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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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

SNP's Emma Harper

Support for trauma scheme

SNP MSP Emma Harper welcomed the announcement made by Deputy First Minister John Swinney MSP for more support for front line workers responding to psychological trauma.

Belmont Primary gets glowing school report

School gets top marks at inspection

Education Scotland has reported on its inspection of Belmont Primary School and Nursery, following its visit in February 2018.

Scottish Water is urging us not to waste water, particularly during the current dry spell.

Public urged to use water wisely during warm spell

Scottish Water is asking the public to use water wisely to help maintain supplies during the current period of hot summer weather.

DGOne Leisure Centre in Dumfries

MP says ‘no more contracts’

South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth has called on the SNP Scottish Government to call a halt to any new contracts being awarded to Kier Construction.

Stranraer Harbour is set to get a safety makeover.

Harbour safety slammed by HSE

Dumfries and Galloway Council have been instructed to carry out a ‘fundamental review’ of harbour operations at Stranraer.

Dumfries Sheriff Court where an increase of almost 100 per cent in racial crime has been dealt with.

Racial crimes rise by almost double!

It may come across as a friendly, generous and welcoming part of Scotland, but for Dumfries and Galloway, tensions appear to be simmering under the surface.

There are many ways in which to stay cool as the health board  issue an advisory warning over the current heatwave.  Pic by: John Devlin

Weather warning from the top man at NHS Dumfries and Galloway

A period of warm weather is continuing in Dumfries and Galloway, with temperatures predicted to reach 30°C today.

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