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12-Dec-15, 12:36
John O' Groat Journal headlines

LIVES could be “put at risk” by transporting nuclear material by air from Wick claims Tor Justad, vice-chairman of Highlands Against Nuclear Transport. But David Flear, chairman of Dounreay Stakeholder Group pointed out that if such flights did take place, security would be “extremely high”. He also pointed out that nuclear material is travelling safely all over Britain all the time..

“HARD to take” are the words used by a charity worker to describe the moment she discovered the group's minibus had been rammed, causing hundreds of pounds worth of damage. Caithness Rural Transport faces a hefty bill to repair the mini bus after the motorist who caused the damage, failed to come forward.

MEMBERS of the Dounreay Stakeholder Group have been told the nuclear plant should continue to get annual funding of 177 million despite a cut to the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority's budget. Nigel Lowe, the NDA's head of programme, made the announcement at the group's meeting in Thurso, on Wednesday but stressed no official confirmation has yet been made.

A NORTH student who came up with an innovative idea to help socially-isolated older people and allow young people to gain new skills into the bargain,has been awarded the top prize in a competition for . Tom Walker, 17, who is studying an HNC in Business at North Highland College was the winner of the iStart Challenge, a competition designed to encourage and support entrepreneurial spirit among young people in the area.

THE boss of a Caithness haulage firm has spoken about the nightmare scenario of drivers being stuck in miles of traffic for hours while the country's most-used bridge is closed to the public. D. Steven & Son operations have been heavily affected by the closure of the Forth Road Bridge after major structural damage was discovered.

THE number of people joining the Army Reserve is on the rise in Caithness it has emerged. The organisation has nine new local applicants who have signed up since it began efforts to reinstate a presence in the county. It has also revealed it has agreed a deal to once again establish a permanent base in Wick.

WITH Christmas rapidly approaching there have been a number of fundraising events in Bettyhill starting with a Pink Day organised by Farr Primary School pupils, parents and staff.