Author: Kevin Rennie

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From Monday 19th May, we’ll be starting to move from our current premises at the Old Convent, Dumfries to a new studio in King’s Coffee and Books. During the coming week you may notice a slight variance in service, with a slightly reduced broadcast quality and periods of brief outage both possible, however we’re hoping […]

Dumfries and Galloway councillors and officers and representatives of major Registered Social Landlords came together in Dumfries on Thursday. They held a very positive meeting to discuss the impact of Welfare Reform on social housing tenants. Dumfries and Galloway Council’s position is that it would like Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) to consider a non-eviction policy […]

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) Board is set to decide on the future location of Fire Controls in Scotland at the end of this month (30 January). A paper detailing the options has been published today (Friday) as the Service prepares to move from eight to three Controls in the coming years. The […]

Police in Annan are continuing their enquiries to trace an Annan man who has now been missing for a week. IAN CARRUTHERS, aged 30 years was last seen at around 01.30hrs on Friday 17 January in the Longmeadow Avenue area of Annan. The family of Mr Carruthers are extremely concerned about his well being and […]

Police Scotland announced today (24 January) that a report about the future of their contact centres and control rooms would be presented to the Scottish Police Authority Board on Thursday 30 January. Dumfries and Galloway Council Leader Ronnie Nicholson responded with shock and disappointment to the news that Police Scotland is proposing to close the […]

As part of the 2014 Big Burns’ Supper the Homecoming Parade has been a highlight so far, with performers from all over the region coming together to parade through the town yesterday evening. David Slater was one of the many people who turned out in force to support this event and recorded this video of […]

Patients across Scotland are benefiting from more time with nurses and doctors thanks to use of the latest mobile technologies in the NHS across Scotland. Health boards have used a £1 million Scottish Government fund to purchase a range of different technologies for community-based staff, including digital pens, tablets, ipads and mobile devices. The money, […]

At today’s Housing Sub Committee, councillors agreed to spend £20,000 to continue the Council’s participation in an Empty Homes Shared Services project.  The Council’s Empty Homes Officer, shares her time between Dumfries and Galloway and Scottish Borders Council and the decision today will continue this arrangement. There are a significant number of empty properties, in a […]

At today’s Housing Sub Committee, councillors were given an update on the number of private landlords and properties currently registered with the Council. The Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Act 2004, introduced on 30 April 2006, requires private landlords to register with the local authority in which the rented property is situated. The Act also requires […]

Dumfries and Galloway’s senior officer is urging the public to share their thoughts on the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) local plan for the area. The three-year local fire and rescue plan is open for consultation until Friday 14 February, with SFRS seeking residents’ views before a final version is submitted for the approval […]

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