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15-Feb-17, 11:49
Caithness Courier headlines for February 15

A PROPOSED 7 million luxury hotel complex overlooking Thurso Bay, suffered what could be fatal blow yesterday when local Highland councillors again opted to preserve the site from development. It is the latest in a series of official knockbacks for local businessman Raymond Taylor has suffered over the past couple of decades.

TWO Caithness rivers were officially opened at the weekend with sights set on another productive fishing season after both recorded high catches last year. Studies on Forss and Wick rivers have been carried out using the technique of electro-fishing and they have shown both to be in fine condition with high numbers of young fish in them.

THE new base for the records of the UK's civil nuclear industry, officially opened in Wick yesterday. Nucleus is to be home to a vast wealth of material from all 17 Nuclear Decommissioning Authority sites across the UK, dating back to the 1940s.

A LOCAL lifeboat coxswain is pleading with the public to let the emergency services know, if they have launched sky lanterns in their area after volunteers were called out to an oversight false alarm in north Sutherland at the weekend. Thurso RNLI made the marathon 60 mile haul to Loch Eriboll after receiving a report of something floating in the water which appeared to be a lifejacket that lit up in the dark.

A NEW air weapons club has been launched in Caithness and is open to all abilities with a special section catering for blind shooters. The club, which is the first of its kind in the county, is the idea of Stirkoke Rifle club secretary, Donald Henderson, who is keen to provide opportunities to everyone to get involved in shooting.

A CAMPAIGN has been launched to stop NHS Highland closing a centre for heart patients across the region. Highland Heartbeat Centre offers cardiac rehabilitation at Raigmore Hospital but the health body says the space is needed for other clinical services so the centre will have to close.

A dedicated response unit for emergency services in the Highland and Islands has not been ruled out, fire bosses have said. Calls have been made for one centre to take 999 calls for police, fire and ambulance following the centralisation of the Inverness fire control room in December.