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Western Isles Weather

Charity fundraisers prepare to swim to St Kilda ...............................................

Comhairle seeks views over South Uist flood prevention scheme  

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Ceremony held to mark islanders’ role in Gallipoli battle     

►Photos:  Gallipoli 100th anniversary  

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Police spoke to man minutes before building fall

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Scottish Government urged to make causeway “exceptional funding case”

 

►Grandfather “pleased” council will lobby for South Ford openings

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Talks over a proposed deal to settle airport strike action

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£5.5 million plan to regenerate Lews Castle Grounds

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Moor blaze spreads over 133 acres ...............................................

Relatives of family who died in storm flood seek official inquiry

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Bid to discover details over causeway construction  

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Jobs lost as salmon smokehouse shuts

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Council faces £7.7 million shortfall, reviews workforce  

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Bid to open up flood causeway rejected by transport committee

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Concerns for fish smokehouse jobs

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Airport staff in work-to-rule action over pay

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Political candidates urged to tackle unfair energy prices  

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Stornoway Airport security workers  strike    

●   Union accuses airfield operator of stalling over pay deal

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Lewis seaman dies in tragic accident abroad  

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Three day airport strike will go-ahead, talks break down

►Advice for plane passengers affected by airport walkout

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New ferry building contract announcement postponed

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24-hour talks in last ditch bid to avert strike

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Isles health board prepares contingency plans for airport strike

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Airport staff vote to strike  

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Construction of new £8.4 million school set to start

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Island trawler dragged by mystery submarine ...............................................

Health board slammed over bungled operation .................................................

Famous Red Arrows to perform spectacular air display over Stornoway

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Probe launched into care home, admissions suspended  

►  Blàr Buidhe care home “working closely” with investigation team

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Race to save historic church from sea  

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Barra shortlisted in world’s most scenic airport poll

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Baby and children health visit services suspended

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Election for Stornoway Trust community landlord

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Driver breaks back after car crash on icy road .................................................

Stornoway is “ideal location” for spaceport  

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Combination of factors contributed to tragic death

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Driver in death accident may have been “propelled” out of lorry  

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Stornoway Airport willing to help spaceport investors

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Recent planning applications

New study reveals economic impact of CalMac services

Letter:  “Labour will not eradicate poverty

Ferry sailings cancelled in rough seas

Council earmarks £250,000 for Lews Castle Grounds regeneration

Employers urged to offer apprenticeships as part of national campaign

Gale warning for Western Isles

Bad weather affects ferry service

Police issue advice over phone scam

2021 milestone for Minch interconnector  

Letter: “SNP failing on child poverty”

Councillors unhappy with proposed ward changes

►  Planned enlargement of council wards

Hebridean Celtic Festival backs campaign against legal highs

Lewis arm of Save the Children clocks up 50 years

Letter: Hypocrisy over Carer's Allowance

Islander convicted of sex offences against young girls

Carloway Estate community officially take over the land

Tides hamper Stornoway - Skye ferry service

Pensioner insists sex allegations are “vendetta” against him

Letter:  Reasons for voting Christian Party

Young crofters add their voice to federation

SNP would ease the pain of austerity, claim councillors  

Convenor praises funding raising efforts for earthquake victims

Applications for planning permission

Island pensioner on trial over indecency allegations

Election starts early for over 4,000 islanders

Hospital wards still hit by bug though blanket visitor ban lifted

Speeding fines

Letter: Eurosceptic alternative from Scottish Christian Party

Expensive wave watching trip

Islander fined over assault

New harbourmaster appointed for Stornoway port

Morrison slams SNP over isles’ bed-blocking crisis

SNP seeks better deal for carers

Islander ordered to behave

Careless driver fined

Hospital visiting ban still in place

Letter:  MacNeil - “neglect of duties”

Driver fined for entering pedestrian precinct

Man admits assault

Disappointment proposed Mallaig route excluded from ferry tender

Grant to meet government minister over isles health concerns

Stornoway broadband speeds slow to a crawl

Letter:   Scandal of Foodbank Scotland

Letter:  SNP support from Shetland

Nightclub theft

Sheriff orders legal debate over horse-in-the-house case

New rules risk delaying funerals

Airport staff suspend work-to-rule action  

MacNeil urges Comhairle to heed Uist community over South Ford causeway

Ferry breakdown disrupts Skye diversion service

South Ford causeway row to come before full council

Events mark islanders’ role in Gallipoli battle

Casualty airlifted off US warship in Minch

Letter:  MacNeil - “the pro-Westminster candidate”

Letter:  Reasons to vote UKIP

Powercuts

Letter:  “Confused” Labour candidate

Stornoway travellers should double check ferry times

Stornoway - Uig ferry diversion times

Wildfires rage through moorland

Scottish salmon exports worth £500 million

Loss of broadband service

Fire crews tackle house fire

SNP candidate to fight for bigger petrol price subsidy

Final week of Lewis and Harris Darts League

Cleft lip awareness fundraising event  

Rise in dolphin numbers around Hebrides

Councillor claims electoral law breached, demands inquiry

Ban on admissions to care home is removed

Letter:  Labour’s “failing political campaign”

Letter: Tangled deception

Low tides affect ferry services

Island bakery lands Marks and Spencer order

Specialist bone scans now undertaken on island

Deadline to register to vote  

Labour and SNP in spat over ferry delays

£600 raised for British Heart Foundation

Letter:  Disturbing obsession

Temporary Ullapool diversion starts next week

Passengers urged to book ferry bus

Warning over telephone scam

Letter:  MacNeil’s inaction on fuel

Letter:  Scraping the barrel  

Lewis and Harris darts league results  

Vandal broke window

Angus MacNeil urges improved mobile phone coverage

Comhairle meetings on the web

Letter:  Criticism over Labour “sneer”

Letter:  Lib Dems enacted 5p petrol price discount

Council hires plane to pick up election ballot boxes

Letter:  Local group hit by Gaelic funding changes

Letter:  Deleting tweets

Evangelical Alliance organise hustings

Man sentenced over police assault

Islander fined for shooting a sheep

MSP “puzzled” over ferry service cancellations

Teenager sentenced to custody over raft of offences  

Bid to avoid summer holiday airport strikes

New chairman for Stornoway Trust

Letter:   Cross-party concern over fuel prices

Letter:  Most expensive fuel

Jail sentence and life driving ban for islander

Letter:  MacNeil “won petrol price cut” for islanders

Council’s attempt to sell seized horse is “not competent”

Planning applications

Angus Macneil backs better deal for pensioners

Drink driver nearly eight times the legal limit

Two year drinking ban for islander