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Fire At Riverside Home & Bridge Street Church
At 20:43 hours on Wednesday, 30 October, 2002 a report was received of a roof on fire at the Riverside Nursing Home, Bridge Street, Wick, a large residential nursing establishment.  Highlands and Islands Fire Brigade (HIFB) units attended immediately as did Ambulance staff and Northern Constabulary Officers from Wick and Thurso.  The initial investigation found that the area affected was between the Nursing Home and the adjacent Church of Scotland on Bridge Street.  The cause was quickly established as being a fault in the flue system of a boiler in the Church...........................



Fish Sculpture At Captain's Galley Restaurant
New restaurant now open at Scrabster



UKAEA Response To Clean Up White Paper
UKAEA has responded to the Government White Paper, "Managing the Nuclear Legacy: A Strategy for Action" which sets out proposals for a national approach to civil nuclear clean-up through a Liabilities Management Authority.

The search is on to find teams of young people from across the Highlands and Islands, willing to take part in the Highlands and Islands Youth Challenge.


Communities To Benefit From Jobs Dispersal
First Minister Jack McConnell today pledged action to ensure that rural communities throughout Scotland benefit from the dispersal of public service jobs.

Fireworks Warning From Highland Council

Captains Galley Restaurant Ready
The new seafood restaurant at Scrabster got a send off from suppliers and friends on Tuesday night. 


Castletown Fire

Communities in the Highlands and Islands are being strongly urged NOT to organise bonfires or fireworks displays in the lead up to Guy Fawkes Night on Tuesday 5 November when the Fire Brigade Union will be on strike. Brian Murray, Firemaster for the Highland and Islands Fire Brigade, is particularly anxious that this advice is observed on Saturday 2 November or Sunday 3 November, when the FBU has called its second 48-hour strike.

Canadian Artists Exhibition At Freswick
Three Canadians, one who has been a while and two newly brought in by the tide held a small exhibition of their latest work "Travellers Sea" at Freswick hallMonique Sliedrecht has been working in Caithness for some time and was recently joined by Rob Hengeveld and Marcia Hengeveld who took a working break for a month in Caithness. ........ 

Abseil Caithness General Hospital Chimney Pictures

Far North Sub Aqua Try Dive Nights Success

First UK Charity Bank
Gordon Brown Chancellor of Exchequer launches new bank

Health & Well Being Of The Highlands -
Report of Meeting

Visiting PE Teacher Sought For Caithness

Captains Galley Opening Soon

National Poetry Day

New Entrance For Spittal Quarry

Gaelic Declaration

Proposed Taxi Fare Increase In Highland
Council seeks public views.......

Windy In Caithness

More Support For Sensory Needs

Lure Oh the Highlands And Islands As IT Firm Trades London for Lewis 8 October
An increasing number of IT firms are heading for the north of Scotland for quality of life offering jobs to educated and motivated staff............ 

Bogus Telephone Calls Trying To Get Bank Details 8 October
Police are warning that a number of people in the Lochaber area have received calls from someone trying to obtain their bank details offering free credit reference checks or a mobile phone.......... 

Nearly At JOG And Walking Back Again To Lands End

Highlands Leads Way In Credit Card Fraud

Kevin McLeod - Latest Enquiry Enquiry Ends With No Further Action
Statement Issued by Ian Latimer Chief Constable Northern Constabulary

Charity Beard Shave

Scrabster Pier 4 October 2002

Volunteers Improving Thurso River Path

Police Warning On High Pressure Sale Persons
This warning comes from Easter Ross

New Handy Person Scheme For Caithness
Dennis To Fix It For Caithness Elderly & Disabled
Elderly and disabled people in Caithness will soon be able to call in a specialist to tackle small repair jobs in their homes, thanks to a joint initiative by Pentland Housing Association and Caithness Community Care Forum.
From November 2002 a mobile handyperson will available to fix the sort of non-emergency household jobs that are normally left to residents, but have become too difficult for the elderly or disabled................

Council Tax Benefit Claims Checks
A new system is being introduced in all Highland Council Housing and Council Tax Benefit and second adult rebate application procedures to help ensure that benefit claims are accurate and reduce overpayments.

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