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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.

The vehicle went off the road while attending an accident scene on the A75.

Fire engine leaves road at A75 accident scene

A fire engine left the road at the scene of a crash in icy conditions on the A75.

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.

Peter Little, who died in hospital recently.

Wigtown man dies in hospital three weeks after Newton Stewart crash

A man has died in hospital more than three weeks after a two-vehicle crash on the A75 near Newton Stewart.

Justice Secretary Michael Matheson launches the Festive Drink Drive campaign with Deputy Chief Constable Iain Livingstone. 

Picture by Chris James.

Festive drink driving campaign warns ‘just one’ drink is one too many

Drivers in Scotland are being reminded that there is zero tolerance for ‘just one’ drink before driving.

Driving examiners will strike today and tomorrow.

Driving examiners strike over new tests dispute

Hundreds of driving tests across Scotland today (Monday) and tomorrow have been cancelled due to strike action by examiners over the new test and working patterns.

Deputy First Minister John Swinney.

Independent panel to oversee named person service

An independent panel is being set up to provide expert advice to ensure the Scottish Government’s named person service is workable.

Kirroughtree House Hotel

Disgruntled Kirroughtree staff want their wages and tips paid

The former staff of Kirroughtree Hotel have been left without wages and tips owed to them when the hotel suddenly shut earlier this month.

The visit from Headway House to Belmont PS recently.

Headway teach road safety at Belmont Primary

Headway House visited Belmont Primary School earlier this week to deliver a presentation to all classes regarding cycling safety.

Newton Stewart Market

Newton Stewart Market prices


The resource will be officially launched today

Charity launches new cardiac resource

A Scottish charity has launched a new online resource to support people who have had or been affected by an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

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.

planning applications

Planning applications

STRANRAER, Auchtralure Farm, erection of poultry unit; applicant Mr & Mrs John Dalrymple (17/1963/FUL).

Investment is long overdue

Investment is long overdue

Galloway MP Alister Jack’s monthly column reflects on his work for his constituents during November:

MSP Finlay Carson

Lottery’s £19,000 boost

Two local community groups are celebrating after benefiting from National Lottery funding.

Shadow Health Minister Colin Smyth

Labour claim that Budget is let-down

Disappointment was expressed on Wednesday by South of Scotland Labour MSP Colin Smyth that the Budget that day failed to identify any specific measures to boost the local economy.

A programme of upgrading and improvement is needed on the  A77 road through south west Scotland.

En route for an improved A77?

It’s time to get serious about upgrading the road network in South West Scotland.

For sale, Stranraer waterfront.

Money for nothing

An MSP has questioned the Scottish Government on the fate of £6m it promised for the project to give Stranraer Waterfront a facelift.

The Met Office have warned that ice is on the way. Picture: PA

Most of Scotland to be hit with icy weather

The Met Office has warned that most of Scotland, save for a few patches on the East coast, will be hit by ice later this evening, leading to a risk of slippery surfaces and travel problems.

Dumfries and Galloway Council

Planning application goes in for old showfield

A planning application from 3b Construction for 43 houses at Southfield Park, Wigtown was officially lodged with Dumfries and Galloway Council last week.

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