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Anger grows over bus service

South politicians are at loggerheads over the loss of the 101/102 bus service linking Dumfries and Edinburgh.

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Call for common sense approach to quay solution

South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth is urging Dumfries and Galloway Council to adopt a “common sense” solution to concerns raised by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) over access to Stranraer quayside by vehicles.

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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.

Crime
Food and drink producers are aiming to double the sector's revenue to �2.5billion.

Ambitious target for food and drink sector

Representatives from Dumfries and Galloway’s food and drink sector have announced an ambitious target to double the value of region’s industry to £2.5 billion by 2030.

Business
Scottish Secretary David Mundell will be one of the keynote speakers.

First Borderlands Conference to meet next month

Senior UK and Scottish government ministers will speak at the first Borderlands Conference which will be held in Dumfries next month.

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Colin Smyth is urging people to attend the consultation exhibition which will be held in Thornhill on Tuesday.

Public urged to make voices heard at road consultation

Local MSP Colin Smyth is urging communities in Dumfries and Galloway to have their say at a public consultation in Thornhill next week about options to carry out repairs on the A76 at Enterkinfoot

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Hugh Hannah from Dumfries, who died at the weekend.

Family “devastated” at loss of “larger than life character”

The family of a motorcyclist killed in a crash on the A701 near Moffat at the weekend have said they are “devastated” by his death.

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MSPs voted by 93-30 against accepting the EU Withdrawal Bill.

Welcome for rejection of EU Withdrawal Bill

MSP Joan McAlpine has welcomed Holyrood’s rejection of the Westminster Government’s EU Withdrawal Bill.

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The announcement was made by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Key meeting in Stranraer

The three-day Scottish Rural Parliament will take place in Stranraer in Dumfries and Galloway on November 14-16, the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.

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The announcement was made by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Rural parliament set for Dumfries and Galloway

The three-day Scottish Rural Parliament will take place in Stranraer in Dumfries and Galloway on November 14-16, it has been announced.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will deliver today's keynote speech at the  National Economic Forum in Dumrfries.

First Minister to make keynote speech at Dumfries conference

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is visiting Dumfries today to discuss how to drive forward the rural economy.

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A Scots Gaelic sign on the Isle of Skye

Quiz: How good is your Scottish Gaelic?

Take our quiz and see how well you know Scotland's second language
Arts
Loreburn is the first social landlord in Scotland to use the technology.

Latest technology used to predict and avoid falls

Dumfries and Galloway housing association Loreburn has become the first social landlord in Scotland to adopt new wearable technology that predicts the potential risk of falling for its sheltered housing customers.

Lifestyle
The three MSPs are keen to retain what they say is a lifeline service between the region and Edinburgh.

United to retain services

Three south Scotland MSPs have united to campaign for the retention of what they say is a lifeline bus service.

Politics
Brian Whittle has criticised the Scottish Government's spending priorities.

Condition of region’s roads under fire

Local MSP Brian Whittle has criticised the Scottish Government for pursuing projects such as electrification of the A9 while roads in South West Scotland are left full of potholes.

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The survey found that more than a third of people had experienced suicidal thoughts or feeling because of stress.

Shock findings in mental health survey

A Scotland-wide stress survey has found that almost three quarters of adults (74 percent) have at some point over the last year felt so stressed they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope.

Health
Phil Jones, Angela Armstrong, Marjory Mears, Jeff Ace, Janice Mayall

Action group meets with health board members

Six members of the Galloway Community Hospital Action Group met representatives of Dumfries and Galloway Health Board recently to discuss the effect of staff and budges shortages on services.

Health
Malcolm Smyth claims that some famliles could lose �2000 a year under Universal Credit.

Warning that families could lose out with Universal Credit

South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth has warned that the rollout of the full Universal Credit could mean families across Dumfries and Galloway reliant on benefits almost £2000 a year worse off.

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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.

Crime
Pictured (from left)  NHS Chief Operating Officer Julie White, June Watters, John Ross, Lynda McKie and Integration Joint Board chairwoman Penny Halliday.

Key appointments made to health group

Two key figures have been appointed to a ground-breaking project which is set to transform health and social care in Wigtownshire.

Health
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