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ANNAN: Pool evacuated in gas scare

ANNAN: Pool evacuated in gas scare


A COUNCIL swimming pool was evacuated late on Friday afternoon due to a suspected carbon dioxide leak. Two Scottish Fire and Rescue Service crews from Annan and a specialist Environmental Protection Unit from Hamilton were called to the scene. The area surrounding the pool, situated next to Annan Academy, was cordoned off and members of the public arriving for subsequent swimming sessions were turned away by police and council staff. Firefighters using breathing apparatus entered the building, housing the four-lane pool, after tests had reve...

NITHSDALE: River invaders purge planned

A CASH package has been earmarked in a bid to halt the spread of Japanese Knotweed and Giant Hogweed on the River Nith in Dumfries. The Dumfries Common Good sub-committee is putting up £3,545 in a grant to the Nith Catchment Fishery Trust to treat t...

DUMFRIES: Man dies after crash

DUMFRIES: Man dies after crash

POLICE are appealing for information following a fatal road crash in Dumfries on Thursday evening. At about 7.45 pm, a Vauxhall Astra, that was travelling east...

BANKEND: Raiders target rural property

POLICE are investigating the latest in a spate of break-ins in the area. The raiders targeted a house in the village of Bankend, near Dumfries, sometime between 4 pm on Tuesday March 24 and 9.30 am on Wednesday March 25. A gra...

DALBEATTIE: Man found dead

POLICE in the Stewartry are investigating the discovery of a man's body in Colliston Park at Dalbeattie on Thursday. Officers confirmed a member of the public had made the discovery before 10am. A Police spokesman said that the...

RIGG: A75 tragedy victim named

RIGG: A75 tragedy victim named

POLICE have named a woman who died in a two-vehicle accident on the A75, west of Rigg, on Saturday morning. Margaret Deacon, 67, from Leswalt, S...


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