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1/7/2022
Highland Council To Implement Trauma Informed Practice
At the first full Highland Council Committee meeting (30 June 2022), newly elected Members agreed that the Council will implement a trauma informed practice across all Council services.   It is estimated that around 60% of the UK population has experienced psychological trauma in their lifetime.  
1/7/2022
Highlands To Host British Blind Golf Open
Preparations are underway to welcome some of the best blind and visually impaired golfers from around the world to Aviemore to compete in the British Blind Golf Open next week.   The event, which will take place at the Spey Valley Golf Course in Aviemore, has received support from The Highland Council The Convener of the Highland Council, Cllr Bill Lobban is pleased to see the Highlands host such a prestigious event.  
1/7/2022
Easing cost of living pressures
A growing number of families are accessing funded Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) across Scotland.   The latest figures show that 121,101 children were in funded ELC places at the end of April 2022 - an increase of 9,527 since January 2022.  
1/7/2022
Highland Council Recognises The Ambitious Opportunity Cromarty Firth Consortium's Green Freeport Bid
A pioneering bid for Green Freeport status by the Opportunity Cromarty Firth (OCF) consortium today received seismic boost after Members of Highland Council homologated the local authority's cross-chamber support.   Members agreed their continued support for the OCF project and Green Freeport bid and acknowledged the potential benefits to the Highland region.  
1/7/2022
Deaths from Covid Still Ongoing In ScotlandThumbnail for article : Deaths from Covid Still Ongoing In Scotland
National Records for Scotland show that covid is still causing deaths and that the disease continues to infect more people.   Scottish Government has decided not to enforce things like mask wearing but recommends people take al the precautions that were previously in force to protect themselves.  
1/7/2022
National Strategy For Community Justice Launched
Reducing reoffending will lead to fewer victims.   An updated road map to improve the delivery of robust community justice across Scotland has been published.  
1/7/2022
Nuclear Waste Services Welcomes Theddlethorpe GDF Community Partnership FormationThumbnail for article : Nuclear Waste Services Welcomes Theddlethorpe GDF Community Partnership Formation
Partnership provides a platform to extend local discussions and trigger local investment funding.   The move in Theddlethorpe, Lincolnshire, marks another important step forward in the nationwide search to find a willing community and suitable site for a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) where higher-activity radioactive waste will be disposed of safely and securely.  
1/7/2022
Take Profit Out Of Care - Not Carers Out Of Councils - Union Leader Calls On Councillors To Stand Up For Services And Staff
Tracey Dalling, head of UNISON Scotland, the largest union in Scottish local government has called on councillors to defend local democracy and oppose the transfer of powers away from local councils proposed in the National Care Service Bill going through Scottish Parliament.   The call comes in a letter sent by the head of Scotland's biggest trade union to every councillor in Scotland.  
1/7/2022
New Magnox Supply Chain StrategyThumbnail for article : New Magnox Supply Chain Strategy
Magnox has launched a new supply chain strategy to support its long-term future, reflecting business model changes and an expansion of the mission to safely decommission 12 nuclear facilities.   The revised business strategy will enable Magnox, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, to seek longer term collaborative arrangements with the supply chain with the aim of encouraging the development of solutions to nuclear decommissioning challenges that deliver value for the taxpayer whilst being innovative, sustainable and providing socio-economic benefits for local communities.  
1/7/2022
Person Centred Visiting in all inpatient hospital settings in NHS Highland
From next week (04 July) all inpatient hospital settings in NHS Highland will return to person centred visiting.   Person centred visiting means there are no restrictions on the number of visitors per day.  
1/7/2022
9-year Bankruptcy Restrictions For Indian Restaurant Owner
Owner of Indian restaurant in Cardiff went bankrupt after spending most of £43,000 Covid-19 financial support on drinking and gambling.   Rathudi Mahesh Manglanand, 47, from Pontypridd, was a sole trader who ran the Chutney Roti Indian Restaurant in Cardiff.  
1/7/2022
Over Eight Million Households To Get New Cost-of-living Payment From 14 July
More than eight million households across the whole of the UK will get a cash payment from July to ease cost of living pressures.   Millions will receive the first of two cost of living instalments totalling £650 from 14 July 2022, part of the £1,200 support package this year.  
1/7/2022
TRA Helps Preserve Critical Steel Supplies To The UK Following Sanctions On Russia And BelarusThumbnail for article : TRA Helps Preserve Critical Steel Supplies To The UK Following Sanctions On Russia And Belarus
The Trade Remedies Authority (TRA) has recommended changes to the tariff rate quotas (TRQs) on imports of certain steel products from Russia and Belarus.   In light of current UK sanctions on imports from Russia and Belarus, the TRA initiated a Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) review of steel imports covered by the UK's safeguard trade remedy measure.  
1/7/2022
More Healthcare Professionals Can Certify Fit Notes From TodayThumbnail for article : More Healthcare Professionals Can Certify Fit Notes From Today
Nurses, occupational  therapists, pharmacists and physiotherapists can now certify and issue fit notes in addition to doctors.   The change is set to support patients getting advice and fit notes from their healthcare professional - without having to separately see a doctor.  
1/7/2022
22-point Plan To Tackle Aviation Disruption
The 22 measures the government is taking to support the aviation industry and minimise passenger disruption.   The majority of UK flights continue to be on time and without disruption.  
1/7/2022
10 Year Ban For Director Of Online Hair And Beauty Business
Company had ceased trading and wrongly claimed £50,000 Bounce Back Loan.   Grigorijs Hacaturjancs, 34 and originally from Latvia, has been disqualified as a director for 10 years after fraudulently claiming a £50,000 Bounce Back Loan.  
30/6/2022
Jobs Wanted for Two Ukraine Ladies in Thurso
Message posted to Caithnessorg Facebook Can anyone help find jobs for these two Hi.   We are a Ukrainian family who recently moved to Thurso.  
30/6/2022
Fireworks And Pyrotechnic Articles (scotland) Bill Passes - a fireworks licensing system, with mandatory safety training, for people wishing to purchase and use fireworks.
New laws will ensure safety for people across Scotland.   New legislation to control the sale and use of fireworks will improve public safety and benefit communities for years to come.  
30/6/2022
Rising Inflation Weakens Outlook For Growth In 2023
Fraser of AIlender Economic Commentary 2022 Q2.   The Scottish economy had shown healthy growth before contracting in April, but the cost of living crisis means that consumers are spending less on non-essentials Scotland's economic growth forecast for 2023 has been revised down due to the impacts of cost increases on consumers and businesses, and the likelihood that these will persist for longer than previously thought.  
30/6/2022
Delivering On Child Poverty Commitments in Scotland
Record investment of almost £8.5 billion was committed to support low income households between 2018-22, with almost £3.3 billion benefitting children.   The fourth annual progress report on child poverty, published today, shows that all of the actions committed as part of the first Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan, Every Child, Every Chance, have been delivered.