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2 hrs ago | The Daily Record

NHS Dumfries and Galloway ordered to say 'sorry'

NHS Dumfries and Galloway board bosses ordered by ombudsman to apologise to family of dementia patient after string of failures in care NHS bosses have apologised to the family of a dementia patient who was discharged from hospital unable to walk, talk, swallow tablets or eat solid food.

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5 hrs ago | The Daily Record

Cockle site jobs target

A fresh call has been made for the re-opening of Solway cockle beds that have been targeted by illegal gangs of fishermen.

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9 hrs ago | Galloway Today

Port right of way path dispute

A community council is to ask local authority planning officers to investigate their claims that a well established road remains a right of way despite its recent purchase.

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13 hrs ago | The Daily Record

Vandals attack charity garden

And despite the damage, a steady stream of visitors saw more than A 1,000 raised for Marie Curie and other Scotland's Gardens scheme charities.

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13 hrs ago | The Daily Record

Bobby honoured for Macmillan role

Mr Carson has now retired from the committee but still helps out with fundraising whenever he can.

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14 hrs ago | Galloway Today

Bridge repair works will span into autumn

The ongoing repairs to Kirkcudbright Bridge, reducing the roadway to one carriageway controlled by traffic lights, will continute until October.

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15 hrs ago | The Daily Record

Jojo's family all set for Yorkhill fundraiser

Brave Auldgirth youngster Jojo Kirkpatrick, who has been battling leukaemia since February, and her mum Annemarie are all set for their big fundraising event in Dumfries this weekend in aid of the Schiehallion Unit at Yorkhill Hospital They have been on a mission to raise money for the children's cancer ward at Yorkhill where brave Jojo has been ... (more)

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Asia News Network

MH17 Crash: It's still touch-and-go at crash site

When Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988, thousands of people were mobilised to find pieces of the aircraft across the countryside.

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Newsday

Humpback whale spotted off NI coast

A group of Northern Ireland yachtsmen were treated to a rare sighting of a humpback whale as they travelled from Dumfries and Galloway to County Down this week.

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Galloway Today

Armed officers 'not necessary' in D&G

Following recent reports of armed police being deployed on routine patrols in Dumfries and other parts of Scotland, MSP Elaine Murray has raised concerns about their use across the region.

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Galloway Today

Stop and search numbers skyrocket

According to figures from Police Scotland, the number went up from 16 recorded instances in 2012/13 to a staggering 3,091 in 2013/14.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

News and Star

Carlisle-based company fined for Langholm factory explosion

The Carlisle-based parent company of Border Fine Arts has been fined A 10,500 after an explosion at its Langholm factory two years ago.

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Galloway Today

Teenagers in Solway rescue

A warning about swimming in open water has been issued after two young girls had to be rescued from the Solway Firth in the Stewartry when they found themselves in difficulty.

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Galloway Today

Dairy Skills Initiative launched in Dumfries and Galloway

An innovative project has been launched in Dumfries and Galloway to help young people into work while addressing skills shortages within the local dairy sector.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Washington Post

Malaysia Air black boxes may not reveal much

Aleksander Borodai, a leader of pro-Russian rebels, handed over the two black box recorders from Flight MH17 shot down over Ukraine to Malaysian officials Tuesday morning.

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Weekday Magazine

Putin Crosses The 'Lockerbie Line'

A protester holds up a photo of Vladimir Putin and Muammar Qaddafi in front of the White House on March 31, 2011.

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Galloway Today

Union to host debate in Castle Douglas

NFU Scotland will be hosting a panel of high-profile speakers as it continues its roadshow of independence debates at an event in Dumfries and Galloway on Tuesday 29 July.

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CBC News

Crash coverup of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 likely impossible

A pro-Russian fighter guards the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove.

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Galloway Today

100 spaces available for D&G residents at WWI service

One hundred people will represent Dumfries and Galloway at a major event marking the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War in Edinburgh next month.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Galloway Today

All change at Newton Stewart Rotary Club

At the beginning of July, Reverend Mike Binks stepped down as president of Newton Stewart Rotary Club after a full year of activities and events.

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