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Season of goodwill . . . and good hair

CHRISTMAS has never looked so good – all thanks to an Annan barbers.

Special visitor

A KEEN bird watcher from Annan was delighted to see a rare bird stop off in her garden last week.

End of the road for Pinneys

THIS week is the beginning of the end at Annan fish factory Pinneys.

Tech-riffic year for DJ

A HECTIC eight months has resulted in an Annan DJ’s meteoric resurgence in the world of techno.

£10m call for Annan

ANNAN will need £10 million of funding to help mitigate the impact of Pinneys closing and the loss of 450 jobs.

BREAKING: Farm fire

A FIRE at Woodhead Farm near Annan has broken out.

‘Laughing Gas’ warning after park find

A LARGE number of canisters thought to be packed with nitrous oxide have been found in Annan.

Public have their say on town vision

AROUND 75 people attended a public consultation at the weekend to discuss the future of Annan High Street and wider town centre.

United front in bid to save jobs

PINNEYS staff have received an ‘absolute commitment’ from Business Minister Paul Wheelhouse that politicians are working together to protect local jobs

Salmon company confirm interest in threatened factory

AN EXPANDING Annan smoked salmon company has gone public as a potential buyer for the Pinneys factory.

Pinneys’ parent company for sale

THERE was further uncertainty on Thursday at the two Young’s Seafood sites in Annan when it was announced that the parent company was up for sale.

Meeting staged in jobs crisis town

A UNITED front was pledged in the fight to save a closure-threatened Annan factory on Wednesday night.

Action group launch ambitious bid to limit job losses

AN ACTION group has pledged to fight to save as many jobs as possible after Young’s Seafood Ltd announced plans to axe 430 jobs at their Annan Pinneys site later this year.

A75 work detour HGVs stranded

RECOVERY crews were called out after heavy lorries became stranded on a side-road during a major road project near Annan this weekend.

Protest at closure threatened factory

MORE than 50 people protested outside Young’s Pinneys factory in Annan on Friday expressing anger at the site’s proposed closure.

Town stunned by ‘devastating’ factory closure plan

ANNAN looks set to suffer a ‘devastating’ jobs blow with the proposed closure of the town’s Pinneys factory.

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Rotary golf competition raises cash for charity

ANNAN Rotary Charities Golf Competition will be held this Sunday at Powfoot Golf Club.

Rebel SWI quits in ‘rural’ row

A DISPUTE has rocked the normally tranquil world of the region’s Scottish Women’s Institutes (SWI).

Annan boat lifted into new Irish life

A CROWD gathered this week to watch the ‘launch’ of an Annan-built fishing boat at the town’s harbour.

Campaigners raise fears over ‘plastic coast’

PARTS of the north Solway are at risk of becoming known as the ‘Plastic Coast,’ it has been claimed.

Distillery expansion could add extra jobs

A POPULAR Annan visitor attraction could create new jobs if the green light is given to an extension.

Efforts to open busy riverside path

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

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.

People-power bid to combat litter blight

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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