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02-Oct-15, 16:16
Headlines for October 3, 2015


A PROBE is being carried out into the tragic death of a new-born baby at Caithness General Hospital in Wick. NHS Highland confirmed that arrangements have been put in place, with immediate effect, to ensure the safety of pregnant mothers and babies.


TWENTY years ago, a ScotRail boss outlined plans to cut the rail journey time between Caithness and Inverness to three hours but two decades on, the trip takes nearly four hours. The lack of progress disappoints Friends of the Far North Line convener, Mike Lunan.


AN award-winning Caithness company has won its first order from Africa. KP Technology Ltd, which is based in Wick, secured the deal worth over 30,000 for a scanning Kelvin probe from Chuka University in Kenya.


SENDING an erotic selfie will not automatically land teenagers with a criminal record, say police in the Highlands. But the region's top child protection officer, Detective Chief Inspector Vince McLaughlin, said pupils who send naked photographs of themselves to others at school, using their camera phones, could have the crime of making and distributing indecent images recorded against them.


IF people want a film industry to take off in Caithness, the next two days is the time to show you want it to happen. This is the message from organisers of ,a new creative arts festival in Thurso which aims to promote the far north as a place to make movies.


A TWO-ACT musical performance telling the story of 1950s New York orphans and the WW11 French resistance, has raised over 1000 for the Wick branch of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. Called “The Show Must Go On”, the production featuring two Music Monster Choirs, proved a great success and was well received by all.


A self-catering accommodation provider in Wick came up trumps in this year's Highland Business Awards. Duncorann House & the Lorne Appartments was named the Caithness and North Sutherland Business of the Year at the annual awards ceremony in Inverness at the weekend.


THE prospect of taking on higher-level opposition will motivate Wick Academy as they go into tomorrow's Scottish Cup first round replay at Whitehill Welfare. The Scorries were denied a place in the second round last weekend, after a last-second equaliser by the visitors meant the two teams have to do it all again at Ferguson Park, Roswell.