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Scots man in agony with hole in tooth two years after NHS dentist de-registered him

Graham Barlett was halfway into a treatment plan when he contacted his surgery to book an appointment.

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EV charging in demand

FAST chargers for electrical vehicles are in the pipeline for Dumfries and Galloway. There are over 200 EV charging points installed across Dumfries and Galloway, however these are primarily low power 7kW stations which take several hours to charge up vehicles. A typical electric car (60kWh battery)...

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Dominic Matteo reveals gambling problems and being chased for £500,000 debt by bookies

The former Scotland, Liverpool and Leeds United defender has revealed the extent of his gambling problems

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Bomb disposal called to Scots beach after 'explosive device' is found

The suspected explosive was discovered at Queensberry Bay Leisure Park, near Annan, in Dumfries and Galloway.

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Mothballing group set up

A NEW group set up to formulate Dumfries and Galloway Council’s policy around mothballing schools will take advice from affected communities, it has been confirmed. Councillors recently approved proposals to kickstart an education officer-elected member working group which will focus specifically ...

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Racist flyers upset residents

“SICK racist” leaflets have been posted through letterboxes across Dumfries. Several residents from Marchfields, Summerpark and the Cargenbridge area have all reported that they’ve received the disturbing flyers in the past week. One person – who wished to remain anonymous – told the Dumfr...

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Rare ‘sapphire tower’ blooms outdoors in Scotland for first time at Logan Botanic Garden

The Puya alpestris plant was donated to Logan Botanic Garden in 2013 by the Royal Botanic Garden, Kew.

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Health Matters – alcohol focus

THE first week of July was Alcohol Awareness Week so let us take this opportunity to look at our alcohol intake. For many people drinking is part of a normal social life, but it is easy to slip into over drinking. According to current guidance you should not regularly consume more than 14 units of [...

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Lifeboat crews issue sea warnings

REMINDERS about being prepared have been issued after more people were rescued at sea. Rescue teams from Stranraer, Portpatrick and Drummore were called into action to to assist two small inflatable dinghies on Saturday evening. The crews were alerted at 6.43 pm about two small inflatable dinghies, ...

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Big plans for old rail yard

A FORMER UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) railway yard in Eastriggs has been returned to active service. The ex-military base has been reactivated after 14 years out of service for civilian use under the management of a new company, Rail Sidings Limited, which has taken out a long-term lease on the bulk...

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B&B shortlisted for tourism award

A MOFFAT B and B is a finalist for a prestigious tourism award for the third year running. Queensberry House has been shortlisted for Best B and B Experience in VisitScotland’s Scottish Thistle Awards, a celebration of Scottish tourism’s finest. The business won a Thistle award in 2022/23 for th...

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Harper top of MSP expenses claims

MSPS’ expenses claims for part of the last year have been published and the SNP’s Emma Harper had the biggest bill of all. In the six months between April and September 2023, she claimed a total of £43,652. According to the data published on the Scottish Parliament website, the South of Scotlan...

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Dumfries duo hailed for saving man’s life

TWO Dumfries men have been hailed as “lifesavers” and “heroes” after helping save a man’s life in the town centre. James Devlin and Gary Boyle sprang into action after they spotted a man who had collapsed in English Street last Wednesday morning. The duo had never talked or met before and ...

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Sex assault probe

POLICE are investigating after reports of sexual assault in Annan last night. The Moat path near Everholm park has been cordoned off and uniformed and plain clothes officers have been at the scene since this morning. Investigations are ongoing, a Police Scotland spokesperson confirmed: “We receive...

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Army explode beach bomb

A WORLD War two bomb was exploded on the beach at Powfoot this morning. It was discovered last night by a man with a metal detector and reported to the emergency services. Coastguards rushed to the scene and sealed off the beach overnight and this morning the army’s EOD team from Edinburgh and pol...

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Dalbeattie motorcycle star set to launch autobiography

British champ and Isle of Man TT winner Ian Simpson will unveil Forever Playboy at a special event in Dumfries

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Veloce Racing take double victory as Extreme E returns to Dumfries and Galloway

Molly Taylor and Kevin Hansen won both Hydro X Prix events at Glenmuckloch

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New look Moffat Gala Day is roaring success despite the weather

There was a carnival atmosphere including a parade, children's fun and a torchlight procession

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Rain can't dampen the spirits at Thornhill Gala celebrations

A week of celebrations included the traditional rideout and parade around the village

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Queen of the South boss hails side after first competitive win

But Peter Murphy has revealed provoked a halftime roasting for his players