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3 min ago | Galloway Today

Fergusson questions minister over council tax

At Parliamentary Question Time yesterday , Galloway and West Dumfries MSP Alex Fergusson questioned the minister for local government on the subject of the 200 percent council tax charge on properties that have been empty for 12 months or more.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Galloway Today

Voting guide hits Galloway doormats

A voter information campaign for the September 18 referendum has been posted out to every household in Dumfries and Galloway.

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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

Sunday Herald

Scots wind farm sites purchased by London company

A LONDON-based renewable energy investment company has bought two wind farms in Scotland underlining its confidence in the commercial potential of such assets in the country.

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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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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Galloway Today

Wigtownshire food waste plan to begin in a fortnight

The new weekly food waste recycling service for residents in the Wigtownshire area will launch at the end of the month.

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BBC News

Health checks find ward improvements

However, it had concerns about the standard of cleanliness of mattresses in the accident and emergency department and ordered action there.

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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 A 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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Galloway Today

Wigtown Community Council notes

Any financial benefit from windfarms earmarked for the communities represented by the Royal Burgh of Wigtown and District Community Council cannot be paid to the organisation as it is not a legal entity, and could, as was demonstrated last year, suddenly disappear.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

Scotsman.com

Drummer proposes to dancer at Edinburgh Tattoo

FOR most men the moment they drop to one knee and propose to their girlfriend is a slightly nerve-racking occasion which can end in future bliss or outright rejection.

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Galloway Today

Enhanced devolution for Cumbria and Galloway, says MSP

MSP Elaine Murray used her speech in Tuesday's debate on the economic opportunities of independence to highlight the strong links between Dumfries and Galloway and Carlisle and Cumbria.

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Sunday Herald

Ewing objects to fracking change

The Scottish Government is to oppose controversial plans that would remove the right of people to object to fracking companies drilling below their homes.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

Galloway Today

Resilience centre no substitue, say politicians

The announcement today by the Scottish Government of the establishment of a National Centre for Resilience is no substitute for the axing of 46 police and fire control room jobs, according to local politicians.

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BBC News

Severe weather centre to be set up

Mr Wheelhouse told BBC Radio's Good Morning Scotland programme: "Dumfries and Galloway, as we all know, has suffered significantly through recent weather events.

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The Daily Record

Food bank shock

Last June there were just four referrals to food banks by the Dumfries and Galloway Citizen's Advice Service .

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The Daily Record

Nice work if you can get it

Desmond Watson has been out of work for 18 months and was "over the moon" when he was offered employment last week.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

Berwickshire News

Sharp increase in cost of rural crime to region

While the figure for 2012 stood at A 29,000, last year's figure was A 130,000 which is line with the UK wide increase in the cost of rural crime, an estimated A 44.5 million.

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Tue Aug 12, 2014

Galloway Today

Help for locals struggling with food poverty

Wigtownshire is to benefit from government funding announced this week in a bid to help tackle food poverty in the area.

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Mon Aug 11, 2014

BBC News

Police warning over farming thefts

Police in Dumfries and Galloway have said there can be no let-up in the fight against rural crime across the region.

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