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Plastic Bag Used Fallen Since 5p Charge

Plastic Bag Used Fallen Since 5p Charge

Plastic bag use dropped by 90% since the 5p charge was introduced.

Swinney Is Sturgeon's New Deputy

Swinney Is Sturgeon's New Deputy

Mr Swinney is the first of Ms Sturgeon's new appointments since she took over as the head of the Scottish Government on Wednesday.

Sturgeon Set To Reshuffle Cabinet

Sturgeon Set To Reshuffle Cabinet

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is expected to announce her new Cabinet and junior ministerial team this morning and is widely tipp…

DIY Testing Kits To Test For HIV

DIY Testing Kits To Test For HIV

6,000 Scots are living with the HIV virus, but 1,000 of them don't even know it.

New Accolade For Nicola Sturgeon

New Accolade For Nicola Sturgeon

She was awarded the honour by The Herald newspaper for the influential role she played in the run up to the independence referendu…

Police Warning After Camera Hackers Website Found

Police Warning After Camera Hackers Website Found

Police are warning people in Dumfries and Galloway to check any cameras they have after a Russian website was found to be streamin…

Man Found Wandering Through House

Man Found Wandering Through House

A man was found roaming through a home in Dumfries on the evening of Wednesday 19 November but claimed just to be in the wrong hou…

Claire's Law To Be Rolled-Out Scotland Wide

Claire's Law To Be Rolled-Out Scotland Wide

Pilot projects are starting in Ayrshire as well as Aberdeen next week giving women the right to check new partners criminal record…

Drink Driving Warning For Dumfries & Galloway

Drink Driving Warning For Dumfries & Galloway

Don't drink and drive at all - that's the message from police in Dumfries and Galloway as drink drive laws in Scotland tighten nex…

Sturgeon Sworn In As First Minister

Sturgeon Sworn In As First Minister

Ms Sturgeon, 44, succeeds Alex Salmond who announced he would step down after a majority of voters rejected independence in Septem…

Dumfries Serial Sex Offender Jailed

Dumfries Serial Sex Offender Jailed

30 year-old Kenneth Davidson raped two women, tried to rape a 15 year old and assaulted another underage youngster between 2002 an…

Dalbeattie Theatre Sold For £1

Dalbeattie Theatre Sold For £1

The building was leased out to the Birchvale Players theatre company from 1980 who've maintained it ever since.

Seven Held After Scotland V England

Seven Held After Scotland V England

Police were called to the scene near the Thistle Hotel in Cambridge Street, Glasgow, at around 10.20pm.

Sturgeon To Become First Minister

Sturgeon To Become First Minister

Ms Sturgeon replaces Alex Salmond, who resigned from the role yesterday with a final statement to the Scottish Parliament.

Strachan: 'England Were Better'

Strachan: 'England Were Better'

Wayne Rooney scored twice and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also got on the scoresheet as England routed their bitter rivals 3-1 in Glas…

Mum Sets Up Charity To Help Kids Like Sam

Mum Sets Up Charity To Help Kids Like Sam

Fiona O'Callahan and her family started Send-A-Message after losing 5 year old Sam in May of this year.

Don't Be Taken In By Loan Sharks This Christmas

Don't Be Taken In By Loan Sharks This Christmas

Councillor Tom McAughtrie from Dumfries & Galloway Council is warning people of the dangers of loan sharks at this time of year.

Ecclefechan Man Accused Of Stealing Thousands From Employer

Ecclefechan Man Accused Of Stealing Thousands From Employer

Gary Libby allegedly stole thousands of pounds worth of electrical items and pocketed £1,150 cash at a shop where he was a manage…

Flu Jag Ignored In Dumfries & Galloway

Flu Jag Ignored In Dumfries & Galloway

More than half of those in the region who are eligible including pregnant women and people with health problems such as asthma are…

Scotland Host England in Friendly Match

Scotland Host England in Friendly Match

First time the game has been played in Scotland in 15 years

Man Critical After Crash With Digger In Lockerbie

Man Critical After Crash With Digger In Lockerbie

An Audi and JCB digger collided near to Dinwoodie Lodge Hotel leaving the driver of the car in hospital with life threatning injur…

First Minister Making Resignation Speech

First Minister Making Resignation Speech

Alex Salmond is stepping down after 7 and a half years in charge

Patron for Cash for Kids

Patron for Cash for Kids

Andy Gray hopes to promote the charity and help more children

Petition For Dumfries & Galloway

Petition For Dumfries & Galloway

Workshops are to be held in Stranraer and Dumfries to encourage more people to take action in their local community by petitioning…

Gordon Strachan Talks Of Shock At Scotland Fans Death

Gordon Strachan Talks Of Shock At Scotland Fans Death

Nathan McSeveney, 20, fell in a stairwell following Scotland's European Championship qualifier against the Republic of Ireland.

New Maternity Group Calling For Members

New Maternity Group Calling For Members

Maternity Link will see parents join forces with professionals who look after families during and after pregnancy.

School Girl Attacked In Annan

School Girl Attacked In Annan

The hunt is on for a man who attacked a 14 year-old girl as she made her way home from School in Annan.

Lorraine Kelly Receives Special Scottish BAFTA Award

Lorraine Kelly Receives Special Scottish BAFTA Award

Actors James McAvoy and David Tennant were also honoured at Scotland's Baftas.

Road Campaigners in Plea to Drivers

Road Campaigners in Plea to Drivers

A motorist is fined for careless driving or speeding every five minutes in Scotland, according to new figures.

'Benji' The Bus Visits Dumfries & Galloway

'Benji' The Bus Visits Dumfries & Galloway

An activity bus hoping to give parents more ideas on how to interact with their kids is coming to Dumfries and Galloway this week.

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