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Dog fouling and littering focus of community safety day

Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Community Safety Team recently launched their revamped “Days of Action” in Stranraer.

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HMS Iron Duke will take part in the exercise.

International military training operation targets west coast

The coasts of Ayrshire and Galloway will see increased military activity over the next eight days as a major training exercise takes place.

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Police Scotland

Attacks down, robberies up

Both Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service gave comprehensive reports to Wigtown Area Committee on Wednesday in the Council Offices in Stranraer.

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Alister Jack with fellow Scottish Conservative MPs meeting with Matthew Hancock

MP tackes broadband problems

MP Alister Jack met with the UK Government’s Digital Minister Matthew Hancock to press the case for more investment in digital connectivity in Dumfries and Galloway.

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Potholes

Residents are “scunnered” with uneven surfaces

Partially-sighted residents in Newton Stewart have written to Cree Valley Community Council to say they are ”scunnered” with continued safety issues in the town.

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Alister Jack MP.

Galloway captures the hearts of all who visit says new MP in maiden speech

Newly elected Member of Parliament for Dumfries and Galloway Alister Jack delivered his maiden speech in the House of Commons this week and outlined what his priorities for the region – a region which he said “captures the hearts of all who live there, and all who visit”.

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Drones are becoming increasing ly popular

Drones threat to privacy discussed at Wigtown CC

The intrusion of drones into private spaces was highlighted at Monday evening’s meeting of Wigtown Community Council.

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Playpark funds for Galloway

Playpark funds for Galloway

Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Communities Committee will meet on Tuesday 13 June to agree spending of up to £1.4m for the Land Asset Class Capital Programme.

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Conservative winner Alister Jack and his mother after his victory

Conservatives take Dumfries and Galloway seat from SNP

Scottish Conservative candidate Alister Jack was elected to Westminster to represent the people of Dumfries and Galloway after all the votes were counted in the 2017 General Election.

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Live Blog: General Election 2017 fallout

Live Blog: General Election 2017 fallout

Our reporters across the country will give you updates and analysis as it happens after the UK was left with a hung parliament following the General Election.

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Tory celebrations outside Easterbrook Hall after the election results were in

Blue is the colour in the south

Scottish Conservative Party members were in celebratory mood early this morning outside Easterbrook Hall in Dumfries, after both counts there in the General Election went their way.

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Issue Relating To Postal Votes

Issue Relating To Postal Votes

Dumfries and Galloway Council want to contact resicents who have a postal vote in the upcoming General Election after a printing issue.

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Scottish Liberal Democrat candidate Joan Mitchell

Lib Dem candidate appeals to voters in Dumfries and Galloway

Joan Mitchell from Carsluith is standing at next week’s Gemeral Election for the Dumfries and Galloway seat.

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Scottish Greens co-convener Patrick Harvie at the Glad Cafe in Glasgow as the party publishes its manifesto for the snap General Election

ELECTION 2017: Which of these manifesto pledges from parties in Scotland do you agree with?

As we enter the final week of campaigning, all the major Scottish parties have published their manifestos.

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Labour-SNP partnership leads in Dumfries and Galloway

Labour-SNP partnership leads in Dumfries and Galloway

Dumfries and Galloway Council today agreed to a Labour-SNP administration with Councillor Elaine Murray as Leader and Councillor Rob Davidson as Depute Leader.

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Many of the people who met Nicol Sturgeon were keen to get a 'selfie' with the SNP leader.

SNP leader brings election campaign to Galloway

Nicola Sturgeon brought the SNP’s general election campaign to the south of Scotland on Friday (May 19).

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ELECTION 2017 ROUND-UP: Polls predict ‘bluewash’ as Emily Thornberry turns airwaves blue

ELECTION 2017 ROUND-UP: Polls predict ‘bluewash’ as Emily Thornberry turns airwaves blue

The election machines have well and truly kicked into gear, so who’s had a good week, and who’s had a bad week on the campaign trail?

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Council election limbo

Council election limbo

Dumfries and Galloway Council remains rudderless in the aftermath of the local elections as no party has a ruling majority.

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Scottish Liberal Democrat candidate Joan Mitchell

Joan Mitchell to stand as Lib Dem candidate in Dumfries and Galloway

The Scottish Liberal Democrat candidate standing for the Dumfries and Galloway seat in the General Election is Joan Mitchell, who lives on the family farm at Carsluith, and was for many years a councillor for the Newton Stewart area on Dumfries and Galloway Council.

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