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Contributions welcome for Highland World War I memorial book

Published: Fri 29 Apr 2016

The memorial book, Assembly.

A memorial book containing the names of over 174,000 people from the UK and Ireland who died in Belgium during World War I is being brought to Inverness. The specially-commissioned book, entitled Assembly, is from the In Flanders Field Museum in Ypres and will be at the heart of a pop-up exhibition at the Inverness Museum starting tomorrow.

Road repair fund barely scratching the surface

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Published: Thu 28 Apr 2016

Potholes near Milton of Clava.

MORE than one in three roads in the Highlands require repairs but there is a £9 million gap in the council's budget to fix them. A report to the community services committee shows roads in the local authority

Emotional visit to unveil Raigmore Hospital's new children's unit

Published: Thu 28 Apr 2016

Visitors are given a sneak preview of the new children's unit at Raigmore Hospital.

Young patients at Raigmore Hospital will be greeted by the sight of bright and cheerful surroundings when the new children's unit opens its doors in two weeks. With work on the project now almost finished after the Highland Children's Unit Appeal hit its £2 million target last month, major contributors and supporters were given a special preview.

Pledge to tidy up historic eyesore

Published: Thu 28 Apr 2016

Thornbush House in South Kessock.

Community leaders have been reassured that action will be taken to tidy up a dilapidated historic building close to the River Ness. Thornbush House in South Kessock is currently used for storage by its joint owners, one of whom is a builder.

Vehicles come off the A82 near Drumnadrochit

Published: Tue 26 Apr 2016

Police said no-one was hurt.

Two cars left the A82 between Inverness and Drumnadrochit this morning in separate incidents. The first one happened about 7.20am. It is understood no one was injured and the driver managed to continue on the journey.

Willie Rennie plays it cool on Inverness visit

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Published: Tue 26 Apr 2016

Chilling out: The Lib Dems' Willie Rennie at Inverness Ice Centre.

THERE was a chilly reception for Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie when he made a campaign visit to Inverness yesterday - but that was entirely down to the weather rather than the electorate. He started off at Inverness Ice Centre where he had a curling lesson from Scottish internationalist Ruaraidh Greenwood - and scored a bullseye with his second stone.

RNLI rescue family and canoeist in separate incidents

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Published: Tue 26 Apr 2016

RNLI volunteers were giving a radio interview when the distress call came in.

A FAMILY from Drumnadrochit was towed to safety by the Loch Ness RNLI lifeboat when smoke started coming from the engine room of their holiday cruiser. The vessel was drifting three miles from Fort Augustus when the family - a husband and wife and their five-year-old daughter - raised the alarm.

A9 reopened after accident

Published: Mon 25 Apr 2016

Police said no-one was hurt.

THE A9 has been reopened after a lorry came off the road at Dell of Inshes. The major trunk road was closed northbound for more than an hour after the accident was reported to police at 12.06pm on Monday.

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