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MSP supports cerebral palsy charity

MSP Brian Whittle met with staff from Bobath Scotland recently to discuss recent legislation that now entitles people in Scotland to communication equipment, and the support to use it.

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Janice Houghton-Wallace will be taking to the saddle for the first time in 56 years.

Cycling septuagenarian takes to the saddle for cancer charity

Having not regularly ridden a bicycle since passing her driving test 56 years ago, Janice Houghton-Wallace has set herself the challenge of not only getting back on a bicycle again but training to take part in a cycle time trial challenge as part of the Tour of Cambridgeshire Cycling Festival at Peterborough on 2 June.

Lifestyle
Dr Emily Kennedy with trainee Advanced Nurse Practitioner Hilary Clarke, a colleague in the Out of Hours service based at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.

Changes afoot for top pharmacists

Changes are taking place to the way some highly qualified pharmacists work in Dumfries and Galloway.

Health
Four Scottish pubs have scooped awards at the Pub and Bar awards (Photo: Shutterstock)

These four Scottish pubs have been named among the best in the UK

Four Scottish pubs have been recognised as the best in their region at the Pub and Bar Awards in London last night.

Lifestyle
Health survey results to be unveiled

Public event to unveil results

Results of a public survey into health and social care needs within Moffat and the surrounding area are set to be published next week.

Health
Rosemary Baker 1934-2018

Rosemary Baker

Rosemary Baker was a poet, writer, academic and antiquarian bookseller and a leading force behind Wigtown’s selection as Scotland’s National Book Town.

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It's not good news for Scottish residents with a phobia of creepy crawlies (Photo: Charlesjsharp / Wikimedia Commons)

Experts predict an increase in Scotland's daddy longlegs population

Scottish residents should expect to see a rise in the number of daddy longlegs (also known as crane flies) this year, after millions of larvae were discovered underground.

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Criminal gains are to benefit local community projects

Ill-gotten gains diverted to help community project

Wigtown Festival Company has received a cash boost £6,706 for local creative and cultural activities during its Year of Young People 2018 programme.

Lifestyle
Scottish Borders Council are threatening to cut funding for the vital 'lifeline' service.

Anger grows over bus service

South politicians are at loggerheads over the loss of the 101/102 bus service linking Dumfries and Edinburgh.

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Sports clubs have been recipients in the past.

£10,000 grant for community groups

Community groups in Scotland that help local people look after their hearts can now apply for a regional grant up to £10,000, thanks to national charity Heart Research UK and Subway.

Lifestyle

Call for common sense approach to quay solution

South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth is urging Dumfries and Galloway Council to adopt a “common sense” solution to concerns raised by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) over access to Stranraer quayside by vehicles.

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The police campaign will last until the start of June.

Campaign highlights awareness of bogus callers

Anyone can be a victim of a bogus caller or rogue trader – so don’t let your doorstep be their marketplace.

Crime
Food and drink producers are aiming to double the sector's revenue to �2.5billion.

Ambitious target for food and drink sector

Representatives from Dumfries and Galloway’s food and drink sector have announced an ambitious target to double the value of region’s industry to £2.5 billion by 2030.

Business
Scottish Secretary David Mundell will be one of the keynote speakers.

First Borderlands Conference to meet next month

Senior UK and Scottish government ministers will speak at the first Borderlands Conference which will be held in Dumfries next month.

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Poetry and prose will form a large part of the project culminating in a public exhibition in Dumfries during the summer and Wigtown Book Festival.

Ill-gotten gains diverted to help Wigtown community project

Wigtown Festival Company has received a cash boost £6,706 for local creative and cultural activities during its Year of Young People 2018 programme.

Lifestyle
Paula Ward, VisitScotland regional leadership director.

Looking forward to a full and exciting tourist season

Tourism businesses are preparing themselves for a busy year as the season gets fully under way.

Lifestyle
Colin Smyth is urging people to attend the consultation exhibition which will be held in Thornhill on Tuesday.

Public urged to make voices heard at road consultation

Local MSP Colin Smyth is urging communities in Dumfries and Galloway to have their say at a public consultation in Thornhill next week about options to carry out repairs on the A76 at Enterkinfoot

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Hugh Hannah from Dumfries, who died at the weekend.

Family “devastated” at loss of “larger than life character”

The family of a motorcyclist killed in a crash on the A701 near Moffat at the weekend have said they are “devastated” by his death.

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MSPs voted by 93-30 against accepting the EU Withdrawal Bill.

Welcome for rejection of EU Withdrawal Bill

MSP Joan McAlpine has welcomed Holyrood’s rejection of the Westminster Government’s EU Withdrawal Bill.

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The announcement was made by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Key meeting in Stranraer

The three-day Scottish Rural Parliament will take place in Stranraer in Dumfries and Galloway on November 14-16, the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.

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