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Friday Jul 25 | The Daily Record

Jojo's family all set for Yorkhill fundraiser

Brave Auldgirth youngster Jojo Kirkpatrick, who has been battling leukaemia since February, and her mum Annemarie are all set for their big fundraising event in Dumfries this weekend in aid of the Schiehallion Unit at Yorkhill Hospital They have been on a mission to raise money for the children's cancer ward at Yorkhill where brave Jojo has been ... (more)

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Galloway Today

Armed officers 'not necessary' in D&G

Following recent reports of armed police being deployed on routine patrols in Dumfries and other parts of Scotland, MSP Elaine Murray has raised concerns about their use across the region.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

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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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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Fri Jul 18, 2014

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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Thu Jul 17, 2014

BBC News

Burns' death anniversary marked

An exhibition centred on a portrait of the man who talked Robert Burns out of emigrating to Jamaica is opening in Dumfries.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

BBC News

Poverty strategy plans drawn up

New research is planned in a bid to build up a clear picture of poverty levels across Dumfries and Galloway.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

Daily Mail

Killer who stabbed housemate to death and buried him in garden shed ...

Killer who stabbed housemate to death and buried him in garden shed tomb is jailed for life after confessing to crime while suffering from guilt years later A killer who got away with murder for four years until his guilty conscience forced him to confess to the killing was jailed for life today.

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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

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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Wed Jul 09, 2014

BBC News

Landfill site solar panel deal plans

Negotiations which could lead to "solar energy farms" being built at former landfill sites in Dumfries and Galloway are due to get underway.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

FarmingUK

Lochanhead, Dumfries

A desirable smallholding with a fully renovated principle farmhouse, ancillary self-catering accommodation and productive farmland set in an outstanding rural setting with far reaching views.

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Fri Jul 04, 2014

Sunday Herald

Investigation as police firearms officer shoots Taser into his hand

Senior officers have now asked Scotland's independent Police Investigations and Review Commissioner to look in to the incident, which comes as the body representing rank-and-file police called for such weapons to be routinely carried in police cars.

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

The Daily Record

Tribute to the armed forces

Dumfries paid tribute to its armed forces, past and present, on Saturday with a lunchtime parade and march past in the town centre.

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Tue Jul 01, 2014

BBC News

Park steps indecency man pursued

Police in Dumfries are trying to trace a man who exposed himself to a pensioner near a park in the town.

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