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Charity cycle passes through Annan

A GROUP of kwik fit employees wheeled into Annan this week as part of their fundraising event. The 12 riders who were taking part in The Tour De Branch, set off from Kwik Fit centre situated in Dumfries as they cycled from the town to Newcastle for their chosen charity Children with Cancer UK. After […]

Coney no do that!

ANNAN’S haaf netter statue has been accused of being more than just two faced.

Darts star coup

ONE OF the world’s top darts players will take on some of the best local darts talent at a match in Annan this weekend.

Gin duo putting Annan on the map

GLASGOW has Tennents, Dublin has Guiness and now Annan has Solway Spirits.

£3.5m roads debt probe

FORMER staff may be hauled in for a ‘robust’ investigation into a roads contract which has left the council £3.5 million out of pocket.

Honours for editor, officer and book boss

INCREDIBLY humbled, that’s how two Annandale men connected to the Lockerbie Air Disaster feel after being offered the title of Member of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Waste matters

A DELEGATION from Uganda visited Annandale on Tuesday to find out more about how rubbish is processed locally.

D-Day remembered

WREATH laying ceremonies took place yesterday in Annan, Moffat, Castle Douglas and Dumfries.
Officials, veterans and members of the public got together to remember the sacrifices on the beaches of Normandy 75 years ago today.

You shall go to the ball

PALS Graham Smith, left, of Lochmaben and Hardip Atwal, from Annan, this week launched their 2019 fundraising multicultural ball.

Charity’s work praised by minister

AN Annan outreach service is being held up as an shining example of ways to combat social isolation.

All is merry and bright as Christmas comes to town – again

REINDEER, Christmas trees and Santa Claus might not be the first things that come to mind when you think about Easter and springtime.

Clubs should be accountable for fan behaviour, says Annan

ANNAN Athletic is one of the only clubs in Scotland to voice their support for adopting strict liability to deal with fan behaviour.

Sold! Pinneys site sells

THE former Pinneys’ food processing factory in Annan has sold.

‘Satisfactory’ school report

ANNAN Academy has achieved an overall satisfactory result in a recent inspection.

£1.5m for town centres

A £1.5 million grant to support town centres is coming to Dumfires and Galloway.

A bell of a mess!

EMERGENCY repairs have saved a historic Annan church from a potential catastrophe.

Nursery named one of best in Scotland

CHILDREN and staff at an Annan nursery are celebrating after receiving a glowing report from inspectors and being singled out as a Scottish example of good practice.

Break-in at Annan convenience store

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a break-in at an Annan convenience store.

Milestone match for Annan captain

ANNAN Rugby Club captain Craig McCann reached a proud milestone last weekend as he made it 300 appearances for the first team.

Town braced for seven weeks of road works

MAJOR roadworks on Annan High Street look set to cause seven weeks of disruption to town centre traffic.

Special visitor

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

Vehicle fires were deliberate, says owner

A THREE vehicle fire was ‘targeted’ and ‘deliberate’ believes an Annan garage owner, who saw his vehicles go up in smoke at the weekend.

Special honour for John

A WELL respected former auctioneer has been honoured with a lifetime achievement award.

£800m vision

UP TO £800 million is expected to be invested in the Chapelcross site over the next few decades, resulting in the creation of thousands of new jobs.

End of the road for Pinneys

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

Powerful pair

TWO women from Annan are celebrating success at a major powerlifting competition.

Tech-riffic year for DJ

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

Development launched

Development kicked off this week at the old Carrs Billington site in Annan.

£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.

Cody is silver screen star

IT WAS a red carpet dream for Springfield’s Cody Mitchell as his debut film hit Netflix.

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