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10-Jun-16, 16:38
John O' Groat Journal headlines for June 10, 2016

A JOB opportunity offered by a major energy firm to people in Caithness for a position on its trainee engineer programme which covers university tuition fees on top of a salary, has reportedly attracted just one applicant. SSE yesterday admitted it is disappointed with the lack of response from the area.

A BOWER mum, who feels left with no other option but to push her daughter to pre-school in a wheelbarrow has decided to turn the effort into a fundraiser. Elspeth Hall will be seen over the coming days completing the unusual task in a bid to raise as much money as possible for two charities supporting disadvantaged chidren worldwide, Childreach International and the Order of Malta's Forgotten People Fund.

SWINGEING savings facing NHS Highland will not result in services to patients being hit, its newly-appointed chairman insists. David Alston is confident that the 28.8 million cuts it needs to make in its current year's budget can be found from efficiency measures.

A CAITHNESS mother who feels she was refused the right to deliver her second child at Caithness General Hospital says the circmstances surrounding the birth of her baby have left her deeply unhappy. Susan Robertson gave birth to a health baby girl, Lucuy Anna Rosie in Raigmore Hospital.

A TEAM working on a major upgrade of power lines in Caithness has helped pupils and staff at a Thurso primary prepare to mark the school's 50th anniversary. The group spent a day working to create three new vegetable patches in the school grounds. The pupils have now planted the area and have earmarked the harvest to be used at a school fayre later in the year to mark this year's milestone.

THE service passengers on the Caithness to Inverness rail line receive is woeful according to north MSP Rhoda Grant who has vowed to continue to campaign for improvements. The Highlands and Islands Labour MSP, who is the vice-president of Friends of the Far North Line, said she will keep up the pressure on the Scottish Government.

SMALL firms in Scotland are aware of the increasing threat of cyber crime but are still failing to act on the threat effectively according to the most detailed cyber security survey in the past year. It highlights how firms are being overwhelmed and confused by the amount of advice on offer.