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Businesses invited to independence debates

To help focus on the issues that will matter to businesses ahead of the upcoming referendum, two events in Newton Stewart and Dumfries have been organised by the Dumfries & Galloway Chamber of Commerce working with the Dumfries and Galloway branch of FSB and the Wigtownshire Chamber.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Sunday Herald

Early cancer detection rates rise

A new report, published as part of the Scottish Government's drive to detect cancers as early as possible, has revealed an increase of 4.7 per cent in the number of cases of breast, lung, and bowel cancers diagnosed at stage one.

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Related Topix: Dumfries and Galloway County, Scotland, United Kingdom, Breast Cancer, Health, Medicine

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Galloway Today

Community councils can now include 16-year olds

A change in the Scheme for Community Councils in Dumfries and Galloway means that 16-year olds can now vote for and become community councillors.

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Chamber of Arts showcases the best of the region

Creative Scotland Chief Executive Janet Archer has praised the region's creativity and arts leadership during a two-day visit to Dumfries and Galloway.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Galloway Today

Olympic ace Vicki to be guest of honour

This year's Wigtown Show promises to be bigger and better than ever with the guest of honour being Olympic medallist Vicki Adams.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Daily Record

NHS Dumfries and Galloway ordered to say 'sorry'

NHS Dumfries and Galloway board bosses ordered by ombudsman to apologise to family of dementia patient after string of failures in care NHS bosses have apologised to the family of a dementia patient who was discharged from hospital unable to walk, talk, swallow tablets or eat solid food.

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The Daily Record

Cockle site jobs target

A fresh call has been made for the re-opening of Solway cockle beds that have been targeted by illegal gangs of fishermen.

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Galloway Today

Port right of way path dispute

A community council is to ask local authority planning officers to investigate their claims that a well established road remains a right of way despite its recent purchase.

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Related Topix: Ayrshire, IA, Dumfries and Galloway County, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Daily Record

Bobby honoured for Macmillan role

Mr Carson has now retired from the committee but still helps out with fundraising whenever he can.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Newsday

Humpback whale spotted off NI coast

A group of Northern Ireland yachtsmen were treated to a rare sighting of a humpback whale as they travelled from Dumfries and Galloway to County Down this week.

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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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Stop and search numbers skyrocket

According to figures from Police Scotland, the number went up from 16 recorded instances in 2012/13 to a staggering 3,091 in 2013/14.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Galloway Today

Dairy Skills Initiative launched in Dumfries and Galloway

An innovative project has been launched in Dumfries and Galloway to help young people into work while addressing skills shortages within the local dairy sector.

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Related Topix: Dumfries and Galloway County, Scotland, United Kingdom, Science, Agriculture, Drink, Milk

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Galloway Today

Union to host debate in Castle Douglas

NFU Scotland will be hosting a panel of high-profile speakers as it continues its roadshow of independence debates at an event in Dumfries and Galloway on Tuesday 29 July.

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100 spaces available for D&G residents at WWI service

One hundred people will represent Dumfries and Galloway at a major event marking the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War in Edinburgh next month.

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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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'Local policing' approach to festival

With the Wickerman Festival expecting crowds from across Scotland as well as Galloway, Police Scotland is calling on all festival goers to have fun, but keep themselves safe.

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BBC News

Piranhas saved from 'uncertain' fate

A seven-strong shoal of red-bellied piranhas that had outgrown a home aquarium in Dumfries and Galloway is settling in to new surroundings.

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Galloway Today

Domestic violence awareness raised among youth

As part of the work to eradicate all forms of violence against women, Dumfries and Galloway's Domestic Abuse and Violence Against Women Partnership has launched a poster competition for young people.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Dumfries and Galloway County, Scotland, United Kingdom, Life, International Women's Day, Holidays

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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