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Schoolgirl falls in love with rescue horse

The bond between 12-year-old Douglas Ewart High School pupil Jodie Stewart and her 21-year old rescue horse Ceefax would warm any heart.

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Almost three quarters of British adults use the 'red sky at night' adage to predict good weather.

Belief in weather lore is more than just Scotch Mist

A majority of the British public rely on traditional lore and superstition to help them predict the weather, according to a new survey.

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Most causes of MOT failure can be picked up on basic pre-test checks, according to the AA.

Top cause of MOT failure could not be clearer, says AA

The majority of vehicles are failing their MOTs due mostly to issues which motorists could identify themselves, according to the AA.

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Have you seen Freya in Kirkcudbright?

Cat escapes from Kirkcudbright vets

Cats Protection are asking Kirkcudbright residents to keep an eye out for a tabby cat around Galloway Vets after she escaped from the vets on Tuesday. She will not be handled, so please just report any sightings. Any information would be welcomed. email: cpwigtownshire@btinternet.com or call 0345 371 2759.

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Golden skies and misty seas in Wales. Pic: Kingsley Summers.

Deadline fast approaching for maritime photography competition

Amateur and professional photographers across the UK have just two weeks to enter their ultimate sea views in a photography competition being run by national maritime charity, the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society.

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Kirkcudbright ride out ignore the rain

Kirkcudbright ride out ignore the rain

A grand total of 95 horses took part in the Riding of Marches in the Royal Burgh of Kirkcudbright last Friday night.

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A typical Scottish home has a drinks cabinet worth �197.23, according to a new study.

Study reveals Scotland is a nation of premium drinkers

Scottish drinkers are curating a collection of increasingly premium drinks at home, with the average household ‘drinks cabinet’ now worth in excess of £190, according to a new nationwide study.

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Blocks in the attic - are you sitting under a hidden Lego fortune?

Blocks in the attic - are you sitting under a hidden Lego fortune?

Could your kids be playing with a hidden fortune? According to new data, households across the UK could contain more than £50 million worth of highly-collectable LEGO.

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Kids get bored after just ten days of the summer holidays

Kids get bored after just ten days of the summer holidays

Parents beware - the average child will utter their first ‘I’m bored …’ just TEN DAYS into the summer holidays.

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Gordon Bennis hands over to new Rotary vice-president David Inglis and President Keith Best

Rotary end charges for bike show entry

This year the Rotary Club of Newton Stewart has made the decision to stop charging the public for entry to their Wheelie Good Bike Show, which takes place on August 6.

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Sofa so good as the social media campaign to promote this free uplift service reaches one million people

Video shows how to skip the trip to the tip

If you’ve ever struggled to get rid of an old sofa, bed or fridge freezer a new, tongue-in-cheek video showing Scots how to ‘skip the trip to the tip’ is for you.

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Galloway Past Picture

As THE Wimbledon fortnight reacheD its climax yesterday in SW19, here’s a look back to the champions at Newton Stewart Tennis Club in the 1950s.

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Paul Tebay

Paul Tebay is new President of Kirkcudbright Rotary

Kirkcudbright Rotary Club’s new President for 2017 – 2018 is Paul Tebay.

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Private Thomas Lenaghan

Thomas Lenaghan survived the war and went on to have a family of nine

A SON’S DEEP PRIDE IN HIS FATHER’S WAR SERVICE

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Lieytenant Owen and Private Gibson

Mother left in limbo for a month waiting for news of her son

Galloway’s Great War diaries continue:

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Craig Daniel

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Craig to tackle Fortitude Challenge for Mental Health UK

Craig Daniel from Stranraer is in training ahead of his toughest challenge yet: the Fourtitude Challenge for Mental Health UK in September.

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Agnew Park

Young people buzzing at Agnew Park

Young people will showcase their talent from 12 noon until 4pm today, Saturday 15 July, in Agnew Park, Stranraer with local young artists making an appearance on stage.

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Beeb’s call for budding Masterchefs

Beeb’s call for budding Masterchefs

The BBC is on the lookout for the next amateur MasterChef champion.

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WIgtownshireRamblers on the West Cairngarroch to Slannax and StrandFoot stretch.

Rambling on the Ross peninsula

The last time we travelled this route, the weather let us down, with poor visibility and rain such that half the group abandoned the walk soaked through at the half way point! Today promised some recompense for our 15 starters, with a forecast of pleasant temperatures and guaranteed sunshine. So it was in an optimistic mood we strolled across the beach from Brighouse Bay car park to pass through the gate into the field and turned uphill over grass. After a short time we reached the brow of the hill with its prospect of Ross Bay and the Dee estuary beyond, all the way to Robin Rigg windfarm in the Solway Firth, the Lakeland hills round the Saint Bee’s Head and the Isle of Man.

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Do you know your rights when it comes to taking a break at work?

Do you know your rights when it comes to taking a break at work?

You’ve been slogging away at your desk for hours and are desperate to get outside for some fresh air.

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