HEART disease was the biggest killer in the region in the first quarter of this year.
LIFE expectancy in Dumfries and Galloway is above the Scottish average.
ALCOHOL killed 27 people in Dumfries and Galloway last year.
DUMFRIES and Galloway has bucked the national trend for drugs deaths with a fall in fatalities last year.
NAMES of Scottish seafarers who died in the course of their work have been made available online.
AVA, Jessica and Jack were the most common baby names in Dumfries and Galloway last year.