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Castle Douglas residents plea for flood barrier

A group of residents in Castle Douglas are hoping to persuade Dumfries and Galloway Council to help protect them against future flooding.

They want to install what they say will be 'Britain's smallest flood prevention scheme'. They're proposing a five-metre wide, by two-metre high, concrete barrier, situated beneath the A75.

The town was hit by last December's floods as they tore through the Border region.

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Queen of the South fans hope for better results

Queen of the South fans say they're happy with the appointment of Gary Naysmith as the new manager, and hope he can help turn things around at the club.

They spoke to ITV Border before the Doonhamer's 3-2 defeat by St Mirren at Palmerston Park on Tuesday evening.

Naysmith had only had one training session with the squad before the match, so fans say they're willing to give him a chance:

D&G farmer says real Christmas trees benefit environement

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A Christmas tree farmer from Dumfries and Galloway is urging people to consider buying a real tree this year, in a bid to help the environment.

Recent figures reveal that only 1 in 5 people are now opting for a real tree, with many choosing the convenience of an artificial tree instead.

However, Rory Young from Scottish Christmas Trees in Kirkgunzeon, says that chopping down thousands of trees is fine, so long as they're being replaced:

Queens boss keen to bring in new players

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The new Queen of the South manager says he wants to bring in some new players to boost the squad.

Gary Naysmith was speaking after the Doonhamer's were defeated 3-2 by bottom of the table side St Mirren.

It was their seventh successive defeat.

The manager, who's only been at the club for a few days, says he needs time to get to know the team.

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