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Shock at scale of Inverness child poverty

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Published: Sat 18 Oct 2014

Dell McClurg, chairman of Merkinch Community Council.

POVERTY-HIT parents are struggling to feed their children in nearly a third of all households in one Inverness ward, according to a shock new report. The findings, published by the national campaign group,

Reunited dog owner still fears repeat of theft

Published: Thu 16 Oct 2014

Anna Straube and Roxi shortly after her beloved dog's return earlier this year.

A STOLEN puppy's owner who was successfully reunited with it says she worries constantly that it could happen again. Mother-of-two Anna Straube says she is too scared to let Roxi, a Staffordshire Bull

Disgraced councillor vows to clear his name

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Published: Tue 14 Oct 2014

John Holden who is beginning a one-year prison sentence

A FORMER Highland councillor continues to plead his innocence and is determined to clear his name, despite repaying in full thousands of pounds in benefits he fradulently claimed. In August 2011 John Holden

Record visitor numbers for Urquhart Castle

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Published: Tue 14 Oct 2014

Urquhart Castle

URQUHART Castle posted record-breaking visitor numbers this summer, Historic Scotland has revealed. The castle (pictured) welcomed 220,025 visitors between June and September in what Historic Scotland's

Rail station in line for upgrade following franchise award

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Published: Sat 11 Oct 2014

Inverness rail station.

Plans have emerged for a significant revamp of Inverness rail station including a major shopping development along with a new entrance and concourse. It follows the Scottish Government announcement that Dutch rail operator Abellio has won the £6 billion franchise to run ScotRail for the next decade.

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