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‘My boy is broken-hearted’

Lennon, 12, left devastated after ‘despicable’ thieves target his beloved bantams Lad raised birds from eggs A Langholm youngster has been left heartbroken by thieves who made off with his prized hens. Lennon Kingstree had raised the Old English Game…

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‘Blame the Duke’, Loki tells Langholm

24th June 2022 | News Reporters

By Penny Johnstone Rapper wades into buyout debate in latest book Langholm is an “ageing, sleepy village, completely landlord-locked…with the young flocking to the central belt to find opportunities”. That’s according to Scottish author and rapper Darren McGarvey, whose new…

Tub Turnbull’s ‘Ride Oot Bye’

23rd June 2022 | Common Riding Community News

By Gilly Fraser For the first time in three years, the streets of Newcastleton echoed with the cries and cheers of Copshaw Common Riders as they rallied behind Tub Turnbull II on his first official event on wheels. The “Ride…

Aussie singers to spook The Buccleuch

23rd June 2022 | Arts Arts and Entertainment

As thunderous as a herd of wildebeest, as sly as a wagonload of Spike Milligans and as sonorous as a cloister of monks, the Spooky Men’s Chorale are the gift that keeps on giving. They emerged blithering and blinking-eyed from…

Institute raises a cuppa to 100 wonderful years

18th June 2022 | Lifestyle News

Retiring president Nancy McLure welcomed members and guests to the Ewes SWI Centenary Celebration Tea Party in Ewes Hall last week. Attending the event were Dumfriesshire Federation president, Helen Braid, retiring secretary, Val Hillen, and treasurerLiz Walters. Former office bearers,…

Showing Charolais

18th June 2022 | Farming and Environment News

By Gilly Fraser “The Royal Highland Show is special for its incredible atmosphere, but also for the quality of the stock being shown there. Winning prizes there is a real feather in the cap for stockmen and handlers.” The speaker…

Drummer Kyle kills it with Brandon & Co

16th June 2022 | Arts and Entertainment News

Sheer delight is etched on Kyle Grieve’s face as he fulfils the dream of a lifetime on stage with The Killers. Kyle, the grandson of retired Langholm headmaster David McDonald, was invited to play drums on the Las Vegas group’s…

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