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Fire service plea to keep bonfire night safe in Inverness

Published: Thu 30 Oct 2014

The 50 foot high bonfire at last year's Bught Park firework display.

EMERGENCY agency partners in Highland are appealing to the public to help make the 2014 bonfire night on Wednesday next week the safest yet. Bonfire night is traditionally one of the busiest nights of the year for Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS).

Raigmore Hospital spending cuts "must not hit patient care"

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Published: Wed 29 Oct 2014

Mary Scanlon.

A CONSERVATIVE MSP has demanded assurances that patient care will not suffer as a result of NHS Highland having to make savings of £12.3 million this year. A damning report by the Auditor General for Scotland has highlighted poor financial management in NHS Highland during 2013/14, which was a major factor in the board requesting £2.5 million in extra funding from the Scottish Government to break even.

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Second win for City - now for the leaders

Published: Thu 30 Oct 2014

Inverness City player/boss Jordan Macdonald puts in a challenge against Hall Russell United.

BOUYED by back-to-back wins in the SJFA Superleague Inverness City are in confident mood ahead of their clash against league leaders Maud at Lister Park on Saturday.

Fired-up Irish storm back to sink Scots

Published: Thu 30 Oct 2014

Scotland's Kevin Bartlett gets away from his Irish markers.

SCOTLAND were unable to replicate their performance of the previous week when they were overpowered by Ireland in the return leg of the Marine Harvest shinty/hurling International series at Pairc Esler, Newry.

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North Focus camera contest - September winner

September's readers picture of the month was this red deer sky by Dougie Hamilton, Creagan Cottage, 4 Resaurie, Inverness. Our North Focus readers' photos competition gives you the chance to have one of

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North Focus camera contest - August winner

August's Picture of the Month was this bottlenose dolphin breaching in the Moray Firth at Chanonry Point at Fortrose taken by Alister Kemp, 29 Teandallon Place, Evanton.

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North Focus camera contest - July winner

THIS shot of Eilean Donan Castle in Wester Ross at sunset was taken by Craig Urquhart, 22 Windsor Place, Conon Bridge, and is the readers' Picture of the Month for JUly. It now goes forward to our Picture

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North Focus camera contest - June winner

THIS shot of a Hercules C130 aircraft out on a training exercise in the Highlands is our readers' picture of the month winner for June.

North Focus camera contest - June winner

Sunset around the Highlands

A series of sunsets from around the Highlands are our pictures of the week from readers. See this week's Highland New, North Star and Lochaber News for details of a super new contest coming soon.

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Now that's a rock face!

LOOK carefully can you see a rock "face" in this rockface at Glen Affric in our latest readers' picture of the week?

Now that's a rock face!

The Northern Lights!

TWO delightful shots of the recent spectacular Northern Lights show over the Highlands are our pictures of the week from readers. North Focus is your chance to have one of your top shots published. Keeping

The Northern Lights!

Watch the birdie!

TWO quirky wildlife shots are our pictures of the week from readers.

Watch the birdie!

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