NHS Highland have confirmed that a fourth ward has been closed at Raigmore Hospital due to diarrhoea and vomiting.
Anti-windfarm campaigners have warned of a legal challenge if a slimmed-down scheme near Beauly is approved.
A Highland anti-windfarm campaigner who has had enough of "industry spin" hopes her new book about turbines will be allowed into schools to bring some balance to the debate.
SSE's preferred route for a giant 100-mile from Beauly to Kintore has been branded "environmental vandalism" by a local politician.
An apparent rush for voluntary redundancy at Highland Council could leave one ward manager the "impossible" task of covering three areas, according to local members.