United Kingdom - Dumfries & Galloway Standard
Friday - 15th December, 2017
REVIEW ROW RESPITE CARE CENTRE UNDER THREAT
A “vital” respite care centre in Dumfries is under threat of closure. Acorn House suppo...
Wednesday - 13th December, 2017
PARKING CHAOS AT NEW HOSPITAL SITE
Car parking chaos has hit the new £200 million Dumfries hospital in its first week.&nbs...
Friday - 8th December, 2017
DGHP DEALS PROBE
An investigation is being carried out into allegations about land deals involving the area’s main ...
Wednesday - 6th December, 2017
Residents are to be armed with hand-held speed guns to clock speeding motorists in problem areas.&am...
Friday - 1st December, 2017
ROYAL BANK BRANCHES SHUTTING
Royal Bank of Scotland chiefs were yesterday accused of betraying customers in Dumfries and Galloway...
Wednesday - 29th November, 2017
HERO COP SAVED MY LIFE
Dumfriesshire cop Iain Leggett has been hailed a hero for saving a heart attack victim’s life.&...
Friday - 24th November, 2017
Children in Need
Picture special from fun-draising day...
Wednesday - 22nd November, 2017
PENSIONER ROBBED OF CHRISTMAS SAVINGS
A 93-year-old woman in a wheelchair had her Christmas shopping cash stolen in Dumfries on Saturday.&...
Friday - 17th November, 2017
HEALTH ROW ‘ANOTHER NAIL IN THE COFFIN FOR SERVICES’
North west Dumfries could be dealt another health services blow over the potential closure of a podi...
Wednesday - 15th November, 2017
Swastikas and abusive messages were spraypainted on walls in Lockerbie just hours after an Armistice...
Friday - 10th November, 2017
BRAVE GRAN CHASED TWO INTRUDERS
A brave pensioner chased two thieves who broke into her home. Seventy-nine-year-old Marjori...
Wednesday - 8th November, 2017
HOUSE BLAZE ‘SUSPICIOUS’
Police are investigating a “suspicious” blaze which destroyed a house and a car in Annan.&nb...
Friday - 3rd November, 2017
PATIENT KEPT WAITING FOR 13 HOURS
A Thornhill man complained to the NHS af ter an 88-year- old relative waited eight hours for an ambu...
Wednesday - 1st November, 2017
PAEDOPHILE RAPIST JAILED FOR 13 YEARS
A Lockerbie man who was convicted of raping three schoolgirls has been jailed for 13 years. ...
Friday - 27th October, 2017
Community donations save Dumfries foodbank
Ben Ramage A Dumfries foodbank has been kept alive by a “spectacular” community respons...
Wednesday - 25th October, 2017
TRIPLE RAPIST JAILED
A Dumfries teenager who raped three schoolgirls within months of each other was jailed for six years...
Friday - 20th October, 2017
A modest have-a-go hero who fought off two weapon-wielding robbers as he delivered bread to a shop h...
Wednesday - 18th October, 2017
KEIRAN DIED PLAYING WITH HIS FRIENDS
The Kelloholm community has been left devastated by the tragic death of 12-yearold Keiran Esquierdo....
Friday - 13th October, 2017
SCHOOLS CLOSURE SCHEME ‘MISLED’ PARENTS
A council bid to shut three rural primary schools has been branded “slapdash” and an “utter sh...
Wednesday - 11th October, 2017
SCHOOL CLOSURE PLANS ON HOLD
Campaigners yesterday welcomed a council decision to “pause” the closure consultation process fo...
Friday - 6th October, 2017
‘HUMAN WASTE’ DUMPED IN NITH
A Dumfries man is calling for an overnight ban on mobile homes at the Dock Park amid claims of human...
Wednesday - 4th October, 2017
FACTORY CLOSURE DEVASTATED
An Upper Nithsdale community has been left reeling by the sudden closure of a major employer with th...
Friday - 29th September, 2017
DG ONE REPAIRS DISPUTE
The final bill for the ill-fated DG One leisure centre could hit £50 million, it was claime...
Wednesday - 27th September, 2017
JOYRIDERS RUIN KIDS’ PITCH
A youth football coach has blasted vandals who ruined a pitch used by dozens of children. H...
Friday - 22nd September, 2017
A Lochmaben family’s Spanish holiday was “ruined” when Ryanair cancelled their flight home.&am...
Wednesday - 20th September, 2017
Vandals have attacked the Dumfries burial place of Scotland’s national bard Robert Burns. ...
Friday - 15th September, 2017
SAVAGED BY DANGER DOG
A terrified pensioner was seriously injured when a dog bit her during a savage attack. Jane...
Wednesday - 13th September, 2017
HOUSE RAID HEARTACHE
A Dumfries pensioner has been left“heart broken” after his life savings were stolen in a raid on...
Friday - 8th September, 2017
GREENS STRIKE GOLD
A Dumfries cafe has enjoyed a huge slice of success. Mrs Green’s Tea Lounge scooped a top...
Wednesday - 6th September, 2017
I HOPE THAT A GRAN’S LOVE CAN KEEP HER ALIVE
A devoted gran is set to go under the knife in a bid to save her granddaughter’s life. An...
Friday - 1st September, 2017
Dumfries businessman Rab McAleese watched in horror as his popular restaurant burned to the ground i...
Wednesday - 30th August, 2017
VICTIMS ARE BEING EXPLOITED RIGHT ON OUR OWN DOORSTEP
Human trafficking has been discovered in the region. The Scottish Government this week reve...
Friday - 25th August, 2017
DUMFRIES TEENAGER CHARGED WITH CHILD RAPE
A Dumfries teenager is on trial accused of raping four schoolgirls. The 17-year-old, who ca...
Wednesday - 23rd August, 2017
PLANS FOR DEMENTIA VILLAGE IN DUMFRIES
A multi-million pound dementia village is in the pipeline for Dumfries. The development wil...
Friday - 18th August, 2017
MUM’S PRAISE HERO DOCTOR SAVED MY SON
A Lochmaben mum has praised the doctor who saved her young son’s life. Katy Scott said GP...
Wednesday - 16th August, 2017
BAA-CKLASH AFTER SHEEP RACES AXED
The Moffat community has lambasted the council after Sunday’s sheep races were cancelled. ...
Friday - 11th August, 2017
ROBBED IN THEIR HOME
Hooded thugs forced their way into a Dumfries flat and threatened a terrified couple before robbing ...
Wednesday - 9th August, 2017
MONSTER ABUSED KIDS FOR 25 YEARS
One of Scotland’s most dangerous paedophiles is behind bars. Andrew Fraser, from Annan, a...
Friday - 4th August, 2017
NOWHERE TO GO
Mental health patients in the region can’t be discharged from hospital because there’s no care p...
Wednesday - 2nd August, 2017
PROBE INTO KID REPORT BUNGLE
An investigation has been launched after a woman who was jailed for abducting her children was sent ...
Friday - 28th July, 2017
Two former RAF servicemen have been reunited for the first time in 55 years. Jim Ferguson a...
Wednesday - 26th July, 2017
LUCKY TO BE ALIVE
A Dumfries man is “lucky to be alive” after a near fatal blood clot emergency. Kieran D...
Friday - 21st July, 2017
CONFIDENTIAL CHILD REPORT ‘BLUNDER’
A mum jailed for abducting her children was sent confidential information disclosing where her son l...
Wednesday - 19th July, 2017
Fed-up taxi drivers are threatening lightning strikes in a row over fares being poached. Th...
Friday - 14th July, 2017
1000 DAYS OF NOTHING
A set of “temporary” traffic lights has been blighting the A76 for 1,000 days. The ligh...
Wednesday - 12th July, 2017
JOJO’S BEATEN CANCER BEFORE - SHE CAN AGAIN
A brave 13-year-old girl is facing her second fight with leukaemia. Jojo Kirkpatrick’s fa...
Friday - 7th July, 2017
COST SHOCK DG ONE REPAIRS COULD TOP £18M
The final bill for repairs to the ill-fated DG One leisure centre could be greater than the original...
Wednesday - 5th July, 2017
Maureen Dickson of Auldgirth sent in this picture of siskins feeding in her garden...
Friday - 30th June, 2017
PARENTS’ HELL I TOLD HER WE WOULD BE OK AND THEN WE KISSED HER GOODBYE Heart attack girl loses fight for life
Emma Ross with dad Lindsay, mum Robyn and little sister Evie Jackie Grant Heathhal...
Wednesday - 28th June, 2017
£18 , 000 A WEEK ON ONE DOCTOR
NHS Dumfries and Galloway paid more than £18,000 to hire a temporary doctor for just 34 hou...
Friday - 23rd June, 2017
A patient who fled a Dumfries mental health facility escaped to England on the back of a lorry.
Abdelnabi Alainani was seen clambering from the back of the truck in Scunthorpe on Wednesday morning...
Wednesday - 21st June, 2017
YOUTHS BATTLE AT GALA
A large-scale brawl broke out in front of horrified families during the Guid Nychburris parade on Sa...
Friday - 16th June, 2017
EYE-LOSS FEAR AFTER LENNON HIT WITH SCISSORS
A primary school pupil needed hospital treatment after a classmate threw a pair of scissors at his f...
Wednesday - 14th June, 2017
MAN KILLED IN SMASH ON M74
A man died in a crash on the M74 at Lockerbie on Monday morning. Two cars, a BMW and a Ford...
Friday - 9th June, 2017
SAVE OUR PARK
Furious Dumfries residents claim the council secretly sold off their green space for housing.&nb...
Wednesday - 7th June, 2017
AIRMAN JORDAN IN FIGHT OF HIS LIFE
A massive fundraising drive has been launched in a desperate bid to save a Dumfries dad’s life.&am...
Friday - 2nd June, 2017
Region faces up to challenge
Ben Ramage The number of diagnosed dementia cases in Dumfries and Galloway has almost doubl...
Wednesday - 31st May, 2017
I refuse to apologise for Manchester ... it was inevitable
Jackie Grant A man who converted to Islam is being investigated by police after posting “...
Friday - 26th May, 2017
BEST BUDDIES IN SEARCH FOR NEW HOME P6...
Wednesday - 24th May, 2017
I HELD HER HAND AND WE RAN
A Lockerbie mum who was caught up in the Manchester Arena terror attack grabbed her daughter’s han...
Friday - 19th May, 2017
Richard’s into strumthing good...
Wednesday - 17th May, 2017
ABANDONED DEATH TRAP
A former Dumfries factory has been labelled a “death trap”. And urgent calls have been ...
Friday - 12th May, 2017
CAR CON COST ME £17K
A retired Eastriggs cop lost £17,000 in an internet car selling scam. Gutted Graha...
Wednesday - 10th May, 2017
DEAL OR NO DEAL?
Dumfries and Galloway councillors are in talks as they bid to form a coalition administration.&n...
Friday - 5th May, 2017
A bomb disposal team rushed to the region after explosives were found in a Dalbeattie house.&nbs...
Wednesday - 3rd May, 2017
TELL ME IT’S NOT HIM
A distraught Dumfries mum realised her biker husband had died after reading about a road smash on Fa...
Friday - 28th April, 2017
Striking lecturers formed a picket line outside Dumfries and Galloway College yesterday. Me...
Wednesday - 26th April, 2017
TWO KILLED IN HORROR A711 CRASH
Police were yesterday awaiting the results of DNA tests to formally identify two people who died in ...
Friday - 21st April, 2017
50,000 SUPPORT PETITION PLEA
Nearly 50,000 people have backed a Dumfriesshire man’s petition calling for changes to a controver...
Wednesday - 19th April, 2017
NEW BENEFITS NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE
A controversial benefits change is “wreaking havoc” with the lives of disabled people. ...
Friday - 14th April, 2017
BUS LOUTS PUTTING LIVES AT RISK
Young yobs pelted a moving bus with stones. Horrified passengers ducked for cover as two wi...
Wednesday - 12th April, 2017
STREETS ON LOCKDOWN AFTER MAN RAPED
Residents in Brooms Road and Millburn Avenue were ordered to stay indoors as officers carried out an...
Friday - 7th April, 2017
CALL TO PUT CARS BACK ON THE HIGH STREET
Allowing cars back on Dumfries High Street would breathe new life into a“dying”town centre.&...
Wednesday - 5th April, 2017
THE LAST CALL
A vital service for carers of children is on the brink of closure. Kindred Spirits provides...
Friday - 31st March, 2017
ELLIOT’S STROKE HELL
A teenage sports fan is fighting back to health after suffering a stroke. Rugby-daft Elliot...
Wednesday - 29th March, 2017
£7 MILLION TOWN PLAN WARNING IF NEXT MOVE
A development company could pull the plug on plans for a restaurant, cinema and gym in Dumfries.&...
Friday - 24th March, 2017
UP IN TERROR CHAOS
A cop pointed his gun at a shocked Dumfries minister during Wednesday’s horror attack in London.&a...
Wednesday - 22nd March, 2017
SCARED TO DEATH
A baby wallaby died after being traumatised by teenage louts. Staff at Dalscone Farm in Dum...
Friday - 17th March, 2017
LIVING IN FEAR
Four days of “mayhem” have left Collin residents living in fear. Terrified children had...
Wednesday - 15th March, 2017
HOME AT LAST
A teenager who had to learn to walk again after being hit by a car has been discharged from hospital...
Friday - 10th March, 2017
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Wednesday - 8th March, 2017
LOWLIFE CONS £3K FROM OAP
A pensioner was sent on a wild goose chase by a fraudster who conned her out of thousands of pounds....
Friday - 3rd March, 2017
This cock pheasant has muscled out the garden birds.The photograph was sent in to us by Standard rea...
Wednesday - 1st March, 2017
SICK RAPIST TOLD CHILD VICTIM TO STOP CRYING LIKE A BABY
A man who raped a seven-yearold girl ordered her to stop crying because“only two-yearolds cried”...
Friday - 24th February, 2017
DUMFRIES POSTIES IN STRIKE THREAT
Dumfries posties could stage strike action in support of a sacked colleague. Staff at the t...
Wednesday - 22nd February, 2017
DAD DIES FALLING FROM WALL
A Dumfries man died after falling off a wall while he was working. Michael Tullius suffered...
Friday - 17th February, 2017
WE’LL ALL BE IN BIG TROUBLE AT THIS RATE
A rates rise could spell last orders for many of the region’s pubs. The Scottish Governme...
Wednesday - 15th February, 2017
CONCERNS FOR NAKED WOMAN ON A75 BYPASS
Police are concerned for the safety of a woman who was seen sprinting naked across the A75 in Dumfri...
Friday - 10th February, 2017
HE’S OUR WEE STAR
William Alexander is a “little battler”. The four-month-old suffers from a rare kidney ...
Wednesday - 8th February, 2017
Emergency teams were yesterday searching for a Dumfries man who fell into the River Nith. A...
Friday - 3rd February, 2017
WASTE DUMPED IN COUNTRYSIDE
A holiday park boss has been ordered to stop dumping waste material from the new hospital site in Du...
Wednesday - 1st February, 2017
HATE CRIME ‘ON RISE’
Muslim taxi driver Kaseem Saleem claims hate crime is on the rise in Dumfries. He told the ...
Friday - 27th January, 2017
Fuming football coaches are showing thoughtless dog owners the red card. Volunteers at Hest...
Wednesday - 25th January, 2017
45-WEEK WAIT FOR MENTAL HEALTH PATIENTS
Mental health patients in Dumfries and Galloway face an “unacceptable” delay to access care.&...
Friday - 20th January, 2017
HIT AND RUN HELL
Stephen Temlett A hit-and-run driver ploughed into a Dumfries man who was crossing the road...
Wednesday - 18th January, 2017
POLICE IN CAR CHASE DRAMA
A high-speed police car chase caused chaos in Dumfries on Friday. Parts of the A75 and A76 ...
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