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Three board members have quit Galloway’s social housing partnership in a ‘fat cat’ pay row. Ian Howie, Alasdair Gordon and Arthur Hanson resigned from the board of the Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership - which took over the region’s council housing stock earlier this year - after it emerged that DGHP’s Chief Executive Yvonne McQuarrie has received a whopping £30,000 pay rise. The board members resigned after a meeting where the salary of the chief executive was discussed.

ISLE of Whithorn sailor Sam Thomson is heading for the Laser Radial World Sailing Championships being held on Lake Garda in Italy. Sam has been sailing most of his life and won his first Wigtown Bay Sailing Club competition at the age of eight.