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Commenting on the news that Young’s Seafood plan to begin consultation on the closure of their Pinneys of Scotland site, one of the UK’s largest processors of Scottish salmon with the potential loss of 450 jobs in Annan    South Scotland MSP and Scottish Labour’s Shadow Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy Colin Smyth said,   “This […]

Young’s Seafood Limited is today announcing the signing of 3 significant contracts with M&S. These new contracts will see Young’s Seafood supply M&S with chilled and frozen coated fish, natural salmon and white fish from 2018 to 2023. Young’s Seafood is also announcing that it has chosen to exit Deli and Meals production from its […]

Local cameraman, David Slater, was given privileged access to the brand new £4.9m centre for Dumfries Baptist Church, in Georgetown:

IMPACT Wrestling announced today a return to the U.K. as part of Britain’s biggest wrestling convention – Wrestling MediaCon 2018 – on Sunday, Sept. 9 at Bowlers Exhibition Centre in Manchester. The show marks IMPACT Wrestling’s first live event in the U.K. in more than two years, coming as part of a huge convention with […]

A COMBINATION of long-term staff sickness and other staff now falling ill is having a temporary impact on the maternity service in the west of the region. An overriding concern for patient safety has prompted moves to place the on-call service on hold until staffing recovers from short-term seasonal illness. A very small number of […]

A GROUND-BREAKING pilot scheme is introducing paramedics as part of NHS Dumfries and Galloway’s Out of Hours (OOH) service. Two Specialist Paramedics with the Scottish Ambulance Service will support the region’s OOH service as part of a collaborative six-month pilot project The Out of Hours Service delivers medical help outside of general practice opening times. […]

Scottish Secretary David Mundell visited a major engineering company to support a pioneering UK Government campaign to transform the way young people see engineering and boost numbers entering the profession. Mr Mundell toured Mitsubishi Electric’s Livingston facility and met engineers and apprentices as the Year of Engineering was launched to highlight the scale of opportunity […]

South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth has accused the Scottish Government of being in denial over the challenges facing the NHS in Dumfries and Galloway, after the latest Accident and Emergency Waiting times showed that the local NHS failed to hit the Government’s target for the twelve  week in a row. According to the latest figures […]

A CHANCE to learn how to take better care of yourself and get the most out of life is being offered in Dumfries from next Wednesday. Nithsdale Health Improvement Team are preparing to launch a new free, run of the Mindfulness Course, which is an interactive approach helping to change the way we think about […]

WEEKLY sessions helping to support healthy lifestyle choices are being launched in Upper Nithsdale for the first time. Free guidance and support will show how even small changes to routine can result in someone feeling fitter and better, and potentially reduce their risks of developing illnesses such as cancer and Type 2 diabetes. The Health […]

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