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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.

Travelling art exhibition hits Annan

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

Hectic bidding for hilltop water tower

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

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.

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.

Teen in dock on flats fire charge

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

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.

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.

Woman dies in house fire

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

Lorry sought after car badly damaged

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

Rare albino birds cause a flutter

TWO albino birds have been causing a flutter in Annan.

“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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Motorcycles stolen from Annan homes

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

Clean up campaign targets dog mess hotspots

SIGNS are set to appear at dog fouling hotspots in Annan — urging anyone who sees an offender to report the crime.

Internet approach to tackle dog fouling

DOG FOULING in the Eastriggs, Moffat and Annan area is set to be tackled with a new pilot scheme.

Shoplifters in high-value raids across region

A SERIES of high value thefts from shops in the region yesterday are being probed by police.

Park fouling angers parents

SUSPECTED human and dog poo has been found smeared on play park equipment in Annan, sparking public disgust.

Paddle perfect for first kayak day

PADDLES at the ready — because Annan’s first Kayak Day takes place this Sunday.

Party queen Bella still going strong at 95

A PARTY-loving lady from Annan is still going strong at 95 – celebrating her birthday in style this week.

Donations for Dean

FRIENDS of a 20-year-old man who died suddenly last week are fundraising to give him “the send off he deserves”.

Flower tub is a terror threat, say police

A FLOWER tub in Annan High Street struck by a car might be restored — but then forced to move due to anti-terror bomb fears.

Dad plans charity match for ‘special cause’

A CHARITY football match is set to take place in Annan next month, with a special cause behind it.

Be alert warning after blazes spate

THERE is a very high fire risk in south west Scotland’s tinder-dry scrubland and other open spaces following an extended period of dry weather.

Glass fall sparks safety fears

POTENTIAL tragedy was avoided by seconds yesterday in Annan after a pane of glass fell out of an empty building and onto the pavement below.

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