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6 hrs ago | Scotsman.com

Scotland 'worst' in UK for mobile phone coverage

Improved 2G and 3G signals are needed to increase growth and encourage visitors to return to the country, the Federation of Small Businesses said.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Newsday

Inspectors raise child safety fears

Inspectors have warned they are "not confident" that vulnerable children and young people in Dumfries and Galloway are being kept safe.

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Sunday Herald

Gold panners find human remains

The men found a skull and part of a femur on Sunday as they worked in a burn near Wanlockhead in Dumfries and Galloway.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

BBC News

The 'forgotten' bestseller writer

In the late 19th and early 20th century, Samuel Rutherford Crockett - published as SR Crockett - was a hugely successful novelist.

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Sunday Herald

Proposal to cut library hours scaled back following outcry

Dumfries and Galloway Council had come under fire after it said it intended to switch the library in Wigtown from a full-time service that was open for 40-and-a-half hours a week to one that is open 17.5 hours.

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Galloway Today

Artist thanks hospital staff

Ward 3 Staff at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary with the painting and artist L-R David Clark , Nichola Burnett , Davy Brown , Sharon Ferguson , Iain Muir , Elizabeth Ferguson , Julie Booth, Senior Charge Nurse.

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Galloway Today

Awarded for big ideas

The NHS Dumfries and Galloway Interventions for Dementia: Education, Assessment and Support team are celebrating after scooping a national award that recognises their work on reducing stress and distress in people living with dementia.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Sunday Herald

Every Scots beach in guide passes water quality tests

EVERY Scottish beach entered in a prestigious guide has passed its rigorous quality standards for the first time in almost 30 years.

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Galloway Today

Councillor endorses Cree hatchery

Stranraer and North Rhins Councillor Marion McCutcheon has endorsed the River Cree Hatchery and Habitat Trust as an "excellent educational visit" for local pupils.

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Galloway Today

Kate Wallace retires

Newton Stewart born Kate worked as a district nurse during her clinical career across Wigtownshire and for the last 10 years has been the Community Nurse Manager for Wigtownshire and Stewartry for the Primary and Community Care Directorate.

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Galloway Today

Your Time Bank needs you

Time Banking is taking hold across the region and Regional Time Banking Co-ordinator Sharon Ogilvie is on the hunt for volunteers and organisations to start banking and sharing their valuable time.

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4 Hoteliers

IHG drives more growth for the Holiday Inn brand in the UK.

IHG continues to build momentum in the UK with the world's most recognised hotel brand - Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts; Today IHG's owner partner Dominvs Group begins construction on Holiday Inn Manchester - City Centre and Dominvs Group has also entered into a franchise agreement with IHG for its first Holiday Inn hotel in Scotland, Holiday Inn ... (more)

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

Galloway Today

Paul's Queen Baton Relay honour

Thirty-nine-year old Paul Gorman from Newton Stewart is thrilled to have been picked to run a leg of the Queen's Baton Relay on June 19. Paul said: "This is a great honour and I am looking forward to it.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

Galloway Today

Council#s legacy plan

Members of the Council's Community and Customer Services Committee will hear on Tuesday of the progress of the local authority's legacy plan - Dumfries and Galloway Welcomes 2014.

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Slugger O'Toole

While Britain and Europe's tectonic plates move, we argue about Orangemen and Ardoyne

What is the strategic issue causing senior people in the Irish Department of Foreign affairs to lose their sleep these nights? In the week that Michael D. Higgins paid the first ever, spectacularly successful state visit by an Irish President to Britain, it is the possible break-up of the United Kingdom and its exit from the European Union.

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Galloway Today

Council agree to increase library hours

Robust opposition from the library users of Wigtown and Whithorn have forced Dumfries and Galloway Council to shelve plans to cut costs by slashing the opening hours in both facilities.

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Cumbernauld Today

Final call for entries to Tesco Bank schools art competition

Tesco Bank and the National Galleries of Scotland have issued a final call for entries to the 2014 Tesco Bank Art Competition for Schools, with schools across the country already entering pupils' work in great numbers.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

Sunday Herald

Metal detecting: the treasure principle

Gus Patterson and Derek McLennan bonded at a poker night and go metal detecting twice a week, whatever the weather.

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Sunday Herald

Two in court after seizure of drugs

A man and a woman have appeared in court at Dumfries following the seizure on the M74 near Lockerbie of diazepam worth up 250,000.

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Live Charts

John Laing Environmental completes purchase of three more wind projects

John Laing Environmental Assets Group , which manages a portfolio of environmental infrastructure projects, has purchased three wind projects from the John Laing Group.

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