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BREAKING: Prime Minister Rishi Sunak expected to visit Highlands today after UK general election call

BREAKING: Prime Minister Rishi Sunak expected to visit Highlands today after UK general election call

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is set to visit the Highlands today less than 24 hours after announcing the UK general election date as July 4.


Tributes to Billy Manson: Halkirk ambassador and ‘central figure for the whole village’

Tributes to Billy Manson: Halkirk ambassador and ‘central figure for the whole village’

Billy Manson was described as an ambassador for Halkirk and a central figure in the life of the village following his death at the age of 76.


PICTURES: Tipsy Tea Party in Wick raises £2320 for charity

PICTURES: Tipsy Tea Party in Wick raises £2320 for charity

The annual Tipsy Tea Party organised by MS People Caithness raised £2320 as stylish guests turned out in an impressive array of hats and fascinators.


Cancer doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom, says Hazel after Caithness rugby triumph

Cancer doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom, says Hazel after Caithness rugby triumph

Hazel Stewart is proving that there’s life beyond cancer – as her trophy-winning exploits on the rugby field with Caithness Krakens have shown.


Scotland’s Rural College innovation roadshow heading for Thurso

Scotland’s Rural College innovation roadshow heading for Thurso

Far north entrepreneurs are being urged to join a new innovation roadshow that will be making a stop in Caithness at the end of this month.


Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross candidates: ‘We do democracy very well in this country and we will do so again’

Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross candidates: ‘We do democracy very well in this country and we will do so again’

The Westminster hopefuls say ‘the Tory government has finally laid themselves bare to the powers of democracy.’


John O’Groats squad ‘more than capable’ of keeping first division status

John O’Groats squad ‘more than capable’ of keeping first division status

Top-flight survival is the main priority for John O’Groats this season, according to co-manager Mark Robertson.


Confirmed: Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announces a General Election for July 4

Confirmed: Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announces a General Election for July 4

He says ‘now is the moment for Britain to choose its future’ as opinion polls favour a Labour victory in the next 43 days of campaigning.


General Election 2024: Your new Highland constituencies and who is running to become your MP

General Election 2024: Your new Highland constituencies and who is running to become your MP

As Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is meeting the cabinet amid mounting talk in Westminster that he is about to call an election.


Meiklejohn tops the standings in first round of Summer Stableford

Meiklejohn tops the standings in first round of Summer Stableford

Round one of the women’s Summer Stableford at Reay saw some spectacular scoring, with Sarah Meiklejohn topping the standings on 40 points.


Wick Academy to host Fraserburgh on opening day of 2024/25 season

Wick Academy to host Fraserburgh on opening day of 2024/25 season

The newly released Highland League fixture list shows Wick Academy will kick off their 2024/25 campaign with a home match against Fraserburgh.


Fly fishers see complete change in conditions at Loch Watten

Fly fishers see complete change in conditions at Loch Watten

A light north-west wind and heavy cloud cover was more to the liking of DFFA members as they gathered for the second boat competition of the season.


Own a piece of history: Royal Hotel Cromarty hits the market

Own a piece of history: Royal Hotel Cromarty hits the market

If you're looking to sell your business then ASG Commercial should be your very first port of call.


PICTURES: Laurandy Centre in Wick holds purple-themed celebrations for Dementia Awareness Week

PICTURES: Laurandy Centre in Wick holds purple-themed celebrations for Dementia Awareness Week

Members and staff at the Laurandy Centre in Wick held special events for Dementia Awareness Week last week and shared some pictures.


Second Met Office rain warning means alerts issued for whole of Highlands

Second Met Office rain warning means alerts issued for whole of Highlands

Weather warnings for heavy rain have now been issued for all of the Highlands following a second yellow alert - this time for the north and west.


Swanson and Miller are 10-mile time trial winners

Swanson and Miller are 10-mile time trial winners

Stuart Swanson raced his non-aero bike to good effect to win Caithness CC’s 10-mile time trial, while Danny Miller again came first at Wick Wheelers.


Ferry master ‘almost certainly fell asleep’ before Pentland Firth grounding

Ferry master ‘almost certainly fell asleep’ before Pentland Firth grounding

The master of the Pentland Firth ferry Alfred “almost certainly fell asleep” before the vessel ran aground on Swona, an investigation has found.


Highland Council is working on reinstating respite care, says Cllr Bremner at Wick meeting

Highland Council is working on reinstating respite care, says Cllr Bremner at Wick meeting

Emotions ran high at a public meeting in Wick hosted by a pressure group to improve services for children and adults with special needs.


Edward Mountain: Time to revisit rules on visiting the Highlands

Edward Mountain: Time to revisit rules on visiting the Highlands

I’m not usually one for advocating greater involvement of the state when it comes to people’s behaviour and personal freedoms.


Americas Cup golf success for Wick team

Americas Cup golf success for Wick team

A team from Wick won the Americas Cup, an inter-club match play golf competition between Wick, Thurso and Reay ladies.


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