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MSP Colin Smyth wants to ensure that the proposed SSEA has the powers and budget to deliver real change.

Budget to achieve aims

South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth has told the Scottish Parliament that the proposed new South of Scotland Enterprise Agency must have the powers and budget to deliver real change for the region.

Owners and skippers are being urged to take part in this year's annual fleet survey.

Annual fleet survey now under way

Seafish researchers are calling on vessel owners and skippers in Dumfries and Galloway to have their say on the state of the fishing industry in its 13th annual economic survey of the UK fishing fleet.

Colin Smyth has said that locum cover is required for Galloway Community Hospital's four consultant posts.

Fears for health service staff levels

Concerns have been raised over the future level of staffing in Dumfries and Galloway’s NHS services after future projections show no extra staff within the health authority by March next year.

Alister Jack, MP for Dumfries and Galloway.

New role for local MP

One of the region’s MPs will be taking up an additional role following his appointment as Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to the leader of the House of Lords.

Police Scotland has said that anti-social behaviour, which includes littering and driving vehicles with non-standard exhaust systems fitted are just two areas they are clamping down on.

Police target litterbugs

Police Scotland, along with partner agencies in Newton Stewart have just completed a targeted campaign to tackle growing concerns in the community.

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