John O' Groat Journal headlines for December 24, 2015

BRUCE CORMACK was "one of life's great juys" who loved his family and his work. His widow Lynn was speaking as she paid tribute to the 41-year-old following a fatal accident inquiry which was held at Wick sheriff Court on Monday.

A NEW group offering to help those with dyslexia, has been formed as it emerged around 10 people living locally has some form of the condition.

THE search for the Highlands brightest education stars is underway as nominations open for the Scottish Education Awards 2016.

THE Caithness branch of the Riding for the Disabled Association held its annual Christmas show at the indoor school in Halkirk. A large audience comprising families friends and RDA supporters, watched the riders display some of the skills they had learned over the last few months.

A CALL has been made for the UK Government to give an assurance about nuclear material intended for military use which is being stored at Dounreay. The plea was made by Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross MP, Paul Monaghan, after it was revealed plans have been made to ship highly-enriched weapons-grade uranium from Dounreay to America.

WICK ACADEMY manager Gordon Connelly yesterday expressed his disappointment that his team was knocked out of the Scotltish Cup by Linlithgow Rose. They lost 5-1 and had two players sent off during Tuesday night's clash.