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First steps to the saddle: Sam pursues his dream career with help from local trainer

Week: 12 | 21st March 2019 | Horse Racing Sport

Horseracing TEENAGER Sam Cottrill is pursuing the career he has always dreamed of and now he is on the cusp of taking his first steps to becoming a licensed jockey. Sam, 16, who lives with his mum and step-dad, Carol…

Zoe is golden girl of Abu Dhabi

Week: 12 | 21st March 2019 | Sport

Special Olympics GOLDEN girl Zoe Irving is bringing a gold medal home to Langholm from the World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi. Zoe’s achievement is even more momentous, it being the first time a competitor from Dumfries and Galloway has…

Successful rugby squad meets to celebrate 60 years: LRFC team-mates celebrate with commemorative diamond lunch

Week: 12 | 21st March 2019 | Rugby Sport

Rugby TEN members of Langholm’s most successful rugby team sat down to a special commemorative lunch at Milntown last Saturday. There was a large gathering of former players, guests and members at the club for the lunch to celebrate the…

At the heart of the matter

Week: 12 | 21st March 2019 | News

A CARDIAC nurse from Langholm braved the windswept heights of Carlisle’s tallest building to raise money for charity. Pamela Stewart, who works at the Heart Centre at the Cumberland Infirmary in the city, joined five other colleagues in abseiling down…

Partnership joy at being awarded massive £345m: Praise for governments and councils but is area being let down?

Week: 12 | 21st March 2019 | News

THE Borderlands Partnership has described the £345m deal from the UK and Scottish governments as a “game-changer”. The UK is putting in £260m and the Scottish government £85m. While the UK government has earned praise from Tory MPs and MSPs,…

Artists put on a fine retrospective

Week: 12 | 21st March 2019 | Arts and Entertainment

MANY thanks go to all the people who answered the appeal for pictures for the Helen Irving and Billy Ewart retrospective exhibition in Welcome to Langholm. The response for works by these two fine Eskdale artists has been tremendous. So…

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