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Sweet dreams

EVER wondered what your subconscious is trying to tell you when you dream, and if you have the same dreams as other people? 

Holiday havoc

HOLIDAYMAKERS have spoken of the disruption and devastation they have faced following the collapse of Thomas Cook.

Jobs to make you happy

IT’S International Happiness at Work Week and a list has been published of the top jobs that people are happiest in and stay in the longest.

Birthday bash brings in the cash

A GROUP of friends say they are blown away after raising 5239 at a birthday bash for a beloved pal.

Birthday bash for Kirsty

KIRSTY Cooper would have turned 30 last week and a group of her close friends are planning to celebrate the milestone birthday with a charity do in her honour.

Change afoot for smear tests

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.

Gin duo putting Annan on the map

GLASGOW has Tennents, Dublin has Guiness and now Annan has Solway Spirits.

Don’t be a drag: just be a queen

JUNE is LGBT Pride Month.

DG1 first look inside

THE new-look DG1 has been revealed.

What are your favourite local words?

DIALECT words peculiar to Dumfriesshire are being sought for inclusion in a new translation tool.

Police praise weekend revellers

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.

The alpacalypse is here!

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.

Festival fallout

LESS than two months after switching venues from Dumfries and Galloway to Glasgow, the plug has been pulled on the Electric Fields festival.

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.

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.

Passionate pooch owners jump on craze

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 to feature in a future column.

Bye bye bingo

BINGO bosses have decided to close Annan’s only club to make way for a third cinema screen in the town.

Show of strength

REAL-LIFE giants arrived in Dumfries and Galloway last weekend for the official qualifier for Scotland’s Strongest

Powfoot bodybuilder takes top title in debut show

MONTHS of dedication and preparation led to a Powfoot bodybuilder achieving her first national title.

Well known DJ tunes out

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

Life is princess perfect for Koren

A TOUCH of magic is coming to Lockerbie thanks to Her Royal Highness Princess Koren Boomer.

Putting the boot back in Dumfries

A DUMFRIES-based company is hoping to ‘re-boot’ the welly boot, by drawing on Scotland’s rubber boot making history.

Town hall to host wedding fair

A wedding fair is taking place in Lockerbie on Sunday.

Could you wear the Miss Scotland crown?

CHANGE your life and others too — that’s the message from the reigning Miss UK as she urges others to follow in her footsteps.

Bahamas detour for Xmas card

LOCHMABEN resident was surprised to receive a Christmas card on Saturday . . . more than three months after it was posted.

Cake creation

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 miss out on your smear

DON’T ignore the chance for a smear test.

Be kind today

BE kind and caring and show compassion were the key messages of a new national campaign launched in the region this week.

Game show challenge for Annan couple

A COUPLE from Annan were on the edge of their seats watching a TV quiz show on Thursday night.

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