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Saturday, 01 November 2014

News at a glance

Meeting held

JUSTIN Sinclair, Langholm and Canonbie cluster headteacher, will attend next Monday’s meeting of the community council as will ScottishPower which will give a presentation on its plan to renew streetlights and cabling in the town.

Last updated 30 October 2014
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Single rooms at new hospital ‘impressive’

LANGHOLM’S community council chairman has described as ‘very impressive’ the single rooms for patients in the new general hospital being built in Dumfries.

Last updated 30 October 2014
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100 miles of walks

3010 walksguide WALKERS will soon be able to cover 100 miles of hill and dale as Langholm walks group prepares to launch a new publication of routes.

Last updated 30 October 2014
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Dyslexic view of the world

MARGARET Sanderson, president, welcomed 11 members of Westerkirk Guild and after hymns, prayers and a Bible reading, introduced the Rev John Pickles, minister of Annan St Andrews.

Last updated 30 October 2014
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Celebrations hail diamond wedding Bells

KC wedding Oct 30 VERNEY and Jackie Bell of Langholm are celebrating their diamond wedding today.

Last updated 30 October 2014
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Red sea of poppies a ‘very moving sight’

301014 redsea A SEA of red poppies commemorating casualties in World War One is a ‘very moving’ sight, says David Mundell, MP for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale.

Last updated 30 October 2014
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Leading role in fight to save hen harriers

THE moorland between Langholm and Newcastleton, which is a protected habitat for breeding hen harriers, is one of seven sites to be included in a new project designed to help these threatened birds.

Last updated 30 October 2014
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Better equipped to save red squirrel

NEW research is predicting how the squirrelpox virus could spread in grey squirrel populations in Scotland and will be useful in planning how best to protect red squirrels.

Last updated 30 October 2014
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New council

NEWCASTLETON has a new community council and a new chairman.

Last updated 30 October 2014
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Sports centre’s users left angry

SPORTS centre users in Langholm are unhappy about the state it has been left in after the construction of the new primary school and no arrangements are in place for using the 3G pitch.

Last updated 30 October 2014
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‘A waste’ to knock down flats, claim

301014 flats THE demolition of one of the two blocks of flats in Armstrong Court in Langholm would be “a waste”, it is claimed.

Last updated 30 October 2014
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Overhead lines to be replaced

ENERGY company ScottishPower is to replace poles and overhead cables in Langholm.

Last updated 30 October 2014
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Project needs to spread wings to protect bird

3010 harrier HEN harriers deserve special attention because the problem is not a lack of food or nesting and wintering habitats but people, says Blánaid Denman, Hen Harrier LIFE+ project manager.

Last updated 30 October 2014
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Tribute in silence

A MOMENT’S silence was held for one of the long-serving members Lily Canniff at the Newcastleton WRI meeting.

Last updated 30 October 2014
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Fears over road safety

OVERHANGING branches on bushes and trees are forcing vehicles into the middle of the road on the B709 between Langholm and Bentpath.

Last updated 30 October 2014
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SB Alert to give up-to-date emergency advice

3010 sbalert AN INNOVATIVE new messaging system SB Alert has been launched in the Scottish Borders in the week that the national Ready for Winter campaign kicked off.

Last updated 30 October 2014
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Village divided over new shop proposal

A ROW is brewing in Newcastleton over a plan to convert the former Royal British Legion club into a Spar and hairdressing salon.

Last updated 30 October 2014
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Customers switching to society

THE Cumberland Building Society, which has a branch in Langholm, has been more successful than any other current account provider at attracting new customers.

Last updated 30 October 2014
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Volunteer team build community bird hide

3010 hide2 VOLUNTEERS have been busy during the autumn half-term holiday building a community bird hide which, when finished, will be put up at the Making the Most of Moorlands’ bird feeding station on the southern edge of the moor.

Last updated 30 October 2014
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Watch out for winter crime spree

RESIDENTS in Liddesdale are being warned by police in the Scottish Borders about the number of rural crimes being committed in the region.

Last updated 30 October 2014
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