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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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IMAGE OF THE WEEK

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

FEATURES

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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