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02-Sep-16, 16:48
John O' Groat Journal headlines for September 2, 2016

A PLAN by a Caithness businessman to build a luxury 7 million hotel overlooking Thurso Bay has suffered a setback after local councillors raised concerns about the prospective loss of the view out to sea. While not against the venture, they do not want it to be build in what was described as an iconic area of the town.

ANTI-SOCIAL driving in Thurso town centre is to be tackled by police with the launch of a new initiative. Local officers along with the divisional rroads policing unit will target speeding careless and inconsiderate driving racing noise exhausts drivers causing excessive or unnecessary noise and vehicle defects.

A THURSO Highland councillor was told he was out of order when he tried to raise the issue of links between the Faroe Islands and Caithness. Donnie Mackay broached the subject just before the Caithness committee meeting got underway in Wick Town hall on Wednesday morning.

A SENIOR Highland councillor this week said he would do his utmost to devolve decision-making to areas such as Caithness. Alasdair Rhind, depute leader of Highland Council was in Wick to learn more about local priorities and look at ways the local authority could help achieve them.

THE last of the higher activity liquid waste produced during Dounreay Fast Reactor fuel reprocessing has been made safe for future generations. It is an important milestone in the immobilisation of the historic liquid waste known as raffinate, created from reprocessing undertaken during operation of Dounreay's three reactors.

WICK Academy pocketed three valuable points after going out on top of their first midweek game of the Highland League season in Grantown-on-Spey, on Wednesday evening. The final score - Strathspey Thistle, 0.... Academy,... 3.