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Mum and daughter walk 500 miles

A MOTHER and daughter from Dalbeattie who took part in a 518 mile charity walk have raised over £10,000 – and were boosted in their efforts by The Proclaimers.

Stepping out for Anneka

A YOUNG widower from Dumfries is preparing to walk over 200 miles in memory of his beloved wife.

Snowman story is a Christmas classic

THE Snowman by Raymond Briggs has topped a national poll as Scotland’s most loved Christmas book.

Moat Brae is cool for kids

A DUMFRIES house that inspired the story of Peter Pan has been named as one of the world’s “coolest places” to visit.

Christmas at the Cornwalls!

CHRISTMAS started early at one house in Dumfries this year.

Well done to the Kingans

A FARMING family from Dumfriesshire are celebrating after winning the prestigious AgriScot Scotch Beef Farm of the Year Award.

Farming family in finals for agri award

A FAMILY from the region are crossing their fingers for success at the AgriScot farming awards.

Help from high places

FIRST Minister Nicola Sturgeon has thrown her support behind a Dumfries family fighting for their right to stay in Scotland – as they face an appeal today (Fri).

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Farming couple are a credit to industry

A COUPLE from the region have scooped a top national farming for overcoming a raft of challenges as they set up their business.

New pregnancy scan service

MUMS to be in the Wigtownshire area will soon be able to get a scan closer to home.

My brother’s drugs hell

A GRIEVING brother has hit out at ‘flawed’ drugs support services in Dumfries and Galloway and called for an end to the stigma surrounding addicts.

Family welcomes Crete case reopening

AN INQUIRY into the death of a Dumfries woman has been reopened.

UPDATE – missing boy, 4, found

A MISSING four-year-old has been found.

Scones for Smears!

IN the second part of our Don’t Fear the Smear campaign, we hear from local businesses in Annandale and Eskdale aiming to encourage women to get tested.
Some enterprising companies are offering treats and freebies in a bid to smash the stigma, get people talking and make attending the test a priority.


A FAMILY of four feel torn apart after just one member is granted the right to remain in Scotland.

Someone’s knocking at your door

ONE lucky person in Moffat has got plenty to celebrate after they scooped an incredible cash prize of £30,000 thanks to their postcode.

Family life on hold over visa row

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

Family support

A NEW support service to help people re-integrate into family life after prison is being rolled out in the region.

Dads grieve too

WHEN a baby dies much of the focus is on the mum and how she is coping and all too often the dad, and his feelings, are sidelined.
Now one group in Dumfries is aiming to change that.

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.

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.

Parents in memorial tree plan

A DEDICATED place of remembrance for parents who have experienced baby loss could soon be created in Dumfries and Galloway.

Wedding woes

Comlongon Castle has ceased trading – crushing wedding plans for many couples.

Cheaper by the dozen

ON Sunday Deborah Douglas will be surrounded by more Mother’s Day cards than any other mum in the region.

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.

Baby box uptake

FIGURES have revealed that 1916 baby boxes have been given out in this region since they were introduced in April 2017.

Wife’s pride in John’s cancer recovery

A WOMAN from the region has shared her husband’s cancer survival story in a bid to make sure other families keep an eye on their loved ones.

Big Dog is back

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

4000 more names needed to help family

A PETITION to help save a family from being re- moved from the UK is just 4000 signatures away from a potential break-through.

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