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Nice day for a wedding . . . or 44!

WEDDING records will be broken in the region this month as 316 marriages are made – and today will be one of the busiest.

Read all about it . . . in Oman!

WE WERE delighted to receive this photo of The Moffat News on its travels!

Ticket competition

EXCITEMENT is in the air as the Big Burns Supper festival 2020 is just around the corner.

50 things to do before you’re 50

SEE the Northern Lights, swim with dolphins, pay off your debts and learn to play an instrument.
These are just some of the things at Brits believe you should achieve before the age of 50.

Mum inspired home system invention

A HOME monitoring system has been launched by an Annandale man after he needed to keep an eye on his elderly mum.

Put your hand up for dream job

DO you have Dumfriesshire’s most beautiful hands?
If so, you could become an official hand model for a watch brand.

Give it a go

WOMEN and girls in Dumfries and Galloway are being encouraged to try reusable options for their next period.

Xmas zero tolerance warning for drivers

MOTORISTS in Dumfries and Galloway have been warned there will be a zero-tolerance approach to drink and drug driving this Christmas.

Think of the kids this Xmas

CHRISTMAS is a truly magical time and this year Barnardo’s Scotland wants everyone to enjoy an extra merry Kidsmas too!

On the trail of the ideal Scotsman

FOOTBALL fans in the region have contributed to a new TV documentary exploring the psyche of the Scottish male.

Local lotto winners help mark 25 years

FOUR Lottery winners from Dumfries and Galloway made a glamorous addition to a Vanity Fair inspired photoshoot as they celebrated a quarter century of The National Lottery.

Be kind

THE people of Dumfries and Galloway are being encouraged to celebrate St Andrew’s Day this year by carrying out an act of kindness.

Caledonia Park rebrand revealed for Gateway

THE region’s biggest shopping outlet will soon have a brand new look . . . and a brand new name.

Girlguiding needs you!

COULD you inspire and empower the next generation of girls and young women across Dumfriesshire?
If so, Girlguiding Scotland wants to hear from you. T

We’re a happy bunch!

DUMFRIES and Galloway is one of the happiest places to live in Scotland – but residents are not quite as happy as they were last year.

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.

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