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Prosecco prayers answered with launch of new wine ‘Progrigio’

Prosecco lovers have no reason to panic over a predicted price hike.

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Galloway Past Picture

Our Galloway Past Picture this week features a Scottish Country Dance team coached by the late Rosemary Smith (top left). Many people in this area will credit their ability to take part in Scottish Country Dances to her.

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Nurse Breckenridge and Private Alfred McGuigan

Nurse Breckenridge honoured for her valuable war service

Galloway’s Great War continues at home and abroad in 1917 as the Gazette recorded the contribution to the war of one Galloway woman.

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Private Robert Lynch

Port William baker gets over sinking

BEING TORPEDOED WAS “QUITE TRYING”

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Thought for the Week with Rev. Edward Lyons

Thought for the Week with Rev. Edward Lyons

How healthy is your heart? The West of Scotland has been a hot spot for heart trouble in recent years. It has been the end of many a person biologically speaking. However there is another type of illness of the heart that can strike a great number of us with very little to do with biology at all and all to do with the spirit.

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Could the nokia 3310 be making a comeback?

The Nokia 3310 is being relaunched - so here are 6 more classic phones we want back

Everyone’s favourite noughties mobile phone, the Nokia 3310, is expected to make a comeback this year with manufacturer, HMD set to launch the Nokia 3320.

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Video: Distillery cat was just ‘feline’ like a holiday!

The well-loved cat of one of Scotland’s most popular distilleries had everyone worried when he failed to turn up for work recently.

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Pictured left to right Sarah Burns, Nicky Smith and Grahem Mees, club chairman Roger Cutler, Novice Champion Arthur Young and Club Champion Jake Twiname.

Annual prize night for woodturners

Galloway Woodturners presented the annual prizes to the 2016 Club Champions at their February Meeting.

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The Trades General Officer, Ian McIntyre along with the Deacon Convenor, Ian Swan, both in full regalia

History of the Haille trades

The Kirkcudbright History Society had a fascinating insight into the history of the Haille Incorporated Trades of Kirkcudbright at their February meeting.

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The Humanist Society Scotland can now authorise its own celebrants.

Holyrood makes it easier for Humanists to appoint celebrants

A new provision approved by The Scottish Parliament today (Tuesday) will see Humanist Society Scotland officially recognised as the first non-religious organisation to be ‘prescribed’ under the 1977 Marriage Act.

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Veteran Dennis Bolter during a previous trip to Normandy.

Chance for veterans to pay their respects

A national armed forces charity is looking for all surviving D-Day veterans to take part in a series of special trips funded by HM Treasury.

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Pic by: Rahim Packir Saibo/Flickr

Quiz: How much do you know about Valentine’s Day?

Valentine’s Day is just a day away, but how much do you know about the heart-shaped holiday?

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Jewson searches Galloway for Young Tradesperson of the Year

Jewson searches Galloway for Young Tradesperson of the Year

Builders’ merchant Jewson is calling on construction professionals from across Galloway to submit their entries for its Young Tradesperson of the Year competition.

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PLANNING APPLICATIONS

Applications this week in Galloway

STRANRAER, 9 Thorney Way, erection of extension to rear elevation of dwellinghouse; applicant Mr Derek Scott (17/0106/FUL).

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Private McCulloch and Lieutenant Stewart

A ‘remarkable’ son remembered

Recently the Gazette reported one of the first casualties of the air war, Lieutenant Nathaniel Stewart, of the Royal Flying Corps.

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5 ways for new mums to get fit in Scotland

5 ways for new mums to get fit in Scotland

As a new parent, exercise is often the furthest thing from your mind - but in order to match the energy levels of your little ones, finding time for fitness is key.

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11 things kids did to sneak into pubs

11 things kids did to sneak into pubs

Trying to get into a pub or club when you’re underage is a universal rite of passage. Unfortunately, more often than not said ‘passage’ is blocked by a brute of a doorman.

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Four in ten British workers think they will never be able to retire

Four in ten British workers think they will never be able to retire

Four in 10 workers fear they will never be able to retire, according to new research.

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Big painting challenge returns to screens

Big painting challenge returns to screens

This Sunday at six o’clock BBC1 is showing a new series of The Big Painting Challenge. While this programme is returning for a second series in its old timeslot, there are some format changes this time around.

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Thought for the week with Rev. Edward Lyons

Thought for the week with Rev. Edward Lyons

When was the last time you were misunderstood by someone? Or maybe they accused you of misunderstanding them? When this happens we can often feel like locking ourselves away in a darkened room and not coming back out for a while. Yet friendship is a means of grace from God. Through it we can be strengthened and cared for by God himself.

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