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Arctic blast forecast for midweek

Ferry disrption

Island travellers paid £3.6 million air tax

Man fined after assault

Call to support Aberdeen to Stornoway air link

Darts results

Amended timetable for Stornoway ferry service

Gale warning

Letter:  RET - not part of travel  

Teenager on curfew and drinking ban after hospital disturbance

Breaking waves forces road closure

Driver harassed former girlfriend  

MSP raises concerns over call centre jobs

Robber broke into woman’s home and assaulted her

Scottish Government corrects Comhairle’s figures

Macneil urges phoneline repairs speed-up

Extra funding to tackle hospital bedblocking

Parliamentary question raises ferry issues

Stornoway man resisted arrest

Door vandalism

Letter:  What regeneration?

Councillors want transport minister in ferry meeting

Stornoway call centre staff receive redundancy notices

Uist councillor to step down

Letter:  Labour failed to connect

North Harris GPs cease night cover  

Letter:  Labour candidate “insincere” over cheaper ferry fares  

Islander faces High Court trial over intent to rape charge

Rescheduled pipeband meeting

Political spat over ferry infrastructure delays

Letter:   Politicians! Who needs them?

MV Loch Seaforth berths in Stornoway harbour for first time

Plane incident disrupts Inverness flights

Search for hero nominations

Scottish Government awards extra £1.5 million to isles’ health board  

Macneil raises 4G mobile coverage for islands

Tourism industry seeks action on ferry services

Over 600 HHP homes require storm damage repairs

Letter: Trumpet blowing

Rogue traders target storm damage households

Less people caught drink driving

Hauliers back ferry summit call

Ice warning as temperature falls

Snow affects flights

Suspend Ullapool ferry disruption to after tourist season, urges MP  

Freezing weather continues

Two school buses skid off icy roads

Harbour board headhunts old hands

Evangelistic services

Strong gale overnight

Call for summit over ferry “debacle” tourism impact

Council’s plan for discounted energy could provide business boost, says SNP councillor

Island success at the World Scotch Pie Championships

Vehicle slid off road

80mph gusts in severe weather warning  

Heavy snow on mainland affect road links to ferries

Paible school reopens

Ferry disruptions due to incoming bad weather

Storm-damaged council offices reopen to public

Severe gale warning

Comhairle’s plan for local cheaper electricity scheme

Weather:  Gales and snow

Storm: Traditional peat fire combats powercut

Ferries cancelled today, disruptions likely tomorrow

SSE picks up tab for powercut meals

Photos: Hydro repairs

Schools reopen after severe weather

Around a quarter of HHP homes damaged by storm

Alasdair Allan praises severe weather support workers

Comhairle’s Harris offices closed after storm damage

Uig smash

SNP slates Labour candidate over ferry fares

Letter:  Carers show dedication through storms

Restraining order imposed on islander

Wild storm forces St Kilda evacuation

All schools closed on Monday

Emergency services attend “loud bang” at electrical substation

Vehicle collision  

Heavy seas forces ferry cancellations

Lightning strikes cause more powercuts

Rest centre set up during South Harris blackout

Sunday’s ferry disruptions

Ferry crew provides hot drinks to powercut islanders  

Drunk who pestered seriously ill patient is jailed

Weather impact update

Electricity supplies reconnection times

Councillor slams croft house scheme proposals  

Education boss moves on

MP praises emergency services for storm efforts

Labour accuses SNP of “damning silence” over ferry fares

Scottish Hydro storm update

113mph winds recorded in violent storm

Croft house grant consultation

Call for cut in inter-island ferry fares

Harbour board boss quits

Expectant granddad anxious over stormy waters breaking

Hurricane force winds warning

Letter: Connecting and planning ahead

Letter:   No confusion

Minch swell disrupts ferries

Latest planning applications

Air passengers’ complaints

Clansman on disrupted timetable

Western Isles churches oppose gay ministers

Big waves force road closure

Police investigate suspected cheque fraud

Islander remanded in custody

Sudden death

Gang of three attack teenager

Fire-raisers target wheelie bins

Gale warning

All Western Isles ferries face weather disruption  

Missing father and son turn up

Cash machine theft

Car ramming

Labour candidate calls for immediate ferry fare cut

Islanders still disconnected after lighting strikes

Alleged threats against police officers

Delay in relief ferry coming on route

New year call-outs for lifeboat

Woman faces court appearance

New Year pub arrests

Dogs killed livestock

Ferries on amber alert

Airport to return to normal service after stricken plane dug out of rough grass

Appeal over missing teenager

Changes for mental health in the New Year

Letter:  Atheists’ views

Letter:   Biblical confusion

Cal Mac comes to aid of stranded air passengers

Extra ferry sailings after bad weather

Ice alert

Police investigate alleged serious assault

New Year swimmers take the plunge

Strong winds forecast

Travellers warned of ferry disruptions  

Letter:  Grace and faith

Stornoway ferry on amber alert  

Hogmanay gale warning  

Letter: Free Church abhors sectarian bigotry

Boat breaks loose from moorings  

Rough seas threaten disruption to New Year Eve ferries

Letter:  Contradictory Biblical quotes

Stornoway fireworks display

Ferry disruptions

New ice plant plans

Voter reminder for estate buyout ballot  

Cross party convener calls for Gaelic arts funding rethink

Fatal accident inquiry to be held into lorry driver’s death  

“Unforeseen challenges” delay ferry start

Ferry trials

Freezing conditions forecast  

Windfarm trust finally appoints new directors  

Ancient grave eroded by storms  

Letter:  Repent of sin

Drifting fishing boat

Chilly dip for dementia fundraisers

Ferry disruption

Specsavers eye up fire station clinic

Careless driving

Islander admits nuisance emergency calls

Woman faces 100 hours of community service work

Households without phone service for weeks

Call to increase winter allowance

No date for Loch Seaforth start

Ten year driving ban

Ferry turnaround

Cancelled sailings

Jail for internet gambling fraudster  

Dog attacked young lamb  

Windy weather

Recent planning applications

Crofting generated £86 million for Scottish economy  

Ferries cancelled

Church repair fund deadline

Isles’ top police officer urges festive safety

£86,000 to improve emergency care

Comhairle campaign wins leadership award  

Ferry cancels South Uist call

Letter: National kirk is an “ungodly institution”

New ferry on engine trials

Hailstones punch holes in roofs

Installation of new broadband infrastructure

Special ferry run to South Uist and Barra

Police warning against unlawful town centre parking

Damage to parked vehicles

Cancelled ferries

Christmas carols at singing dementia café

All Castlebay and Lochboisdale ferries cancelled due to severe gale  

Castlebay School to shut early ahead of bad weather

Letter:  Everything to live for

Campaign to change fireworks display time

Shopping bag removed

Missing Samsung tablet

Mobile phone operators to improve rural coverage

Ferry out of service for engine repairs

Banshee missile found on beach

Force 8 gale set to disrupt ferries

Jacket theft

New kirk session for breakaway church

Gale forecast

Ferry on amber alert

Vandalism

Teenager in court

Motorists fined

Call for fairer parcel delivery charges  

Campaigners criticise fish farming

Intruder stole cash

Harbour board bosses confirmed

Motorists fined for parking in pedestrian precinct

Scottish Traditional Music winners

Flood risk scheme being drawn up  

Funding for Gaelic CD

Fence collision

Vehicle damaged

Overtaking fine

Recent planning applications

CalMac award for supporting armed forces

Windy week ahead for Western Isles

Taxi fare rise on the cards

Ferry cancellation update

Reaffirmed commitment for more powers for Western Isles  

Smoother, quieter voyage promised for new ferry

Ferries cancelled in Force 8 gale

Ferry disruption as weather deteriorates

Energy efficiency cash

Large turnout for cancer charity run

Gale warning for Sunday

Website promotes Scottish and Irish Gaelic-speaking heartlands

Plane turned back in electrical storm

New Gaelic hymn book launched

Lewis & Harris Darts League

Award for apprentice rocket engineer

Ferry cancelled after bumpy voyage

Ice and snow warning for isles

Second major powercut affects Western Isles

Fire drill  

Great balls of water  

Shops running low on fresh food

Many islanders without electricity

Bus services suspended during storm

Villages affected by powercuts  

Widespread health board bad weather cancellations

Latest Tuesday ferry cancellations  

Coastal flood alert for Western Isles

Ferries on amber alert until Friday

Forged money woman in court   

16-year-old obstructed emergency nurses

Drink driver  

Rough seas disrupt ferries    

Workfare “not fair” for new fathers

Drag races raise cash for local charities

Future of land reform in Scotland  

Concern over undermanned coastguard stations

Underwater superfast broadband cables complete

Allan raises internet issues   

War veteran finally receives medals

Teenager warned of five year custody sentence

Pensioner registered as sex offender

Harrisman accused of killing islander

Whisky galore for Harris Tweed   

Harbour master to seek new opportunities

MP queries higher fuel prices

New book commemorates impact of WW1

Plan to shift Uist dental services to hospital

Planning permission applications

Half a million pounds for recycling project  

Lewis and Harris Darts League

Electronic bus tickets for pupils

Active schools’ funding        

Letter: The true meaning of Christmas

Community shop rings up £1 million turnover

Social worker accused of sending sex texts to client  

Injured driver treated in hospital

Galley trainee is top student chef    

Man accused over alleged “drink cycling” incident

Stornoway Christmas lights switch-on event

Vehicle careers into ditch

Tide delay to overnight ferry     

Playing field restriction may hamper supermarket expansion plans

Letter:  Secularists “to be pitied”

Islands welcome Smith Commission devo findings

Lifeboat aids stricken fishing vessel

New Moderator for Free Church Continuing

MP welcomes ferry disruption route review

Award for community turbine

Loganair profits soar by 40%

Letter:  Vain deceit of man

Bays of Harris hope turbines will put wind in their sails

Elderly man injured

Pedestrian crossing hit by vehicle

Stolen phone

Island First Responders team win award

Letter:  Peaceful religion

No show for ferry

Lewisman in Arctic challenge bid

Latest planning applications

Sandwick crofter scoops best cattle prizes

Call for Transport Scotland chief to quit over ferry shambles

Any smell from incinerator is up to SEPA to regulate, say planners  

New youth basketball club set up

Welcome for new Islands Minister post

Proposal for Mull ship to help cover Stornoway ferry during disruption

Children put in danger following axed school bus, councillor claims

Call for Comhairle to take over harbour board  

Consultation over raising croft house grant  

Planners approve contentious turbine in defiance of MoD

Harbour board plan for washing dirty laundry

Macneil criticises Cal Mac over Ullapool linkspan disruption

Comhairle asked to repair play parks

Letter: Church suicide

Conservation zone extension bid to preserve iron railings

Inspectors impressed with island secondary school  

Major cash boost for heritage projects

Improved dial-a-bus service planned with new community minibuses  

Waterhorse song is a winner

Classical music training weekend for youngsters    

Letter:  The flame still burns  

Appeal for radio licence finance

Islanders nominated for Scots Traditional Music Awards

U-turn over controversial school hire charges  

Community development projects awarded grants

Move to cease council’s living wage tactic

Mobile phone offence

Woman was bit on face

Comhairle asked to repair play parks

Tidal restrictions

Letter:  Funding for ferry problem

Youth denies sexual assault

Curfew for bail-breaching girl

Driver loses licence

Teenager intimidated witnesses      

Backing for controversial waste incinerator

Letter:  Simple solution to ferry problem  

Two lifeboats in port             

25-year-old man faces rape charge    

Singing duo highlight anti-slavery charity      

Precautionary warning over contaminated loch     

Busy day at livestock sales      

Islander in court over intent to rape accusation

Latest planning applications

Praise for community learning in Uist

Investigation into assault        

Salmond’s charity auction benefits orphanage  

Sports councils in line for funding   

Body found in search for missing man

Suspicious female

Fence vandalised

Grand opening of £6 million care home     

Girlguiding units opening in Harris

Police seek men over assault

Road traffic collision

Police station shuts for rebuilding work

Thieves steal heating oil

Applications for planning permission

Letter:  Religious fundamentalism

Campervan plans for closed school

“Spaghetti’ of obstacles blocking community energy schemes, says church

Island author scoops Saltire literary award   

Defibrillator installed in Scalpay      

Praise for Gaelic conversation dementia initiative

Crofters in line for higher agricultural payments   

Welcome for Stornoway Post Office modernisation plans

Island councils’ leaders meet with Scottish Secretary

Conversion plans for island pub  

Fundraising event for Ebola crisis

Basketball Festival in Benbecula

Speeding fine

Philanthropist honoured by Lewis and Harris Association

Letter:  MPs desert living wage debate

Letter:  Labour’s “rhetoric and bluster”

Man obstructed police during emergency situation   

Social Security offence

Lisbon Lions heading for Uist event       

Labour chooses Western Isles candidate  

Candidates sought for school closure panel   

Gaelic “worth up to £148.5 million” to economy      

Hefty fine for making threats

Motorist drove without insurance

Friday’s ferry disruptions

Clansman makes special delivery   

Letter:  SNP “idle” over Living Wage

MV Loch Seaforth in successful maiden visit to Ullapool

Schools shut due to weather  

Ferries cancelled in gale force winds

Offender takes jail instead of community service      

Threatening behaviour

Islander admits assault   

Offensive remark lands woman in court  

Islanders observe two-minute silence   

Plans to shift Stornoway Post Office into supermarket are ditched  

Freezing fog diverted flight

Photos:   Remembrance Sunday ceremony

Photos:   Lewis War Memorial wreathlaying    

Sea threatens to destroy archaeological treasure  

DVD fundraising for Gambian school

Upgrade grant for island war memorial  

Letter:  Lack of support for living wage

Motorists caught in speed checks  

Harbour board director quits   

Vehicle crashes into house

Arrests over threatening behaviour

Teenager accused of breaching bail

Stolen tools

Concerns over car ferry service six week cancellation

Search for committed youth workers    

Driver charged after road collision

Man accused of serious assault    

Rural Parliament calls for democratic renewal    

Cut in mental health hospital beds, more resources in community  

Thief targeted fuel pumps

Assault allegation

Woman fined over offensive message

Commemorative poppies mark WW1 loss of life          

Energy regulator criticised over unfair electricity prices

“Outstanding results” for MV Loch Seaforth   

Youngsters at Future Starz basketball camp

Anger over latest ferry disruptions    

Estranged boyfriend fined over cat fight

Teenager fell unconscious after drinking

Islander in court over social security payments  

Allan raises marine designations’ issue  

Letter:  Status of Stornoway Port Authority

Award for Hebridean Celtic Festival  

Breakaway pontoon collides with gas pipeline pier

SSE to meet Comhairle over 15% electricity bill surcharge

Ship is all dressed up with no port to go

Drink driver receives ten year ban     

Pensioner admits sexual assault   

Rescue helicopter airlifts Highland patient

Fire crew extinguish unsupervised bonfire  

Gaelic Schools debate   

Hair today, gone tomorrow  

Island workers need a pay rise, says MSP     

Treasure hunt raises funds for defibrillator charity

Islands make submission to Smith Commission            

Western Isles learning disability project

Planning permission applications

To sea or not to sea - new ferry braves gale

 

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Four island communities to get better mobile phone coverage

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Loch Seaforth to shadow present ferries before entering full service  

 

Cal Mac to reopen Stornoway booking system

 

► Ullapool linkspan closure questions

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Five fishermen rescued from sinking trawler

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Bid to restore full five-day Benbecula air service

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Hauliers back ferry summit call

 

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Car plunges into icy loch  

 

     Photos: Flooded car floats in loch

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Target dates set for MV Loch Seaforth service

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Driver escapes through smashed windscreen as car sinks in loch

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Taskforce to discuss summer-time blues for delayed new Stornoway ferry

►  Revised Lewis to Skye sailings

►  Ullapool linkspan closure questions

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Power supplies restored to virtually all homes

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Hospital patient transport affected by bad weather

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Severe gale set to hit Western Isles on Monday

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Extra hydro workers flown in as number of powercuts rise

Photos:   Powercuts

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Strong gale warning

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Loss of emergency phone communications

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Winds rip off garage roof

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Thousands of homes still without electricity  

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Van blown onto shore

 

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Family terrified when tree comes crashing down on house

 

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Extensive powercuts across Western Isles

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Severe weather - school closures bus cancellations and disruption to services

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Scottish Hydro now at yellow alert for severe weather

 

Structural damage possible during storm

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Two Atlantic storms to bring wild weather

 100mph winds warning    

 Extra hydro engineers drafted in ahead of violent storm

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Islander in court on attempted murder charge

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Four hurt as plane veers off runway

 

Plane slid as if on ice, says passenger

 

Air accident investigation into Stornoway plane incident

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Moderator says religious education holds the key to defeating extremism

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Met Office issues yellow warning of ice

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Death of Lewis councillor  

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Hailstones the “size of marbles” rain down in storm

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Foam swept in by gales

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Six out of ten families in fuel poverty  ..................................................

 

Care home improvements ordered after pensioner’s treatment

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Jellyfish attack kills hundreds of thousands of salmon      

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Strong winds hamper new ferry start

 

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5,000 lightning strikes on electricity grid

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Lighting hit house “like an explosion”

 

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Lightning strikes twice in 24-hours

 

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Powercut misery for Harris villages - emergency services make door-to-door checks

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Lightning strikes knock out electricity supplies

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Gales and wintry weather for Thursday

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Photo: The surging sea

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90mph winds to lash Western Isles

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Storm surge waves slam over cars

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Drifting ship in Minch towed out of danger

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Violent storm set to hit Western Isles

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Islander faces 26 charges over rape and sex allegations

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MV Loch Seaforth in first visit to Stornoway

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Burst plank was “probable” cause of fatal fishing boat sinking  

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Harbour board slams “entirely untrue” gossip

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Funding blow set to kill off Gaelic arts body

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Fatal accident report into young health worker’s death  

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MV Loch Seaforth set for Christmas maiden voyage on Stornoway route

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Cal Mac mull over ferry swap proposal

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Foreign country funding rocket range upgrade

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Social care service faces £1 million financial crisis

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Demand for improved Aberdeen plane service

 

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Council looks to budget cuts to tackle £11.4 million deficit

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Social work department faces £830,000 overspend

 

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Vodafone announce communities in line for improved mobile phone signal

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Cal Mac put dampers on temporary shuttle ferry proposal   

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Lewis and Harris win North Caley Cup

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Ullapool linkspan closure questions

 

Ferry traffic face dark, ungritted roads     

 

Cal Mac is “ignoring” islanders, says MP

Timetable chaos for disrupted Stornoway ferry service

 Anger over middle-of-the-night ferry service

 Cal Mac defends ferry changes

 Temporary Stornoway ferry timetable

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New fire tenders go into action at island airports ..................................................

10-year-old has hair shaved off for charity

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Call for cheaper islands’ electricity price to combat 15% surcharge

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Comhairle lobbies for increased crofter housing grant

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Ancient basket saved from the sea

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February start to Ullapool car ferry disruption  

 

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Call for cheaper Western Isles electricity prices       

Petition against 15% energy bill surcharge

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Remembrance Sunday services take place

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Pupils’ plea: Save our school from closure         

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Recipe for jobs boost in £500,000 business expansion plans

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Oil company secures licence to explore West of Hebrides     

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Ullapool car ferry service cancelled for six weeks

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MV Loch Seaforth is homeward bound        

 

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Comhairle fails to make payment to lowest paid workers, claims union

 

Anger at Comhairle’s tactics over living wage calculation

 

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Strangers offer kidneys to save islander’s life

 

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Liam Aitchison’s killers lose murder appeal

 

Two Lewis men found guilty of murdering Liam Aitchison

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Santander blown away by community-run project

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Evidence of Bronze Age settlement

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Electricity giant seeks standard one-price national surcharge on bills

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1 in 5 island children growing up in poverty  

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Vulnerable island families need crisis grants to survive

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Hurriance Gonzalo weather warning

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Lewis woman wins coveted traditional singing honour at Mòd

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Mod Gold medals presented  

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Hidden 15% surcharge imposed on island electricity bills  

 

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