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Company states that Argos in Wick will reopen

Company states that Argos in Wick will reopen

Company states that Argos in Wick will reopen

Shoppers in Caithness have been asking when the Argos store in Wick Retail Park will reopen after remaining closed since the start of lockdown.


SPONSORED CONTENT: Getting back to work with financial support package

SPONSORED CONTENT: Getting back to work with financial support package

SPONSORED CONTENT: Getting back to work with financial support package

As more companies get back to work, we look at how the financial support is helping firms across the nation to adapt, innovate and protect jobs.


Wetherspoon dismisses closure claim as 'fake news'

Wetherspoon dismisses closure claim as 'fake news'

Wetherspoon dismisses closure claim as 'fake news'

Reports in some newspapers stating that the Wick branch of JD Wetherspoon was one of 16 earmarked for closure have been dismissed as "fake".


Scotland’s lockdown eased for outdoor hospitality and leisure travel

Scotland’s lockdown eased for outdoor hospitality and leisure travel

Scotland’s lockdown eased for outdoor hospitality and leisure travel

Scotland’s lockdown is being eased for outdoor hospitality, self-catering accommodation and the distance people can travel further than five miles.


Sturgeon welcomes fall in weekly death rate for ninth consecutive week

Sturgeon welcomes fall in weekly death rate for ninth consecutive week

Sturgeon welcomes fall in weekly death rate for ninth consecutive week

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed that the weekly death toll from Covid-19 has fallen for the ninth week in a row.


The 'new normal' in Wick town centre

The 'new normal' in Wick town centre

The 'new normal' in Wick town centre

With this week's announcement that smaller shops and outdoor markets are allowed to reopen there was a noticeable buzz in Wick town centre.


SPONSORED CONTENT: The great and good of inspirational businesses

SPONSORED CONTENT: The great and good of inspirational businesses

SPONSORED CONTENT: The great and good of inspirational businesses

The UK Government has launched a campaign to shine a light on businesses and employees across the country.


Prime Minister's speech dismissed as 'vomit' in scathing attack by Jamie Stone

Prime Minister's speech dismissed as 'vomit' in scathing attack by Jamie Stone

Prime Minister's speech dismissed as 'vomit' in scathing attack by Jamie Stone

The plan set out by Boris Johnson for the UK's economic recovery in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic has been condemned as "vomit" by Jamie Stone.


Volunteers rise to the challenge by making hundreds of items of protective clothing

Volunteers rise to the challenge by making hundreds of items of protective clothing

Volunteers rise to the challenge by making hundreds of items of protective clothing

A band of more than 40 volunteers have been busy during lockdown making around 900 items of protective clothing for local health workers.


Fishermen urged to prepare for a post-coronavirus world

Fishermen urged to prepare for a post-coronavirus world

Fishermen urged to prepare for a post-coronavirus world

A charity for fishermen has highlighted the impact the coronavirus epidemic is having on the industry – and says it is there to help.


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