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Archive: 2009 Articles

December 2009

Threat to Jobs at Air Base (11/12/09)
FIFTEEN jobs could be lost at West Freugh ...

NHS boss receives Darataigh warning (11/12/09)
HEALTH bosses have been warned that the closure of the Stranraer respite care unit ...

A75 village bypass moves step closer (01/12/09)
A £15.9m ROAD improvement project on the A75 has moved a stage forward ...

November 2009

Success as Stranraer grabs £1.3M (21/11/09)
STRANRAER has secured nearly £1.3 million in a bid to help regenerate the town's centre ...

Waterfront station plan sparks debate row (21/11/09)
A SOLICITOR has accused the region's council of acting as the people's masters ...

October 2009

Public backlash on Care Centre cut plans (30/10/09)
A PUBLIC backlash has started over possible plans to close care centres in Stranraer ...

Savings could switch off festive lights (30/10/09)
COMMUNITIES across Wigtownshire could be left to put up their own Christmas lights next year ...

Minister talks on regeneration cash fail to materialise (30/10/09)
A GROUP representing Stranraer's bid for town centre regeneration funding has been "snubbed"...

September 2009

Duo take Golf Buggy on drunken A75 drive (30/09/09)
A DRUNKEN DUO were caught on the A75 in a golf buggy after launching a "hair brained" scheme ...

Childcare company brings closure date forward (30/09/09)
WIGTOWNSHIRE families face a race against time to find alternative childcare ...

Fight against graves clampdown 08/08/09)
FAMILIES affected by a region wide clampdown on what can be put on a loved one's grave ...

Fair deal for Stranraer campaign growing (08/08/09)
MOMENTUM is quickly building for a campaign launched last week to ensure Stranraer gets money ...

August 2009

£69k Lottery mystery ticket to be collected (01/08/09)
AN AMAZING Lotto prize of £69,191 has yet to be claimed in the Dumfries and Galloway Area ...

Wigtownshire goes on a talent search (01/08/09)
WIGTOWNSHIRE is going on a talent search to find the stars of the future ...

June 2009

Consultants under fire for 'anti-car' lay-out (13/07/09)
THE CONSULTANTS working on the future of Stranraer town centre and waterfront ...

Charity worker posed as traffic cop (13/07/09)
A STRANRAER charity worker impersonated a police officer to overtake a female motorist ...

Waterfront vision ready (30/06/09)
CONSULTANTS working on the future of Stranraer town centre and waterfront ...

Ferry service's future in doubt (05/06/09)
THE FUTURE of the Stena HSS ferry from Stranraer to Belfast has been cast into doubt ...

Town's young people need better facilities (05/06/09)
YOUNG people in Stranraer need better facilities to keep them entertained ...

May 2009

Teachers put in £1M Sick Bill (29/05/09)
TEACHER sick days have cost the region more than £1 million this year ...

New jobs created in supermarket (29/05/09)
A SUPERMARKET in Wigtownshire is set to create 57 jobs at its new store ...

Pupils back at school after glass accident (22/05/09)
ABOUT 600 Stranraer Academy pupils were sent home on Thursday after a glass panel fell ...

Unemployment up, jobs down (22/05/09)
THE number of people claiming jobseekers allowance in Stranraer and Newton Stewart has jumped ...

Concerns over A75 upgrade timeline (15/05/09)
CONCERNS that improvements on the A75 will be delayed have been quashed ...

One reported in crackdown on boy racers (15/05/09)
POLICE carrying out an operation to tackle so called boy racers and antisocial driving ...

Region Prepared for Flu Outbreak (01/05/09)
NHS chiefs are confident they are ready to cope with any outbreak of swine flu ...

Save Stranraer Harbour Station Campaign (01/05/09)
HISTORIC Scotland set to consider Stranraer Harbour Station Listed Building status ...

April 2009

Jobs go as Stena look to close depot (23/04/09)
STENA Line has confirmed it is planning to close its food distribution depot in Dunragit ...

Walk for Blues raises over £3000 (23/04/09)
The five-mile trek from Stair Park was held before the Peterhead match ...

£90,000 worth of Stolen Caravans Recovered (20/04/09)
POLICE recovered £90,000 worth of stolen carvans near Stranraer over the Easter break ...

Summer market targeted for town (20/04/09)
MOVES are underway to bring a summer market to Stranraer for local traders and producers ...

Hopes of Re-opening Post Office Dashed (06/04/09)
HOPES of re-opening Sheuchan Street Post Office in Stranraer have been dashed ...

Bin scheme is in but still under fire (06/04/09)
THE REGION'S new controversial rubbish bin policy started on Wednesday ...

March 2009

Businessman Hits out at Pumping Station Bid (26/03/09)
SCOTTISH Water are to enter into talks with a businessman amid fears the vision for ...

Disabled Man Wins Battle for Justice (26/03/09)
A DISABLED man has won a four-year battle to prove the local authority failed ...

Councillor avoids legal fees charge (19/03/09)
A STRANRAER councillor will not have to pay legal fees, despite failing in a small claims action ...

Woman of the Year selected (19/03/09)
TV PRESENTER, journalist and writer Kaye Adams visited Stranraer this week ...

Council Back Stena Line's Port Bid (05/03/09)
STENA Line's bid to start construction of its new £70 million port at Old House Point at Cairnryan ..

Nursery Consultation Extended to Six Months (05/03/09)
A CONSULTATION to determine potential rent increases at nurseries across the region ...

 

February 2009

Dick's Hill work ready to start in April (26/02/09)
THE FIRST phase in the regeneration of Dick's Hill in Stranraer is expected to get underway ...

Council under heavy fire in Audit Report (26/02/09)
AN AUDIT into Dumfries and Galloway Council this week warns it faces significant challenges ...

Councillor could pay cost for Court Loss (23/02/09)
A COUNCILLOR could be facing a costly legal bill after losing a civil case in which he was accused ...

Windfarm focuses in on Wigtown Bay (23/02/09)
WIGTOWN BAY has been identified as one of ten locations in Scotland for a giant offshore windfarm ...

Stena port liaison group to be created (13/02/09)
A PORT Liaison Group is to be set up in Cairnryan to deal with residents' concerns ...

Councillors dispute £20k casino consultant fee (13/02/09)
COUNCILLORS have thrown out a recommendation to spend £20,000 on consultants ...

Hope continues for Sheuchan Street Post Office (06/02/09)
HOPES of re-opening Sheuchan Street post office in Stranraer have taken another step forward ...

Windfarm Lined up for Wigtownshire (06/02/09)
A GIANT windfarm of 130 turbines is being lined up for Wigtownshire ...

January 2009

Fire Service to Rescue Passengers on Stricken HSS (29/01/09)
A SPECIAL appliance from the Fire and Rescue Service is being brought in to rescue the near 200 people trapped overnight aboard the Stena HSS

Stena ask Government for harbour powers (29/01/09)
STENA Line has asked the Scottish Government to grant the powers the company needs

£7.3m dual carriageway for A75 (15/01/09)
A NEW £7.3 million stretch of dual carriageway is to be opened on the A75 within two years ...

Have YOUR say on the waterfront (15/01/09)
A COMMUNITY workshop is to take place in Stranraer so that local people can voice their opinions ...

Stena to push ahead with Port Plan (08/01/09)
STENA has been given the go ahead to start work on its new £70 million port north of Cairnryan ...

Fresh attempts to reopen Post Office (18/12/08)
SHEUCHAN Street Port Office could reopen as a Co-operative. Councillor Willie Scobie is actively pursuing the idea. He has contacted the former sub-postmistress and hopes to convince Co-operative officials to consider talks in the New Year.

 
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