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Town gets tested

Week: 20 | 15th May 2020 | News

THE coronavirus mobile testing unit will return to Langholm on Friday, May 22.

A7 road BEAR Scotland

Fears raised on spread of virus into Eskdale

Week: 20 | 14th May 2020 | News

UK government’s relaxation of restrictions causes confusion

Traditions kept alive

Week: 19 | 11th May 2020 | Bowling Sport

Bowling PAUL Mitchell has been elected president of the Langholm New Town bowling club for the 2020 season.The club will remain closed for the foreseeable future because of the COVID-19 pandemic.Traditions were kept alive, however, when Paul decided to throw…

Drug capsule maker boosts clinical trials

Week: 19 | 11th May 2020 | News

Company’s Langholm owner: I feel it’s a worthwhile investment TWO men, who were born and raised in Langholm, are producing drug capsules for clinical trials.Martin Tedham is chairman of the pharmaceutical and health product specialist group Wasdell, which has its…

Extra event support

Week: 19 | 11th May 2020 | Common Riding News

DUMFRIESSHIRE MSP Oliver Mundell has called on the Scottish government to give extra support to culturally-significant events and festivities, like Common Ridings.During a virtual meeting of the parliament he asked Fiona Hyslop, cabinet secretary for economy, fair work and culture…

Virus under control

Week: 19 | 8th May 2020 | News

Scottish Borders records no deaths in the first five days of May DEATHS from COVID-19 in Dumfries and Galloway rose to 38 as at 12pm yesterday but in the Scottish Borders there were no deaths during the first five days…

Nature wins in £6m sale of special moor

Week: 18 | 30th April 2020 | News

A PRICE tag of £6m has been put on more than 10,000 acres of land in Langholm being sold by Buccleuch. The company has agreed a deal with the Langholm Initiative to buy the land for the community. If it…

Bags of love for the NHS

Week: 17 | 24th April 2020 | Community News

A LABOUR of love to support NHS workers has sewing machines in Langholm going at full steam.

McArthur’s visit still on the cards

Week: 17 | 24th April 2020 | Athletics Sport

Athletics COMMONWEALTH Games athlete Holly McArthur will keep her date with Langholm Academy as soon as it is safe to do so.Holly, a heptathlete, represented Scotland at the 2018 games in Australia and was a member of the team which…

Gardening is good for you

Week: 17 | 24th April 2020 | Gardening

A catch-up with E&L gardening columnist Helen Knowles GARDENING is good for you and never more so than now. It’s a perfect antidote to all that is going on in the world at the moment and a reminder that, no matter…

Kevin’s a Yorkshire driving force

Week: 17 | 24th April 2020 | News

A FORMER Langholm primary school pupil is doing his bit to help the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic

Couple’s wedding is put on hold by virus

Week: 17 | 24th April 2020 | News

Langholm bride and groom will have to wait to make their vows HE venues were booked, the flowers ordered, the dress chosen and the guests invited.Bride-to-be Tracy Little of Langholm and her husband-to-be Dean Mitchell were looking forward to tying…

Boost for flood victims

Week: 16 | 21st April 2020 | News

FORTY households in Newcastleton, hit by floods during Storm Dennis earlier this year, have been given help, thanks to money raised in a crowdfunding appeal.The GoFundMe page was set up online by villager Jamie Thompson after he’d been moved by…

Langholmite in lockdown

Week: 16 | 17th April 2020 | News Reporters

By Ken Turk WE ARE now into our fourth week in lockdown which came in on Sunday, March 15.During the first couple of days there was, without doubt, a great deal of panic-buying in all the supermarkets but, fortunately, we…

Nurse catches virus from hospital patient

Week: 16 | 17th April 2020 | Community News

Langholm woman had sore throat, cough and was short of breath A LANGHOLM nurse, who works at the CumberlandInfirmary in Carlisle, is recovering from the coronavirus after being infected at work.Pam Stewart, who lives in Henry Street with husband,Gordon, a…

Eggs-actly what’s needed

Week: 16 | 17th April 2020 | Community News

THE Easter Bunny did not let down the children of Canonbie last weekend, overcoming the difficulties posed by the coronavirus and bringing a smile to their faces.Ninety chocolate Easter eggs were delivered by members of Canonbie community council to all…

Langholm gets £60k boost for shopfronts

Week: 16 | 17th April 2020 | News

A TOWN centre improvement scheme, which provides half of the funding to upgrade commercial property frontages in Langholm, launches today.The scheme will encourage the emergence of quality shopfront design in Langholm and the use of traditional and attractive design principles,…

On the frontline

Week: 16 | 17th April 2020 | News

Paramedic is committed to the service ONG-SERVING paramedic Hazel Jeffrey is among those who have found themselves on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic.Hazel has worked for the Scottish Ambulance Service for more than 20 years. She lives in Henry…

Week: 16 | 16th April 2020

Full support promised after exams cancelled

Headteacher pledges that no exam pupil will be disadvantaged. NO…

Week: 15 | 14th April 2020

Rugby season declared null and void

Rugby The SRU has declared the current rugby season null…

Week: 15 | 14th April 2020

Horseracing BRIAN Hughes, who rides regularly for James Ewart Racing…

Week: 15 | 14th April 2020

Libby switches focus to 2021

Athletics CANCELLATION of this year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games, due…

Week: 15 | 13th April 2020

RAVE REVIEWS: Travel: Petra, Jordan

Reviewers: Tony Parker & Avril Bannatyne AT THE end of…

Week: 15 | 13th April 2020

Kia ora from Aotearoa

by Heather Kennedyof Newcastleton HELLO from New Zealand or Land…

Week: 15 | 13th April 2020

Centre progress

PROGRESS on redeveloping the Townfoot Sports Centre in Langholm continues.During…

Week: 15 | 13th April 2020

Rainbows shine a light

THE rainbow pictures, which have been appearing in windows all…

Week: 15 | 10th April 2020

EWM denies it has treated staff badly

Redundancies were “out of the blue” and “heartless”, it’s claimed…

Week: 15 | 10th April 2020

Care for our carers

NEW immigration rules are coming into place, barring “unskilled” workers…

Week: 15 | 10th April 2020

Don’t ignore vital grants

Council encourages application ESKDALE businesses could miss out on emergency…

Week: 15 | 10th April 2020

Virus setback for Murtholm housing

Scheme is delayed by three months but could still be…

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