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Johnston Press digital awarded funding from Google innovation initiative

Johnston Press - the owner of this title - has announced that it has won two separate grants from the Digital News Initiative Innovation Fund, which is backed by Google.

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Preparatory works are underway with a view to the building works beginning in January (picture for illustrative purposes only).

New homes for Leurbost

The contract for the development of 10 new homes for affordable rent at Cleascro Road, Leurbost has been awarded to Calmax Construction.

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Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan highlighted the issue of unfair postal penalties in Parliament this week.

MSP highlights unfair Island delivery charges in Holyrood debate

Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan has called for an end to the unfair parcel delivery charges facing many online shoppers in the Western Isles, intervening in a debate in the Scottish Parliament about this issue.

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4G improves across Highlands and Islands

4G improves across Highlands and Islands

O2 is continuing to increase its 4G coverage across the Highlands and Islands, as well as improving 2G and 3G coverage, by launching 4G in over 80 towns, villages and hamlets across the region so far this year.

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RBS will retain ATM but still intend to close bank in Barra

RBS will retain ATM but still intend to close bank in Barra

Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan has welcomed the decision by Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) to retain their branch’s ATM on the Isle of Barra, but re-iterated his calls for the bank to reconsider the decision to close the branch.

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There's a number of options if the closures affect you

MSP slams Barra RBS closure

Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan and local SNP Councillor Donald Manford have hit out at the decision by Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) to close their branch in Castlebay, Isle of Barra.

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Alex MacLeod, Stornoway Port Authority Chief Executive with Economy Secretary Keith Brown in Stornoway.

Award for decommissioning projects

Stornoway Port Authority (SPA) has been chosen as one of the first recipients for a funding award from the Scottish Government’s Decommissioning Challenge Fund.

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Talking about Stornoway Regeneration

Talking about Stornoway Regeneration

The Comhairle’s Regeneration Team will be hosting a public Consultation in the Community Rooms, Newton on Seaforth Road, Stornoway from 3pm till 7pm on Monday, December 4th.

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Testing the water for deep water port aim

Testing the water for deep water port aim

Tests are starting this week to help pave the way for the creation of a deep-water port at Stornoway, which will bring major economic benefits to the town.

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The Barra Flag has been officially recognised.

Barra flag officially recognised

The community of Barra is delighted to confirm that the Barra flag has been granted official recognition from the Lyon Court.

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Passengers reminded to book coach in advance

Passengers reminded to book coach in advance

Customers on the Ullapool-Inverness coach route should again benefit from extra capacity following an extension to a summer aggreement which saw additional coaches deployed on the route.

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Comhairle confirms support for Bi-Fab

Comhairle confirms support for Bi-Fab

Following a recent meeting at Arnish with management, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Leader Roddie Mackay has confirmed ongoing support for the company Bi-Fab in seeking to retain their effective and hard working workforce.

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The company's site on Lewis

BiFAB workers march on Scottish Parliament to safeguard jobs

Workers from BiFAb Marine Engineering’s three yards, in Burntisland and Methil, in Fife and the Isle of Lewis, which have been threatened with closure following a cash-flow crisis, have today (Thursday) marched on Holyrood to demand that their jobs are saved and the yards are secured.

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The new store is taking shape

New Iceland store - refurbishments almost complete

The extensive renovation works on the Stornoway site of the new Iceland store are almost complete.

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Trading Standards advice for social media sites

Trading Standards advice for social media sites

Trading Standards Officers at Comhairle nan Eilean Siar are asking the Administrators of local social media selling sites to be aware of sellers who regularly sell on their sales sites.

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New scheme to manage local assets

New scheme to manage local assets

Crown Estate Scotland has committed to launch a new scheme that will enable local authorities, development trusts and other bodies to apply to manage assets in their local area.

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Concern over closure of tourist information centres

Concern over closure of tourist information centres

Visit Scotland has been accused of ‘relinquishing its responsibilities to rural areas’ following the announcement that Tourist Information Offices in Lochmaddy and Castlebay are to close.

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Heike at her mustard hut

Artisan food business cuts the mustard

Not many people can say they launched a business on the back of a dream, but for Heike Winter that’s exactly what she did.

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Bonus scheme provides a boost to Islands’ businesses

Bonus scheme provides a boost to Islands’ businesses

Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan has welcomed the publication of figures which show the Scottish Government’s Small Business Bonus scheme has provided a record level of £1.8m worth of support to small businesses in the Isles this year.

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