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2 hrs ago | Galloway Today

Libraries launch 'Wealth of Reading' summer promotion

Dumfries and Galloway's regional libraries are hosting a special summer reading promotion for adults to coincide with the Commonwealth Games.

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Sun Jul 13, 2014

Sunday Herald

Consultation on Borderlands is launched

Chairman Ian Davidson said the area covered by Dumfries and Galloway and Scottish Borders councils had been overlooked by successive governments.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

BBC News

Police defend nationwide force

Ch Supt Julian Innes, the area's divisional commander, told BBC Scotland: "I make most of the local decisions that take place here.

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The Daily Record

Scott would be so proud to know that he saved others

A heartbroken mum, whose son died following an accident in the River Nith, said her boy would have been proud to be an organ donor.

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Galloway Today

Local bus company to cease operating

An attempt by a local bus company owner to continue to operate while he appeals a decision to close his two businesses down has failed.

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Lynn News

West Norfolk bases to welcome charity relay

A nationwide charity relay with a difference will be visiting RAF Marham and the former RAF West Raynham base next month.

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FarmingUK

SRUC Honorary Fellowship Awarded to Nigel Miller, President NFUS

Nigel Miller, President of NFUS Scotland, has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of Scotland's Rural College, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to Scottish Agriculture and the rural economy.

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Galloway Today

Sorbie school decision to be made

Councillors have been asked to consider officially closing Sorbie Primary School, which has been empty for a year following the transfer of its final pupil to Garlieston Primary.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Newsday

Farming leader takes honorary award

The National Farmers Union Scotland's president is to receive an honorary fellowship for his "outstanding contribution" to the industry.

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Galloway Today

Wigtown Festival Co appoints Animateurs

Wigtown Festival Company has recently appointed three Literary Arts Animateurs from Dumfries and Galloway to support the development of writers and artists in their local areas.

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Galloway Today

Social work overspend of A 49,000 reported

Dumfries and Galloway Council's Social Work Services committee have reported a net overspend of 49,000 of the Social Work Services budget for 2013/14.

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The East Hampton Star

Would-Be Donors Withdraw Offer of Terrorism Memorial

"Dark Elegy" was created to A memorialize victims of terrorism, A particularly the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in which the Lowensteins' son Alexander lost his life.

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NY1

July 10th In NYC History

Today's New Yorker birthdays include boxing great Jake "Raging Bull" LaMotta, born in 1921; former Mayor David Dinkins, born in 1927; and composer Jerry Herman, born in 1931.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

NEWS.com.au

Husband hits wife in tragic Sydney crash

AN elderly man has accidentally run over his wife in a tragic car accident at their home in Sydney's southwest.

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Carluke Today

Police ask for help to trace missing Forth teenager

POLICE officers are appealing for the assistance of the public in an effort to trace a 16-year-old girl missing from her home in Forth.

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Galloway Today

Millions earmarked for school upgrades

Dumfries and Galloway Council has earmarked more than 6.3m to go towards essential upgrades in the region's schools over the coming year.

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Newsday

Wishaw street brawl: 20 people held

Officers were called to reports of a major disturbance on Gateside Road, in the Craigneuk area of Wishaw, at about 21:15 on Monday.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

Galloway Today

Solar farm offers solution

An alternative to unpopular wind turbines in the Galloway area could see its first example if planners give the go-ahead to a new venture.

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Galloway Today

Charity seeks 10,000 volunteers to get down and dirty on UK beaches

The UK's leading marine charity, the Marine Conservation Society , says recent figures showing the highest amounts of litter on British beaches in 20 years have prompted it to launch a mass beach participation event 'The Great British Beach Clean'.

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BBC News

Biker badly hurt in Beef Tub crash

A Borders man is in hospital with serious head injuries after crashing his motorbike near the Devil's Beef Tub in Dumfries and Galloway.

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