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Give us better storm warnings, say residents

05 February 2014
Give us better storm warnings, say residents

Give us better storm warnings, say residents

05 February 2014

A BED and breakfast owner has called for a better public warning system after a tidal surge battered the east Caithness coast.


Public urged to help solve death riddle

05 February 2014
Public urged to help solve death riddle

Public urged to help solve death riddle

05 February 2014

THE family of a young man found dead in mysterious circumstances have appealed for anyone with information to come forward and tell police.


Wick battered by tidal surge

05 February 2014
Wick battered by tidal surge

Wick battered by tidal surge

05 February 2014

TIDAL storms that hit the east Caithness coast at the weekend have been described as among the worst recorded as clean-up operations got under way on…


Caitness demands its own postcode

31 January 2014
Caitness demands its own postcode

Caitness demands its own postcode

31 January 2014

FED-up residents who blame the Kirkwall postcode for extra charges on deliveries are campaigning for Caithness and north Sutherland to get its own postcode.


Discount scheme stalls as Halkirk fuel outlet closes

29 January 2014
Discount scheme stalls as Halkirk fuel outlet closes

Discount scheme stalls as Halkirk fuel outlet closes

29 January 2014

A BID to make part of Caithness eligible for government-backed road fuel discounts has spluttered to a halt.


Jim makes landmark cycle ride to work

24 January 2014
Jim makes landmark cycle ride to work

Jim makes landmark cycle ride to work

24 January 2014

But Jim Coll routinely pedals a 38-mile round trip to get from his home at Dunnet to his desk at the Highland Council offices in Wick.


Caithness couple in with a shot at Commonwealth Games

17 January 2014
Caithness couple in with a shot at Commonwealth Games

Caithness couple in with a shot at Commonwealth Games

17 January 2014

MARRIED after meeting through the love of their sport, a husband and wife have a real shot at representing their country in the Commonwealth Games.


Third of mums-to-be travelling 100 miles to give birth

15 January 2014
Third of mums-to-be travelling 100 miles to give birth

Third of mums-to-be travelling 100 miles to give birth

15 January 2014

ALMOST a third of pregnant local women had to travel more than 100 miles to give birth due to a lack of specialist facilities at Caithness General Hospital…


Thurso cinema is becoming a blockbusting Caithness business

15 January 2014
Thurso cinema is becoming a blockbusting Caithness business

Thurso cinema is becoming a blockbusting Caithness business

15 January 2014

ALMOST 100,000 tickets have been sold since Thurso Cinema first raised the curtains on its silver screens in July 2012.


Beatrice developer ‘considering’ future

27 December 2013
Beatrice developer ‘considering’ future

Beatrice developer ‘considering’ future

27 December 2013

FEARS that a planned 277-turbine offshore wind farm, potentially worth millions to the Caithness economy, may be in danger of being scrapped have been…


Concerns over storm damage to seafront wall

10 December 2013
Concerns over storm damage to seafront wall

Concerns over storm damage to seafront wall

10 December 2013

CONCERNS have been raised that a defence wall at Thurso seafront may be breached if hit by another big storm.


John Thurso MP backs Prostate Cancer UK campaign

01 December 2013
John Thurso MP backs Prostate Cancer UK campaign

John Thurso MP backs Prostate Cancer UK campaign

01 December 2013

LOCAL MP John Thurso has backed Prostate Cancer UK’s quality checklist as a first step towards delivering the best care and support for men with…


Former police chief wins by-election

29 November 2013
Former police chief wins by-election

Former police chief wins by-election

29 November 2013

MATTHEW Reiss is the latest addition to Highland Council after storming to victory in the landward Caithness by-election today.


Crowds flock to live cinema screenings

27 November 2013
Crowds flock to live cinema screenings

Crowds flock to live cinema screenings

27 November 2013

Thurso Cinema has been blown away with the success of broadcasting live events to the Caithness public, with the latest being special screenings of the…


National double-header boosts far north tourism

30 October 2013
National double-header boosts far north tourism

National double-header boosts far north tourism

30 October 2013

CAITHNESS has been put on the map as a place which can play host to national competitions and events as thousands of visitors enjoyed an action-packed…


Spinning group holds worldwide weaving web

30 October 2013
Spinning group holds worldwide weaving web

Spinning group holds worldwide weaving web

30 October 2013

Castletown Spinning Group hosted a unique live link when weavers from all seven continents took part in a project which is believed to be the first of…


Drive to give wrestling new grip on the north

23 October 2013
Drive to give wrestling new grip on the north

Drive to give wrestling new grip on the north

23 October 2013

"WRESTLING is fake? Come and have a go if you think you’re hard enough." David Hobbs has had enough knee injuries and torn muscles to prove there…


Councillors stage bedroom tax fightback

18 October 2013
Councillors stage bedroom tax fightback

Councillors stage bedroom tax fightback

18 October 2013

ALMOST 200 tenants in Caithness were immediately affected by a cut to their benefits when welfare reforms were first introduced in April.


Refinery closure not expected to affect Caithness fuel supplies

18 October 2013
Refinery closure not expected to affect Caithness fuel supplies

Refinery closure not expected to affect Caithness fuel supplies

18 October 2013

CAITHNESS is unlikely to be affected by the planned shutdown of the Grangemouth refinery as most of the fuel used in the far north is imported from North…


Landward councillor’s fury over cash for track demand

16 October 2013
Landward councillor’s fury over cash for track demand

Landward councillor’s fury over cash for track demand

16 October 2013

A LANDWARD councillor has told his colleagues to get "on your bike" after they argued £200,000 of proposed sports funding for Halkirk should be…


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