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    John O’ Groat Journal headlines for September 27, 2013
    NORTH lives could be put at risk by “wholly unacceptable” plans to close the fire control room in Inverness. That was the warning sounded yesterday by former Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross MSP, Jamie Stone, who is now a Highland councillor. He described the proposal to shut the control rooms in Inverness, Aberdeen, Fife Falkirk and Dumfries as “the nightmare scenario”.

    A MOTHER this week spoke of the heartache she and her family have endured since her son was killed in a fight in Canada, over a year ago. David Bain, who came from Lybster but emigrated to North America when he was a teenager, died after getting involved in a fight with Christopher Kameka on July 31, 2012. During the tragic incident, 29-year-old David fell and struck his head. He was taken to hospital but was pronounced dead.

    A CALL is being made for the public to be better informed in the aftermath of accidents involving trains used to move nuclear materials. It follows last week’s derailment in the north of England of two wagons which were carrying three empty flasks to the giant reprocessing complex at Sellafield. Highland anti-nuclear campaigner T’or Justad claims the accident involving flasks, which had been imported from Japan, supports concerns about the rail shipments which have been hauling spent fuel from Dounreay to the Cumbrian plant.

    AN unexpected six-month delay to the 39 million new Wick High School has sparked calls for a national watchdog to investigate the hold-up. The doors on the town’s long-awaited secondary schools will now be open in April 2016, although it will be handed over to Highland Council in February of that year. It had been due to be completed by the summer of 2015, but the delay has been blamed on a complicated contract structure which involves significant legal and financial specialist input.

    CONCERNED parents in Watten are calling for a zebra crossing in the village to protect their children from speeding vehicles. They claim that motorists regularly flout limits, including the 20mph restriction when pupils make their way to and from the school. Landward Caithness Highland councillor, Willie Mackay, has taken up the issue after it was broached at the latest meeting of the school’s parent council.

    CONTRACTS worth almost 10 million have been lost by two well-known companies at Dounreay. The work carried out by Johnston Controls and Babcock Nuclear Services, will be shortly taken over by Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd. That was confirmed yesterday by a site spokeswoman who stressed the move will have no implications for the workforce.

    WICK in the 1930s will be on show this weekend at the premiere of a newly-scanned and restructured film of the first flights of Highland Airways and Royal Mail services between Inverness and Kirkwall. The National Library of Scotland’s Scottish Screen Archive and Another Orkney Production will be showing the new film to mark the 80th anniversary of Highland Airways Inverness to Kirkwall route, the longest running continuous air service in Europe, at the Eden Court Cinema in Inverness on Sunday night.

    THE prevailing strong store cattle prices look likely to be something of a mixed blessing for the red meat industry accordiong to stuart Ashworth head of economics services with Quality Meat Scotland. The continuing strength of the store cattle marked may be welcomed by sellers as a means of restoring bank balances after the expenses of the past 12 months. However, the underlying reasons for the improved prices continue raise concerns about the longer term ability of Scotlands beef industry to benefit from the opportunities created by a growing UK and global population and improve economic outlook.

    BENCH-WARMERS are to be given the chance to shine and show what they could do as Barry Wilson looks to experiment with his squad in tomorrow’s home clash with Lossiemouth. With Sam Mackay on holiday and Grant Steven still out with a long-term hamstring injury the manager is looking for his supporting cast to take centre stage.
    Last edited by Bill Fernie; 27-Sep-13 at 13:03.

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