Author: Kevin Rennie

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Dumfries and Galloway councillors and officers and representatives of major Registered Social Landlords came together in Dumfries today. 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 for arrears […]

The Council’s Policy and Resources Committee (21 January 2014) is being recommended to support a national strategy for public libraries in Scotland. On behalf of CoSLA, the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) has prepared a case and is recommending a national strategy to define the role of libraries and what communities and stakeholders can […]

Offering treatment at home contributes to saving of £7.8 million. Over £7.8 million has been ploughed back into frontline services in NHS Fife as the board exceeded their efficiency targets of three per cent in 2012/13. The savings, outlined in the Quality and Efficiency Support Team Annual Report, published this week, are made from a […]

Police are continuing in their search of a missing Annan man who has not been seen since the early hours of Friday 17 January. The missing man is IAN CARRUTHERS (30) who is described as male, white, 5’7 in height with a thing build, blue eyes and a pale complexion. He has shoulder length fair […]

Last week, the Board of the South West Scotland Transport Partnership agreed to include £36,000 within its draft Capital Pogramme for 2014/15 to fund studies of potential sites for new railway stations This follows the decision early last week by Dumfries & Galloway Council’s Economy, Environment and Infrastructure Committee to take forward bids for new stations […]

Temporary Traffic Management Order 2014: A781 Nith Street/Whitesands, B725 St Michael Street/NithPlace, U783n Irish Street (Dumfries) The Council is currently carrying out major resurfacing works at the Shakespeare Street/Nith Place/Irish Street/St Michael Street junction in Dumfries. This required a Temporary Traffic Management Order, with the road being closed between Irish Street and Whitesands, the traffic flow on […]

Cotton can kill. That’s the stark message going out to mountaineers as part of a bid to stop people freezing to death. Each winter people die of exposure and hypothermia in the Scottish mountains. Heather Morning, Mountain Safety Advisor with the MCofS, advised that wearing cotton clothing can significantly increase your risk of developing hypothermia […]

Ayrshire residents have been asked to share their thoughts on how the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) can make communities throughout the area safer places. Local fire and rescue plans for the East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire and South Ayrshire council areas are open for consultation until Friday 14 February, with SFRS seeking the public’s […]

Jim and Mike are on a well deserved holiday over the next two weeks and so there won’t be any Rock Show on Friday 24th or Friday 31st January, but don’t worry, because they’re left us with a great mix of some great rock and blues music to playout for two hours non-stop instead! They’ll […]

 This Saturday the Magnox Ltd. Solway Sharks welcome the form team of the league to Dumfries Ice Bowl when third placed Blackburn Hawks roll into town. The Hawks are currently on a nine game winning streak which includes two wins over fellow title contenders the Billingham Stars and another last weekend over another form team […]

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