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Former council convener suggest more powers for local areas

24 May 2022
Former council convener suggest more powers for local areas

Former council convener suggest more powers for local areas

24 May 2022

Devolved power, flexible working and smart budgeting are among modernisation plans floated by Councillor Bill Lobban.


Shrewd move or political suicide? Wick hopeful Andrew Jarvie among those moving many miles to stand for council in local authority elections

24 April 2022
Shrewd move or political suicide? Wick hopeful Andrew Jarvie among those moving many miles to stand for council in local authority elections

Shrewd move or political suicide? Wick hopeful Andrew Jarvie among those moving many miles to stand for council in local authority elections

24 April 2022

Local democracy reporter Nicola Sinclair looks at council hopefuls who are straying far from home – including Andrew Jarvie who is standing in Wick


Caithness councillor candidates to be quizzed by public

15 April 2022
Caithness councillor candidates to be quizzed by public

Caithness councillor candidates to be quizzed by public

15 April 2022

Caithness Voluntary Group (CVG) has announced that it will quiz the 12 Caithness election candidates on a range of issues facing the county.


Taller turbines approved at Limekiln wind farm in Reay

09 December 2021
Taller turbines approved at Limekiln wind farm in Reay

Taller turbines approved at Limekiln wind farm in Reay

09 December 2021

A bid to increase the height of the proposed turbines at the consented Limekiln wind farm in Caithness has been approved by Highland Council.


Nightclub boss has licence suspended after failing to report alleged assaults to police

27 October 2021
Nightclub boss has licence suspended after failing to report alleged assaults to police

Nightclub boss has licence suspended after failing to report alleged assaults to police

27 October 2021

The manager of a popular nightclub in Wick has had his licence to operate suspended after police raised serious concerns about the venue.


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