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13 hrs ago | WireNews+Co

MSPs To Visit Innovative Farm Project In Dumfries And Galloway

A farm that was one of the first in Scotland to diversify its business into the tourism sector will visited by MSPs on the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee on Monday .

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17 hrs ago | The Daily Record

Council advises Dumfries traders to seek compensation

Businesses have suffered a "phenomenal" loss of earnings as the A 1 million Dumfries town centre revamp around Burns Statue rumbles on.

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20 hrs ago | Yahoo!

NSW man charged over $5m fraud

An alleged fraudster who swindled almost $5 million from a bank has been charged as part of a massive NSW police investigation.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

Galloway Today

Police catch three drunk drivers in five hours

A 38-year-old man, a 22-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman will all be reported to the Procurator Fiscal in relation to drink driving offences.

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Hawick Today

A7 to close overnight next week

Road repairs in Hawidck and Langholm will see the A7 shut between Canonbie and Hawick for four nights from Monday.

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Galloway Today

Monday memorials and lights out for WWI

Monday marks the official anniversary of the start of WWI and Galloway is coming together to remember the historical moment by plunging itself into darkness and also holding vigils.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Newsday

'The greatest factory on earth'

Built to produce much-needed ammunition for Britain's out-gunned troops in the early years of World War One, HM Factory Gretna was a game-changer.

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Galloway Today

Abuser 'destroyed innocence of victims'

A paedophile who abused two girls in Creetown was jailed for four years this week after a judge accused him of destroying the innocence of his victims.

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Galloway Today

Businesses invited to independence debates

To help focus on the issues that will matter to businesses ahead of the upcoming referendum, two events in Newton Stewart and Dumfries have been organised by the Dumfries & Galloway Chamber of Commerce working with the Dumfries and Galloway branch of FSB and the Wigtownshire Chamber.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Sunday Herald

Early cancer detection rates rise

A new report, published as part of the Scottish Government's drive to detect cancers as early as possible, has revealed an increase of 4.7 per cent in the number of cases of breast, lung, and bowel cancers diagnosed at stage one.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Galloway Today

Police praise after festival

Police Scotland has praised well-behaved festival-goers following a quiet weekend in the cells but they still managed to seize 3000 of drugs.

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Galloway Today

Community councils can now include 16-year olds

A change in the Scheme for Community Councils in Dumfries and Galloway means that 16-year olds can now vote for and become community councillors.

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Borders Today

Motorists face night time closure of A7

Roadworks continue to cause disruption on the Calder Road Edinburgh as work crews replace crash barriers around the roundabouts and carriageway A big thank you for contributing... We really appreciate you taking the time to send your content...if it complements our coverage we'll use it in our website or in our newspaper.

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Galloway Today

Chamber of Arts showcases the best of the region

Creative Scotland Chief Executive Janet Archer has praised the region's creativity and arts leadership during a two-day visit to Dumfries and Galloway.

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Galloway Today

First pageant results announced as seven-day spectacular continues

Galloway Pageant results so far:On Sunday, Kimberley and Jake won the Kids Treasure Hunt with Michelle Bartlett winning the 30 first prize in the Play Your Cards Right game.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

Carrick Today

Wickerman attracts 15,000 under blazing sun and drenching showers

The typical Scottish weather couldn't escape the fields of East Kirkcarswell, Dundrennan over the weekend as 15,000 revellers sunbathed then ran for shelter from downpours at the 2014 Wickerman Festival.

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Galloway Today

Apology as bus left man standing in the rain

One man who relies on public transport was not impressed with new bus services in Galloway introduced in the wake of the sudden demise of James King Coaches, whose trading license was withdrawn by the traffic commissioner on July 11. Disgruntled passenger John Steven from Garlieston fired off a letter of complaint to the Gazette after being left ... (more)

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Galloway Today

Galloway's War - a letter home from a Newton Stewart soldier

"We are in a very busy part of the line. yesterday I was up at the trenches with supplies and we were under shellfire all the time.

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Galloway Today

Olympic ace Vicki to be guest of honour

This year's Wigtown Show promises to be bigger and better than ever with the guest of honour being Olympic medallist Vicki Adams.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

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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