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Lamp post smashes onto road ...................................................

Fears over moving GP surgery

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Call for deer cull to combat spread of disease

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Oil rig cash for local sports councils

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First Minister officially opens Lews Castle

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End for Stornoway’s flagship oil rig

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Restoration of Lewis War Memorial

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Comhairle “vandalises” air links

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Car overturns onto roof in road accident  

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No thanks to Sunday swimming pool cash, says Comhairle

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Harris Tweed mill saved from closure  

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Patients affected by dentist shortage ...................................................

Hope for Rockall oil and gas exploration

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Discounted electricity tariff plan

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Fatal Uist house fire is “not suspicious”

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Action on Crofting Commission welcomed

 

 

 

 

 

Islander pulled knife on police officer  ...................................................

Elderly woman dies in fire

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Bird flu measures extended  ...................................................

 

 

 

 

 

3% council tax rise passed  

Five-day Benbecula flights

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Council being sued for £23 million  ...................................................

Comhairle gave Natural Retreats Lews Castle tender document in advance

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Barra food supplies stuck on mainland  ...................................................

Coastguards send Transocean bill for £400,000 oil rig crash  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holocaust Memorial Day is marked

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Axing wind subsidy risks £700 million Western Isles economic revival warns EDF

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No Brexit blues as Harris Tweed Hebrides launches European campaign

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Council to refuse Sunday opening cash

 

 

 

 

 

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“Unnaceptable” delay over fatal inquiry ..................................................

Security searches to stop at Barra airport

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Video:  Coastguard helicopter rescues casualty

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Harbour improvements for new ferry  

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Ferry suspends service for repairs

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Western Isles renewables consultaion  

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Fire alert on Stornoway fishing boat

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Proposal for local control of seabed

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Thieves steal heating oil

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Flying the flag for Barra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Islanders celebrate New Year

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Cold start to 2017 says Met Office

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Historic census of St Kilda is discovered

 

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Amenity improvements to Lewis War Memorial area

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Hike in council tax bills

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Community project to commemorate Iolaire disaster

£335,000 donation to island lifeboat

Inter-islands fiddle concert to launch Celtic festival

First Modern Apprenticeships awarded in Harris Tweed weaving

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Letter:   “Not bigoted to oppose LGBT rights”

Housing development consultation

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Free Church investigates allegations

Library closures

Letter:  South Ford causeway

Fisheries protection seafarers to ballot for fair pay

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Additional support for island companies to employ apprentices

Letter:  “No place for bigots”

Ferry fault causes travel disruption

Letter:  Council failing on air services

Letter:  “Holyrood should not be LGBT friendly”

Gaelic campaigner celebrated in Scottish Parliament exhibition

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Gurkhas dishing up free curry and bagpipes

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Film raises awareness of local cystic fibrosis charity

Ferry disruption

Warning over council tax scam

Difficulties with croft housing scheme

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Gaelic education conference

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Defibrillator training

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Met Office warning of freezing, wintry conditions

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£15,000 crime profits confiscated from drug trafficker

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Iolaire disaster photograph appeal

Film event to screen rare footage of past island life

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Award for new Gaelic writer

Extra funding for NHS Western Isles

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Biker overtook lorry in face of oncoming traffic

Speeding fine

4G now available in Stornoway

Weeks of  singing and musical games

16 year olds encouraged to vote in council elections  

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New service aims to tackle loneliness

Letter:  Disconnected airline

Festival strengthens ties with Canada

Information meetings for prospective councillors

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Queen's Nurse title returns to NHS Western Isles

Stormy weather forecast overnight

Cal Mac advise of potential ferry disruption during severe gale

Delays to local motorbike driving tests

Mobile phone driving penalties to double

New Sgoil Uibhist a’ Tuath officially opened

Ferry disruption

Memory clinics to help with diagnosing dementia

Comhairle accused of coming up with new reason against Sunday sports centre

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Alan Cumming explores the Outer Hebrides in TV documentary

Crew shortages hitting fishing industry

Criticism over oil workers’ flight timing

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Pair “agitated” after man was allegedly set on fire

Official opening ceremony for new £9 million school  

Collaborative working for Gaelic arts

MP seeks local control for fisheries  

Crofting election hustings

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Islander injured in a “big ball of flames”

Violent attack sends shocks community

Cal Mac carries record five million passengers

Robson Green on Hebridean adventures

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Teenage driver took wrong way through roundabout  

Old shotgun lands man in court

Record numbers of dolphins spotted off the Hebrides

100mph speedster is fined  

Misuse of social media

Motorist had no insurance

Strong winds disrupt ferry sailings

Pensioner admits sexual assault

Further 18 Syrian refugees arrive in Stornoway

Improvement action plan for Crofting Commission following probe

Worldwide Internet safety day

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Revamp of children care services and Hillcrest closure

Inter-island ferry disrupted by gale force winds

More acts announced for Hebridean Celtic Festival

Two new post offices to open in Stornoway area

SNP alarmed at “lack of firm plan” for Hillcrest changes

Petition calls for retaining HIE board

New crofting commissioner appointed

Crofters gathering to discuss Brexit implications

Cal Mac launches planner for tour operators

MSP urges support for radio station

3% council tax rise passed  

Five-day Benbecula flights

£12 million cuts loom for Western Isles services in coming years

Councillors debate children care home service

Scottish Government sinks plans for fresh water fishing charges

Ferry to attempt sailing

Comhairle faces £6 million budget shortfall

Councillors to vote over 3% council tax increase

Five-day Benbecula plane service set to be reinstated

New ministers for the Church of Scotland in Lewis

Stormy weather warning

Ferry sailings cancelled

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Obsessive ex-boyfriend assaulted and menaced woman

Council being sued for £23 million

Comhairle gave Natural Retreats Lews Castle tender document in advance

Lifeboat aids ill fisherman

Four new Syrian refugee families to be resettled in Western Isles

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Thousands pay last respects to eminent preacher

Motorist disqualified for four years

Man ran along airport runway

Barra food supplies stuck on mainland

Motorists warned of traffic congestion in Stornoway town centre

Ferries face cancellations and disruption in bad weather

Nicola Sturgeon to officially open Lews Castle  

Livestock auction firm under new ownership

£275,000 boost for island schools

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Burst water main affects Stornoway households

UK Government urged to reinstate subsidies for Western Isles windfarms

Greylag geese cull to resume

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Funeral arrangements for the late Rev Dr Iain D Campbell  

Lodge members donate to local charities

Ferry disruption in strong wind forecast

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Hebridean Triathlon open for entries

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Lord of the Isles returning to service

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Ferries cancelled in high winds

Islander cleared over drugs’ allegation  

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Islander cleared over drugs’ allegation  

Two Western Isles candidates in Crofting Commission elections

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Ashtray assault

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Ferry sailing cancelled

MP fights security cuts at island airport

Ice alert as temperatures fall below freezing  

Torchlight procession to mark Cold War spy base buyout

Death of Rev Dr Iain D Campbell  

Community landlord chief resigns  

Delay in announcing nominations for Crofting Commission elections

Island Games 5k run  

Crofting Commission chief executive appointed

Consultation over new local housing strategy for Western Isles

Movies go down a storm in Castlebay

South Ford causeway survey  

Extra plane flights for Barra

Service disruption to Western Isles Hospital emergency department     

Hundreds of islanders affected by power cuts

Rev Iain D Campbell remains critically ill

Warning about local banking phone scam

Strong local backing for Western Isles wind farms maintain developers

Deadline for Crofting Commission elections

Expansion plans for island wool enterprise

False alarm for whale rescuers

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Letter:  “Democratic deficit” over Sunday opening

All Western Isles ferry sailings cancelled in gale  

Wind farm group awards £30,000 to Hebrides Alpha

Allan marks donation of funds to Gaelic organisation

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Daliburgh and Balivanich schools awarded gold status for sport

Warning over doorstep sellers

Postcode lottery fund opens for local project applications

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Scottish Parliament to quiz Cal Mac bosses

Ferry cancellations could continue into next month

New landing controls for crab and lobster

Ferryman retires after nearly half a century with CalMac

Comhairle slammed over flood causeway  

Progress for new island hospital  

Latest police horses named after Hebridean islands

Letter:  Crown Estate revenues should go to communities not council  

Council urged to provide seats in bus waiting room

Fisherman airlifted off trawler

Large whale washes ashore

Casualty taken to hospital following island house fire

Scottish Government loses HIE vote  

Government minister who could wipe out Western Isles’ £144 million renewable industry to visit isles

Smiles all round at hospital festive celebration

Vandalism in Stornoway

Disruption as relief ferry hit by technical fault

Ferry stop over

Island youth to represent Scotland in cross country competition

Stornoway restaurants appeal against immigration raid fines

Man accused of severe assault appears in court  

Local development plan consultation underway

Charity fundraiser on epic walk for RNLI  

Drink driver is disqualified

Youth fined over shop break-in

Letter:  Consultation on Crown Estate proposals

Trawlerman with leg injuries airlifted to hospital

Motorists warned over accident blackspot

Appeal for information over assault

Estate buyout celebrates 10 year anniversary

Grant awarded to Pairc Trust

Honesty box theft man is jailed  

Threatening behaviour

Shoplifter in court

Assault charge

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Funding deal will help local energy projects

Several car smashes occur on same road in wintry weather

Songs of Praise plays its Trump card  

Stamping out abuse of Harris Tweed trademark

Man arrested over drugs allegations

Tourist smeared excrement over bed

Coastguard rescue helicopter flights stopped over safety concerns  

Island councillor slams HIE “compromise” proposal

New equipment for island sports centres

Coastguard issues warning over coastal safety  

Ferry model on display

Nominations sought for crofting regulator

Funding appeal for “game changing” cultural heritage centre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Three harbours to be upgraded for new £48.5 million ferry

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International war games in Western Isles

Esso searches for oil off the Hebrides