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Praise it like you should – D&G Quality Food & Drink Sector

South Scotland MSP, Joan McAlpine, has praised Dumfries & Galloway’s high quality food and drink sector following a tour of some of region’s top growers, producers and retailers.   The SNP MSP had been visiting the businesses as part of

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SIX YEARS FOR SICK UK GOVERNMENT TO GIVE EU CASH TO SCOTTISH FARMERS.

South Scotland MSP, Joan McAlpine has condemned the UK government for taking six years to hand over EU cash earmarked for Scottish Farmers. She welcomed the Conservatives finally releasing the £160m but said it came too late.    The payment,

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Programme for Government

SNP SET OUT PLANS TO TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE AND BUILD FAIRER COUNTRY STARK CONTRAST WITH WESTMINSTER SHUTDOWN   South Scotland MSP Joan McAlpine has welcomed the SNP’s ambitious new plans to tackle climate change and build a fairer country, outlined

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Give a day to Policing

Joan McAlpine MSP has praised the work of community Police Officers in Dumfries town centre after she spent a day on patrol with officers as part of the National Police Chief’s Council’s ‘Give a day to policing’ scheme.   On

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UK GOVERNMENT WARNED AGAINST “CALLOUS” THREAT TO PENSIONS IN DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY

REPORT FINDS ELDERLY IN UK SUFFER THE WORST POVERTY RATE IN WESTERN EUROPE SNP MSP, Joan McAlpine, has warned the Tory government against increasing the state pension age, which would have dire and disproportionate consequences in Dumfries and Galloway and

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“GAME CHANGER” ANTI-POVERTY PAYMENT TO BENEFIT 13,400 CHILDREN

An estimated 13,400 children in 7,600 families across Dumfries and Galloway are expected to benefit from the Scottish Government’s ground breaking anti-poverty payment, it has been revealed.   The Scottish Child Payment will be worth £10 per child for low-income

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5,275 D&G HOUSEHOLDS HELPED IN TIME OF CRISIS

The Scottish Welfare Fund made 5,275 payments to people in Dumfries and Galloway in the last financial year, new figures show.   A total of 1,150 Community Care Grants and 4,125 Crisis Grants were awarded in Dumfries and Galloway over

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Scottish Government Help for Border Cars Workers

Joan McAlpine, SNP MSP for South Scotland has spoken of her regret at the closure of Border Cars after 35 former employees attended a Scottish Government led event in Dumfries to offer help.   The support event, which was organised

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Plans for a Langholm Eco-Tourism Development

SNP MSP for South Scotland Joan McAlpine took to the hills last week to see first-hand how eco-tourism could make a success of the proposed community buy out of Langholm Moor. The MSP’s visit came as Buccleuch estates announced they

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McALPINE HAILS NHS DENTAL FIGURES

SNP MSP Joan McAlpine has hailed the latest NHS figures that show NHS dentist registrations have rocketed under the SNP – with 130% more adults registered in Dumfries and Galloway since 2007 meaning almost 87% are now registered compared to

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