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Federica Stefani


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Federica Stefani is a reporter at Highland News and Media specialising in environment, transport and food&drink as well as podcasting. An MA graduate in Multimedia Journalism at Glasgow Caledonian University, she joined HNM in 2019, also working as part the digital development team.

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Thurso RNLI crew rescues kayakers in Pentland Firth

21 May 2024
Thurso RNLI crew rescues kayakers in Pentland Firth

Thurso RNLI crew rescues kayakers in Pentland Firth

21 May 2024

Two holidaymakers were rescued by Thurso lifeboat volunteers yesterday after they were pushed miles away from John o’ Groats by the tides.


Man (42) to appear at Wick Sheriff Court today after weekend incidents

21 May 2024
Man (42) to appear at Wick Sheriff Court today after weekend incidents

Man (42) to appear at Wick Sheriff Court today after weekend incidents

21 May 2024

A 42-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with an incident which took place in Wick on Sunday.


SSEN Transmission set to launch first £2m Community Benefit Fund in September

15 May 2024
SSEN Transmission set to launch first £2m Community Benefit Fund in September

SSEN Transmission set to launch first £2m Community Benefit Fund in September

15 May 2024

SSEN Transmission announced they will soon launch a first round of funding to support communities in the Highlands and the north of Scotland.


PICTURES: Stunning display of the Northern Lights as captured by our readers across the Highlands

11 May 2024
PICTURES: Stunning display of the Northern Lights as captured by our readers across the Highlands

PICTURES: Stunning display of the Northern Lights as captured by our readers across the Highlands

11 May 2024

Aurora hunters were in force last night after the intense solar activity resulted in an incredible northern lights display.


Kate Forbes appointed as new deputy First Minister

08 May 2024
Kate Forbes appointed as new deputy First Minister

Kate Forbes appointed as new deputy First Minister

08 May 2024

Kate Forbes has been appointed Deputy First Minister by John Swinney, it has been announced.


Travelling gallery set to visit three Highland venues next week

24 April 2024
Travelling gallery set to visit three Highland venues next week

Travelling gallery set to visit three Highland venues next week

24 April 2024

A mobile art exhibit is set to return to the Highlands with its latest exhibition “A Bonnie Way: Unravelling the seduction of the countryside”.


Loch Ness and the Cairngorms among top 5 most Instagrammable spots in Scotland

24 April 2024
Loch Ness and the Cairngorms among top 5 most Instagrammable spots in Scotland

Loch Ness and the Cairngorms among top 5 most Instagrammable spots in Scotland

24 April 2024

Two Highland scenic locations were listed among the most Instagrammable tourist destination in the country according to a new survey.


‘Nine years and nothing has changed – you’re still putting your life, and your child’s, at risk’

12 April 2024
‘Nine years and nothing has changed – you’re still putting your life, and your child’s, at risk’

‘Nine years and nothing has changed – you’re still putting your life, and your child’s, at risk’

12 April 2024

A mum-of-three from Thurso says women in Caithness face a nightmare to have their baby, as she told of her “uncontrollable anxiety attacks”.


People living in the Highlands encouraged to access Parkinson’s exercise programmes

11 April 2024
People living in the Highlands encouraged to access Parkinson’s exercise programmes

People living in the Highlands encouraged to access Parkinson’s exercise programmes

11 April 2024

High Life Highland is raising awareness of the support available in the region to mark World Parkinson’s Day today (April 11).


UPDATE: Man (62) who went missing from the Highlands is found

10 April 2024
UPDATE: Man (62) who went missing from the Highlands is found

UPDATE: Man (62) who went missing from the Highlands is found

10 April 2024

A 62-year-old man was traced safe and well after going missing on Monday.


Staff shortage prompts cancellations on Far North Line

03 April 2024
Staff shortage prompts cancellations on Far North Line

Staff shortage prompts cancellations on Far North Line

03 April 2024

Services between Inverness and Wick are being cancelled today due to a shortage of train crew.


WATCH: Highland Traitors star set to launch cancer charity race in memory of grandparents

03 April 2024
WATCH: Highland Traitors star set to launch cancer charity race in memory of grandparents

WATCH: Highland Traitors star set to launch cancer charity race in memory of grandparents

03 April 2024

A star of TV hit The Traitors who lost both her grandparents to cancer has been chosen to help launch a charity event in Inverness.


Tax reliefs at Inverness and Cromarty Firth Green Freeport extended by five years

23 March 2024
Tax reliefs at Inverness and Cromarty Firth Green Freeport extended by five years

Tax reliefs at Inverness and Cromarty Firth Green Freeport extended by five years

23 March 2024

The Scottish Government has announced that tax reliefs at the Inverness and Cromarty Firth Green Freeport will be extended to 2034.


PICTURES: A taste of the Highlands as businesses compete at Shortbread Showdown

18 March 2024
PICTURES: A taste of the Highlands as businesses compete at Shortbread Showdown

PICTURES: A taste of the Highlands as businesses compete at Shortbread Showdown

18 March 2024

The final of the Highland Shortbread Showdown 2024 took place in Inverness yesterday, with a city finalist taking home the public's choice award.


UPDATE: Train line reopens between Inverness and Dingwall after incident

21 February 2024
UPDATE: Train line reopens between Inverness and Dingwall after incident

UPDATE: Train line reopens between Inverness and Dingwall after incident

21 February 2024

The railway line between Inverness and Dingwall has now reopened after emergency services attended an incident before 8am today.


WATCH: Costs of "desperately needed" replacement prison in the Highland capital set to exceed £140 million budget

31 January 2024
WATCH: Costs of "desperately needed" replacement prison in the Highland capital set to exceed £140 million budget

WATCH: Costs of "desperately needed" replacement prison in the Highland capital set to exceed £140 million budget

31 January 2024

The costs for a new prison in the Highlands will not remain within the estimated budget, the Scottish Government’s justice secretary admitted today.


Highland Green MSP welcomes positive impact that disposable vapes ban will have on the region

31 January 2024
Highland Green MSP welcomes positive impact that disposable vapes ban will have on the region

Highland Green MSP welcomes positive impact that disposable vapes ban will have on the region

31 January 2024

The forthcoming ban on disposable vapes will mean a cleaner, greener and healthier future for people in the Highlands according to a local MSP.


HOUSING: Council house rent to increase by almost 8 per cent this year

31 January 2024
HOUSING: Council house rent to increase by almost 8 per cent this year

HOUSING: Council house rent to increase by almost 8 per cent this year

31 January 2024

The average council house rent in Highland will increase from £83 per week to almost £90 per week, Highland Council has announced today.


Pavement parking ban to be enforced across the Highlands in February

24 January 2024
Pavement parking ban to be enforced across the Highlands in February

Pavement parking ban to be enforced across the Highlands in February

24 January 2024

A ban prohibiting pavement parking will be enforced across the Highlands from next month.


LISTEN: Highest number of drug driving offences over the festive season recorded in the Highlands

24 January 2024
LISTEN: Highest number of drug driving offences over the festive season recorded in the Highlands

LISTEN: Highest number of drug driving offences over the festive season recorded in the Highlands

24 January 2024

A new police report shows that the Highlands recorded the highest number of drug driving offences across Scotland in December.


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