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02-Dec-15, 10:12
Caithness Courier headlines for December 2, 2015

CAITHNESS General Hospital is on "a downward spiral" and is facing "death by a thousand cuts", a local health campaigner claimed yesterday. David flear, who resigned from the team looking at the redesign of local health services, as it was "not going anywhere" thinks the Wick hospital will become little more than a cottage hospital. But his suggestion and charge that changes to the services are being introduced by "the back door" were firmly rebutted by NHS Highland.

AN almost life-sized image of far north SNP Paul Monaghan continues to adorn the front window of his new constituency office in spite of a barrage of online complaints about it and other party livery.

THE COST of setting up a local authority in Caithness, similar to the one which operates in Orkney, would be more than 840,000 according to Thurso Highland councillor Roger Saxon. Mr Saxon was responding to the Association of Caithness Community Councils as part of the discussions under way to restore more decision-making and excutive powers to the operation of local government in the far north.

A MACMILLAN nurse, who has given 24 years of her life to helping care for cancer patients in Caithness, raising 70,000 in that time for a support charity, has scaled back her role. Louise Shakespeare, a specialist advance practitioner based at Wick's Caithness General Hospital, retired last week when she also called a halt to her globetrotting fundraising.

LIFEBOATS from Thurso and Wick went to the aid of a cargo vessel which lost power while sailing through the Pentland Firth on Friday morning. Shetland coastguard launched the two crew after receiving a distress signal from the Dutchregistered Leah which had broken down a mile north east of Stroma, while on passage from Rotterdam to Straumsvik in Iceland.

CAITHNESS teenagers are among youngsters across the Highlands who are taking action to prevent sexual violence. Young people have been volunteering as part of Rage and Sexual Abuse Service Highland, national programme co-ordinated by Rape Crisis Scotland to stop sexual violence before it starts. It works with youngsters to change attitude.

A GROUP of young Caithness rugby players were in seventh heaven after lifting silverware at the home of Scottish rugby at the weekend. Seven under-18s played under the Orkney- Caithness banner with the squad defeating Dundee Eagles 21-12 in the final of the National Bowl played on the all-weather pitch at Murrayfield.