North-West Evening Mail
Met office upgrades Cumbria gales warning
Scotland and northern England is facing a short, sharp, stormy spell of weather over the next 48 hours with winds in excess of 80 mph expected in western Scotland.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
It wasn't really a well-known or understood condition. The people we saw who had MS were few and far between but tended to have very high care needs.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Ward ban for Molly the hospital dog
A dog who provided companionship to dementia patients has been banned from a hospital after she became "overeager" with staff who offered it treats.
Hard work and herring girls
Known as herring girls or fisher girls, the women from the Western Isles, Shetland and eastern Scotland travelled along the British coast working as gutters and packers.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Concern plans to plant millions of trees will threaten golden eagle
THE future of the golden eagle in Scotland is being threatened by plans to plant millions of trees, a conservation body has warned.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Emma Cowing: Music to our ears
ON A drizzly summer's morning in late June, Scotland's minister for learning, science and Scotland's languages sat down in the assembly hall of Leith Academy to listen to a concert.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Show goes on in Stornoway
THE decision by a council to cancel its Christmas lights switch-on due to a lack of funds threatened to put a dampener on the start of the festive season for the only town in the Outer Hebrides.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Lews Castle to house Western Isles museum
THE transformation of historic Lews Castle in the Western Isles took another major step forward today as the foundations for the new Museum and Archive extension were laid.
What independence White Paper could mean for the Isles
Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan, has welcomed the publication of the Scottish Government's "immensely significant" white paper on Scottish independence and discussed the impact it could have on the Western Isles.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Only five health boards met national A&E waiting time targets
Only five of Scotland's 14 regional health boards met the national target for accident and emergency waiting times in September, new figures reveal.
Comhairle grant planning for 14 Tolsta wind turbines
Energy company 2020 Renewables Ltd have today been successful in securing consent for a 42MW wind farm from Comhairle nan Eilean Siar.
Rural Homes Are More Expensive Than Urban Homes in All Regions
In percentage terms, the premium varies from 59% in the West Midlands to 9% in the North East .
MSP backs Prostate Cancer UK's Quality Checklist
MSP for the Western Isles, Alasdair Allan, has backed Prostate Cancer UK's Quality Checklist as a first step towards delivering the best possible care and support for men with the disease.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Island Areas Ministerial Working Group meeting
The Island Areas Ministerial Working Group met for the third time on Friday, chaired by Derek Mackay, Minister for Local Government and Planning.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
Care threat as social work budgets at 'breaking point'
MORE than half of Scotland's social work departments have plunged into the red this year, racking up a combined overspend in excess of 35 million.
Cape Breton Post
Date remains firmly etched in the memories of most North Americans
On Friday of last week I must have been asked this question at least three or four times, both in Sydney and in North Sydney.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
Islands set to win key decision-making powers with unprecedented legislation
ORKNEY, Shetland and the Western Isles will be given more powers in a ground-breaking Islands Act in the event of a Yes vote in the independence referendum in 2014.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Islanders spurn hostile route in buyout battle
Islanders have voted overwhelmingly to turn their backs on what would have been Scotland's first hostile community buyout, and pursue instead the amicable purchase of the Pairc Estate on Lewis for 500,000.
Progress in Pairc land buyout
Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan, has welcomed progress made at a meeting in Gravir yesterday where local residents of South Lochs voted to proceed with an amicable purchase option to buy the Pairc Estate.