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Meet the lambs

These youngsters from Wigtown Toddlers Group had a great time at Cream o’ Galloway this week.

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Engineers installing the new broadband.

More money for rural broadband coverage

Dumfries and Galloway will see more superfast broadband coverage for homes and businesses thanks to the early success of the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband (DSSB) project.

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The Royal Bank of Scotland is to close its branch in Newton Stewart

RBS to close Newton Stewart branch in October

There was shock today when news came through that the Royal Bank of Scotland announced it intends to close down its Newton Stewart branch in October.

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Machars Young Farmers enjoying the annual Dumfries and Galloway Rally, which was hosted by Stranraer and Rhins Young Farmers

Young farmers group report on the past year

On the 8th April 2016, Machars young farmers kicked off the year with our New Members Night held in Kirkinnner Hall with 32 new members attending.

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Cathy Agnew, GVH chair, Councillort Tom McAughtrie and Guthrum the Viking with the petition. Picture credit: Allan Devlin.

High profile backing to save hoard

The campaign to save the Viking Hoard for Galloway has had a significant boost with backing from several high profile names.

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Dog walkers are being urged to clean up after their dogs in the countryside.

Dog poo could kill livestock

NFU Scotland is urging members of the public to clean up after their dogs when walking on or near to agricultural land.

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Market prices today

Market prices today

NEWTON STEWART MARKET

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Two cases ofSchmallenberg Virus have been diagnosed in maformed lambs from Scottish flocks.

Schmallenberg Virus found in Scotland

The Schmallenberg Virus (SBV) infection has been diagnosed in malformed lambs in two Scottish flocks close to the Scotland/England border.

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Transport Minister Humza Yousaf met local delegates during a visit to Springholm and Crocketford

MSP welcomes A75 moves

Local MSP Finlay Carson has welcomed commitments made today by Transport Minister Humza Yousaf to increase traffic calming measures for the A75 running through Springholm and Crocketford.

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Openreach is recruiting in Stranraer

Openreach to recruit in Stranraer

Openreach has announced a major expansion of its workforce with plans to recruit 195 trainees in Scotland in its drive to invest in its network.

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Pictured (l-r) Host Dougie Vipond; Vicki and Duncan McConchie of Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre; presenter Ben Mardall, Chairman of Wild Scotland; host Jennifer Reoch.

Galloway’s Thistle award winners

Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre and the Brookford B&B have been crowned the best in Scotland at Scottish tourism’s equivalent of the Oscars.

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From left to right: DGHP Chairman David McMillan, from Stranraer; Rena Gardiner, from Moffat; Lesley Baird, Chief Executive of TPAS Scotland; Ronald Ritchie, from Lochmaben; Doreen Cowan, from the Lochans; Harry McGrath, student from Auchencairn who created a DGHP volunteer film; Pat McTaggart, of Kirkcudbright; Zoe Forster, DGHP Chief Executive and Roman DePaulitte, of Dumfries.

A celebration of our volunteers

Dumfries and Galloway’s housing partnership held a special event recently to celebrate the volunteers who are involved with the organisation.

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Richard Arkless MP

Plans for 4G upgrade work

Dumfries and Galloway MP Richard Arkless has welcomed confirmation from the telecoms firm EE that they have been granted planning permission for 4G upgrades at four separate sites across the region.

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Finlay Carson MSP.

MSP hears from bypass campaign

Local MSP Finlay Carson met this week with A75 Bypass Campaigners to discuss their concerns with the lack of action being taken by the Scottish Government over improvements to the A75.

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Jobs optimism in Scotland falls to lowest in UK

Jobs optimism in Scotland falls to lowest in UK

Scottish employers plan to cut jobs in the second quarter of this year, according to a new survey by workforce experts ManpowerGroup.

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Latest planning applications

Latest planning applications

STRANRAER, Trinity Church, London Road, alterations including installation of new enlarged skewstones and lime based render system to south elevation, installation of bird prevention system and six slate vents; applicant The Congregation for Trinity Church (17/0263/LBC).

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Asda is cutting prices at the pumps.

Asda cuts fuel prices by 2p per litre

Asda is cutting up to 2p per litre off fuel at its filling stations across the country.

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Sparling Bridge to go up at new site

After a public consultation and vote the Sparling Bridge will be put back up at a new site.

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Building developments

Changes needed to make council’s developers contributions policy workable

At yesterday’s meeting of the Economy, Environment and Infrastucture committee in Dumfries, the way developers’ contributions are levied were due to be overhauled.

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Robin visited a typical Greek village out of season.

From rural Galloway to Greece

Local businessman Robin Hogg has just had a taste of rural life in the Olympus and Kissavos region of Greece.

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