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ANNAN: Co-op store closure jobs blow

ANNAN: Co-op store closure jobs blow

ANNAN'S retail sector suffered a jobs blow with the news the town's Co-op supermarket is to close. The sale of the Butts Street store and car parks to discount German chain Aldi could result in the loss of 41 full and part-time posts. Staff were said to be reduced to tears on Thursday morning when they were told the news. A spokesman for The Co-operative Food said: “I can confirm that we have agreed to sell our food store in Annan to Aldi. “The Co-operative Group continually reviews its retail estate, and we have made the decision to foc...

REGION: School staff in cash payback bid

UP TO 600 extra staff in the region’s schools should be entitled to a share of a further £6 million in backdated pay. That is the view of MSP Alex Fergusson — after 400 of their colleagues carrying out the same jobs already received a share of an e...

DUMFRIES: Rich list spot for Calvin

DUMFRIES: Rich list spot for Calvin

A DJ from Dumfries is now wealthier than big music names like Gary Barlow, Chris Martin and Kylie Minogue, according to a new report. Calvin Harris, 31, will ...

SOLWAY: Tall Ship returns to River Nith

SOLWAY: Tall Ship returns to River Nith

HUNDREDS of people turned out on a sunny Saturday this month to witness a piece of nautical history made on the River Nith at Kingholm Quay, Dumf...

DUMFRIES: Nudists head for forest

NUDISTS are set to flock to the region this summer when a Dumfriesshire forest plays host to the country's first ever nudist camp. The Scottish branch of British Naturism are organising a luxury weekend of camping at the private ...

REGION: Forces in major exercise

REGION: Forces in major exercise

SOLWAY INVASION . . . troops landing on a beach west of Dumfries this week as part of a massive military exercise, Operation Joint Warrior. Mil...


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  • VIDEO . . . Local newspapers in focus
  • Roman fort survey find
  • VIDEO . . . 2014's 'giant' spiders
  • VIDEO . . . Kirk broadcasts worldwide
  • VIDEO . . . Border views on independence
  • VIDEO . . . Delving into Munitions Town past


ON THE BALL . . . Charlie Steel and his dad Anthony are on the hunt for new cricket players to join them at Dalton-based Kirkwood Cricket Club


Property guide

OVER 150 properties feature in our popular property guide, Location, this month.
And it is packed with all our regular features as well as a featured property, our pick of semi-detached homes and security advice.

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