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    John O' Groat Journal headlines for May 26

    A FATHER who took his teenage daughter from Wick to see Ariana Grande perform at Manchester Arena as a birthday treat, is recovering in hospital after being injured in the bomb blast. Lewis Brunton was just 30 yards from the site of the attack which killed 22 people and left 64 others wounded on Monday night.

    DOUNREAY operators said decommissioning work is continuing as normal as the UK terror threat level was raised to critical at a heightened response rate, at the site. Prime Minister Theresa May announced on Tuesday, that,the threat level was raised from severe to critical, the highest level, after the Manchester Arena bombing on Monday night.

    A SLIMMED down Highland Council is facing unprecedented change in the coming months with a pledge of wholesale powers being passed to local area committees. The council's five committees are being shoehorned into three super committees - one to deal with people, one for finances and a third for places and infrastructure.

    A CHURCH service to rededicate the historic effigy of Wick's patron saint goes ahead on Sunday morning. The Rev. John Nugent will officiate at a special Celtic church blessing for the statue of St Fergus which has relocated from the town's Carnegie library.

    YOUNG entrepreneurs from primary schools across Caithness and north Sutherland showed their business acumen when they took part in a junior Dragons' Den challenge.

    SNP supporters were very noticeably on the campaign trail through Wick last Friday with a car rally and one very colourful character. Larger-than-life SNP supporter, Peter Smith, from Carfin near Motherwell ,brought out the sunshine with his boisterous and genial demeanour.

    SCRABSTER Harbour Trust has announced its 1.1 million ice plant is scheduled to be completed by the end of next month and will be in operation for the fishing industry this summer. The new facility, which is under construction, will allow fishing boats to take on ice at any time day or night to protect the quality of their catch.

    A WELL-KNOWN farm in east Caithness has just gone on the market. Stirkoke Mains near Haster, is being sold together with its deer stalking and fishing rights.
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