Brother's cancer battle inspires Abbie into action

Published: Thu 24 Apr 2014


A NORTH schoolgirl is "plane determined" to complete a gruelling 50-day exercise challenge to help raise funds for the charity that have helped look after her seven-year-old brother in his battle with leukaemia.

New rules at Highland recycling centres


Published: Tue 22 Apr 2014

Councillor Graham Phillips.

A CLAMPDOWN on commercial waste being dumped at Highland Council recycling centres is on the cards. From the end of this month the entres will no longer accept waste associated with commercial or trade activities - work carried out for business or profit - such as household clearances, furniture removals and handyman or gardening services.

Mystery of Inverness Marina UFO solved

Published: Fri 18 Apr 2014

The drone pictured in flight over the marina.

THERE was a lot of head scratching in the vicinity of Inverness Marina this morning with the sudden appearance of what appeared to be a UFO. Baffled members of the public watched in amazement as the machine, looking like some giant flying insect, hovered over the yachts at their moorings before soaring into the sky at high speed.

Bid to find cause of major blackout


Published: Thu 17 Apr 2014

Traffic lights at the Ness Bridge and throughout the city were knocked out.

POWER engineers were out this morning trying to find the cause of a major fault that blacked out more than 200,000 homes across the North of Scotland for several hours last night.

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