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Thursday, 31 July 2014

News at a glance

Benefits meeting

PEOPLE with a learning disability in Liddesdale are invited to a meeting in Hawick next Thursday which is designed to help them understand the changes to welfare benefits.

Last updated 24 July 2014
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Michael makes the grade

af hardy 247 1 MICHAEL Hardy, a former pupil of Newcastleton primary school and Langholm Academy and a student of Carlisle College, has graduated with a 2:1 in law from Liverpool John Moores University.

Last updated 24 July 2014
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Reduction in social overspend

DUMFRIES and Galloway Council’s social work services overspent by £49,000 (0.06 per cent) of the budget in 2013/14.

Last updated 24 July 2014
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A week of walking in the Great Glen

GAVIN Graham of Langholm and the Last of the Summer Wine Walkers had a wonderful week of walking in the Great Glen and walked more than 40 miles in a week.

Last updated 24 July 2014
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Care funding boost

COUNCIL funding to the Trust Housing Association which owns properties in Langholm is rising by about a quarter.

Last updated 24 July 2014
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New rules on bad behaviour

AGGRESSIVE behaviour by members of the public towards Dumfries and Galloway Council employees is being dealt with under a tough new policy.

Last updated 24 July 2014
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Eye clinic nomination

THE eye clinic of Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary has been nominated for a national award after outstanding praise from patients.

Last updated 24 July 2014
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Benefits help for over 3,500 people

MORE than 3,500 people in Dumfries and Galloway have been helped by a specialist council team to claim additional welfare benefits worth £6.35m.

Last updated 24 July 2014
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Chance to give blood

THE Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service is holding a blood donor session in the Buccleuch Centre, Langholm on Wednesday, August 6 from 2.30pm to 3.45pm and from 5.15pm to 7.30pm.

Last updated 24 July 2014
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Promotion at library

LANGHOLM public library is hosting a special summer reading promotion for adults to coincide with the Commonwealth Games.

Last updated 24 July 2014
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Mixed reaction over border consultation

dc medalman1 THE publication of a major consultation on the future of cross-border co-operation has attracted a mixed reaction in southern Scotland.

Last updated 24 July 2014
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It’s all adding up

af sascha 247 2 SASCHA Marron, a former pupil of Eskdalemuir primary school and Langholm Academy, has graduated with a first-class honours degree in mathematics from Salford University.

Last updated 24 July 2014
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£2,000 raised for Langholm town band

af town band sale LANGHOLM town band played through the streets to the Buccleuch Centre for the annual sale of work after the horses had left for the hill on the Castle Craigs day.

Last updated 24 July 2014
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Three chances to quiz minister

PEOPLE in rural southern Scotland will have three chances over the next week to quiz a Scottish government minister about independence.

Last updated 24 July 2014
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Last updated 24 July 2014
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Diamond couple on secrets of marriage

af Frank & Isabel Connelly LANGHOLM couple Frank and Isabel Connelly have celebrated their diamond wedding with friends and family and declared they had had “a very interesting life” together.

Last updated 24 July 2014
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Better phone signal

THE benefits to Newcastleton from a pioneering mobile phone project are being offered to other rural communities.

Last updated 24 July 2014
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Top destination

The Eskdale Hotel in Langholm has been awarded a 2014 certificate of excellence from TripAdvisor, signifying it has consistently earned outstanding feedback from TripAdvisor travellers.

Last updated 24 July 2014
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Last updated 17 July 2014
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First class degrees delight for Langholm students

SAIKOU Jammeh, a former pupil of Langholm primary school and Academy, has graduated with first-class honours with a BSc in biomedical science from Edinburgh Napier University on July 4.

Last updated 17 July 2014
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