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Quad bikes worth around £6,000 have been stolen from farms in Stranraer.
A red Suzuki quad was taken from a farm at Drummore, and a red Honda quad was taken from a farm at Stoneykirk, late on Sunday 12 April, or early on the following Monday.
Last week, two quad bikes and a Land Rover Defender were stolen from the Stewartry area.
Police Scotland are asking anyone with information to contact them.
More than 300 people took part in the 13th annual Stranraer Half Marathon this weekend.
Robert Gilroy of Ronhill Cambuslang Harriers was the winner, with a time of one hour ten minutes.
The fastest woman was Karena Carden, with a time of one hour 38 minutes 34 seconds.
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Stranraer Fire Station crews' collection of recycled clothing and textiles generated more money for The Fire Fighters Charity than those at any other station in Scotland.
Around £247 was made for the charity from the donated items left at the Lewis Street station’s collection point over January.
The charity works across the UK to provide physiotherapy, nursing and psychological support programmes for serving and retired firefighters, as well as others with a connection to the service.
The station manager claimed the success of the drive was a result of the important role the station plays in the community.
"For Stranraer Fire Station to generate the most of all the collections in Scotland is an incredible achievement for everyone who took part.
“Many fire stations throughout the country are in much bigger towns and cities but our crews are certainly at the heart of the community and that’s why we’ve seen such an amazing response"
Dumfries and Galloway Council is confident the regeneration of Stranraer town centre will go ahead, despite missing out on funding.
Bids were made to the Heritage Lottery Fund, and Historic Scotland, for grants to help the £3.5 million project.
But the high level of competition for the funds means the council has been invited to resubmit its application in August.
The council remains committed to spending £1 million on the regeneration.
"It’s very frustrating that funding has not been approved at this stage due to the sheer number of applications and the competitive nature of the process.
"However, the HLF Scotland team supported our application and both they and Historic Scotland recognise the proposed improvements as an excellent project.
"The Council has been encouraged to resubmit our applications by HLF and Historic Scotland, so we will continue to try to secure external funding.
"However, I’m very clear that even if we do not secure that funding, the £1 million set aside for regenerating Stranraer town centre will remain in place to spend in the town centre to improve key buildings”
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An Italian war hero's been awarded three medals - and all thanks to a man from Stranraer.
Brigadier Bill Bewley felt 90-year-old Rossanna Banti deserved recognition for her efforts helping British agents behind enemy lines in the Second World War.
His efforts have now paid off:
Schoolchildren in Stranraer have built a permanent memorial to the men who fell in the first and second world wars.
The pupils of Sheuchan primary have all designed their own poppy, which includes the name of their family members who died in conflicts. Fiona McIlwraith reports.