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Labour Party Manifesto 2024

Labour's manifesto for change is a plan to kickstart economic growth by reforming Britain's economy and bring about a decade of renewal. This manifesto is an ambitious programme driven by belief in our country and its potential for the future.

Yesterday :: Business
 
Exonerations For Wrongly Convicted Sub-postmasters In Scotland

Sub-postmasters in Scotland who were wrongly convicted as a result of the Post Office Horizon scandal will be automatically exonerated from today (14 June 2024). The Post Office (Horizon System) Offences (Scotland) Act received Royal Assent today (13 June 2024) and comes into force tomorrow.

Yesterday :: Business
New Uk Sanctions To Crack Down On Putin's War Machine

On 13 June 2024 the UK announced 50 new sanctions designations and specifications to degrade Putin's war machine, in co-ordinated action with G7 partners to support Ukraine. UK announces 50 new sanctions designations and specifications to degrade Putin's war machine, in co-ordinated action with G7 partners to support Ukraine.

Yesterday :: Business
Labour Manifesto Promises Biggest Shake-up Of The Workplace In A Generation, Against Backdrop Of Further Tax Rises And Cuts To Public Services

The Labour Party is proposing the biggest shake-up of the workplace in a generation, with the laudable aim of boosting the quality of work, which will demand careful consultation and implementation given the scale of change proposed. This boldness contrasts with a politically cautious approach to the public finances, which means a future Labour Chancellor could be left implementing significant tax rises and public service cuts over the next parliament, the Resolution Foundation said in its manifesto response.

Yesterday :: Business
 
Ratchets, Retrenchment And Reform - The Social Security System Since 2010

Spending on social security as a share of GDP has risen slightly since the financial crisis. The system in Great Britain has undergone profound change over the same time.

Yesterday :: Business
Could Labour's Massive Poll Lead Affect, As Well As Reflect, How It Performs At The Election? Three Things The Evidence Tells Us

The 2024 election is shaping up to be the most opinion-poll-heavy ever in the UK. And when so many polls are flying around, it can start to feel like they are setting the agenda as much as measuring the mood.

Yesterday :: Business
 
Labour's Immigration Plans - A Border Security Expert Explains Why Smashing The Gangs Is So Difficult

As prime minister, Rishi Sunak has been unable to "stop the boats", his pledge on addressing irregular migration. Now, Keir Starmer is pitching an equally memorable slogan: "smash the gangs".

Yesterday :: Business
 
Labour Party Manifesto - An Initial Response By The Institute For Fiscal Studies

Paul Johnson, IFS Director, said, "This was not a manifesto for those looking for big numbers. The public service spending increases promised in the "costings" table are tiny, going on trivial.

Yesterday :: Business
Sunak And Starmer Grilled In Election Interviews - Four Key Issues Assessed By Experts

We're at around the midway point of the 2024 election campaign and the two main party leaders have undergone a grilling by Sky News. This was not a head-to-head debate but two separate interviews with Sky's political editor Beth Rigby, followed by questions from the public.

13/6/2024 :: Community
4th - 6th Year Pupils Check If Yoi Qualify For Grant Of £30 Per Week At School

All eligible young people are being encouraged to apply for a weekly, term time allowance of £30 per week from August 2024. The Highland Council administers Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) in respect of eligible young people from across its 29 secondary schools.

13/6/2024 :: Business
 
Mrna Future - Dr John Campbell Reviews The Latest Moderna Vaccine

Moderna, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved mRESVIA (mRNA-1345).

13/6/2024 :: Arts
 
Winners Announced In Prestigious Neil Gunn Writing Competition

People of all ages have been sharing their literary talents by taking part in the Neil Gunn writing competition, with awards being presented to the winning authors at a special ceremony at Strathpeffer Pavillion yesterday (12th June 2024). Taking place every two years, the Neil Gunn Writing Competition is organised by the Neil Gunn Trust in partnership with High Life Highland.

12/6/2024 :: Community
 
Staying Safe On Facebook: A Guide For Silversurfers

The problems of scams on Facebook was highlighted today on the BBC Radio 4 consumer programme You and Yours. They referred to the new warning put out by the Silver Surfers web site.

12/6/2024 :: Sutherland
 
Do Unemployment Benefits Stifle Entrepreneurship? It's Complicated

Unemployment in the UK rose to 4.4% at the end of April 2024. While this is by no means a worrying level of joblessness for an economy, it is the highest since September 2021, in the second year of the COVID pandemic, when it reached 4.4%.

10/6/2024 :: Community
 
Blooming Together - The Highland Wildflower Meadow Mosaic Project

Imogen from Highlife Highland takes a look back at the success of the wildflower patches and sees how they are getting on in year two. As the natural world faces increasing pressures, community-driven conservation initiatives offer significant opportunity to make a genuine difference.

10/6/2024 :: Community
 
A New Book About The Ulbster Burial Ground

Caithness Family History Society held a very successful book launch at the Old Smiddy Inn, Thrumster on the morning of Saturday 25th May. The book is Fiona Begg's "Ulbster Burial Ground," which contains photos and transcriptions of all visible gravestones, plus some extra family information about the people recorded on the stones.

9/6/2024 :: Community
 
Halkirk GalaFest 2024

On Saturday 8 June 2024 the Halkirk new style Galafest took place. The very windy day with light showers did not deter people attending at the field where next month Halkirk Highland Games will take place..

9/6/2024 :: Community
 
Halkirk GalaFest 2024

On Saturday 8 June 2024 the Halkirk new style Galafest took place. The very windy day with light showers did not deter people attending at the field where next month Halkirk Highland Games will take place..

9/6/2024 :: Community
 
Halkikr GalaFest 2024

On Saturday 8 June 2024 the Halkirk new style Galafest took place. The very windy day with light showers did not deter people attending at the field where next month Halkirk Highland Games will take place..

9/6/2024 :: Community
 
Halkirk GalaFest 2024

On Saturday 8 June 2024 the Halkirk new style Galafest took place. The very windy day with light showers did not deter people attending at the field where next month Halkirk Highland Games will take place..

9/6/2024 :: Community
 
Halkirk GalaFest 2024

On Saturday 8 June 2024 the Halkirk new style Galafest took place. The very windy day with light showers did not deter people attending at the field where next month Halkirk Highland Games will take place..

9/6/2024 :: Community
 
Halkikr GalaFest 2024

On Saturday 8 June 2024 the Halkirk new style Galafest took place. The very windy day with light showers did not deter people attending at the field where next month Halkirk Highland Games will take place..

8/6/2024 :: Sutherland
 
Seasonal Access Rangers begin patrols in Sutherland

The Sutherland Area Committee has allocated funding from Community Regeneration Fund (CRF) underspend at a recent committee meeting (14 May 2024) to enable a team of four Seasonal Access Rangers to begin patrolling the NC500 and coastal areas until the end of October, and possibly some continuation over winter. Rangers will patrol sites and engage with visitors to ensure awareness of the Outdoor Access Code, and other legislation, such as parking and environmental health.

3/6/2024 :: Coming Events
 
Sat, 22 Jun 10:00am - Ranger Led Walk And Writing Workshop For Women

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1/6/2024 :: Coming Events
 
Fri, 27 Sep 12:00am - First Ladies of Country

Tickets purchased in person from Caithness Community Facility - Wick High School Etc.

29/5/2024 :: Coming Events
 
Sat, 23 Nov 10:00am - Community Pop Up Hub - Thurso

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29/5/2024 :: Coming Events
 
Thu, 12 Sep 11:00am - Community Pop Up Hub - Canisbay Hall

See poster.

29/5/2024 :: Coming Events
 
Thu, 4 Jul 10:00am - Community Pop Up Hub

See poster.