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Highland MP fears 1980s levels of unemployment if Number 11 does not change tack on ending the furlough scheme at the end of October

Highland MP fears 1980s levels of unemployment if Number 11 does not change tack on ending the furlough scheme at the end of October

Highland MP fears 1980s levels of unemployment if Number 11 does not change tack on ending the furlough scheme at the end of October

MP Drew Hendry along with a growing band of voices said there remains time to secure hundreds of thousands of jobs across the country


Scottish Government bans different households from meeting and slaps curfew on bars and restaurants

Scottish Government bans different households from meeting and slaps curfew on bars and restaurants

Scottish Government bans different households from meeting and slaps curfew on bars and restaurants

The new restrictions will come into effect on Friday but people are encouraged to abide by them now amid rising Covid infection rates


Prime Minister says a 'stitch in time saves nine' as he announces new Covid-19 restrictions

Prime Minister says a 'stitch in time saves nine' as he announces new Covid-19 restrictions

Prime Minister says a 'stitch in time saves nine' as he announces new Covid-19 restrictions

But Boris Johnson rebuffed calls by Highland MP Ian Blackford to extend the furlough scheme


SNP trio told to do ‘honourable’ thing

SNP trio told to do ‘honourable’ thing

SNP trio told to do ‘honourable’ thing

Three SNP councillors who resigned from the party group on Highland Council have been told to do “the honourable thing” and resign their seats.


First Minister confirms new restrictions will be announced this week amid fears of a rising Covid infection rate

First Minister confirms new restrictions will be announced this week amid fears of a rising Covid infection rate

First Minister confirms new restrictions will be announced this week amid fears of a rising Covid infection rate

Nicola Sturgeon said she had worked through the weekend with advisors but no final decision on the measures had yet been taken


Highland Council unanimously rejects Boundary Commission proposals to redraw ward boundaries and reduce councillor numbers

Highland Council unanimously rejects Boundary Commission proposals to redraw ward boundaries and reduce councillor numbers

Highland Council unanimously rejects Boundary Commission proposals to redraw ward boundaries and reduce councillor numbers

Boundary Commission proposals to redraw Highland Council ward maps have been described as an "attack on democracy" in the region.


UK government minister praises Inverness Covid testing centre

UK government minister praises Inverness Covid testing centre

UK government minister praises Inverness Covid testing centre

David Duguid visited the site to learn about its operations and thank staff for their work


Max-factor splits Highland Council SNP group as former leader Maxine Smith resigns with two others

Max-factor splits Highland Council SNP group as former leader Maxine Smith resigns with two others

Max-factor splits Highland Council SNP group as former leader Maxine Smith resigns with two others

Re-instatement of two suspended councillors and in-fighting appears to have triggered a trio of resignations


Health campaigner wins petition support of MSPs

Health campaigner wins petition support of MSPs

Health campaigner wins petition support of MSPs

MSPs on the Scottish Parliament’s public petitions committee will hear evidence from a leading neurosurgeon to support an Inverness woman's petition.


Council calls an emergency budget meeting after First Minister put the brakes on coming out of lockdown

Council calls an emergency budget meeting after First Minister put the brakes on coming out of lockdown

Council calls an emergency budget meeting after First Minister put the brakes on coming out of lockdown

Council bosses said they could no longer standby proposals after the national picture changed


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