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5 hrs ago | 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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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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Galloway Today

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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Galloway Today

'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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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Sunday Herald

Caught on the hop: The disability claimant videoed Morris dancing

A FORMER school teacher has been convicted of cheating the taxpayer out of almost 30,000 in disability benefits - after he was caught on film Morris dancing.

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Selkirk Today

Honorary fellowship for union president Nigel

A big thank you for contributing... We really appreciate you taking the time to send your content...if it complements our coverage we'll use it in our website or in our newspaper.

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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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Galloway Today

Stranraer to benefit from water campaign

Scottish Water's Cycle campaign to highlight the best ways to dispose of kitchen and bathroom waste is set to kick off in the Stranraer area.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

Sunday Herald

Museum attempts to recreate the ancient Pictish painted pebbles

Robbie Arthur, a stonemason, and Jenny Murray, of Shetland Museum and Archives, studied the existing examples to understand their decoration.

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Paddock Talk

Merrick Stages

Entries have now opened for the GWF Energy Merrick Stages Rally, which will take place in Dumfries and Galloway on Saturday, September 6th.

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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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The Daily Record

Bombshell aims for title

The 24-year-old from Penpont has been named as the very first Miss Dumfries and Galloway Bombshell after entering a new beauty pageant when her life "hit rock bottom".

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

Galloway Today

Roadworks begin for new hospital

NHS Dumfries and Galloway have announced that major road works are due to start on the Garroch roundabout and the A75 on the 21st July 2014.

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Carrick Today

Barrhill to Galloway bus service cancelled

An attempt by a south west bus company owner to continue to operate while he appeals a decision to close his two businesses down has failed.

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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

BBC News

Coal mine firm 'hires 500th worker'

Opencast mine developer Hargreaves Surface Mining Limited has announced that it has taken on its 500th worker since moving into the Scottish coal sector a year ago.

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