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  1. Hopes to reopen landslip-hit A83Read the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | BBC News

    Contractors hope to clear the remaining debris from a 2,000 tonne landslip on the A83 and reopen the road at the Rest and Be Thankful in Argyll. Bear Scotland said work to clear the road resumed at 07:00 on Thursday and they hoped to have it open later.

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  2. Sex harassment case is continuedRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | BBC News

    The case of an operator of an award-winning Dumfries restaurant, who is accused of sexual harassment and assaulting his staff, has been continued. However, it also heard one witness had been sacked twice and had sent a message pleading to get her job back.

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  3. Isles' WW1 sacrifices to be exploredRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Newsday

    Artefacts from a museum in Belgium are to form part of a series of exhibitions recalling the high number of Hebridean lives lost in World War One. Of more than 6,500 men from Lewis, an isle with a population of less than 30,000 at the time, 1,151 of them were killed on active service.

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  4. Fuel campaigners 'bitterly disappointed' as OFT rules petrol market is 'working well'Read the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | IcWolverhampton

    Watchdog ruled out a full investigation into the fuel market after concluding high prices are the fault of taxes and the cost of crude oil Campaigners say they are "bitterly disappointed" that the competition watchdog has ruled out a full investigation into the fuel market after concluding high prices are the fault of taxes and the cost of crude oil. The Office of Fair Trading said competition in the sector was "working well" and there was "very limited evidence" that pump prices rise quickly when the wholesale price goes up but fall more slowly when it drops.

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  5. Mystery over Western Isles 'blast'Read the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Newsday

    Islanders in the Outer Hebrides are waiting to hear if the MoD was responsible for a huge bang heard as far apart as Benbecula and Barra. Aviation authorities have ruled this out but the MoD has said it may be able to give a definitive answer.

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  6. Killers fail to quash convictionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | BBC News

    Two men jailed for life for the first murder on the Western Isles in more than 40 years have failed in their bids to have their convictions quashed. Johnathan MacKinnon and Stefan Millar, both 23, were each ordered to spend a minimum of 18 years in prison before they could apply for parole.

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  7. Increased uptake of overdose kitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | BBC News

    New figures reveal the distribution of the kits by health services and prisons has increased from 3,878 in 2012-2013 to 6,472 in the past year. Drug users suffering an overdose can be given the treatment easily by family members or a friend, giving extra time for emergency services to arrive.

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  8. Fundraising opens 'new era' for Isles FMRead the original story

    Tuesday | Stornoway Today

    A major fundraising drive to be launched this week is set to move Isles FM into a new era of broadcasting to the Western Isles. The community radio station, based in new premises on Seaforth Road, has a competitive opportunity to extend its licence for 12 years when it comes up for review in a few weeks time.

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  9. Honest reactionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Sunday Herald

    ROCK musicians and others have been mourning the death of the great bass player, Jack Bruce, and recalling episodes from his eventful life. ROCK musicians and others have been mourning the death of the great bass player, Jack Bruce, and recalling episodes from his eventful life.

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  10. Online petition against electricity surchargeRead the original story

    Monday Oct 27 | Stornoway Today

    The Poverty Action Group in the Western Isles has created an online petition calling on SSE to have the 2p surcharge imposed on the Highlands and Islands removed with immediate effect. Chair of the Poverty Action Group, Cllr Angus McCormack, said, " We are calling on electricity company SSE to remove the 2p per unit surcharge imposed on consumers in the Highlands and Islands with immediate effect.

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  11. Five tips from the Glasgow Now newsdesk for October 28Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 27 | The Daily Record

    GLASGOW NOW gives you the top things to do in the city and news you can use for the day ahead. JB Priestley's classic thriller Dangerous Corner is on stage this week at the Theatre Royal this week until November 1. Staring Robin of Sherwood's Michael Praed and Dazeil and Pascoe's Colin Buchanan, the story takes a chance remark at a dinner party and evolves into a world of murder and conspiracy.

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  12. Is Shetland the cheapest and loveliest place in the UK to build your own home?Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 18 | This Is Money

    Building your own home is a fact of life in Shetland. This northerly archipelago of more than a hundred islands is closer to the Arctic Circle than it is to London - and part of a growing trend for self-built homes.

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  13. Calls for retention of coastguard tugRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 27 | Shetland Today

    The UK government is being urged to "reaffirm its support for the Northern Isles" when reviewing the future of the coastguard's emergency towing vessel next year. The calls from the SIC and local MP Alistair Carmichael come in the wake of three recent incidents where vessels have had to be towed to safety after breaking down near Shetland and the north of Scotland. 1 comment

  14. Landslip traps 15 cars on road for five hours amid floods and gales chaosRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 27 | The Daily Record

    MOTORISTS were stranded as fallen trees and debris blocked sections of the A82 - and forecasters are warning that more bad weather is on the way. The north-west bore the brunt of the storm and 15 cars were trapped for five hours between two landslips on the A82 south of Fort William.

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  15. MP raises delays to Personal Independence Payments concernsRead the original story

    Monday Oct 27 | Stornoway Today

    Western Isles MP Angus Brendan MacNeil is writing to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Iain Duncan Smith MP regarding the delays in processing applications for Personal Independence Payments . PIPs are available to help with costs caused by a health condition or disability and are meant to support people to mitigate the costs associated with a condition.

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  16. Artefacts from renowned museum visit Western IslesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 26 | Sunday Herald

    Artefacts from a renowned museum in Belgium will feature in a series of exhibitions, which start this week, commemorating the remarkable human sacrifice of the Hebrides during the First World War. Artefacts from a renowned museum in Belgium will feature in a series of exhibitions, which start this week, commemorating the remarkable human sacrifice of the Hebrides during the First World War.

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  17. Ferry fare boost for island's economyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 26 | Sunday Herald

    A SCHEME offering lower cost ferry fares will be rolled out to both routes serving the Isle of Arran, in what has been hailed as a major boost to the island's tourism economy. A SCHEME offering lower cost ferry fares will be rolled out to both routes serving the Isle of Arran, in what has been hailed as a major boost to the island's tourism economy.

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  18. Floods & travel chaos as storm hits Scotland hardRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 26 | Scotsman.com

    The Met Office issued an amber "be prepared" warning for the Highlands and Western Isles where prolonged and heavy rain hit yesterday and are continuing into today. Kinlochewe, in Wester Ross, was drenched with 103mm of rainfall over the weekend while the Cluanie Inn, in Glenmoriston, received 83mm, according to the Met Office.

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  19. More than a dozen cars trapped between two landslides on A82Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 26 | The Daily Record

    MORE than a dozen cars have been trapped between two landslips as heavy rain caused flooding and travel disruption across Scotland. The A82 trunk road has been closed in two places between Fort William and Ballachulish, near Corrychurrachan, due to landslides.

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  20. Island at the edge of the worldRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 25 | Sunday Herald

    AS dawn broke, the glories of the Hebridean sea loch stretched out before us - like a long finger of the Atlantic Ocean, dark, brooding, wild, yet intensely beautiful. AS dawn broke, the glories of the Hebridean sea loch stretched out before us - like a long finger of the Atlantic Ocean, dark, brooding, wild, yet intensely beautiful.

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