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Hidden epidemic of veteran suicides: a mother’s story

A Scottish mum whose son was killed in Iraq in 2004 has given her support to a Johnston Press investigation into veteran suicides.

Health
University chancellor Lord Cullen confers an Honorary Doctorate in Education on Craig Mathieson.

University honour for polar explorer

Polar explorer Craig Mathieson has been honoured for outstanding achievement in his field by Dundee’s Abertay University.

Lifestyle
The Islands are crying out for affordable housing, this project at the former Stag Bakeries site in Stornoway will create 12 new homes and should be ready by April 2019 (this build was funded separately to the current �7.533m available for projects in 2018/19).

Time is ticking to deliver new homes

One of the keystones in building a better future for the Western Isles is retaining young people and attracting young families to live in the region.

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Photo by Chris Murray

Coming to aid of yacht

Stornoway RNLI launched yesterday (Wednesday 17th July) at 11.50am to the aid of a 23ft yacht aground just off Balallan, Lewis.

News
Chasing Waves in the Hebrides

Chasing Waves in the Hebrides

Shattering the idea of what the Hebrides culture is like, and bringing it right into the modern day, tomorrow (20th July) will show a programme all about the surfing scene of the Western Isles.

Lifestyle
Households are set to increase by 21 per cent against a national average of 13 per cent (Alistair McMillan).

Figures a ‘wake-up call’ for authorities

The number of households in West Lothian is projected to rise by above the national average over the next 25 years, according to a new report.

Politics

Hidden epidemic of veteran suicides “smacks of cover-up”

The number of UK veterans who tragically take their own lives is being suppressed by the Scottish and Westminster Governments, a Johnston Press investigation has found.

Health
Anyone who does not have internet acces can pay over the phone or face-to-face in locality offices before 3.30pm on Friday, July 20. The deadline for online registration is midnight on Sunday

Registration deadline looming for new garden waste service

South Queensferry Residents are being reminded to sign up and pay for the new fortnightly garden waste service before registration closes at midnight this Sunday (July 22).

Environment
Councillor Kevin Lang said questions are 'vital'.

Claims that questions are being curbed

Edinburgh City Council’s administration has been accused of dodging scrutiny by allegedly attempting to curb the number of questions asked by political opponents.

Politics
New Harris carnival and festival

New Harris carnival and festival

Plans are falling into place for a new international arts festival for Harris.

News
Gazette Letters - It’s us or the wind turbines!

Gazette Letters - It’s us or the wind turbines!

Sir, – I have just read the various articles and letters about the proposed wind turbines at North Tolsta.

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PJ's family are pictured with Mark Bradley and Neil Lennon.

Teams pull together for family’s charity

Rival football fans joined forces recently to raise money in memory of a Linlithgow boy who died last year from a rare medical condition.

Lifestyle
A hat-trick of Scottish titles

A hat-trick of Scottish titles

Stornoway super swimmer Kara Hanlon made a significant splash with a hat-trick of personal bests as she also landed a magnificent trio of Scottish Championship titles.

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Quarter of teens disregard warnings to stay away from railway lines

Quarter of teens disregard warnings to stay away from railway lines

Alarming new figures reveal more than a quarter of teenagers confess to behaving in a way that could endanger their life on the railway – and one in admitted to walking along the railway line.

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NHS Lothian will be rolling out free wi-fi services between July and the end of the year.

Healthy level of wi-fi service for local hospitals

Free wi-fi is to be introduced across NHS Lothian hospitals by the end of the year, the health authority has confirmed.

Health
The new flats will be sited at the former police station in Tarbert and the Shared Equity houses at a site in Horgabost.

First shared equity homes to be built in Harris

The Comhairle, in partnership with Hebridean Housing Partnership, has recently approved the Affordable Housing Programme for 2018/19.

News
Tickets for Iolaire Community Remembrance Event

Tickets for Iolaire Community Remembrance Event

The public will be able to reserve tickets for the Iolaire Community Remembrance Event from September 10th.

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Pictured are: Callan Sloan (Ship Master), Robert Urquhart (Chief Engineer), George Lightbody (Chief of staff), Dot Wisniewska (Chef), Dolanna Macleod (senior clerk) with HebCelt Director Caroline Maclennan.

Plans in full swing for HebCelt and tickets are selling fast!

Plans for Stornoway’s premiere summer event The Hebridean Celtic Festival are in full swing this week with Calmac joining in the fun by temporarily renaming the Ullapool to Stornoway ferry the Loch Seaforth ‘The Heb Celt Ferry’ for the week’s festivities.

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Fiona Hyslop is pictured during her constituency tour.

Lucky 13 for MSP’s constituency tour

Local MSP Fiona Hyslop undertook a whistlestop tour of her constituency recently to hear people’s concerns on a number of issues.

Politics
Let’s capture one summer’s day

Let’s capture one summer’s day

Summer has truly arrived and as the temperatures continue to rise everybody is looking for any excuse to have fun in the sun.

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