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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.

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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.

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Robert Barker with his daughter Katie.

MSP welcomes access to medicines debate

A man whose life has been extended with a specialist drug not available on the NHS has welcomed the Scottish Government’s decision to consider a new system of negotiation with drug companies.

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Uniforms for primary school pupils cost, on average, �201 for a girl and �192 for a boy.

Clothing grant increase

SNP Councillors in Dumfries and Galloway have welcomed new Scottish Government funding allowing a 25 per cent increase in the School Clothing Grant in the region.

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Colin Smyth says more investment is needed.

Action needed to secure jobs

South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth has challenged the UK and Scottish Governments to “wake up” to the current employment situation in Dumfriesshire after an announcement that 14 jobs are under threat at the Arla creamery near Lockerbie.

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