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Chinese New Year celebrated in Dumfries

Chinese New Year has been celebrated in Dumfries with a lion dance procession and parade through the centre of the town.

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Dumfries and Galloway Multicultural Association organised the event and will continue the Year of the Rooster celebrations this afternoon in the former Bakers Oven shop with lantern making, Chinese writing, and an exhibition.

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Plans for Robert The Bruce Centre in Dumfries

The Robert The Bruce Trust in Dumfries is hoping to open an educational centre, celebrating the former King of Scotland's links to the town.

Bruce is one of the most famous figures in Scottish history and he began his, often bloody path, to the throne by murdering his rival in a Dumfries church.

Lori Carnochan has been along to St Michael's Primary school in Dumfries, where the children have been learning all about Bruce:

Two headstones vandalised in Dumfries cemetery

Police Scotland are appealing for information after two headstones were vandalised in Dumfries.

Police say the headstones in St Michael's Street Cemetery have been targeted over the past two weeks. Paint was poured over both headstones, which are in different parts of the graveyard.

"This is not the first time that these two headstones have been vandalised as they were also damaged in 2013.

"It does appear that this is a targeted attack for whatever reason on these headstones. We are asking anyone who may have any information which can help us catch those responsible for this despicable act to call us at Dumfries on 101."

– Constable Scott Ruddick, Police Scotland

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Four arrested after Dumfries purse thefts

Police Scotland. Credit: ITV Border

Four people have been arrested in connection with a spate of purse and wallet thefts in Dumfries throughout November.

Dumfries and Galloway police division say that one man and three women were arrested yesterday (3 December), following "excellent work" by security staff at the Loreburne Shopping Centre.

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