plastic coast’

PARTS of the north Solway are at risk of becoming known as the ‘Plastic Coast,’ it has been claimed.

Local plan approved

FUTURE development on 169 sites across the region has been agreed by councillors.

Holiday rethink

SHORTER summer holidays could be on the cards for the region’s pupils and teachers.

Lockerbie: 29 years on

TWENTY-NINE-years ago today, Lockerbie was the town on everyone’s lips.

Two windfarms approved

PERMISSION has been given for two more windfarms to be built at either ends of the region.

Tracey adds woman’s touch to role of Provost

DnG MEDIA chief reporter AMANDA KENNEDY this week caught up with the Provost of Dumfries and Nithsdale Tracey Little to talk about all things Dumfries and what it means to her to be the second ever female to hold the historic role.

Officials on floods fact-finding tour

A DECISION on investment for a long-term solution to some of Annan’s flooding issues could be made within two months.

Council takes keys to state-of-the-art campus

A £24 MILLION state-of-the-art learning campus in Dalbeattie has been officially handed over to Dumfries and Galloway Council.

Region’s pothole problems among nation’s deepest

TWENTY-SIX thousand potholes with a combined depth of over 1000m were reported in Dumfries and Galloway last year.

Forgotten town!

IS LOCKERBIE the town that Dumfries and Galloway Council forgot?

Fines spark street parking outcry

A CALL for a better approach to problem parking in Dumfries has been issued — sparked by £70 fines in council car parks.

Events place business top of agenda

A SERIES of events in south west Scotland have put business and the economy at the top of the agenda.

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