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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.

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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.

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Daytime parking in Victoria Street is always at a premium

Parking problems continue in Newton Stewart

Vehicles belonging to staff working in shops and offices in Newton Stewart are still cluttering up the main street, blocking parking spaces for up to nine hours, Cree Valley Community Council heard this week.

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The Loch Ryan Port in Cairnryan.

Port concern at road closures

Ferry operator Stena Line say ongoing roadworks and disruption on the A77 and A75 trunk roads is now ‘debilitating’ to its port operations.

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Roe deer.

Deer danger warning for motorists

Deer might be amongst the most attractive wildlife to wander our countryside but Dumfries and Galloway drivers have to told to regard them as a deadly road hazard.

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Stena have slammed investment in Galloway's trunk roads.

Stena slam lack of road investment

Bosses at Stena Line have slammed the lack of investment in the roads to and from Cairnryan.

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Transport minister Hamza Yousaf.

Have your say on bus pass changes

Dumfries & Galloway residents are being asked to have their say about the future of Scottish Government-funded free transport.

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It is anticipated that the road will close north of the River Don Bridge to the Fountain Equestrian Centre from around 8pm Friday,October 6

A77 roadworks set to start at Beoch

Resurfacing of the A77 south of Cairnryan from Beoch to Drummuckloch is set to start next week.

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The narrow pavement on the bridge makes crossing tricky for those on foot, in wheelchairs and with buggies

Call for Cree Bridge traffic lights to protect residents

Issues with pedestrians crossing the Cree Bridge will continue for the foreseeable future in light of the news that the Sparling Bridge is to be replaced with a new construction next year.

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Resurfacing begins on March 13 and runs for three nights

A77 roadworks at Cairnryan finished one day early

Roadworks on the A77 at Cairnryan have been completed a day early.

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The old Sparling Bridge is removed last November

CVCC requested new footbridge

Cree Valley Community Council decided last month at an emergency meeting to ask the local authority for a new Sparling Bridge, even though this would delay the work until 2018.

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Sign-up to get region on the road sign map

Sign-up to get region on the road sign map

A petition started by Galloway business owners attracted the support of over 1500 people in its first 48 hours. And the numbers just keep rising.

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A77 closures for resurfacing

A77 closures for resurfacing

Resurfacing work will take place on the A77 north of Cairnryan next month meaning a full weekend closure and overnight closures of the road.

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Portpatrick lifeboat

Busy summer continues for Portpatrick crew

The summer period has continued to be busy for the volunteer crew of the RNLB John Buchannan Barr, with several launches over the past few days.

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Finlay Carson MSP at the A77

MSP welcomes A77 plans

Local MSP Finlay Carson has welcomed confirmation by Scotland Transerv that resurfacing works on a stretch of the A77 north of Stena road will take place in September.

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Stephen Bryden, Stena Line Onboard Sales and Service Manager (Irish Sea North), Tommy Wilson OBS Manager Superfast VIII, Dr Tony Lenehan Exec Director of the Centre for Competitiveness and COTRI (Ireland) and Stella Tsang, Northern Ireland  Chinese Welfare Association join members of the Superfast VIII crew for the presentation of certificates.

Chinese tourism first for Stena

Stena Line has become the first passenger ferry company in Europe to achieve the Chinese Tourist Welcome (CTW) Certification which is officially recognised by tour operators in China and Europe.

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Call for more action to tackle air pollution, despite Government ban on the sale of diesel and petrol cars.

More action needed on air pollution

Environmental groups and The Scottish Greens have called on the UK Government to do more to tackle air pollution.

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At 90 per cent, Scotrails passenger satisfaction is back to its normal high levels, according to a new poll.

Rail passengers give Scotrail the thumbs up

At 90 per cent, Scotrail’s passenger satisfaction is back to its normal high levels, according to a new poll.

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Monday 21st November
The removal of the sparling bridge
The bridge swings round towards the riverside  car park

November date for Sparling Bridge reinstatment

Dumfries and Galloway Council says the process of consulting with the community over Newton Stewart’s Sparling Bridge has delayed work to reinstate it.

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From left: John Fairweather, regional resilience advisor, Karen Macaulay, national emergency preparedness communications and liaison manager (both Scottish Ambulance Service), Mark Ilderton, head of ScotRail Alliance Integrated Control.

Early interventions help unwell customers and cut delays

Delays to trains where a customer has taken ill and needs urgent medical treatment have been cut by 37 per cent due to a new partnership between the ScotRail Alliance and the Scottish Ambulance Service.

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