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43 min ago | BBC News

A 200m hospital bidder selected

High Wood Health, a consortium including Laing O'Rourke, has been named as preferred bidder to build a new A 200m general hospital in Dumfries.

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Related Topix: United Kingdom, Europe, World News, Lothian County, Scotland, Conservatives (UK)

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Sunday Herald

Scottish archive inspires writers from Caribbean

Two leading writers from the Caribbean, Lisa Allen Agostini from Trinidad and Diana McCaulay from Jamaica, have been researching Scotland's links to the islands at the Mitchell Library in Glasgow for the last three weeks as part of the Trading Tales initiative.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

Galloway Today

Man had drugs in his underwear

A man caught with cocaine in his underwear during a journey between Girvan and Newton Stewart was ordered to undertake 80 hours of unpaid work this week.

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Galloway Today

Over 20 interested parties eyeing up Stranraer's East Pier

Dumfries and Galloway Council and Stena Line have revealed that there have been over 20 enquiries to date from interested parties to develop the East Pier in Stranraer.

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Galloway Today

Local red squirrels facing leprosy threat

Scientists in Edinburgh say that while just six cases have been confirmed since 2006, the situation is likely to be much wider-spread than they have seen so far.

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Galloway Today

Wind mast bid refused

Plans for an 80-metre high wind speed monitoring mast on Kirkdale Hill, Carsluith which would have paved the way for a wind farm have been refused.

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News and Star

Campaginers against Cumbrian windfarm lose battle

Despite a raft of objections, councillors gave the green light to an energy firm's proposals to erect nine 413ft turbines each three times the height of Carlisle Civic Centre at Beck Burn Peat Works between Longtown and Gretna.

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Berwickshire News

Highlighting Borders history and heritage

Bygone Borderlands is returning for the second year and the event is expected to attract more than the 1,400 visitors it did last year.

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Related Topix: The Scottish Borders County, Scotland, United Kingdom,

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Slugger O'Toole

Success for a #IndyRef Yes needs a large push for conversions

I must admit that I struggle to see the dynamic middle ground in the debate over Scotland's independence.

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The Daily Record

Facebook appeal over 'murder' mystery near Kirkcudbright

And a Facebook campaign has now been launched in a bid to raise awareness of the case and to track down anyone with information about it.

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BBC News

Ryder Cup trophy to tour Scotland

The tour will start at Edinburgh's Omni Centre on Thursday 4 September with stops in the Scottish Borders, Shetland and Aberdeenshire included.

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Related Topix: Grampian County, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe, World News, Conservatives (UK),

Thu Aug 28, 2014

UKClimbing.com

Ravenshall Point [Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland]

Access notes Park in the double-entry layby . At the right end of the fence a path leads down through the wood to the beach.

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Galloway Today

Dead motorcyclist named

Police have named the man killed when his motorcycle collided with a Mercedes van on the A713 near Dalry on Wednesday.

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BBC News

Tories cancel No vote 'celebration'

An advert for the event said an all-night party on 18 September would be "followed in the morning with a celebration champagne brunch".

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The Daily Record

Region's newest festival set to be electric

Electric Fields music festival ready to rock Dumfries and Galloway with acts including Prides, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Honeyblood and Fatherson Electric Fields organisers have announced a last minute addition to the region's newest festival - the Red Bull Studios Stage Electric Fields, which takes place in the grounds of Drumlanrig Castle, ... (more)

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BBC News

Extra wildlife crime policing urged

An increased police presence in rural areas would act as a deterrent to wildlife crime, the Law Society of Scotland has said.

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The Daily Record

Breast cancer horror after GP mistake

The GP told her she had a "blockage" and suggested she use starflower oil to see if it helped her symptoms.

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Related Topix: Breast Cancer, Health, Medicine, United Kingdom

Wed Aug 27, 2014

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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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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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,

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