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Tuesday, 03 March 2015

News at a glance

Bursary flings Rory into the European spotlight

laycockpixxxxxx UP-AND-COMING artist Rory Laycock of Langholm has had a whirlwind year which will culminate at an international art prize ceremony in Venice next month.

Last updated 27 February 2015
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Plan of action for flood risk

POTENTIAL actions for protecting properties and residents in Newcastleton in the future include dredging the river, slowing water run-off, building barriers and improving drainage.

Last updated 26 February 2015
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Wellies, songs and dance for Burns day fun

canonbieburnsfgfgh PUPILS and staff at Canonbie primary school celebrated the life of the Bard with a special Burns event in the village hall last Friday.

Last updated 26 February 2015
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Roman camp talk

ROMAN military operations and troop movements during the two or three centuries of the Roman influence in Britain mean there is still a scattering of marching camps and campsites in southern Scotland.

Last updated 26 February 2015
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Team bring home silver at Ruralympics

westerkirkkkkfggf FOUR members of Westerkirk WRI showed off their sporting skills at the Dumfriesshire Federation Ruralympics day at Locharbriggs community centre last Saturday.

Last updated 26 February 2015
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Minister praises progress made by alliance group

THE main economic challenges facing businesses and communities in southern Scotland, including the A7 corridor, have been discussed at a meeting with the Scottish minister responsible for employment and finance.

Last updated 26 February 2015
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Baroness keeps spring lunch guests on their toes

conservelunchffg BARONESS Annabel Goldie, former leader of the Scottish Conservatives, was the guest speaker at the Eskdale Conservatives’ well-attended spring lunch, hosted by Liz and Archie Findlay of Canonbie.

Last updated 26 February 2015
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Society holds AGM

THE Liddesdale Agricultural Society held its AGM last Tuesday, George McGimpsey, chairman, thanked the committee, helpers, secretaries and treasurer for their hard work over the past year.

Last updated 26 February 2015
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Suspects sought in scam

fake50 A NUMBER of traders in Langholm High Street fell prey to a scam last Wednesday, in which fake £50 notes were used to buy items.

Last updated 26 February 2015
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Community council declines website offer

CANONBIE community councillors are not going to publish the minutes of their meetings on the website of the village’s residents’ association.

Last updated 26 February 2015
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Driving offences

POLICE have been dealing with a number of driving offences in Canonbie, including issuing a fixed penalty ticket to a driver who was going over the speed limit on the A7.

Last updated 26 February 2015
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Reunion hopes for Academy class of the 1950s

annbelleniiiifggf FORMER school pupils in Langholm from the 1950s are being sought by one of their classmates who is keen to organise a reunion.

Last updated 26 February 2015
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Budget for teachers is £600k short

DUMFRIES and Galloway Council is more than half a million pounds out of pocket after being penalised by the Scottish government over teacher numbers.

Last updated 26 February 2015
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£50k to grow day centre services

DAY centres for the elderly are to have their funding maintained at the current level next year but they will be expected to be more active and demonstrate their effectiveness.

Last updated 26 February 2015
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Slingshot adds weight to theory of hilltop siege

MBBURNWARK BURNSWARK, the flat-topped hill known once as Birrenswark, is familiar to anyone who has driven along the M74, dominating the landscape north east of Ecclefechan.

Last updated 26 February 2015
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Tourism campaign launched

A NEW campaign to inspire people to visit Dumfries and Galloway this spring and summer will include Langholm Common Riding.

Last updated 26 February 2015
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Minister’s open-top USA tour

THE Rev Scott McCarthy stepped in at short notice to give a talk to the 14 members of the Westerkirk Guild about his and his wife Jane’s three-week trip around the USA last year.

Last updated 26 February 2015
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Wildlife youngsters win national award

wendypattersonfgfgg NEWCASTLETON Wildlife Watch group leader Wendy Patterson and her members were delighted to be awarded second place in the national Wildlife Watch group of the year competition organised through the Scottish Wildlife Trust.

Last updated 26 February 2015
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Bookbug reading challenge

BOOKBUG’S Library Challenge is growing and now all children up to the age of seven can take part.

Last updated 26 February 2015
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Dress to melt hearts

LG EL250215b YOU would look good enough to eat in Dennis Cockburn’s latest creation – a chocolate dress made from three kilos of the sweet stuff.

Last updated 26 February 2015
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