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Proposed new boundaries for Dumfries and Galloway

The Boundary Commission for Scotland today publishes its Revised Proposals for United Kingdom Parliament constituencies in Scotland as part of its 2018 Review.

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MSP Finlay Carson

Carson denies he was profiteering

Galloway MSP Finlay Carson has denied profiting from a parliamentary expenses claim after his own firm designed his website, and handed the money paid out back.

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Dumfries and Galloway Council

Dog dirt top safety concern

The Council’s Community Safety Team may not always be noticed, but they are there and making a real difference to how safe people feel in their own communities.

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Yet more budget misery

Yet more budget misery

Frontline services could be slashed after it was revealed Dumfries and Galloway Council face a potential funding gap of nearly £100 million over the next five years.

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Mehdi El Ghaly (right) with Houssain Belabbes.

Home Office denies visa to festival writer

An appeal is being made by Wigtown Book Festival organisers after a young Moroccan storyteller was denied a visa for entering the UK.

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Alister Jack MP and The Rt Hon. Nicky Morgan MP, Chairman of the Treasury Select Committee.

Galloway MP elected onto treasury select committee

MP for Dumfries and Galloway, Alister Jack, has been elected as a member of the influential House of Commons’ Treasury Select Committee.

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Hugh Leslie stands at one of the problem areas on the footpath

School footpath is ‘huge safety concern’

A meeting with council officers has been arranged to look at widening a busy footpath near a primary school.

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The Electoral Reform Society claims that 1.8 million votes cast in Scotland made no impact on the overall result.

1.8 million Scottish votes “wasted” in General Election

Two thirds of the votes cast in the general election in Scotland were “wasted” and had no impact on the result, according to a new report.

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Pictured Left to Right are Clare Burns, Loreburn Housing, PC Nicola Wilson, Community Police Officer, Diane McColm, Senior Community Safety Officer (West), Jacqueline McKeand, Community Safety Officer, Andrew Guisti, Councillor Ward 1, Margaret McLeod, Community Safety Officer, PC Gayle Allison, Community Police Officer, Sharon Hay, Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership

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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