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Efforts to open busy riverside path

A PATH in Annan used by numerous walkers and cyclists has been shut since last month.

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New Year honours cheer for Dumfriesshire stalwarts

A CHARITY volunteer and a community entertainer from Dumfriesshire are among those featured in the New Year Honours list published this weekend.

TEAM EFFORT . . . a special clean-up project is underway to reduce litter

People-power bid to combat litter blight

PEOPLE-POWER is being used in the Annan area to combat a growing litter problem.

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Police probe ‘vicious ‘ attack on youth

POLICE say an Annan teenager was subjected to a vicious and sustained attack in the town at the weekend.

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Three face house blaze charge

THREE men have made brief appearances in court following a fire in which a house and a car were extensively damaged in Annan.

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Ashley’s Annan ‘cultural void’ claim sparks debate

ACTRESS Ashley Jensen has sparked a debate in her home town with a comment she made on primetime television.

FLOOD FACT-FINDING  . . . senior council officials met residents from the worst affected areas during last summer's flooding in Annan at a consultation tour on Sunday
 *** Local Caption *** FLOOD FACT-FINDING  . . . senior council officials met residents from the worst affected areas during last summer's flooding in Annan at a consultation tour on Sunday

Officials on floods fact-finding tour

A DECISION on investment for a long-term solution to some of Annan’s flooding issues could be made within two months.

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10 new rail services for Dumfries to Carlisle

AN EXTRA 1500 seats are to be delivered on ten new services running each day between Dumfries and Carlisle.

WRITING RESEARCH . . . members of the Ebb & Flow writing team visit the headquarters of Annan Harbour Action Group to meet with fishermen, a fishing net knitter and boat-builders as part of a £4900 cultural heritage project

Writers gain fishing insight as part of £5k project

A WRITING team has met with fishermen, a fishing net knitter and boat-builders in Annan as part of a £4900 cultural heritage project.

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Town shines a light on festive season

A TEAM are now hard at work preparing to brighten up Annan town centre over the festive season.

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Musical treat awaits for classical fans

A ‘WORLD-class musical journey’ through a variety of eras is being promised to audiences in the region this month.

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‘Eyesore’ hall set to make way for unique house

A ONCE thriving village hall, which has remained semi-derelict for many years, looks set to be regenerated as a unique architect-designed home.

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Travelling art exhibition hits Annan

A CONTEMPORARY art exhibition housed in a bus has arrived in Annan.

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Hectic bidding for hilltop water tower

THERE was hectic bidding for an Annan landmark during an auction in Glasgow on Wednesday.

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Travellers move on to Annan car park

A GROUP of travellers have taken over part of the main public car park serving Annan’s retail and business area.

MARYPORT VISIT . . . pictured, left to right: local Cumbrian dignitaries Peter Kendall, Brian Carter and Carni McCarron Holmes, Annan Harbour Development Officer Alan Thompson, Martin Armstrong from the Federation of Small Businesses, Chapelcross Site Programme officer Steve Szostak, Joyce Wylie from The Royal Burgh of Annan Community Council, local representative Steven Ashworth and chairman of Annan Regeneration Steering Group Councillor Sean Marshall
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MARYPORT VISIT . . . pictured, left to right: local Cumbrian dignitaries Peter Kendall, Brian Carter and Carni McCarron Holmes, Annan Harbour development officer Alan Thompson, Martin Armstrong from the Federation of Small Businesses, Chapelcross site programme officer Steve Szostak, Joyce Wylie from The Royal Burgh of Annan Community Council, local representative Steven Ashworth and chairman of Annan Regeneration Steering Group Councillor Sean Marshall

Annan and Maryport share experiences

CLOSER links are being established between Annan and Maryport — with a visit to the Cumbrian town taking place last week.

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Teen in dock on flats fire charge

A TEENAGER has been charged with threatening to burn down a block of flats in Annan.

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Woman in ‘terrifying’ alleyway robbery attempt

AN ATTEMPT to rob a young woman in Annan in the early hours of Saturday morning has sparked a police enquiry.

LIBRARY PLAN . . . Annan Library is set to open in its new home of Annan Town Hall on December 4 *** Local Caption *** LIBRARY PLAN . . . Annan Library is set to open in its new home of Annan Town Hall on December 4

Dates set for launch of town’s new-look library

A DATE has been set for a library open inside Annan Town Hall — as part of a controversial shake-up of services.

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Woman dies in house fire

A 46-YEAR-OLD woman has died following a house fire overnight in Annan.

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Lorry sought after car badly damaged

AN ALLEGED hit and run incident in Annan is being probed by police.

RARE BIRD . . . a rare albino sparrow spotted in an Annan has sadly been killed, but an albino starling continues to be sighted

Rare albino birds cause a flutter

TWO albino birds have been causing a flutter in Annan.

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“Le retour” for Burns’ biggest French fan

A FRENCHMAN proclaiming himself to be the reincarnation of Robert Burns has visited Annan for the second year running.

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VIDEO: Flash flooding hits Lower Annandale

THERE was flash flooding in Annan, Eastriggs and on several rural roads following torrential rain in Annandale and Eskdale on Saturday afternoon.

LOOKING GOOD . . . the newly refurbished tennis courts at Seaforth Avenue in Annan
 *** Local Caption *** LOOKING GOOD . . . the newly refurbished tennis courts at Seaforth Avenue in Annan

CCTV bid to deter tennis court attacks

A SECURITY system is set to be installed at Annan tennis courts — in a bid to deter vandals.

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GP shortage impact grows in region

THE CLOCK is ticking towards a potential crisis in the region due to a shortage of GPs, according to an Annan doctor.

ROBBERY . . . Natalaigh Taylor has spoken about a growing trend for robberies carried out by motorcyclists in London, after she was targeted last week

Natalaigh in capital robbery terror

A WOMAN from Annan has told of the shocking moment she fell victim to a growing trend for robberies by motorcyclists in London.

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Car overturns in Annan accident

A YOUNG driver escaped serious injury after his car ran out of control and overturned in Annan late on Wednesday afternoon.

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PICTURES: Annan celebrates historic march-riding

A LARGE cavalcade followed Cornet Brook Johnston and his Lass Katy Nelson for the annual Riding of the Marches celebration in Annan today.

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Motorcycles stolen from Annan homes

AN INVESTIGATION has been launched after two motorcycles were stolen in Annan overnight on Wednesday to Thursday.

 
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