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A woman from Dumfries, who was saved by an organ transplant eight years ago, now needs two more transplants.Read the full story ›
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and her cabinet will meet in Dumfries today.
Members of the public will be able to question ministers at Easterbrook Hall.
It's the first of a series of weekly meetings around Scotland.
"The carnival will be spectacular, there will be more than 4,000 people parading through the streets, there will be 2015 lanterns to help celebrate the 2015 UNESCO Year of Light, there will be six bands, six big floats, hundreds of costumes, thousands of people on the streets, it's going to be absolutely spectacular."
The Big Burns Supper Festival got underway in Dumfries last night.
The event is to celebrate Scotland's national bard, Robbie Burns, whose birthday it would be tomorrow.
It is the first time the event has run for nine days in a row.
Police are warning people of open water dangers after a man jumped into the River Nith in Dumfries to rescue his mobile phone.
He got into difficulty but was helped out of the water by two bypassers.
This latest incident comes off the back of a major search for missing Dumfries teenager Macauley McQueen, who hasn't been seen since entering the Nith last Monday.
A new centre for employment has opened up in Dumfries to help people find work.
The "Total access point", or TAP centre as it will be known, is based on Nith Place and is specifically aimed at supporting businesses and young people. Lori Carnochan reports.
A new centre for employment has opened in Dumfries in an attempt to bring youth unemployment down.Read the full story ›
Dumfries and Galloway council has opened a new centre for employment in Dumfries, in a bid to bring down higher-than-average youth unemployment in the area.
The "Total access point", or TAP centre, is based on Nith Place and is specifically aimed at supporting businesses and young people.
It's hoped this one-stop-shop will mean people can access a wide range of services, from all sectors of the employment industry and the industry can see the talent available to fill their vacancies.