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Dredging to begin at Annan harbour

Annan Harbour Credit: ITV Border

The dredging of Annan harbour is due to start - and it's hoped it'll boost the town's economy.

Annan Harbour Action Group has been awarded a £22,000 grant to fund the work, which will remove silt which has built up at the harbour.

It's hoped this will make it useable for boats again, driving more tourism to the area.

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Concerns raised over traditional fishing in Annan

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A demonstration is to be held outside Annan Town Hall this evening to raise concerns about the future of stake and poke nets on the Solway.

There are talks for the nets to be banned, due to reports of low salmon stocks in the River Eden.

Local fishermen are worried that hundreds of years of traditional fishing methods may be lost.

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Package found in Annan poses "no risk to public"

Police Scotland have confirmed that the package found in Annan poses no risk to the public.

Around 35 people were evacuated from their homes and a local hotel after reports of a suspicious package was found.

Police Scotland, the Fire and Rescue Service and the Explosive DIsposal Unit attended the scene, however the package was found to be not dangerous.

Enquiries into the incident are continuing.

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