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3 hrs ago | Galloway Today

Spring Fling rakes in A 1.4m for region

This year's Spring Fling visual art and craft event was the biggest ever with 40,000 studio visits and A 1.4 million brought in for the local economy.

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7 hrs ago | Scotsman.com

Ski slope to open in Scottish borders

In December 2006 an in-depth article appeared in this newspaper looking at the future prospects of the Scottish ski industry.

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8 hrs ago | Falkirk Herald

Spitfire pilot remembered forever in Slamannan

A permanent memorial to a Spitfire pilot which features the propeller of the plane he was flying now has pride of place in a Braes village.

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Related Topix: Central County, Scotland, United Kingdom, Air Accidents,

11 hrs ago | This Is Somerset

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Mr Lochhead said farming had a key role in Scotland's economy, but claimed the sector had been "badly let down by a Westminster establishment that is obsessed with London and the South East".

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14 hrs ago | The Daily Record

Independence referendum: Daily Record buys cross-border train ticket...

TO be honest, the 13.12 out of Carlisle to Dumfries doesn't feel like of one of the great railway journeys of the world.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Sunday Herald

Two go on trial for murder of Buddhist monastery's founder

A DISPUTE over fees for sculpting religious statues in Scotland led to the murder of a prominent Buddhist monk, a trial in China is expected to hear today.

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Scotsman.com

Nith flood defences 'to ruin Robert Burns river'

IT WAS immortalised in the poem The Banks of the Nith by Robert Burns and is renowned for its beauty.

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Galloway Today

Children's panel recruitment drive in Dumfries and Galloway

The search for new Children's Panel members in Dumfries and Galloway got underway today at the launch of a new campaign.

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The Daily Record

Murray slams Inspectorate over cuts

Police and Fire services are set to have their control rooms relocated this November following the formation of Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service in April 2013.

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Newsday

Book festival lands financial boost

Dumfries and Galloway Council is to make a grant of A 37,000 to support this year's Wigtown Book Festival.

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Galloway Today

Region on "frontline of referendum debate", says Alexander

Shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander described Dumfries and Galloway as being on the "frontline of the referendum debate" during a key note speech in Dumfries last week.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Galloway Today

Higher education convention

People in Dumfries and Galloway can find out more about college and university life at Skills Development Scotland's Higher Education Convention on Monday, September 8 at Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries.

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Rutland and Stamford Mercury

WRAFS on Tour relay takes in Wittering and North Luffenham

Personnel from RAF Wittering take part in WRAFS on Tour. From left, LAC Vikki Young, LAC Amy Johnson, Sgt Vicky Sharpin, Matthew Serrell-Cooke, Group Captain Damian Alexander, Sqn Ldr Liz Corry, William Serrell-Cooke, SAC Loya Mitchell, Alison Serrell-Cooke and Sgt Sarah Barrow EMN-140819-140116001 Women from an air base cycled, ran and walked to ... (more)

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

Sunday Herald

Fishy return for Solway competitors

FLOUNDER tramping returned to the Solway Firth with nearly 300 competitors from all over the country taking to the sands.

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Galloway Today

Business awards finalists announced

Scottish Chambers of Commerce will host its inaugural Scottish Business Honours 2014 ceremony on Thursday 11th September 2014 at the Prestonfield House, Edinburgh.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

Sunday Herald

Council officer reveals he warned housing association not to give 38m ...

DGHP, the housing association at the centre of a procurement probe, was warned by a senior Dumfries & Galloway Council officer not to award a 38 million contract to builders R&D Construction on the grounds that it was the least qualified of the four competing bidders to complete the project.

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Galloway Today

NHS pressure group formed in Galloway

A group of concerned individuals have formed a group to hold NHS Dumfries and Galloway to account over the service their provide to the west of the region.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

Hawick Today

SNP: Lamont should 'apologise'

John Lamomt, MP David Mundell and Tory candidate Alexander Burnett expressed exactly the same views and gave the same answers to identical referendum questions posed by allegedly different constituents in the leaflets which were issued to voters.

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The Daily Record

Crash driver was bang out of order

A Dumfries pensioner is looking for the female driver who left the scene of a crash with him before he could get her insurance details.

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The Daily Record

Dad-of-four dies on the school run

Firefighters from Dumfries and Lockerbie rushed to the accident at around 8.50am but Mr Crawford died at the scene.

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