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3 hrs ago | 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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7 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: United Kingdom, Science, Agriculture, Drink, Milk

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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Related Topix: Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 777, United Kingdom, Explosion, World News

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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Related Topix: United Kingdom, Vladimir Putin, Terrorism

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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Related Topix: US Federal Bureau of Investigation, United Kingdom, Air Accidents

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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Related Topix: United Kingdom, Lothian County, Scotland, World News, Events, Life, Veteran Affairs,

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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Galloway Today

Art chief visits Stewartry

Dumfries and Galloway's Chamber of Arts is hosting a two-day visit to the region by Janet Archer, chief executive of Creative Scotland.

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BBC News

Piranhas saved from 'uncertain' fate

A seven-strong shoal of red-bellied piranhas that had outgrown a home aquarium in Dumfries and Galloway is settling in to new surroundings.

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Galloway Today

Domestic violence awareness raised among youth

As part of the work to eradicate all forms of violence against women, Dumfries and Galloway's Domestic Abuse and Violence Against Women Partnership has launched a poster competition for young people.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, United Kingdom, Life, International Women's Day, Holidays

Galloway Today

Silver Band given Wickerman slot

Friday sees the 2014 Wickerman Festival kick-off near Dundrennan and one of the final acts to be announced is none other than our very own Creetown Silver Band.

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Related Topix: Watches, Indie, Shed Seven, British Sea Power, Pop/Rock,

Galloway Today

Galloway Hills contributing to happy walkers

Newton Stewart is the 'Gateway to the Galloway Hills', and analysis by Decathlon has found that seven in 10 Scots who regularly go walking or hiking consider themselves to be very happy in their lives.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Free Republic

Obama manages a photo-op, not a crisis

On Thursday, Russia's expeditionary army in Eastern Ukraine shot a missile at what they thought was a Ukrainian jet, according to U.S. intelligence.

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Related Topix: Prison, Vladimir Putin, United Kingdom, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Sunday Herald

Questions over award of major contract to teetering builders

Councillors representing some of the most deprived areas of Scotland have asked the head of Dumfries & Galloway Council to investigate the award of a 38 million social housing contract to a company in severe financial difficulty.

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Selkirk Today

Honorary fellowship for union president Nigel

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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Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Cumberland News

Defence ministry withdraws objections to windfarm plans

EDF Renewables wants to erect nine 413ft-high turbines three times the height of Carlisle Civic Centre at Beck Burn Peat Works between Longtown and Gretna.

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Sunday Herald

Video: Ex-teacher convicted of false A 28,000 disability benefits...

A FORMER school teacher has been convicted of cheating the taxpayer out of almost 30,000 in disability benefits - after he was caught on film morris dancing.

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Galloway Today

MSP concerned about armed police

Following recent reports of armed police being deployed on routine patrols in other parts of Scotland, Dumfriesshire MSP Elaine Murray has written to Police Scotland's Local Divisional Commander Kate Thomson to express her concerns and to enquire about their use in Dumfries and Galloway.

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NEWS.com.au

Moving targets in the sky

MALAYSIA Airlines Flight 17 was the latest in a long line of civilian aircraft brought down either by rebel ground fire, terrorists or military fighter jets.

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Related Topix: United Kingdom, World News, Malaysia, Prison, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing 777, Iran, Middle East, Travel

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