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Conservatives select local farmer to fight Galloway seat

Dumfries and Galloway Conservatives have selected businessman and farmer Alister Jack as their candidate for the General Election.

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Richard Arkless MP

June Election - will SNP keep Galloway?

The sudden news on Tuesday morning that a General Election had been called for June 8 stunned the country and left politicians nationwide rushing back to their constituencies to prepare for the latest campaign trail.

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PM calls snap general election

PM calls snap general election

Theresa May has announced a snap general election will be held on June 8 in the wake of the Brexit vote

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (right) and TripAdvisor senior vice-president Robin Ingle announce the new collaboration during a meeting at Carnegie Hall in New York.

Tourism deal could attract £150m to Scottish economy

Scotland could see a £150 million boost to its economy following a bargain struck between the country’s tourism agency and travel website TripAdvisor.

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Emma Harper MSP.

Puppy petition at parliament

SNP MSP for the South of Scotland Emma Harper welcomed the news that a petition lodged by her constituent, Eileen Bryant, is to be discussed by the Petitions committee in the Scottish Parliament.

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Galloway Candidates for May election announced

Galloway Candidates for May election announced

The following candidates will be standing for election on Thursday, May 4, to represent the following wards on Dumfries and Galloway Council:

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Left to right, Emily Davies MSYP for Dumfriesshire, Gavin Stevenson Returning Officer, Neal McCulloch MSYP for Galloway and West, Emma Currie MSYP for Galloway and West and Mel Main MSYP for Dumfriesshire

Stranraer duo are elected to SYP

The Scottish Youth Parliament Elections came to a close this week with two young people from Stranraer elected to represent Galloway.

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Council leader Ronnie Nicholson

Anti-poverty funds distributed

As part of its budget for the year, Dumfries and Galloway Council last month agreed to allocate over £350,000 to fund anti-poverty projects across the region.

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Richard Arkless MP

Proposed constituency boundary change means Moniave may ‘move’ to Clydesdale

Proposals for changes to parliamentary constituency boundaries have recently been announced that would the the number of MP’s in the House of Commons reduced from 650 to 600.

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Richard Arkless MP in Stranraer with one of the Community Safety Officers

Support your community safety officers

Local MP Richard Arkless spent some time with the local Community Safety Team last week to find out more about the important work that they do.

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Borders business alliance

Borders business alliance

Dumfries and Galloway Council is joining up with Scottish Borders Council to launch a proposed new South of Scotland Enterprise Agency.

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Social Security Minister Jeane Freeman.

Invitation for views on social security

People across Scotland are being asked for their views to help shape the country’s new social security system.

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International Development Secretary Priti Patel.

Match funding for donations to East Africa aid appeal

The UK Government has pledged to match pound for pound the first £5 million of public donations to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s new East Africa Crisis Appeal.

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Anti poverty cash goes to area committees

Anti poverty cash goes to area committees

The leader of Dumfries and Galloway Council confirmed this week that the local authority is “totally committed to tackling poverty”.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

First Minister to seek second independence referendum

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed that she will seek permission for a second referendum on Scottish Independence.

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One of the designs for the new town hall in Whithorn.

Whithorn New Town Hall gets closer to £1.8 million revamp

The elected members of Wigtown Area Committee have given the green light to The Whithorn Trust’s plans to turn the New Town Hall into a £1.8 million state-of-the-art hub for community, sport and tourism activities.

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MP joins Westminster protest

Dumfries and Galloway MP Richard Arkless joined campaigners outside Westminster last week to protest against cuts facing thousands of disabled people on out-of-work benefits.

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MSP Finlay Carson

Time to stop banging on about independence

I read with interest Mr Arkless’s ‘View from Westminster’ column last week “Leaving the European Union will be catastrophic for Scottish exports.”

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Borderlands deal at heart of budget

Borderlands deal at heart of budget

Developing a ‘Borderlands Deal’ to attract investment will be at the heart of budget plans to be set out this week by the Labour-led Administration on Dumfries and Galloway Council.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the funding during a visit to South Lanarkshire.

£10 million pounds for organisations to tackle climate change

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that 100 organisations across Scotland are to benefit from £10 million of funding to support local action to tackle climate change.

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