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Scammers target more than 400,000 older people in Scotland

More than 400,000 older people in Scotland believe they have been targeted by scammers, according to new research.

Crime
Campaigners are calling for cameras in slaughterhouses to be required by law.

Petition calls for compulsory CCTV in slaughtershouses

Animal charities and political activists are petitioning the Scottish Parliament to introduce mandatory CCTV in Scotland’s 35 abattoirs.

Lifestyle
Sanjeev Kohli (right) meets with Glasgow 2018 volunteers at Clydesdale Rowing Club - (L-R): Ewan Pringle, James Morrison, Cara Pringle, Vincent Jozajtis.

Call to boost Glasgow 2018 European Championships

‘Still Game’ star Sanjeev Kohli is appealing for volunteers to apply to become a Glasgow 2018 European Championships volunteer before applications close at midnight on July 31.

Lifestyle
Research has revealed that Scottish workers are finding fatigue at work to be an increasing problem.

Fatigue identified as growing workplace problem

More than half of Scottish workers claim tiredness negatively impacts on their productivity at work, new research has revealed.

Lifestyle
Tyler outboxed his opponent from Grenada

Tyler Jolly into Commonwealth Youth Games final

Whithorn Braveheart boxer Tyler Jolly was so utterly dominant for Scotland in his 64kg semi-final in the Commonwealth Youth Games in The Bahamas the referee stoped the contest in the first round!

Sport
Private Neil

Private gets Military Medal for bravery

HONOUR FOR MOCHRUM SOLIDER

Lifestyle
Machars Young Farmers Back left to right: John Walker, John Cousar, Emma Robinson, Fay Wallace, Rose Nash, Kerrin Forsyth, Axel Prunier-Duparge, Sarah Walker.
Front left to right: Aaron Walker, Steven McKinnel, Alastair Cannan, David Adams, Garry McKnight.

Members revel in fun extra-curricular activities

A great effort was put in from all the girls who came along to Machars Young Farmers netball night at Port William on Thursday, July 13, despite the weather.

Lifestyle
Everyone loves fancy dress night at Port William

The Port’s set for fun times

Port William Carnival Week 2017 takes place from Friday, July 28, right through to Sunday, August 6.

Lifestyle
Private Hughes and Sergeant Rennis

Teenage farm hand killed at the front serving with Black Watch

The weekly excerpts from the Galloway Gazette files in 1917 continue with the latest news from the Great War.

The Galloway Gazette, July 21st, 1917.

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Monday 21st November
The removal of the sparling bridge
The bridge swings round towards the riverside  car park

November date for Sparling Bridge reinstatment

Dumfries and Galloway Council says the process of consulting with the community over Newton Stewart’s Sparling Bridge has delayed work to reinstate it.

Transport
Tyler is into the semi-finals in Barbados

Tyler makes Commonwealth semi-final

Whithorn Braveheart boxer Tyler Jolly has secured a place in the Commonwealth Youth Games semi-finals on Saturday.

Sport
The Tamagotchi - Japanese for 'cute little egg' - was hugely popular in the Nineties. PIcture: TSPL

20 of the biggest Scottish school playground crazes

Pogs, slap bracelets and of course, Tamagotchis. We’ve looked out 20 of the most popular playground fads from the last 50-60 years.

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Picture quiz: Name the Scottish football stars by their Corinthian figurine

Among the seemingly endless number of collectable playground crazes of the 1990s was the popular range of football models produced by Corinthian. At their height, these little figures sold by the truck load.

Football
The Red Arrows, the RAF's world-famous aerobatic display team, in the skies above East Lothian. Picture: Jane Barlow

Scottish National Airshow set to mark 20th anniversary

Expectations are sky-high for the Scottish National Airshow tomorrow on what will be its 20th anniversary.

Whats on
LEGO has increased in value and is among the hottest toy investments.

A LEGO fortune for Scots

Homes across Scotland could be unwittingly holding more than £5 million worth of LEGO – with the iconic toy seeing an average year-on-year increase of 12 per cent value since the millennium.

Lifestyle
One of the winners

Monster truck art winners

Wigtown Show’s primary school art competition winners were announced this week. As the UK’s number one Monster Truck team is coming to this year’s show, the children had to design a Monster Truck with an agricultural show theme.

Lifestyle
This weekend’s golf draws

This weekend’s golf draws

Newton Stewart

Sport
Jodie Stewart and Ceefax

Calgow show jumping results

Tuesday, July 18: Class 1 – X-Poles – Juniors: Lead rein - 1, Anna Graham and Sianlee Renegade; 2, Brook Stewart and Toffee; 3, Archie Burke and Toffee. Assisted - 1, Toni-Marie Morrison and Blossom; 2, Sara McConnell and Abbey. Non-assisted - 1, Marissa Burke and King

Sport
Whithorn

Arts and Crafts Trail

The popular Creative Whithorn Arts and Crafts Trail is back this weekend, showcasing talented artists in the Machars.

Lifestyle
Galloway Community Hospital

Petition to save A&E at GCH in Stranraer

Galloway MSP Finlay Carson has launched a cross-party petition, calling on the Scottish Government to protect services at the Galloway Community Hospital, following a public meeting.

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