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20 hrs ago | The Daily Record

Facebook appeal over 'murder' mystery near Kirkcudbright

And a Facebook campaign has now been launched in a bid to raise awareness of the case and to track down anyone with information about it.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

BBC News

Tories cancel No vote 'celebration'

An advert for the event said an all-night party on 18 September would be "followed in the morning with a celebration champagne brunch".

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Related Topix: Dumfries and Galloway County, Scotland, United Kingdom, World News, Strathclyde County, Scotland,

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Scotsman.com

Nith flood defences 'to ruin Robert Burns river'

IT WAS immortalised in the poem The Banks of the Nith by Robert Burns and is renowned for its beauty.

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Related Topix: Flood, Natural Disasters, Dumfries and Galloway County, Scotland, United Kingdom,

Galloway Today

Region on "frontline of referendum debate", says Alexander

Shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander described Dumfries and Galloway as being on the "frontline of the referendum debate" during a key note speech in Dumfries last week.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Galloway Today

Higher education convention

People in Dumfries and Galloway can find out more about college and university life at Skills Development Scotland's Higher Education Convention on Monday, September 8 at Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

Galloway Today

Business awards finalists announced

Scottish Chambers of Commerce will host its inaugural Scottish Business Honours 2014 ceremony on Thursday 11th September 2014 at the Prestonfield House, Edinburgh.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Daily Record

R&D housing contract probe

An investigation is under way over claims that the council awarded a huge contract to a Dumfries building firm despite warning signs that it was in financial trouble.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Galloway Today

Centralisation criticised

The leader of Dumfries and Galloway Council has hit out at fire chiefs for confirming the region's control room closure and delivering news that vehicle maintenance will be taken away from the area.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

Galloway Today

20 Years of Lottery benefits for Dumfries and Galloway

People across Dumfries and Galloway have helped make the National Lottery what it is today, Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael said as one of the UK's most well-loved institutions celebrates its 20th year.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

Sunday Herald

Watchdog probes 38m housing contract to builder that went bust

An award of a 38m contract by Scotland's second largest social landlord to a local builder on the verge of collapse is under investigation by the Scottish Housing Regulator and Audit Scotland, the Sunday Herald can reveal.

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Fri Aug 08, 2014

The Daily Record

Justice Secretary confirms gun cops are here to stay

But Kenny MacAskill this week played down concerns that the number of incidents involving armed officers has risen since the creation of Police Scotland.

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Sat Aug 02, 2014

The Daily Record

"An insult and a huge loss" - Dumfries service users angers at cutbacks

Dumfries and Galloway Council has slashed the annual grant for Shopmobility from A 50,000 to just A 18,000.

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