OFFICERS in Castle Douglas are investigating thefts from two vans in the town on Wednesday.
PEOPLE in Dumfries and Galloway use 18.9 million plastic bottles a year, according to new figures.
A YOUNG man from Lochmaben will receive his first senior cap for Team GB after being selected for an upcoming shooting championships.
IT was one in, one out for the region’s MPs this week as new Prime Minister Boris Johnson named his Cabinet.
A NEW tourism map highlighting Scotland’s links to space exploration and the first Moonwalk has been released on the 50th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11 and includes references to this region.
EFFORTS must be made to ensure small businesses in the region benefit from the £350 million Borderlands Growth Deal.
DRUGS killed 20 people in Dumfries and Galloway last year – and 134 over the last decade.
BUSINESSES, farmers, tourism providers and entrepreneurs from Dumfries and Galloway are being urged to enter the Scottish Rural Awards 2020.
LANGHOLM Moor has been put up for sale.
THERE are 148,790 people living in Dumfries and Galloway.
QUILTS from around the world are going to be on show in the region from next week as part of a special festival.
A NEW film opens in cinemas later this month based on the life of Mary Queen of Scots.
HOUSEHOLDERS in Lockerbie and Glencaple have been targeted by scammers this week.
THOUSANDS of people living locally are to be supported to improve their own health.
RESCUERS were called to the aid of a mountain biker found unconscious in Ae last weekend.
HALF a million pounds of funding has been announced to launch a new campaign dedicated to attracting visitors to the South of Scotland.
THREE timber routes in the region are to get £860,000 of work to strengthen them, widen corners and provide passing places.
CONSTITUENCY boundaries for the region are set to be redrawn again, with Dumfriesshire linked up with Lanarkshire South East to form a new Westminster seat.
A SHARP young shooter from the region has been ranked in the top 100 in the world.
A PLEA for women to attend regular cervical smear tests has been made after new figures highlighted a drop in attendance.
A PICK up worth £18,000 has been stolen from a village in the region.
A BEATTOCK man who was supplying drugs to local dealers in the Dumfries area has been jailed for five years.
THERE was an alert on the M74 in Dumfriesshire on Monday after an elderly man was spotted walking on the motorway hard shoulder.
CANDIDATES contesting the Dumfriesshire constituency in the Scottish Parliament elections have agreed to go head-to-head in a public debate.
ELAINE Murray MSP has been re-selected as the Scottish Labour candidate to stand in her Dumfriesshire constituency in next year’s Scottish Parliamentary elections.