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Saturday, 30 August 2014

News at a glance

Plea from Children's Panel

THE search for new Children’s Panel members in Dumfries and Galloway got underway with the launch of a new campaign on Tuesday.

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Sign up for free childcare

SCOTTISH Borders Council is urging parents to make the most of new free childcare provision arrangements.

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New term progress

DUMFRIES and Galloway Council’s education authority welcomed more than 1,500 P1 pupils on the first day of the school year last Wednesday.

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London trip leaves students on a high

KC London3 Aug28 From reading the news at the BBC to having a scream at Madame Tussauds Langholm Academy business management pupils and their teachers enjoyed an action-packed educational trip to London, as reported by Bryony Graham

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Cashing in on fun

KC xcel cheque Aug28 IT WAS a hot, hot summer of fun for youngsters in Eskdale who were treated to an action-packed programme of activities to keep boredom at bay.

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Scottish storytime for Disney princess

KC florida Aug28 A MAGICAL world of fantasy and adventure was enjoyed by the Irving family during a trip to Florida earlier this month.

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Households alerted to con man reports

POLICE are warning householders to be on their guard after a bogus caller was found operating in Eastriggs and Annan.

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More than a quarter never used internet

MORE than twice as many people in Dumfries and Galloway than in the Scottish Borders have never used the internet.

Last updated 28 August 2014
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Inspectors report hospital improved after concerns

A FOLLOW-UP inspection of Dumfries’s main hospital by a health watchdog has found improvements in all previous areas of concern.

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Overspend in social work

SOCIAL work services at Dumfries and Galloway Council are forecasting an overspend of nearly half a million pounds this year.

Last updated 28 August 2014
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Community café in limbo after doubts

DOUBTS have been voiced over a proposal to open a community café and information hub in Canonbie public hall.

Last updated 28 August 2014
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Potholed road ‘too dangerous to drive’

KC pothole Aug28 THE main road from Canonbie to Kirkpatrick Fleming is so full of potholes it is dangerous to drive on, it is being claimed.

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Health message welcomed by MSP

ASSURANCES that cross-border arrangements between hospitals in Scotland and England will continue, irrespective of the independence referendum result, have been welcomed.

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Crackdown on tracks

THE Scottish countryside will receive extra protection from hilltracks through new planning controls.

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Broadcaster puts radical poet in the spotlight

KC andrew marr Aug28 THE final programme in Andrew Marr’s series Great Scots: The Writers Who Shaped A Nation focuses on Hugh MacDiarmid.

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Guidance booklet sent to voters

THE Electoral Commission has launched its voter information campaign for the referendum by sending an impartial guide to voting at the referendum to every household in Scotland.

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Tree guard bid abandoned

KC tree Aug28 CANONBIE community council is to hold over £1,095 from the Minsca windfarm community benefit fund until next year.

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New train services a welcome boost

POLITICIANS in the Borders have welcomed the news that train services will start running between Tweedbank and Edinburgh next September.

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Tracy tipped for top in public relations

KC storygirl Aug28 THE public relations skills of a young Newcastleton woman have been recognised with a nomination for a major award.

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Poised to cut council budget

COUNCILLORS in Dumfries and Galloway are preparing to implement cuts to the authority’s budget over the next three years.

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