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ANNAN: N-site on nuclear submarine short-list

ANNAN: N-site on nuclear submarine short-list

DEFENCE chiefs have confirmed Chapelcross has been short-listed to store radioactive components from dismantled Royal Navy nuclear submarines. The Annan site, which appeared on a provisional list last winter, was the only location north of the border to go through to the final selection process. It was also revealed that three consultative meetings will be staged in the town’s Victoria Halls complex next month and in early January. The Ministry of Defence has not quantified potential long-term employment at the storage site chosen. Respo...

REGION: Global interest in Viking treasure find

REGION: Global interest in Viking treasure find

A HOARD of Viking treasure, described as the largest found in modern times, has been discovered on land owned by the Church of Scotland in Dumfries and Galloway...

GRETNA: Cash blow to star project

GRETNA: Cash blow to star project

DREAMS of an iconic £4.8 million sculpture being constructed on the Scottish border were dealt a shattering financial blow this week. For public arts body Crea...

REGION: Borderers fly out to Ebola-hit state

REGION: Borderers fly out to Ebola-hit state

SOLDIERS from Dumfries and Galloway have flown out to Sierra Leone to join humanitarian efforts to combat the Ebola outbreak. Around 40 members ...

ANNAN: Blue chip company bid for drugs factory

A MULTI-MILLION pound bid to buy a troubled pharmaceutical plant in Annan is moving forward and is expected to be concluded by the end of the month. And the purchase of the Bakhu Pharma site at Newbie comes during an apparent bo...

MOFFAT: Festival strengthens links with Russia

MOFFAT: Festival strengthens links with Russia

IT IS more than 1600 miles from Moffat to Moscow but the links between the two were further strengthened this month. A large contingent from th...

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  • VIDEO . . . Kirk broadcasts worldwide
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  • VIDEO . . . Delving into Munitions Town past
  • VIDEO: Flooding view from sky
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IMAGE OF THE WEEK

HIGH FLYER . . . Mike Dear, of Wetjets, near Dumfries, shows off his flyboarding skills at Scotland's annual boat show

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Farming special

THIS month's three-page Farming and Countryside special is packed with agricultural news.
We report on the 'Outstanding Farmer of the Year' competition as well as a farming conference, top collie sale, vintage fans and property tax.
Read all about in this week's Annandale Observer, Annandale Herald, Dumfries Courier and Moffat News.

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