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'Women only' sports day planned

Women only sports day to be held in Dumfries Credit: Dumfries Sports Club

A women only sports day is going to be held next Sunday, September 4th, at the Dumfries Sports Club.

The club is hoping to get a number of different women to take part to help raise money for Dumfries and Galloway Disability Sport.

Teams of 5 people and upwards will be entered. For more information visit

“The emphasis is on a fun few hours of activities which will give an opportunity to have a go at a variety of sports; netball, football, tennis, cricket, and hockey plus an obstacle course with prizes for the winning team and as importantly the best-dressed team. No experience is necessary, just bring your trainers and your friends.”

– Amanda Creedon-Bass, Dumfries Sports Club


Dumfries DJ Calvin Harris back on the X Factor

Calvin Harris Credit: PA

Dumfries DJ Calvin Harris is set to return to the X Factor, according to tabloid newspaper 'The Sun'.

According to the Sun's columnist Dan Wooton, Harris is in advanced talks to appear on the 'Judge's Houses' round of this year's reality TV show.

He was reportedly banned from the show in 2009 for mocking pop group 'Jedward' by wearing a pineapple on his head.


Dumfries campaigner hails meningitis break-through

Michael Pattie Credit: ITV Border

A meningitis fundraiser from Dumfries says a potential new breakthrough in diagnosing the disease could save many lives.

Michael Pattie lost his son David to meningitis, and has raised more than £350,000 for Meningitis Research.

The new 'pin-prick' test, developed by scientists at Imperial College in London, could diagnose the infection within minutes.

With this new, fantastic new development, a simple pin-prick of blood can instantly determine whether it's bacterial or viral and give the medics the tool and knowledge to act much faster so in actual facts this is going to save many lives.

– Michael Pattie
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