Three wards remain closed at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary due to an outbreak of norovirus.
The winter vomiting bug has closed wards 9, 10 and 12, with around 30 people showing symptoms of the illness, including sickness and diarrhoea.
Full outbreak control measures have been put in place at the hospital, with admissions and visiting restricted.
“This is an unpleasant virus which is circulating in the community and is spread easier wherever people are together.
"In this outbreak vomiting is more of a feature and this makes it much more easy to transmit which is why we are seeing higher numbers affected in hospital.
"We regret having to take such measures as restricting visiting, particularly over a holiday period, but thank the public and our staff for their continued support and patience as we endeavour to minimise the impact of this horrible bug.”
Munitions workers from Dumfries and Galloway have been honoured for their efforts during the Second World War.
A ceremony was held in Dumfries to thank those who worked in factories across the region.
Just eleven women are still alive, and they were presented with a certificate and a silver pin.
A father from Dumfries who lost his son to Meningitis has welcomed the news that all UK babies will soon have access to a vaccine against the B strain of the disease.
Michael Pattie's son David died in 1999 and he has campaigned since then for a vaccine to be available on the NHS.
The Government's agreement with drug company GlaxoSmithKline will mean the vaccine can be introduced later this year.
Previously the government had only agreed that children over two years old could get the vaccine.
A man has died following a road accident involving a lorry, on the A75 in Dumfries on Thursday 26 March.
William Hanlin, 47, from Dalbeattie, was driving an eastbound Vauxhall Astra, which collided with a westbound articulated lorry at Cuckoo Roundabout.
He died at the scene.
The man driving the lorry was taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary and treated for minor injuries.
He was since been released.
Police are asking for witnesses to the crash to contact them on 101.
Queen of the South have joined forces with a Dumfries-based food bank charity - and fans can now drop off donations on match days.
First Base Agency on Buccleuch Street is the town’s main food bank and in the past 12 months the charity says it has handed out 4,700 emergency food parcels.
To boost food stocks, the Queens Trust and supporters groups have teamed up with First Base Agency and set up collection points in the Queen of the South Arena for fans to bring donated food when they go to games.
"We're happy to have this joint initiative with the Trust and other supporters groups for such a deserving cause. Initially we will be accepting donations at the Arena on match days, and it would be great if supporters coming along to the game, could bring a little something with them."
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service are urging organisations to work together to help vulnerable people in Dumfries and Galloway.
It comes after an elderly man died during a house fire in Dumfries on Friday.
The fire service are asking agencies to be on the lookout for people at risk of fire, and pass on their concerns.
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service are urging people to test their smoke alarms after a house fire in Dumfries.
A man died in the blaze in Birch Walk in the town around 6pm on Friday night.
A man has died after a house fire in Dumfries.
The incident happened around 6pm on Friday in the Larchfield area of the town.
Three fire engines attended the scene and firefighters were notified that a person was still inside the house, however he was pronounced dead at the scene.
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