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Sunday, 21 December 2014

News at a glance

Call for clearer fracking guidance

CLEARER planning guidance is needed from the Scottish government on unconventional gas extraction and fracking, says South of Scotland MSP Claudia Beamish.

Last updated 18 December 2014
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Help for budding business people

BUDDING entrepreneurs in Eskdale are being encouraged to develop their self-employment ideas through Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Inspiring Entrepreneurs events.

Last updated 18 December 2014
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Scandal of children homeless at Xmas

af Elaine Murray 311 RESEARCH showing nearly 90 children in Dumfries and Galloway face the winter in temporary accommodation is a ‘scandal’, says Elaine Murray, Dumfriesshire MP.

Last updated 18 December 2014
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Report problems

COMMUNITY councillors are still not receiving reports from the ward tours they make with roads officials and ward councillors.

Last updated 18 December 2014
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Free meals at school

af sdandy 1712 1 PARENTS of P1 to P3 pupils in Liddesdale can sign up their children for free school meals.

Last updated 18 December 2014
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Dog thefts

ROGUE traders in purporting to be selling fish are marking up houses with a view to stealing dogs.

Last updated 18 December 2014
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Drop-in session over power supply work

RESIDENTS of Langholm who will be affected by work to upgrade the electricity supply will be invited to a drop-in session before Christmas.

Last updated 18 December 2014
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Restored drum needs a home

A PERMANENT home needs to be found to display an old drum in Langholm after its restoration.

Last updated 18 December 2014
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Children marking St Andrew’s Day in style

af Hawick ceilidh NEWCASTLETON Primary School News: P1/2/3 visited the health centre and sang a selection of carols with Connor Mitchell who played his tenor horn.

Last updated 18 December 2014
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£1.7m to make region’s homes warmer

DUMFRIES and Galloway has been allocated £1.7m next year to make homes warmer and cheaper to heat.

Last updated 18 December 2014
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Chaos on the roads after first snowfall

af snow road 1712 JOURNEYS were disrupted at the end of last week as Eskdale and Liddesdale were gripped by snow and freezing temperatures.

Last updated 18 December 2014
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Teacher pupil ratio lower than average

af  Jeff Leaver 1712 THE pupil teacher ratio in Dumfries and Galloway’s schools is lower than the Scottish average.

Last updated 18 December 2014
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603 people in debt to tune of £10.5m

MORE than £10m is owed by 603 people in debt trouble in Dumfries and Galloway.

Last updated 18 December 2014
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God bless us, every one

af can again 172 1 CANONBIE primary school’s nursery to P3 and P4 to P7 pupils have performed their Christmas nativities for their friends and families.

Last updated 18 December 2014
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Shop to move into British Legion site

af spar 1712 1 A GROCERY shop is set to open in Newcastleton after Scottish Borders Council planning councillors gave the go-ahead for the former Royal British Legion club to be converted into a Spar, creating several jobs.

Last updated 18 December 2014
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All present and correct at fair

af partner 1712 THE Newcastleton school partnership Christmas fair in the village hall was very well supported and raised £1,600.

Last updated 18 December 2014
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Peewee’s big adventure at lights switch-on

af tub 1712 COPSHAW Common Riding’s Tub, Peter Irvine (Peewee to his friends) was the special guest at the Newcastleton Christmas lights switch-on.

Last updated 18 December 2014
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Council planning for £32m of cuts

A SIGNIFICANT change in the way Dumfries and Galloway Council sets its budget and delivers its services is underway as it prepares to make cuts worth £32m over the next three financial years.

Last updated 18 December 2014
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15 people join play area committee

FIFTEEN people have joined Langholm community council’s sub-committee to work on improving the play area in Buccleuch Park.

Last updated 18 December 2014
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Volunteers make festive lunch for club

af can 60s 1712 MORE than 50 people sat down to a full Christmas lunch in Canonbie hall, thanks to the hard-working volunteers at the Canonbie over 60s lunch club.

Last updated 18 December 2014
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