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WATCH: Disabled 71-year-old on oxygen wants moved from mouldy Highland home

WATCH: Disabled 71-year-old on oxygen wants moved from mouldy Highland home

WATCH: Disabled 71-year-old on oxygen wants moved from mouldy Highland home

20 February 2024

A disabled pensioner, who breathes with an oxygen cylinder, pleads with the council to be decanted from his mouldy home before it 'kills' him.


Inverness play park vandalised in Westhill

Inverness play park vandalised in Westhill

Inverness play park vandalised in Westhill

20 February 2024

The play park was 'destroyed' during the night with many residents outraged by the incident.


DREW HENDRY: Listening to people is key to understanding issues

DREW HENDRY: Listening to people is key to understanding issues

DREW HENDRY: Listening to people is key to understanding issues

20 February 2024

Folk are still struggling with the cost of living, rising rent and mortgage costs, compounded by stagnant wages, says our MP.


HOUSING: Council house rent to increase by almost 8 per cent this year

HOUSING: Council house rent to increase by almost 8 per cent this year

HOUSING: Council house rent to increase by almost 8 per cent this year

31 January 2024

The average council house rent in Highland will increase from £83 per week to almost £90 per week, Highland Council has announced today.


Heating bills crisis sparks help for hundreds of Albyn tenants in Highlands

Heating bills crisis sparks help for hundreds of Albyn tenants in Highlands

Heating bills crisis sparks help for hundreds of Albyn tenants in Highlands

29 January 2024

The biggest provider of affordable homes in the Highlands has secured heating bills support for 600 tenants to help them with winter costs.


PICTURES: Human resilience through cost-of-living crisis at heart of new Inverness exhibition

PICTURES: Human resilience through cost-of-living crisis at heart of new Inverness exhibition

PICTURES: Human resilience through cost-of-living crisis at heart of new Inverness exhibition

28 January 2024

Stories of resilience shown by Inverness people through the cost-of-living crisis are at the heart of a new photo exhibition in the city centre.


DREW HENDRY: We must tackle energy market inequity right now

DREW HENDRY: We must tackle energy market inequity right now

DREW HENDRY: We must tackle energy market inequity right now

23 January 2024

It might be a new year, but the Prime Minister's priorities are the same – and, in my opinion they are all wrong, says our columnist.


Highland Council plans 7.95% rent hike to raise nearly £900,000

Highland Council plans 7.95% rent hike to raise nearly £900,000

Highland Council plans 7.95% rent hike to raise nearly £900,000

22 January 2024

The cash will go to non-essential maintenance but there are concerns about the 'potential affordability impacts.'


Handy tips to heat your home for less this winter

Handy tips to heat your home for less this winter

Handy tips to heat your home for less this winter

18 January 2024

WITH temperatures plummeting, it can be hard to strike a balance between keeping warm and comfortably staying within your monthly budget.


Highlands Green MSP calls for action on heating bills

Highlands Green MSP calls for action on heating bills

Highlands Green MSP calls for action on heating bills

31 December 2023

Households across the Highlands will be bracing for a cold start to the new year with the increase to Ofgem’s price cap on energy bills.


Inverness food bank is the 'busiest it has ever been' as cost of living continues

Inverness food bank is the 'busiest it has ever been' as cost of living continues

Inverness food bank is the 'busiest it has ever been' as cost of living continues

26 December 2023

There has been a surge in people who are using food banks and free meal services in Inverness over the past 12 months.


All rail fares to increase by 8.7 per cent in 2024 including Caledonian Sleeper

All rail fares to increase by 8.7 per cent in 2024 including Caledonian Sleeper

All rail fares to increase by 8.7 per cent in 2024 including Caledonian Sleeper

21 December 2023

Transport Scotland has confirmed the fares increase it will put in place for 2024.


WATCH: Best secret Santa gifts from Inverness city centre shops for less than £10

WATCH: Best secret Santa gifts from Inverness city centre shops for less than £10

WATCH: Best secret Santa gifts from Inverness city centre shops for less than £10

15 December 2023

With the cost of living crisis looming, we have searched high and low to find the best affordable secret Santa gifts you can give this year.


DREW HENDRY: This Christmas help out a good cause if you can

DREW HENDRY: This Christmas help out a good cause if you can

DREW HENDRY: This Christmas help out a good cause if you can

13 December 2023

In a time of escalating living costs, MFR Cash for Kids has become a crucial lifeline for families.


Food help in cost-of-living crisis sees Culloden butcher employee honoured

Food help in cost-of-living crisis sees Culloden butcher employee honoured

Food help in cost-of-living crisis sees Culloden butcher employee honoured

09 December 2023

Community-spirited efforts to help people struggling with the cost-of-living crisis have seen a Culloden butchers' employee honoured for their work.


COLIN CAMPBELL: Inverness’s ultimate ‘warm space’ has lively welcome

COLIN CAMPBELL: Inverness’s ultimate ‘warm space’ has lively welcome

COLIN CAMPBELL: Inverness’s ultimate ‘warm space’ has lively welcome

07 December 2023

It’s an unhappy fact that the nationwide ‘obesity crisis’ is worsening all the time, with the range of health problems it brings, says our columnist.


SNP and Liberal Democrats highlight the plight of 1.25 million Scots living in fuel poverty

SNP and Liberal Democrats highlight the plight of 1.25 million Scots living in fuel poverty

SNP and Liberal Democrats highlight the plight of 1.25 million Scots living in fuel poverty

03 December 2023

The parties separately underlined how Scotland was energy rich but fuel poor and demand action from the UK government


Inverness church craft fair raises thousands of pounds for Highland Foodbank

Inverness church craft fair raises thousands of pounds for Highland Foodbank

Inverness church craft fair raises thousands of pounds for Highland Foodbank

03 December 2023

Almost £2500 was raised at an Inverness church craft fair for the Highland Foodbank.


WATCH: Barcelona fashionista takes flight to Inverness for incredible Oxfam fashion finds

WATCH: Barcelona fashionista takes flight to Inverness for incredible Oxfam fashion finds

WATCH: Barcelona fashionista takes flight to Inverness for incredible Oxfam fashion finds

26 November 2023

A charity shop in Inverness that sells brand new Zara stock has become a global fashion hotspot


Inverness among 10 areas in the UK most-worried about cost-of-living crisis

Inverness among 10 areas in the UK most-worried about cost-of-living crisis

Inverness among 10 areas in the UK most-worried about cost-of-living crisis

22 November 2023

A new study ranked the Highland capital as the ninth place in the UK most whose residents are most concerned about the cost-of-living crisis.


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