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DG1 first look inside

THE new-look DG1 has been revealed.

85-year-old in Dumfries attack

AN 85-year-old woman was attacked while walking in Dumfries town centre this morning.

Family life on hold over visa row

A FRUSTRATED family have described how their lives have been frozen since 2015 due to visa issues.

£3.5m roads debt probe

FORMER staff may be hauled in for a ‘robust’ investigation into a roads contract which has left the council £3.5 million out of pocket.

Thieving trio sought

TWO elderly women were left shaken after a gang of men broke into their house in the early hours.

DG1 to run at a loss

THE countdown is on to the reopening of the DG1 leisure centre next month . . . but new figures have emerged showing that the showpiece swimming facility is expected to run at a loss.

D-Day remembered

WREATH laying ceremonies took place yesterday in Annan, Moffat, Castle Douglas and Dumfries.
Officials, veterans and members of the public got together to remember the sacrifices on the beaches of Normandy 75 years ago today.

Doors to open on Pan house

IT HAS been ten years and £8 million in the making, but finally the new National Centre for Children’s Literature and Storytelling will open in Dumfries today.

Holt in QoS return

FORMER Queen of the South favourite Kevin Holt is returning to his home town for next season.

Actor, journalist and adventurer to get honorary doctorates

ACTOR Sam Heughan is to receive an honorary doctorate at the University of Glasgow’s Dumfries campus this summer in recognition of his artistic success and his charitable work.

Turning heartache into help

WHEN her baby daughter Bethany died, Alison Carruthers’, pictured above right, world fell apart.
But six years on, she has picked up the pieces and is now taking the lead to help other families locally who have been through a similar tragedy.

You shall go to the ball

PALS Graham Smith, left, of Lochmaben and Hardip Atwal, from Annan, this week launched their 2019 fundraising multicultural ball.

Volunteer appeal

VOLUNTEERS are being sought for this year’s Youthbeatz festival in Dumfries.

Jackie is top communicator

DUMFRIES businesswoman Jackie Lee, left, picked up a prestigious title at the Scottish Women in Business Awards last weekend.

Tribute to Tyler

NEARLY £2000 has been donated to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary’s Children’s Ward in memory of a young boy.

Do you remember Dr Kissling?

MEMORIES are being sought of a well known photographer who lived locally.

Photo prize for Brian

A PHOTOGRAPHER from the region has won a prestigious prize.

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Resilience research

:RESEARCHERS and vets want to hear from dairy farmers in Dumfries and Galloway on the subject of resilience.

Family fight deportation

A DUMFRIES family are fighting to stay in the region, as they face removal from the country.

Big Dog bounds into town

AUTHORS and storytellers will be enchanting young visitors with their tales, pictures and all sort of exciting activities as Big Dog Children’s Book Festival returns to Dumfries this weekend.

Bags to beat the birds

LITTER bags that are gull proof are going to be trialled in Dumfries for six months in a bid to tackle the flying menace.

Well known DJ tunes out

A FAMILIAR voice on local radio has hung up his headphones.

Jake’s on the road to success

A TAXI driver from Dumfries has scooped one of the biggest prizes in the business.

Further return delay at crisis hit super school

PUPILS and staff at the crisis-hit North West Community Campus (NWCC) are facing an additional delay to their return.

Demolition is last resort for empty factory

ADVICE has been prepared by Dumfries and Galloway Council for anyone considering taking on the historic former Interfloor site in Heathhall.

Gull cull

GULLS continue to cause problems in Dumfries, despite £23,700 being spent last year on removing nests and eggs.

Retailers fight back

FINANCIAL crime and scams were the focus of an event in Dumfries on Wednesday.

£1.5m for town centres

A £1.5 million grant to support town centres is coming to Dumfires and Galloway.

Big Dog is back

A CELEBRATION of children’s literature will bounce back into Dumfries next month.

Flying the flag

QUEENS’ captain Stephen Dobbie’s status as a club legend is flying even higher with the creation of a special flag.

 
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