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Kirconnel flood warning plan in place

As the recent snowmelt caused surface water and rising rivers in several communities across Scotland, attention turned to the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).

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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.

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Rosefield Mill is one of the most remarkable buildings in Dumfries. It is the last of the great woollen mills that once lined the Nith and occupies a significant place in Dumfries' identity and heritage. Photo by Kerr Martin

Council steps in to help save building

MSP Colin Smyth had previously criticised SNP and Tory councillors at Dumfries and Galloway Council for failing to underwrite a loan to help save Rosefield Mill.

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Dumfries and Galloway Council want to improve their housing stock, like this Kellooway home pictured above pre-install.

Councillors to consider fuel saving projects

The Dumfries and Galloway region will benefit from Scottish Government funding to the tune of £2.063 million.

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Waverley Hall in Creetown is one of the buildings in community ownership

Community takes charge

Councillors have been told told that communities are continuing to take ownership of local facilities right across the region.

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A Redshank was the one millionth record to be collated

Milestone for local wildlife info centre

The region’s local environmental records centre was flying high as it celebrated gathering a million records of local plants and animals this week.

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�8m contract to ensure residents help stay warm in their homes.

£8m investment to ensure homes are wind and watertight

Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) has signed a contract worth up to £8 million to invest in properties across the region.

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Labour are calling for a total ban.

Would a full ban on fox hunting make a difference to country life?

Scottish Labour has called for a full fox hunting ban ahead of a rally at Holyrood today.

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Extra cash for rural roads and timber transportation.

£5m boost will help to deal with timber lorries on rural roads.

Rural Economy Secretary, Fergus Ewing, announced a £5 million funding boost for projects that minimise the impacts on communities and the environment caused by timber lorries on the rural road network.

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Joanna Lumley, Patron of the Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust, visited to see progress on the restoration of  the Georgian property

£615,000 grant will tell a story

A National Centre for Children’s Literature and Storytelling in Dumfries will receive £615,000 grant from the Scottish Government.

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Hillwalkers are being urged to take care and be prepared for all kinds of weather.

Hillwalkers urged to be aware of dangers posed by bad weather

Hillwalkers and people pursuing outdoor activities in the mountains are ebing warned by Police Scotland of the dangers that inclement weather and the terrain can present.

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Felling operations at Mabie and Ae forests are expected to last until February.

Felling tackles infected trees

Felling operations will take place at two local forests over the next two months to tackle the spread of a disease deadly to trees in the area.

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The funding will be used to conserve and restore the built and natural heritage around the Dee and Ken valleys.

£2.7million grant for glens project

A major project to care for the historic landscape of the Galloway Glens has won £2.73million of funding from the National Lottery.

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The gardens were flooded

Flooding in the Rhins

The Rhins of Galloway was particularly hit by torrential rain last Saturday afternoon, forcing Logan Gardens to close to the public after paths and roads disappeared under the deluge.

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The Tunnocks Teacake 21 miles up'Credit: Glasgow Science Centre

A soft landing in Galloway for spacecake

A Tunnock’s Teacake that was launched into space came back to earth by landing on a tree in the Galloway Forest Park.

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MSP Finlay Carson

MSP’s roadside litter campaign

Galloway MSP Finlay Carson, is leading efforts to launch a roadside litter campaign in the region.

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High winds battered the coastline

Now here comes Storm Brian

Following Storm Ophelia, the Met Office this morning confirmed a new weather system heading towards Britain will go through an “explosive” development as it passes over ocean waters.

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Storm Ophelia

Storm Ophelia aftermath with 1000 homes without power

Galloway was hit last night with 70 mile and hour gusts as ex-hurricane Ophelia passed over the region.

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Feeling the force of Ophelia

The BBC and the Met Office have issued an amber weather warning for Souuth-West Scotland as ex-Hurricane Ophelia made landfall this evening

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