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Theft of rare Bible

A rare Bible has been stolen from a display case in a Galloway church.

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Roadworkers have experienced verbal and physical abuse while working on the region's roads.

Drivers’ ‘shocking’ abuse of workers

Motorists in Dumfries and Galloway are subjecting road workers to such “shocking” levels of verbal and physical abuse that a safety campaign has been launched to tackle the problem.

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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.

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Up to 3500 motorcycles are expected to pass through the area on their way to Cairnryan.

Motorists urged to think bike as motorcycles pass through area

Police area appealing to drivers to take extra care on the region’s roads later this month as thousands of motorcycles are expected to pass through the area on the way to the North West 200 race weekend.

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The incident happened this morning.

Police round up 31 missing animals

A number of animals stolen from a Newton Stewart equestrian centre at the weekend have been found safe and well.

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An investigation has been launched after three red kites were found illegally poisoned.

Investigation launched after birds of prey illegally poisoned

A police investigation has been launched after three red kites were found dead in the Dumfries and Galloway area.

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Police are invstigating the theft of 30 animals from an equestrian centre near Newton Stewart.

Investigation into Newton Stewart animal thefts

More than 30 animals were stolen in a break-in at an equestrian centre over the weekend.

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Britain’s Most Wanted list: sexual crimes

These are the people most wanted by police forces in the UK in relation to alleged sexual offences.

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PAVA spray is an incapacitant similar to pepper spray. Pic by John Devlin

Pepper spray justified but report had errors

The Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) has found that a police officer was justified in using a PAVA spray to subdue a man who began to struggle during his arrest.

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Have you any knowledge of Patricia's whereabouts?

Patricia has now been missing for five months!

Police Scotland is continuing to appeal for information from the media and the public to trace a 46-year-old woman who has been missing for five months.

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Police are seeking witnesses to the crime

Stranraer flat deliberately set on fire as police investigations continue

Police in Stranraer are investigating after a fire was started against the door of a flat in Corsewall Crescent in the town.

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Red Kite 'braking' in the skies above Dumfries.  Image by: Ian Saunders

PM proves bird of prey was poisoned

The body of a red kite found in the Durham Hill Lane area of Kirkpatrick Durham was poisoned according to a post mortem.

Environment
Did you see anything on the A76 around the time the incident took place?

Did you see the A76 road-rage incident?

Police Scotland is appealing for witnesses following an incident that took place on the A76 near to McDonald’s restaurant around 3pm on Sunday,March 18.

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The figurine was daubed with paint.

War memorial arrests

The community of Sanquhar was appalled to learn last week that a memorial to the war dead had been vandalised.

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Mental health teams help police in triage pilot

Mental health teams help police in triage pilot

A new, more flexible approach to dealing with people with mental health problems is being piloted across Dumfries and Galloway by the NHS and Police Scotland.

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Millions of pounds stolen through cyber enabled crime in Scotland

Millions of pounds stolen through cyber enabled crime in Scotland

Police Scotland is warning the public to be alert after businesses and individuals across the country were scammed out of millions of pounds.

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British Transport Police are supporting the campaign to tackle knife crime.

Transport police take campaign to tackle knife crime on to our railways

British Transport Police officers in Scotland are supporting a national week of action tackling knife crime.

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Police warning about abuse of alcohol during the festive season

Police warning about abuse of alcohol during the festive season

Police Scotland are asking people to be sensible around alcohol if they are out socialising in Stranraer over the Christmas and New Year period, as officers plan more patrols to support the ‘Pubwatch’ scheme run by the license holders in the town.

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Allan White has retired after 30 years as a police officer

PC White signs off after keeping the peace across Galloway

A Police Scotland constable who has pounded the streets of Newton Stewart, Stranraer and Castle Douglas in his 30-year career retired from the beat at the start of this month.

Lifestyle
Elizabeth Bowe died on September 20, 2016.

Police join forces on A77 campaign

Police in South Ayrshire and Galloway are joining forces on a two-week initiative to improve road safety on the A77.

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