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Sunday, 26 October 2014

News at a glance

Seeing the fruits of their labours

mbcrumbly 001 A FRUITFUL autumn is being reaped by the children at Langholm Playcare.

Last updated 23 October 2014
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Helping people to cope with illness

THE number of people with long-term health conditions continues to grow and about 40 per cent of the Scottish population has at least one.

Last updated 23 October 2014
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MP leading the fight against heart disease

231014 heart HELP is available for people who want to look after their hearts, and Liddesdale’s MP Michael Moore is highlighting the issue as new figures reveal the impact of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in his constituency.

Last updated 23 October 2014
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Council to enforce its code of conduct

A MOTION calling for all discussions at Canonbie community council to be carried out according to the rules and code of conduct has been passed unanimously.

Last updated 23 October 2014
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‘Scandal’ of child poverty in report

NEW figures are highlighting the “scandal” of child poverty in Dumfries and Galloway, according to Elaine Murray, Dumfriesshire MSP.

Last updated 23 October 2014
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Apply to regional arts fund

GROUPS and individuals are being invited to apply for funding from the Dumfries & Galloway regional arts fund which is run by Dumfries and Galloway Council and DG Unlimited.

Last updated 23 October 2014
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Top marks for adventure packed park

231014 rock2 AN ADVENTURE park in Newcastleton has won an award for its outdoor education work with youngsters.

Last updated 23 October 2014
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Baby Boonies dig a trip back in time

KC boonies IT MAY not have qualified as prehistory but 40 years after they excavated a site in Westerkirk as students, a group of distinguished archaeologists was back in Langholm to relive their days on the dig.

Last updated 23 October 2014
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Focus on community input into decisions

HOW best to involve communities and allow them to influence decisions will be the focus of the Scottish parliament’s local government and regeneration committee when it visits Dumfries next Monday.

Last updated 23 October 2014
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Approval suggested for house extension

AN EXTENSION half the size of the house it is being built onto is not overdevelopment, according to planners.

Last updated 23 October 2014
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Adam tells his story of the Border Reivers

231014 armstrong AN INTEREST in the Border Reivers, which led him to research his family tree, has resulted in the publication of a book by Adam Armstrong-Crisp of Langholm.

Last updated 23 October 2014
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Our lives changed for ever

231014 breakfast2aa WHEN Julie Kendrick suffered a brain injury two and half years ago, her life and that of her husband, Hans, changed in ways they could never have imagined.

Last updated 23 October 2014
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Knit and natter at the WRI

THE Hermitage WRI members had a small and friendly meeting this month with Eileen Mercer from Wilton Dene Institute giving a talk and demonstration on knitting techniques.

Last updated 23 October 2014
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Move to revitalise park’s play area

mbparky A CAMPAIGN is being launched to revitalise the children’s play area in Buccleuch Park in Langholm after complaints from families who use the popular site.

Last updated 23 October 2014
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On guard duty with Thatcher

PRESIDENT Doreen Millar welcomed everyone to the October meeting in Canonbie hall. Apologies were accepted and the minutes read by Elizabeth Kinstrey.

Last updated 23 October 2014
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Artist’s prison life on the line

THE work of University of Cumbria senior lecturer Martin Fowler was the topic at the October meeting of Langholm Art club.

Last updated 23 October 2014
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Firm rewarded for model customer care

enesbizmw GIFTWARE company Enesco, which makes Border Fine Arts figurines, won the prize for customer service excellence at the CN Group business awards last Thursday.

Last updated 23 October 2014
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Give blood

THE Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service is inviting blood donors to attend two sessions at the Buccleuch Centre, Langholm. They are on Wednesday, November 5 and run from 2.30pm to 3.45pm and from 5.15pm to 7.30pm.

Last updated 23 October 2014
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A lifeline for carers

THERE are about 450 carers in Annandale and Eskdale and the number is growing all the time as people live longer, live in their own homes for more years and other vulnerable people are cared for by their families in their own communities.

Last updated 23 October 2014
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Teenager fined £300

A TEENAGER, who hid his car after an accident and caused his father to report the vehicle stolen has been fined £300 at Dumfries Sheriff Court.

Last updated 23 October 2014
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