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By Alice Prentice

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March 26 - April 2

1. WATCH: Fifth sighting of Loch Ness Monster so far in 2021

Fifth sighting of Loch Ness Monster so far in 2021. Video Frame: Kalynn Wangle
Fifth sighting of Loch Ness Monster so far in 2021. Video Frame: Kalynn Wangle

Another Nessie sighting has been recorded on the Official Loch Ness Monster Sightings Register.

It brings the number so far this year to five.

Is it the real deal? Check out the mysterious video here

2. Name of new £20m hospital in Highlands is confirmed

The hospital is a striking building at its site at Dalfaber.
The hospital is a striking building at its site at Dalfaber.

The new name of the £20m community hospital nearing completion in Aviemore has been officially confirmed.

NHS Highland’s Health Board members agreed with the recommendation of Badenoch and Strathspey Community Hospital at their latest meeting earlier today.

Read more about how the decision was made here.

3. Kiltarlity woman asks energy ombudsman to intervene in row over changing electricity arrears

Chloe Hardy, Kiltarlity in a wrangle with her electricity supplier, People's Energy, which says she owes £2000, having previously said she owed £599. Picture: Callum Mackay.
Chloe Hardy, Kiltarlity in a wrangle with her electricity supplier, People's Energy, which says she owes £2000, having previously said she owed £599. Picture: Callum Mackay.

A Kiltarlity woman is asking the energy ombudsman to intervene in a wrangle with her energy provider which said she owed more than £2000 – despite having been previously told it was just under £600.

Chloe Hardy says during telephone calls over the space of a few hours to clarify the level of arrears for her electricity usage, she was cited different amounts.

Read more: Kiltarlity woman asks energy ombudsman to intervene in row over changing electricity arrears

4. Witness appeal after Highland road crash leaves boy (16) dead

Picture: Daniel Forsyth.
Picture: Daniel Forsyth.

A witness appeal went out after an Easter Ross accident resulted in the death of a teenage boy and left two other people in hospital.

Police said a 16-year-old boy had died as a result of the accident last night on the B9176, also known as the Struie road.

Follow the rest of the story: Identity of Highland teenager killed in road traffic accident confirmed by police as witness appeal is renewed

5. Three people arrested over attempted murder in North East

The Inverness Justice Centre Picture: Gary Anthony.
The Inverness Justice Centre Picture: Gary Anthony.

Three people from Moray have been arrested and have appeared in court after an attempted murder in Rothes on Friday night.

Rachel Baillie (28) and Debbie Baillie (20), from Aberlour, appeared in private at Inverness Sheriff Court on Monday alongside Callum Brown (25), who was listed as living in Elgin.

The trio were arrested on Friday, March 26, after the attempted murder on a 41-year-old man at around 10pm in the Green Street area of Rothes.

Read more: Three people arrested over attempted murder in North East

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