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31-May-13, 14:26
John O' Groat Journal headlines for May 31

A CAITHNESS mother yesterday recalled "the very scary and very emotional" experience she encountered when here baby son was born 11 weeks early. Alison, who lives with her husband Jon and family in South Street, Keiss, spoke about the battle her son Alex had to survive. He weighed only three pounds when he was born at Raigmore Hospital Inverness and spent seven weeks in a special care baby unit.

THURSO Library could remain close until well into next year after structural damage uncovered, was more serious than first realised. In the meantime, the library is set to move to a temporary site in the town centre to provide a scaled-down service, while repairs are completed.

AIIRPORT chiefs yesterday made clear that they have no record of terrorism suspects having been carried, in flights touching down in Caithness. Highlands and Islands Airport Ltd managing director, Inglis Lyon, has hit back at criticism from Caithness Highland Councillor Alex MacLeod about claims that rendition flights landed at Wick between 2003 and 2006.

THE under-threat air links between Inverness and London Gatwick are "critical" for the far north, according to Trudy Morris, chief executive officer of the Caithness Chamber of Commerce. She expressed concern over the future of the links after operator Flybe decided to sell its Gatwick slots to easyJet for 20 million.

TWO Wick primary schools have triumphed in the Scottish Schools Enterprise Challenge organised by Blythswood Care. Wick North won an award for best return of investment and involvement in the community, while Hillhead won overall winner and best presentation.

BUSES and parents allegedly parking outside, illegally, on yellow zig-zag lines, are putting the lives of pupils at risk. Thurso Community Council has received complaints from the public that up to three Stagecoach buses are being parked outside Miller Academy at any one time, while it is constructing its new depot nearby.

A WICK fighter is proving to be one of the most promising athletes in Highland amateur boxing after winning the top title at the Inverness Amateur Boxing Club Tournament. Liall Mackenzie was named boxer of the night when he won the first bout of his amateur career when he was part of the north of Scotland select team which took on north of Wales select at the Ironworks, on Saturday night.