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The Chancellor says the UK has ‘turned the corner on inflation’ and the economy will grow

The Chancellor says the UK has ‘turned the corner on inflation’ and the economy will grow

The Chancellor says the UK has ‘turned the corner on inflation’ and the economy will grow

06 March 2024

The OBR says inflation targets will be met and borrowing is going down – but is it enough to win the next election?


Chancellor: Budget will 'put £680 a year back into the pocket of Scottish workers'

Chancellor: Budget will 'put £680 a year back into the pocket of Scottish workers'

Chancellor: Budget will 'put £680 a year back into the pocket of Scottish workers'

06 March 2024

Jeremy Hunt's plans were largely welcomed by the FSB but slammed by local MPs Jamie Stone and Drew Hendry.


Mixed reaction to UK Budget but Scotland to get £295 million more in funding

Mixed reaction to UK Budget but Scotland to get £295 million more in funding

Mixed reaction to UK Budget but Scotland to get £295 million more in funding

06 March 2024

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt called it a 'budget for long term growth' with a boost for the drinks sector and a blow for oil and gas.


RHODA GRANT: Rural communities must see the gains of large-scale energy projects

RHODA GRANT: Rural communities must see the gains of large-scale energy projects

RHODA GRANT: Rural communities must see the gains of large-scale energy projects

05 March 2024

The Labour MSP says 'local benefit from these developments has not improved and communities are losing out.'


Drew Hendry calls on Jeremy Hunt to create VAT-free zones in town and city centres

Drew Hendry calls on Jeremy Hunt to create VAT-free zones in town and city centres

Drew Hendry calls on Jeremy Hunt to create VAT-free zones in town and city centres

05 March 2024

The Highland MP says 'VAT-free streets is not just about economic revival but also about ensuring fairness.'


Teaching unions separately demand action as they slam Highland Council's approach to staff

Teaching unions separately demand action as they slam Highland Council's approach to staff

Teaching unions separately demand action as they slam Highland Council's approach to staff

04 March 2024

Unison has 'grave concerns' about violence in schools and the EIS has lashed out at proposals to cut 70 principal teachers.


SNP MP to lead debate on fairer energy pricing for Highlands

SNP MP to lead debate on fairer energy pricing for Highlands

SNP MP to lead debate on fairer energy pricing for Highlands

03 March 2024

Drew Hendry said: “It’s unfair that people in the Highlands and Islands continue to pay more for energy."


Inverness Caley Thistle to reveal all on club's battery farm plans

Inverness Caley Thistle to reveal all on club's battery farm plans

Inverness Caley Thistle to reveal all on club's battery farm plans

03 March 2024

Club chairman Ross Morrison said: "I feel we must enlighten our fans regarding just what has been going on in relation to this most crucial matter."


Highland MSP backs Black Isle community calls over road safety fears

Highland MSP backs Black Isle community calls over road safety fears

Highland MSP backs Black Isle community calls over road safety fears

03 March 2024

Safety concerns have been raised in a Black Isle community amid fears that the narrow road and increasing traffic are an accident waiting to happen.


Lib Dems announce candidate to run for new Moray West, Nairn and Strathspey constituency seat

Lib Dems announce candidate to run for new Moray West, Nairn and Strathspey constituency seat

Lib Dems announce candidate to run for new Moray West, Nairn and Strathspey constituency seat

02 March 2024

Local Lib Dems have announced their candidate for the upcoming general election for the newly-formed Moray West, Nairn and Strathspey constituency.


Details behind Highland Council's agreed 'outline' budget will only be known in two weeks

Details behind Highland Council's agreed 'outline' budget will only be known in two weeks

Details behind Highland Council's agreed 'outline' budget will only be known in two weeks

29 February 2024

The agreed proposals are branded 'nebulous, vague, hazy, obscure, indistinct, unclear, indefinite, murky, blurred, formless and featureless.'


COLIN CAMPBELL: Hard-hitting contest shapes up in election ahead

COLIN CAMPBELL: Hard-hitting contest shapes up in election ahead

COLIN CAMPBELL: Hard-hitting contest shapes up in election ahead

29 February 2024

A hard-hitting contest is shaping up for the Inverness constituency in the upcoming General Election


Highland Council leadership passes budget unchanged despite serious challenges

Highland Council leadership passes budget unchanged despite serious challenges

Highland Council leadership passes budget unchanged despite serious challenges

29 February 2024

Council leader Raymond Bremner says it 'allows for significant investment to take place and protect jobs across our communities.'


Strike action sees UHI support staff walk-out in Inverness

Strike action sees UHI support staff walk-out in Inverness

Strike action sees UHI support staff walk-out in Inverness

29 February 2024

Staff at the University of the Highlands and Islands hit the picket line this morning amid ongoing strike action over pay and job losses.


Lib Dem budget amendment seeks £30m more for roads and to fully fund new St Clements school

Lib Dem budget amendment seeks £30m more for roads and to fully fund new St Clements school

Lib Dem budget amendment seeks £30m more for roads and to fully fund new St Clements school

29 February 2024

It also calls for a letter to the First Minister telling him his government made the council's 'severe financial plight of the council' worse.


Nairnshire communities invited to join conversation on Local Place Plan in March road show

Nairnshire communities invited to join conversation on Local Place Plan in March road show

Nairnshire communities invited to join conversation on Local Place Plan in March road show

28 February 2024

Communities in Nairn and surrounding areas will have the chance to have their say on future development with a series of drop-in events.


Opposition groups say Highland Council budget 'does nothing to improve life'

Opposition groups say Highland Council budget 'does nothing to improve life'

Opposition groups say Highland Council budget 'does nothing to improve life'

28 February 2024

They say the budget has 'no real substance' and question if it 'will in fact cover the financial gap.'


EDWARD MOUNTAIN: New energy efficiency Bill could 'obliterate' Highland finances

EDWARD MOUNTAIN: New energy efficiency Bill could 'obliterate' Highland finances

EDWARD MOUNTAIN: New energy efficiency Bill could 'obliterate' Highland finances

27 February 2024

The MSP warns that 'it is practically impossible' for Highland homes to meet proposed energy performance standard.


Fergus Ewing MSP brands SNP an "authoritarian party" after losing appeal on 7-day suspension

Fergus Ewing MSP brands SNP an "authoritarian party" after losing appeal on 7-day suspension

Fergus Ewing MSP brands SNP an "authoritarian party" after losing appeal on 7-day suspension

27 February 2024

Fergus Ewing has branded the SNP an “authoritarian party” after losing an appeal against a week-long suspension.


Highland MSP welcomes 'virtual courts' on Inverness visit

Highland MSP welcomes 'virtual courts' on Inverness visit

Highland MSP welcomes 'virtual courts' on Inverness visit

27 February 2024

Highland MSP Emma Roddick visited the Inverness Justice Centre recently to hear about the introduction of “virtual courts” there.


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