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Royal Highland Show 2018: Everything you need to know

With massive crowds expected at the biggest country event of the year, here is the low-down on the Royal Highland Show, which opens this week.

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Nominations for this year's Scottish Heritage Angel Awards will be accepted up until June 29. The ceremony will be held in Glasgow in October.

Seeking the region’s Heritage Angels

Time us running out to find those who have played a special part in caring for, recording and celebrating Dumfries and Galloway’s heritage and historic environment.

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There was a slight drop in deaths by drowning in 2017.

More needs to be done to tackle drowning deaths

Latest figures show a small drop in the number of accidental drowning deaths in Scotland in 2017, but more needs to be done, according to Water Safety Scotland.

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Legislation has been brought forward which will ban pavement parking in Scotland.

Welcome for legislation to ban pavement parking

Campaign group Living Streets Scotland has welcomed publication of legislation for national ban on footway parking and urged the rest of the UK to follow their lead.

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A highlight for the opening was Landseer's 'Monarch of the Glen', which is being toured around Scotland.

Art gallery officially open

Kirkcudbright’s new art gallery has officially opened its doors to the public after almost two decades in the planning.

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Emma Harper is pictured with a representative from CWA and one of its bikes.

Cycle scheme to benefit elderly

A local MSP is hoping to bring a scheme to the Dumfries and Galloway area aimed at tackling social isolation and promoting physical activity among older people.

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Landlords are being urged to ensure their TV licences are in order.

Licences should be checked to avoid World Cup penalty

TV Licensing is reminding pubs and sports clubs across Dumfries and Galloway to check they are correctly covered by a TV Licence to avoid falling foul of a penalty this World Cup season.

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Councillor Alistair Wilson with the rebranded My Pod

My Pod hitting the road for Year of Young People

The mobile youth centre My Pod has been rebranded as part of the region’s celebrations for the Year of Young People 2018.

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Ross Bark, who won the community award at this year's National Business Awards.

Ross wins national business award

Ross Bark from Stranraer picked up a top award recently for his entertainment business The Road Runner.

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Peter Wilson of Cruise Forth was one of last year's winners with his business being commended for putting the customer at the centre of every experience

Who deserves a tourism award for putting our area on the map?

Do you know anyone who goes that extra mile to help shape the future of the tourism industry in your local area?

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The new SFRS wet weather gear.

Galloway firefighters among the first in Scotland to benefit from new equipment

Firefighters in Newton Stewart are among the first in Scotland to benefit from a £1.3million investment into new specialised kit for severe weather response.

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Three Galloway residents have been mentioned in the honours list.

Honours recognition for community stalwarts

Three Galloway residents have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for their work in their local communities.

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Those attending the Eden Festival have been urged to stay safe and enjoy their weekend.

Festival revellers urged to have fun but stay safe

Police Scotland is calling on all revellers to have fun, but to keep themselves safe at this weekend’s Eden Festival.

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Filmmaker John Wallace getting some underwater shots of the sparling.

Rare footage shot during research

A documentary filmmaker has captured rarely seen footage of the annual sparling mass spawning event in the Cree as part of a Saving the Sparling project.

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Picture gallery: 14,000 photographs secured for Scotland

People in Scotland are being asked to help curate an amazing new collection of photographs which has been purchased for the nation.

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New Lanark's popular roof garden.

Green fingered volunteers sought to help maintain New Lanark gardens

As the country prepares to celebrate Volunteer Week, New Lanark is looking for green-fingered ground and garden volunteers to join its team of enthusiastic helpers who look after the Roof Garden and Clearburn Natural Picnic and Play Area.

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The Kitchin - led by Tom Kitchin - is the best restaurant in Scotland - according to Square Meal (Photo: JP)

10 Scottish restaurants named in UK top 100

Ten Scottish restaurants have been featured in a prestigious top 100 list, which showcases the best culinary talent in the UK.
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CAP: Dementia Awareness Week runs from Monday, June 4 to Sunday, June 10.

Health authority takes inclusive approach to dementia awareness

Dementia Awareness Week begins on Monday and a range of activities will be taking place across the region.

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Chloe Trussler was presented with her award by Kevin Ditcham of Young Scot.

National award recognises Chloe’s leadership skills

A Stranraer teenager received a national award from Police Scotland recently for her voluntary work with the force in the community.

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