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Saturday, 22 November 2014

News at a glance

Two-year wait for superspeed

LANGHOLM will have to wait for up to two more years before it will be able to use superfast fibre broadband.

Last updated 20 November 2014
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Poignant Tower poppies on Armistice Day

KC tower Nov20 THOUSANDS gathered on Armistice Day at the Tower of London to take part in the final ceremony of the major art installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red commemorating the centenary of World War One.

Last updated 20 November 2014
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Safety project leaves dogs feeling chipper

KC microchip Nov20 DOGS and their owners in Eskdale are feeling safer after taking advantage of a free offer by the Dogs Trust to have their pets microchipped.

Last updated 20 November 2014
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Hunt the wise men

THE Three Wise Men have followed the Christmas star to Langholm and are waiting to be discovered in the town’s shops.

Last updated 20 November 2014
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Speed response

TRANSPORT Scotland has sent responses to those who commented on the proposed 20mph speed limit trial in the High Street, via Margaret Sanderson, community council chairman.

Last updated 20 November 2014
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‘Relax fracking’ prof is energy firm boss

AN ACADEMIC who has called for fracking regulations to be relaxed is the director of a leading unconventional gas extraction firm, says the MSP who is campaigning against the process being used in Canonbie.

Last updated 20 November 2014
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Working together for Borders boost

SENIOR members of five councils from both sides of the Border met last Friday to look at economic opportunities for the area.

Last updated 20 November 2014
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Groups angry at plans for library

OUTRAGE has greeted the news that Langholm’s public library is being moved into the town hall gallery, with groups which already use the space saying they were never consulted.

Last updated 20 November 2014
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A jewel of a day

THE Eskdale & Liddesdale embroiderers' guild hosted a workshop to learn about beading with tutor Rachel Butler of RB Beads in Carlisle.

Last updated 20 November 2014
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French honour Leslie

KC skelton2 Nov20 A FAMILY from Newcastleton watched with pride as their relative was presented with a prestigious medal by the French government for his role in the D-Day landings in Normandy.

Last updated 20 November 2014
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Fearless approach pays off for Mike

KC art Nov20 THE painting members of Langholm art club had the chance to learn new techniques as they watched artist Mike Batey at work.

Last updated 20 November 2014
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Playcare superheroes help Children in Need

KC playcare group Nov20 CHILDREN at Langholm Playcare dressed in their pyjamas and superhero costumes for Children in Need and gave donations.

Last updated 20 November 2014
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Campaign for roads

A PUBLIC information campaign to ensure Scotland is ready for a new lower drink drive limit was launched at the start of Road Safety week on Monday.

Last updated 20 November 2014
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Restoring old drum ‘not £840’

THE cost of restoring an old Langholm drum is still estimated to be £1,500 and not £840 which was the figure given at last week’s community council meeting.

Last updated 20 November 2014
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Details underleaf

KC camera Nov20 There was a good turnout of photography enthusiasts for the second meeting of the new Eskdale camera club in the day centre.

Last updated 20 November 2014
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Warning as canine infection is spotted

DOG owners in Eskdale and Liddesdale are being urged to be vigilant against an outbreak of kennel cough.

Last updated 20 November 2014
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Changes to newspaper

READERS of the Eskdale & Liddesdale Advertiser will be able to buy their paper on a Wednesday morning starting next week.

Last updated 20 November 2014
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Time to celebrate clock

LG EL2011143a A HANDSOME drum clock is helping villagers and visitors in Canonbie keep to time.

Last updated 20 November 2014
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Festive ideas for browsers at crafts fair

LG EL2011142a THERE was a warm welcome for old and new friends at the Christmas arts and crafts fair in Hermitage hall.

Last updated 20 November 2014
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Groups ‘pushed out’ of town hall

THE future use of Langholm town hall gallery for exhibitions and tourist information is in doubt after reports that the council is going to move the public library into the building.

Last updated 13 November 2014
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