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2 hrs ago | Sunday Herald

Banksy-type barns are all the rustic rage

Scenes of a rural nature by specially selected artists all set for the Spring Fling festival in Dumfries and Galloway.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

Radio Times

Come Dine with Me

Dairy farmer's wife and Disney enthusiast Charlene Fry-Henderson hosts the first dinner party in Dumfries and Galloway, where she hopes that her locally reared meat, home cooking, and entertainment involving a plastic cow will secure her the A 1,000 prize.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

Galloway Today

Recycling takes a backward step

Recycling in the Machars took a backward step this week with the news that both the opening of the state-of-the-art recycling centre at Barnkirk, Newton Stewart and the new waste collection policy were being postponed.

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Scotsman.com

Dumfries woman finds message in bottle from 1960s

FOR more than five decades, its journey has been a mystery known only to the tides and currents of the Solway Firth.

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The Daily Record

Beaches get excellent grades

It's the first time since 2008 that a local beach has been given an excellent mark for water quality.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Scotsman.com

Scotland 'worst' in UK for mobile phone coverage

Improved 2G and 3G signals are needed to increase growth and encourage visitors to return to the country, the Federation of Small Businesses said.

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Related Topix: Cellphones, Cell Phones, Electronics, Strathclyde County, Scotland, United Kingdom, Dumfries and Galloway County, Scotland

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Sunday Herald

Gold panners find human remains

The men found a skull and part of a femur on Sunday as they worked in a burn near Wanlockhead in Dumfries and Galloway.

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Newsday

Inspectors raise child safety fears

Inspectors have warned they are "not confident" that vulnerable children and young people in Dumfries and Galloway are being kept safe.

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BBC News

The 'forgotten' bestseller writer

In the late 19th and early 20th century, Samuel Rutherford Crockett - published as SR Crockett - was a hugely successful novelist.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Sunday Herald

Proposal to cut library hours scaled back following outcry

Dumfries and Galloway Council had come under fire after it said it intended to switch the library in Wigtown from a full-time service that was open for 40-and-a-half hours a week to one that is open 17.5 hours.

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Galloway Today

Artist thanks hospital staff

Ward 3 Staff at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary with the painting and artist L-R David Clark , Nichola Burnett , Davy Brown , Sharon Ferguson , Iain Muir , Elizabeth Ferguson , Julie Booth, Senior Charge Nurse.

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Galloway Today

Awarded for big ideas

The NHS Dumfries and Galloway Interventions for Dementia: Education, Assessment and Support team are celebrating after scooping a national award that recognises their work on reducing stress and distress in people living with dementia.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Sunday Herald

Every Scots beach in guide passes water quality tests

EVERY Scottish beach entered in a prestigious guide has passed its rigorous quality standards for the first time in almost 30 years.

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BBC News

Farmer death fall inquiry to be held

A fatal accident inquiry is to be held into the death of a farmer who fell 30ft from a shed in Dumfries and Galloway.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

Galloway Today

Council#s legacy plan

Members of the Council's Community and Customer Services Committee will hear on Tuesday of the progress of the local authority's legacy plan - Dumfries and Galloway Welcomes 2014.

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Galloway Today

Council agree to increase library hours

Robust opposition from the library users of Wigtown and Whithorn have forced Dumfries and Galloway Council to shelve plans to cut costs by slashing the opening hours in both facilities.

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Cumbernauld Today

Final call for entries to Tesco Bank schools art competition

Tesco Bank and the National Galleries of Scotland have issued a final call for entries to the 2014 Tesco Bank Art Competition for Schools, with schools across the country already entering pupils' work in great numbers.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

Live Charts

John Laing Environmental completes purchase of three more wind projects

John Laing Environmental Assets Group , which manages a portfolio of environmental infrastructure projects, has purchased three wind projects from the John Laing Group.

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BBC News

Reward offered over sculpture theft

A reward of A 50,000 has been offered for information on the theft of a bronze sculpture said to be worth A 3m.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

Galloway Today

Auchleand plans delayed

A decision on the Auchleand wind farm near Wigtown could be delayed by a further two months as developers are set to ask for an extension.

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