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Four-car crash closes A9

The scene of the accident near Halkirk. Picture: Robert MacDonald / Nothern Studios

Emergency services were forced to use hydraulic rescue equipment to free a motorist from a car after a crash on the A9 near Halkirk.

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Sutherland gets spaceport nod

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Published: Mon 16 Jul 2018

Sutherland has been selected as the site of the UK's first spaceport. The UK Space Agency says the new site on the Mhoine peninsula - between Tongue and Durness - was chosen as it is the best place in the UK to reach in-demand satellite orbits with vertically launched rockets.

Vet finds Major mess on record paddle run

Published: Fri 13 Jul 2018

A VET caused a bit of a splash when she swapped her stethoscope for a paddleboard to complete a memorable Land's End to John O'Groats journey. Cal Major was paddling along the seas, rivers and canals of

Wick River green slime passed safe for canines

Published: Fri 13 Jul 2018

THE Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) has allayed fears that an algae that has appeared on the surface of Wick River is harmful. Dog walkers in Wick had voiced concerns about the "green slime"

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Lybster off to celebrate historic ties with Spain

Published: Fri 13 Jul 2018

TOMORROW will be a far cry from Cow Park for Lybster as they get the sun-tan oil and sombreros out for a footballing fiesta. Lybster jetted out to Spain in the early hours of yesterday to face a level

Don of Spanish football forged Caithness link

Published: Fri 13 Jul 2018

Dr William Alexander Mackay was born in Lybster on July 10, 1860. He was the youngest of nine children fathered by the Rev John Mackay who was the village's Free Church pastor. Following his primary school

Hibs clash a massive opportunity for Wick

Published: Fri 13 Jul 2018

WICK boss Tom McKenna is hoping Neil Lennon is one of the Hibs party getting off the team bus on Sunday because he wants to pick the brains of the Easter Road gaffer. A Hibernian XI will arrive at Harmsworth

Spurs on cup cloud nine

Published: Fri 13 Jul 2018

THERE were goals galore in the last 16 of the David Allan Shield with High Ormlie Hotspur on cloud nine after a thumping win against Top Joes. Spurs were too hot handle as they racked up a 9-1 thrashing

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