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15 hrs ago | Galloway Today

Centralisation criticised

The leader of Dumfries and Galloway Council has hit out at fire chiefs for confirming the region's control room closure and delivering news that vehicle maintenance will be taken away from the area.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Galloway Today

Theft from Dalbeattie cars

The vehicles were parked on William Street between 2pm on Thursday and 9am on Friday, during which time around A 150 cash was stolen from handbags left in the cars.

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Galloway Today

Wigtownshire food waste plan to begin in a fortnight

The new weekly food waste recycling service for residents in the Wigtownshire area will launch at the end of the month.

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BBC News

Health checks find ward improvements

However, it had concerns about the standard of cleanliness of mattresses in the accident and emergency department and ordered action there.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

Galloway Today

20 Years of Lottery benefits for Dumfries and Galloway

People across Dumfries and Galloway have helped make the National Lottery what it is today, Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael said as one of the UK's most well-loved institutions celebrates its 20th year.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

Sunday Herald

Watchdog probes A 38m housing contract to builder that went bust

An award of a 38m contract by Scotland's second largest social landlord to a local builder on the verge of collapse is under investigation by the Scottish Housing Regulator and Audit Scotland, the Sunday Herald can reveal.

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Galloway Today

Union slams retailers' short-term vision for beef

Farmgate prices for beef cattle hit record levels in November last year but have tumbled dramatically by almost A 250 per head in the past 8 months.

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Galloway Today

Wigtown Community Council notes

Any financial benefit from windfarms earmarked for the communities represented by the Royal Burgh of Wigtown and District Community Council cannot be paid to the organisation as it is not a legal entity, and could, as was demonstrated last year, suddenly disappear.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

Scotsman.com

Drummer proposes to dancer at Edinburgh Tattoo

FOR most men the moment they drop to one knee and propose to their girlfriend is a slightly nerve-racking occasion which can end in future bliss or outright rejection.

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Galloway Today

McLeod welcomes announcement of new National Resilience Centre

SNP MSP for the South of Scotland Dr Aileen McLeod has welcomed the announcement by Environment Minister Paul Wheelhouse that a National Resilience Centre will be established at the Crichton Campus.

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The Daily Record

Bike surprise for racing hero's girl

But when the offer of seeing her dad's bike once again was made to her on Facebook, the 35-year-old said it was a "dream come true".

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Galloway Today

Enhanced devolution for Cumbria and Galloway, says MSP

MSP Elaine Murray used her speech in Tuesday's debate on the economic opportunities of independence to highlight the strong links between Dumfries and Galloway and Carlisle and Cumbria.

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Sunday Herald

Ewing objects to fracking change

The Scottish Government is to oppose controversial plans that would remove the right of people to object to fracking companies drilling below their homes.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

Galloway Today

Police investigating 32-year-old's sudden death

Police Scotland confirm that they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the unexplained death of a 32-year-old Stranraer man who was found unconscious at a flat in Caledonia Court in Stranraer on Wednesday.

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Newsday

Suicide rate falls by a fifth

He said: "Any suicide is a tragedy which has a devastating impact on family and friends left behind.

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Galloway Today

Resilience centre no substitue, say politicians

The announcement today by the Scottish Government of the establishment of a National Centre for Resilience is no substitute for the axing of 46 police and fire control room jobs, according to local politicians.

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BBC News

Severe weather centre to be set up

Mr Wheelhouse told BBC Radio's Good Morning Scotland programme: "Dumfries and Galloway, as we all know, has suffered significantly through recent weather events.

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The Daily Record

Food bank shock

Last June there were just four referrals to food banks by the Dumfries and Galloway Citizen's Advice Service .

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The Daily Record

Nice work if you can get it

Desmond Watson has been out of work for 18 months and was "over the moon" when he was offered employment last week.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

Berwickshire News

Sharp increase in cost of rural crime to region

While the figure for 2012 stood at A 29,000, last year's figure was A 130,000 which is line with the UK wide increase in the cost of rural crime, an estimated A 44.5 million.

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