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Council needs to ‘get the finger out’ and give road workers more overtime, says Cllr McEwan

Council needs to ‘get the finger out’ and give road workers more overtime, says Cllr McEwan

A councillor criticises the local authority for the “diabolical” state of roads and thinks overtime for workers may be a solution.


ScotRail passengers in the Highlands hit by disruption because of train crew shortages

ScotRail passengers in the Highlands hit by disruption because of train crew shortages

Staff shortages are disrupting some trains to and from Inverness this morning.


Krakens ‘definitely up for the challenge’ in National Plate semi

Krakens ‘definitely up for the challenge’ in National Plate semi

Caithness Krakens have their sights firmly fixed on claiming a place in Scottish rugby's end-of-season Silver Saturday at Murrayfield.


Potholed car park in Thurso town centre ‘looks like an open cast mine’

Potholed car park in Thurso town centre ‘looks like an open cast mine’

A supermarket car park is so badly potholed it is starting to resemble an “open cast mine” and posing a safety hazard, two councillors have claimed.


Our pace and power can hurt Brora, says Wick manager

Our pace and power can hurt Brora, says Wick manager

Manager Gary Manson insists Wick Academy have the pace and power to cause problems for Highland League Cup winners Brora Rangers in Saturday’s derby.


Governing body urged to act over Caithness opponents’ call-offs

Governing body urged to act over Caithness opponents’ call-offs

The governing body of rugby in Scotland is being asked to get to grips with the rash of unfulfilled fixtures that have plagued the Greens' season.


Organiser of Land’s End to John O’Groats charity run ‘very emotional’ at event’s success

Organiser of Land’s End to John O’Groats charity run ‘very emotional’ at event’s success

The organiser of a marathon relay which raised over £30,000, was "very emotional" but when she completed the RunAcross UK.


A “font of knowledge, gentleman and friend” - politicians and community leaders unite in mourning at death of councillor

A “font of knowledge, gentleman and friend” - politicians and community leaders unite in mourning at death of councillor

Saddened community figures have called Cllr Alasdair Rhind a “font of knowledge, gentleman and friend”.


UK’s top comedy acts set to take the stage at Macdonald Aviemore Resort

UK’s top comedy acts set to take the stage at Macdonald Aviemore Resort

An evening full of laughter and world-class comedy is set to take place at Macdonald Aviemore Resort this summer.


Thurso mother starts online petition for respite care – ‘Life with severe autism is a daily grind’

Thurso mother starts online petition for respite care – ‘Life with severe autism is a daily grind’

A Thurso mum pleading for respite care for her severely autistic son has started an online petition that is quickly gaining momentum.


‘Dream come true’ for Gladiators champion with Caithness connections

‘Dream come true’ for Gladiators champion with Caithness connections

A childhood dream came true at the weekend for an army officer when he won the Grand Final of the Gladiators television programme.


Dounreay workers vote to strike

Dounreay workers vote to strike

Staff at Dounreay nuclear power station overwhelmingly back industrial action as pay talks stall.


Anglers ‘in a good place’ ahead of North Caledonian Cup semi

Anglers ‘in a good place’ ahead of North Caledonian Cup semi

Manager Ewan McElroy accepts that Halkirk United will be underdogs in their North Caledonian Cup semi-final against new league champions Invergordon.


Shock death of Highland councillor a ‘huge loss to us all’

Shock death of Highland councillor a ‘huge loss to us all’

The shock death of Highland councillor Alasdair Rhind has left friends and colleagues stunned, with MP Jamie Stone among those paying tribute.


Thurso manager has seen ‘massive improvement’

Thurso manager has seen ‘massive improvement’

Thurso will be aiming to round off their underwhelming North Caledonian League campaign on a positive note when they take on Loch Ness.


Police report highlights increase in shoplifting and resisting arrest in Wick

Police report highlights increase in shoplifting and resisting arrest in Wick

Increases in local crimes related to shoplifting and resisting arrest were noted at a meeting of the Royal Burgh of Wick Community Council on Monday.


Far north MP backs calls for suspension of arms sales to Israel

Far north MP backs calls for suspension of arms sales to Israel

Jamie Stone MP today (April 4) urged the government to suspend arms sales to Israel, following the deaths of seven aid workers.


Wick woman who attempted to extort cash from men is spared jail

Wick woman who attempted to extort cash from men is spared jail

A Wick woman who used sex to extort money from one man and attempted to extort cash from another man has narrowly avoided a jail sentence.


400 Highland homes and businesses hit by power cuts

400 Highland homes and businesses hit by power cuts

The homes and businesses affected were in the Great Glen and Caithness.


Far North Line train services between Caithness and Inverness cancelled by ScotRail

Far North Line train services between Caithness and Inverness cancelled by ScotRail

Two ScotRail services between Inverness and Caithness will be cancelled today.


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