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Open day 'first' for station gardeners

Green fingered volunteers behind award-winning railway station gardens received warm praise from an admirer when they notched up an open day first.

MP keeps up pressure on broadband

Digital connectivity prospects look brighter for residents and businesses in the region struggling to obtain efficient broadband.

Dumfries on track for 'step-free' station

Dumfries railway station is on the right track for travellers with mobility difficulties.

The busy Nith Valley Line destination is set to become fully accessible to customers with limited mobility.

MP urges council caution with tax increase power

A rise in the council tax increase cap from an above inflation three to 4.79 per cent has been condemned by Dumfries and Galloway MP Alister Jack.

The measure was in SNP Scottish Government's Budget which passed a vital vote at Holyrood last week with the support of Green MSPs.

Christmas and New Year message

As we approach the end of, to say the least, an eventful year at Westminster my overriding hope is that the next few months bring a greater spirit of co-operation and some certainty for the country as we embark on a new chapter in our national life.

MP backs efforts to combat anti-social behaviour spate

A multi-agency meeting took place to try to stem a spate of anti-social behaviour in north west Dumfries.

Dumfries and Galloway MP Alister Jack held discussions with Police Scotland and social landlords DGHP and Loreburn Housing Association.