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£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.

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.

Council department facing axe

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

Police in schools

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.

D-day for school site homes

A BID to build 45 homes on the ex-Lockerbie Academy site is being recommended for approval – despite a flurry of complaints from the town.

£18.4 million funding headache

DUMFRIES and Galloway Council has confirmed it is facing a funding gap of £18.4 million for next year.

Gold award for council

DUMFRIES and Galloway Council has been recognised for its support to armed forces veterans and their families, receiving the gold award of the Armed Forces Employer Recognition Scheme.

Home schooling

CHANGES are being made to the council’s policy on home education.

New bid fails to stop £25m flood scheme

A LAST chance bid to scrap the controversial Whitesands flood defence scheme was shot down on Monday.

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.

Super school closed

A NEW super school in Dumfries was closed on Monday after a safety incident last week.

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.

 
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