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Make Scottish charities your New Year resolution

Losing weight, getting in shape, finally packing in the fags. All very worthwhile resolutions to make and keep this year.

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Two veterans who took part in a previous tour - now free trips are being offered to all World War Two veterans.

World War Two veterans offered free tours to pay respects to fallen comrades

The travel arm of the Royal British Legion is on a mission to find all surviving veterans of World War Two.

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Saturday 26th August
Newton Stewart v Lochar Thistle
Newton's No.9 Robert Middleton finds himself underpressure from Lochars No.11 Ryan Coates

Football results: Big wins for Lochar and Mid Annandale

Football returned to the South of Scotland last weekend following the festive break with all the first round ties of the Haig Gordon Cup being played.

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Football preview: Threave Rovers face Kelty Hearts

Football preview: Threave Rovers face Kelty Hearts

Two South of Scotland League matches take place with basement boys Dumfries YMCA playing hosts to St Cuthbert Wanderers, while Mid Annandale face Newton Stewart.

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Basketball: Teen on shortlist for sportscotland award

Basketball: Teen on shortlist for sportscotland award

Stranraer teenager Cameron Walker admits he is stunned to be nominated for a national award after being named as a finalist at the sportscotland Year of Young People Awards 2018 on January 26.

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Galloway Province President Drew Paton, Pete Richardson from sponsors Agrovista presenting the trophy to Logan CC President Donald McColm, Rhins O' Gallowa' secretary Janette Sloan and winning skip from Logan Andrew Gilmore

Galloway Curling County Cup 2018: Rhins beat Province by just four shots

The County Cup, sponsored by Agrovista, was a close run affair this new year with the Rhins O’ Gallowa’ Province winning the trophy by just four shots after two days of curling at Stranraer Ice Rink by 85 shots to 81.

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Chris has still to complete his challenge

Tales of a Wandering Loon: Walking to raise awareness of mental health

You’ve no doubt heard the phrase – never judge a man until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes.

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How do you celebrate? Pic: George McLuskie

Quiz: How do they celebrate New Year in these countries?

For you, ringing in the new year might mean having a drink in your hand surrounded by family and friends.

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Youngsters enjoy fun-filled athletics finals

Youngsters enjoy fun-filled athletics finals

Dozens of youngsters enjoyed a fun-filled day of sporting activities as Crossmichael Primary School emerged victorious in the Stewartry Annual Sportshall athletics finals.

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Draw made for 2018 curling County Cup

Draw made for 2018 curling County Cup

The waiting for the curlers is over after the draw for the eagerly anticipated curling County Cup was made for 2018.

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Youngsters showcase their talent at Rhins primary badminton competition

Youngsters showcase their talent at Rhins primary badminton competition

More than 70 pupils participated in the Annual Rhins primary school badminton competition at Stranraer Academy.

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Abbey Vale 2-1 Heston Rovers: Vale triumph in Cup final

Abbey Vale 2-1 Heston Rovers: Vale triumph in Cup final

Kieran Pirrie helped Abbey Vale to South of Scotland League Cup success as they narrowly beat Heston Rovers 2-1 in the final last Wednesday.

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QUIZ: The 2017 sporting year

QUIZ: The 2017 sporting year

Test your knowledge of the sporting year with our fun quiz.

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The nation’s favourite Christmas Carol revealed

The nation’s favourite Christmas Carol revealed

Britain’s favourite Christmas carol has been revealed, and it’s the first festive tune ever played over the radio.

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Staff and patients have complained about contractors taking up space on site after the hospital opened to the public.

Call for action after hospital parking woes

Parking at the new Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary (DGRI) will continue to be monitored in the wake of complaints about a lack of spaces, the local health authority has said.

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The most popular baby names for boys and girls have remained unchanged this year.

Jack and Olivia are Scotland’s top baby names for 2017

Jack and Olivia are the most popular first forenames for babies whose births were registered in 2017, National Records of Scotland (NRS) has announced today.

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Scottish Water is urging everyone to take care and stay safe near water courses and open bodies of water this winter, especially if they are accompanied by children or pets.

Public urged to stay safe around water

Scottish Water is calling on people to stay safe around watercourses this winter.

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NEC see significant technological advantages.

Johnston Press digital awarded funding from Google innovation initiative

Johnston Press - the owner of this title - has announced that it has won two separate grants from the Digital News Initiative Innovation Fund, which is backed by Google.

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