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Hidden epidemic of veteran suicides: a mother’s story

A Scottish mum whose son was killed in Iraq in 2004 has given her support to a Johnston Press investigation into veteran suicides.

Health

Hidden epidemic of veteran suicides “smacks of cover-up”

The number of UK veterans who tragically take their own lives is being suppressed by the Scottish and Westminster Governments, a Johnston Press investigation has found.

Health
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Monster hunter claims he has evidence of a mythical beast roaming the Galloway Forests

A part-time gardener from Burnside in South Lanarkshire reckons he’s found proof that Yeti’s exist – and that one is hiding out in the Galloway Forest!

Offbeat
Quarter of teens disregard warnings to stay away from railway lines

Quarter of teens disregard warnings to stay away from railway lines

Alarming new figures reveal more than a quarter of teenagers confess to behaving in a way that could endanger their life on the railway – and one in admitted to walking along the railway line.

News
Windfarm cash is supporting local groups.

Groups share windfarm cash

In its first round of grant making, the Kilgallioch Community Benefit Company has awarded over £227,785 to 59 charities and community groups, with a further £400,000 to be distributed in the next round.

Environment
MP hopes extra funding will improve broadband coverage.

Local area is lagging behind on BB speed

Extra funding available from the UK Government could boost efforts to improve broadband in south west Scotland.

Business
MSP Finlay Carson

Finlay calls for more police resources

A Galloway and West Dumfries MSP says the SNP must do more to protect rural communities against rising crime following a three per cent increase over the last year.

Crime

With a barbecue, patio and pond this property’s garden almost rivals the home!

If you fancy an outstandingly beautiful yet very practical house with lots of living space then look no further!

News
The Stroke Association provides support and information to stroke survivors and their families

Stroke care tumbles in local rankings

Labour MSP Colin Smyth has expressed concern after the publication of the latest National Stroke Care Audit saw Dumfries and Galloway fall down the rankings - again.

Health
Princess Anne officially opened Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary on July 12, 2018

HRH makes a special visit to Dumfries and Galloway

Her Royal Highness Princess Anne has officially opened the new Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary at a ceremony attended by staff, dignitaries and local representatives.

Business

Local fishery trust holds angling taster days for kids

There’s nothing better than seeing a group of inner-city or otherwise disadvantaged kids out in the fresh air of the country, rather than having their heads stuck in iPads and mobile phones.

Lifestyle
The flag-raising party pictured at Midsteeple.

Armed Forces Day celebrated in the region

Dumfries and Galloway celebrated Armed Forces day last week with a flag-raising ceremony.

News
Child protection groups are asking people to be aware of potential risks for neglect during the school holidays.

Keep an eye open for kids

Everyone in Dumfries and Galloway should keep their Eyes Open for children at risk during the school holidays.

News
Advocacy project aims to help the vulnerable.

Advocacy plan for adults

A project is underway that aims to ensure adults in the region can access services that help them have a stronger voice and gain more control over their lives.

News
School pupils pictured with 'The Monarch of the Glen' by Landseer.

Visitors are flocking to county art gallery

Visitor numbers at the newly opened Kirkcudbright Art Galleries have been nearly as impressive as the exhibitions themselves.

News
The charity bags carry the Meningitis Now and bebic logos without permission.

Charity warns of fraudulent clothes recycling bag collections

A charity is warning of fraudulent collections after discovering its logo is being used on unauthorised clothes recycling bags.

Crime
DGOne in Dumfries is hoping to reopen by October.

Leisure centre could reopen early

The multi-million leisure centre in Dumfries, which has been beset with problems following its construction, could see repair works being completed weeks ahead of schedule.

News
Parents are being warned as to the dangers of open water

Timely warning as the RNLI are called out

The RNLI has issued a timely warning for visitors and residents to ‘respect the water’ following two callouts at Kircudbright and one at Portpatrick last week.

News
Do you have any information that could help the SSPCA?

Anger as abandoned puppies found in a shed.

Locals in Sandhead have been reacting to the shock news following the rescue of five abandoned border collie puppies.

News
Craig Bennison pictured at Dunscore Primary School

Parents’ concerns at impact of changes

Parents at rural schools near Dumfries fear their children’s education is being undermined by damaging changes.

Education
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