A NEW initiative in cervical screening is set to be trialled locally next year in a bid to reach some of the 6000 women who are behind with their smear tests.
GLASGOW has Tennents, Dublin has Guiness and now Annan has Solway Spirits.
JUNE is LGBT Pride Month.
THE new-look DG1 has been revealed.
DIALECT words peculiar to Dumfriesshire are being sought for inclusion in a new translation tool.
OVER 50 people were found with drugs at the Eden Festival but police have praised festival fans and Lockerbie Gala guests for generally giving of officers a peaceful weekend.
MOVE over pugs, unicorns and flamingos for there’s a new animal in the spotlight . . . alpacas.
There’s a lot of love for the fluffy animal which has been popping up in home decor designs and on fashion too.
So animal lover and chief reporter Amanda Kennedy ‘alpaca-ed’ her notepad and wellies and visited Nith Valley Alpacas in Thornhill to find out more about the nation’s newest obsession.
LESS than two months after switching venues from Dumfries and Galloway to Glasgow, the plug has been pulled on the Electric Fields festival.
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.
PALS Graham Smith, left, of Lochmaben and Hardip Atwal, from Annan, this week launched their 2019 fundraising multicultural ball.
Welcome to the first ever Animal Magic column!
This new regular feature by chief reporter Amanda Kennedy will bring to you the weird, wild, wacky and wondrous stories of Dumfries and Galloway’s animals – big and small.
If you’ve got a cute or crazy story about your pet, email email@example.com to feature in a future column.
BINGO bosses have decided to close Annan’s only club to make way for a third cinema screen in the town.
REAL-LIFE giants arrived in Dumfries and Galloway last weekend for the official qualifier for Scotland’s Strongest
MONTHS of dedication and preparation led to a Powfoot bodybuilder achieving her first national title.
A FAMILIAR voice on local radio has hung up his headphones.
A TOUCH of magic is coming to Lockerbie thanks to Her Royal Highness Princess Koren Boomer.
A DUMFRIES-based company is hoping to ‘re-boot’ the welly boot, by drawing on Scotland’s rubber boot making history.
A wedding fair is taking place in Lockerbie on Sunday.
CHANGE your life and others too — that’s the message from the reigning Miss UK as she urges others to follow in her footsteps.
LOCHMABEN resident was surprised to receive a Christmas card on Saturday . . . more than three months after it was posted.
A TOWERING five-tiered cake showcasing the wonders of Moffat has gone on display
ANYONE experiencing domestic abuse and/or forced marriage in Dumfries and Galloway is being urged to contact a new helpline.
Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline has just received a £1.7m boost and staff want to ensure more people are supported, protected and can access the emotional and practical support they need.
Manager Lydia Okroj said: “Domestic abuse and forced marriage are both isolating and frightening experiences and no-one should go through them alone; our helpline is there to ensure that no-one has to. We want to make sure that our number is known by everyone like another emergency service, giving a lifeline to those who need it.”
The helpline is available 24/7 on 0800 027 1234.
DON’T ignore the chance for a smear test.
BE kind and caring and show compassion were the key messages of a new national campaign launched in the region this week.
A COUPLE from Annan were on the edge of their seats watching a TV quiz show on Thursday night.
CUTTING back on sugar is going to be a big health focus for many this year as more people realise the effects of a sweet diet.
DUMFRIES is the eighth happiest place in Scotland to live.
A PLEA for women to attend regular cervical smear tests has been made after new figures highlighted a drop in attendance.
A BOLD barber, crazy colourist, excellent extensionist and social media master in Dumfries are all in the running for top accolades.
ONCE seen as the car of choice for the over 60s, now the Honda Jazz is growing a much younger fanbase.