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Christmas benefits 2017 to be paid early - these are the dates you can expect them

Christmas can usually be a difficult time financially but it’s especially tough if you’re relying on benefits.

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VIDEO: Bizarre reasons people give up their dogs to Dogs Trust revealed

Pet charity Dogs Trust has revealed the shocking real reasons people give up dogs as it prepares for the post-Christmas influx of unwanted dogs.

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QUIZ: Test your Christmas trivia knowledge

QUIZ: Test your Christmas trivia knowledge

There’s nothing like a good quiz to get competitive family and friends’ pulses racing over Christmas.

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Fearne Cotton

Celebs get behind Christmas Jumper Day this Friday

This Friday (December 15) is Christmas Jumper Day, which is pretty self-explanatory.

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Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival is a nominated project.

Voting open for grants

Young people across Dumfries and Galloway will take to an online poll this week to decide which local organisations will benefit from a new grant fund.

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Galloway National Park Association is making a bid for Galloway Forest Park to be brought under the same national park banner Scotlands first Dark Sky Park and the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere.

Bid for Galloway to be Scotland’s third national park

A wildlife charity is aiming to create a third national park in Scotland in a bid to protect landscape and wildlife.

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Average Brit will eat three days worth of calories on Christmas Day

Average Brit will eat three days worth of calories on Christmas Day

The average Briton will wolf down a whopping 5,373 calories this Christmas Day – nearly three times the recommended daily intake for the average female and twice the RDA for the average male.

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Would you be upset if you didn't get a card?

Sentimental Brits want cards over texts or email

Sentimental Brits would prefer to receive a Christmas card than a text or email, a study has found.

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Galloway Past Picture

Galloway Past Picture

This week’s Galloway Past Picture was handed into The Galloway Gazette office by a reader.

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Ronnie and Caroline Ross take a seat on the memorial bench with John Hughes, Kevin Paton, John Heughan and Kelly Johnstone from Jewson's looking on.

Memorial bench for painter unveiled

When popular Newton Stewart painter and decorator Ronnie Ross died last year there was much sadness and a special memorial has now been unveiled at Jewson’s builders’ merchants at the Riverside Industrial Estate.

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Are you freezing at work? This is how cold it has to be before you can legally go home

Are you freezing at work? This is how cold it has to be before you can legally go home

With the country set to freeze this week as temperatures plummet, how cold does it have to be before you can leave work?

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Trail bike rider Duncan Shaw, who is taking part in the VisitScotland project to help showcase to a global audience what life is really like in Scotland.

Drive to promote life in Scotland

From a scallop diver in Mull to parkour athletes in Edinburgh, Harry Potter fans to an Outlander herbalist, Scottish locals are bringing the country to life in a unique new social media campaign.

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Children all over the country are drafting and sending their letters to Santa.

Letters reveal children’s Christmas wish list

With just under four weeks to go until Christmas, Royal Mail has revealed this year’s top 10 most wanted presents, according to children in their special letters to Santa.

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Asda's Giant Eclair

Asda launch FOOT LONG chocolate eclair

The most gluttonous time of the year just got a bit more decadent as Asda have revealed their latest addition to the bakery aisle – a foot long chocolate éclair.

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Christmas charoty shoe boxes

Stranraer Police Scotland Youth Volunteers launch their shoe box appeal for 2017

After the success of last year’s shoe box appeal, Stranraer Police Scotland Youth Volunteers are again organising a collection for the vulnerable members of our community.

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Emily Smith
Picture credit -  Archie MacFarlane.

Award-winning folk singer’s Christmas concert at Crafty

Wigotwnshire folk fans will be thilled to hear multi-award winning Scottish folksinger Emily Smith is heading to Newton Stewart’s Crafty Distillery to sing ‘Songs for Christmas’.

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Christine Cannon and team win Scott Trophy

Christine Cannon and team win Scott Trophy

Six rinks of ladies from Galloway Province took to the ice recently to play for the Scott Trophy.

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Tom (front left) with Janet Cresswell, assistant practise assistant,. Nichola McCann, Boots the Chemist Manager, Newton Stewart,  Lynn Barclay  practise receptionist and Dr Gurling

Tom’s CD raised hundreds for medical equipment

Sales of Tom Dingwall’s latest CD have raised £600 for medical equipment for the Machars community.

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Galloway Past Picture

Galloway Past Picture

This week’s Galloway Past Picture is taken from the Galloway Gazette files and shows a group of local anglers with their trophies.

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Saturday 18th November
Newton Strewart Christmas lights switch on 
Local celebrity Baird Matthews switches on the towns lights

Town lights up for Christmas

Saturday’s weather might have been cold but there was a very warm reception to the coming of the festive season in Newton Stewart with the official switch-on of its Christmas Lights.

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