Fishing chief Bertie Armstrong Fishing fury over MPA measures

Fishing chief Bertie Armstrong Industry chiefs will meet Fisheries Secretary Richard Lochhead on Monday to convey their anger over new management measures for Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), which they say threaten the future of inshore fisheries off the west coast of Scotland. Read Full Story

 

Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras casts his vote at a polling station in Athens (AP) Greeks ‘vote no to creditor plans’

Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras casts his vote at a polling station in Athens (AP) Greece faced an uncharted future as officials counted the results of a referendum on whether to accept creditors' demands for more austerity in exchange for rescue loans, with three opinion polls pointing to a narrow victory likely for the "no" side. Read Full Story

 

Chancellor George Osborne will announce a summer Budget this week Osborne to cut BBC budget by £650m

Chancellor George Osborne will announce a summer Budget this week George Osborne has signalled a £650 million raid on the BBC finances and a tighter-than-expected squeeze on welfare payments as he prepares to deliver his first all-Conservative Budget. Read Full Story

 

The Inverness veterinary disease surveillance centre could shut in the autumn. Farmers hold crisis meeting over plans to close Inverness vet centre

The Inverness veterinary disease surveillance centre could shut in the autumn. Farmers and vets from across the Highlands attended a crisis meeting this week over the proposed closure of the Inverness veterinary disease surveillance centre. Read Full Story

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A demonstrator raises his hand reading the word No as a Greek flag waves during a rally in Athens (AP) Greeks face tough referendum choice

A demonstrator raises his hand reading the word No as a Greek flag waves during a rally in Athens (AP) Greek voters are in turmoil on the eve of a closely-watched bailout referendum over whether to defy creditors and push for better repayment terms or essentially seek new political leadership to find a compromise. Read Full Story

 

Hopes are high for the restoration of Inverness-Heathrow flights Calls to increase flights from north of Scotland to London

Hopes are high for the restoration of Inverness-Heathrow flights Business chiefs called for swift action from the UK Government to help secure and potentially improve air links from Aberdeen and Inverness to London after a long-awaited report backed expansion at Heathrow. Read Full Story