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CAR FOUND ABANDONED IN SOLWAY

Tuesday 7th February 2012
POLICE and coastguards are trying to trace the owners of a Frontera estate found abandoned in the sea late on Tuesday. The Vauxhall made vehicle was discovered half a mile out into the Solway Firth in Cardoness Bay, near Sandgreen, Gatehouse of Fleet. But there was no trace of the owners and Dumfries and Galloway Police are trying to find out th...

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Leisure centre 'peeping tom' investigation

Leisure centre 'peeping tom' investigation

Friday 3rd February 2012
A STARTLED woman has raised the alarm over a 'peeping tom' in the changing facilities at DG One. The 31-year-old was getting changed in the flagship Dumfries leisure centre when she noticed a hand holding a mobile camera phone over the top of her cubicle -- quickly withdrawn when she shouted out in shock. A police spokesman said: “We know it’s a ...

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Jobs go in store closure

Friday 24th February 2012
TEN jobs have been lost with the closure of a Dumfries High Street store. Peacocks in the town’s Loreburne Shopping Centre is among 224 stores in the nationwide fashion chain which have been axed in a take-over by Edinburgh Woollen Mill. Voicing his concern, Nith Ward councillor John Martin said: “It is extremely disappointing for the Dumfries st...

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Stars back literature project

Stars back literature project

Friday 24th February 2012
ACTORS including East Enders soap star Charlie Brooks have been rallying behind plans for a children’s literature centre in Dumfries. A special performance of JM Barrie’s play Peter Pan was staged by members of the amateur Teddington Theatre Group in London, raising £1500 for the project which will be created at Moat Brae where the playwright drea...

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City by-pass jobs hope

City by-pass jobs hope

Friday 24th February 2012
THE OPENING of a multi-million pound new road in north Cumbria will have economic benefits for Annandale and Eskdale, it has been claimed. Potential employment for workers in the nuclear and construction industries was predicted — thanks to the northern by-pass opening ahead of schedule at Carlisle. The route, avoiding city centre bottlenecks, tr...

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A75 upgrade project delay blasted

A75 upgrade project delay blasted

Thursday 16th February 2012
‘BITTER disappointment’ has been expressed over a decision not to fund upgrades to a crash blackspot stretch of trunk road west of Annan. Dumfriesshire MSP Dr Elaine Murray has voiced frustration that the Scottish Government has not awarded funding for a long-delayed improvement scheme between Hardgrove and Kinmount on the A75. While welcoming ne...

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Man dies beside A75

Tuesday 21st February 2012
A MAN has died in his car beside the A75 at Upper Mains, west of Annan. He was later named as 77-year-old John Muncaster of Galashiels, who was driving his Skoda Fabia when he took ill and passed away on Monday. A Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary spokesman said: "There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death and the Procurator Fis...

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Raiders target disused hotel

Raiders target disused hotel

Friday 17th February 2012
PORCELAIN baths and copper piping have been stolen from a boarded-up former Moffat hotel. The old Mercury Motor Inn was broken into in a night-time raid and the cost of the stolen items has not yet been calculated. Police are hunting for the thieves and urge anyone with any information to get in touch. PC John Cowan of Moffat Police told DNG Med...

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Council agrees budget

Council agrees budget

Friday 17th February 2012
A BUDGET 'to kick start the region' has been agreed by councillors after almost six hours of discussions. Money will be pumped into job creation through a new five-year modern apprenticeship scheme costing £1 million, £100,000 will go to a scheme for graduate employment and £60,000 for young entreprenuers. Backing that up there will be a new high...

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Firm win £5.7m contract

Thursday 16th February 2012
A SECURITY firm based in Dumfries has seen its shares rise after landing a £5.75 million contract. Croma Group Plc. which is partly run by former British Army officers, have won a five-year deal worth £1.15 million per annum to secure the premises of a major listed London property group. Hailing the deal, Croma CEO Sebastian Morley said: “This co...

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