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  1. Award of Arctic Star Medal marks courageous service of Lewis CaptainRead the original story

    Monday Feb 8 | Stornoway Today

    Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. The service of a brave Lewisman who led a Russian Convoy during World War II has finally been marked with the award of the prestigious Arctic Star Medal.

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  2. Lewis hero of WWII Arctic Convoys finally honouredRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Scotsman.com

    The late Captain Murdo Macleod, orginally from Barvas on the Isle of Lewis, has been awarded the prestigious Arctic Star Medal. He was one of hundreds of veterans who braved freezing conditions to maintain a lifeline between the Societ Union and the west in their fight against the Nazis.

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  3. Queen Elizabeth issues statement on Scotland referendumRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2014 | Examiner.com

    It's voting day in Scotland where residents are deciding on whether to become independent from Britain. Polls opened under dreary skies in Edinburgh where the first batch of voters willing to speak said they voted YES, for independence.

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  4. Has your hometown made the list of the happiest places?Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Southern FM

    Psst! Are you happy? We mean REALLY happy? Well, new research could reveal that where you live may just affect your state of contentment levels, with certain places in the country scoring much higher on the well being chart than others... The good people at the Office of National Statistics have been very busy bees recently. Buzzing up and down this great land of ours, to find out exactly where we're most and least pleased with our lot.

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  5. Pregnant women in the Isles urged to get flu jabRead the original story

    Sunday Feb 7 | Stornoway Today

    Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. Pregnant women in Western Isles are being urged to protect themselves against flu by getting the free flu vaccine, after recent figures show that over half are still to be vaccinated.

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  6. Jeff Salway: Don't bury funeral funding reportRead the original story

    Saturday Feb 6 | Scotsman.com

    YOU know what they say about death and taxes. Well, you can be fairly certain that someone, somewhere, is making a killing out of your funeral.

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  7. MSP meets with Health Secretary over delayed discharge issueRead the original story

    Saturday Feb 6 | Stornoway Today

    Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan, recently met with Cabinet Secretary for Health, Shona Robison, to discuss the issue of tackling the delayed discharge of hospital patients in the islands.

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  8. Western Isles Projects Hit the JackpotRead the original story

    Saturday Feb 6 | Stornoway Today

    Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. Newly revealed figures show that more than 293,000 of National Lottery funding was awarded across the Western Isles last year alone.

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  9. Whisky Galore bottles 'missed'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | Newsday

    Two bottles of whisky recovered from a shipwreck that inspired the book Whisky Galore may have been missed from official statistics. The cargo ship SS Politician, which had 28,000 cases of whisky, sank off Eriskay in Western Isles 75 years ago.

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  10. Arab Strap frontman Aidan Moffat tells how he unexpectedly recorded...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | The Daily Record

    MOFFAT talks about how protective Sheila was over her music, with the singer telling him "you've taken the context and blootered it" as he tried to re-interpret one of her songs. WHEN Aidan Moffat set out to film a musical road trip around the folkiest corners of Scotland, he didn't expect to be chronicling the swansong of one of the country's most important singers.

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  11. Islands are the happiest place to live in the UKRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 4 | Stornoway Today

    Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. Residents of the Western Isles are the happiest in the UK, according to a study involving hundreds of thousands of Britons.

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  12. Rules relaxed to become a teacher due to staffing crisisRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | Sunday Herald

    Classroom staff who have qualified outside the country will now be allowed to work in a school immediately under a new conditional registration. People who secure a job in this way will be put on probation while they complete any additional studies or training required for full registration, a legal requirement.

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  13. Western Isles residents are 'UK's happiest', says studyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Scotsman.com

    RESIDENTS of the Western Isles are the happiest in the UK, according to a study involving hundreds of thousands of Britons. Researchers at the Office for National Statistics asked 300,000 respondents to report on how happy they were on a scale of one to 10, 9-10 meaning participants were "very happy" and 0-4 signifying "low".

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  14. 'Motherhood challenge' isn't helpful to women who are...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Mirror.co.uk

    If you're friends on Facebook with women who have children, the likelihood is that you will have seen a 'Motherhood Challenge' post in the last week or so. The premise is simple: women post three photographs that make them happy to be a mum, and then nominate a few of their friends to do the same.

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  15. Museum trainees complete placementsRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Stornoway Today

    Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. A programme to address inequalities in educational and employment opportunities in the museum sector reached a major milestone as the men and women taking part in Scotland's first museum traineeship programme for non-graduates completed their yearlong placements.

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  16. VIDEO: First UK space-bound rocket firedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | BBC News

    The first rocket to leave the Earth's atmosphere from UK soil was fired from a missile range in the Western Isles. Blast-off happened during an international military exercise, the At Sea Demonstration 15 which was designed to test the ability of warships to defend themselves against incoming missiles, in the Atlantic in October 2015.

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  17. Space milestone we almost missedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | BBC News

    A rocket from the Hebrides missile range in the Western Isles has become the first vehicle to be launched into space from UK soil. The aim of At Sea Demonstration 15 was to test the ability of warships to defend themselves against incoming missiles.

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  18. Thousands of homes without power as Storm Henry continues to batter the countryRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | IcNetwork

    Warnings for wind at the lesser yellow "be aware" level remain in place for Northern Ireland, Wales, northern England and the West Midlands Storm Henry continues to batters the country with 90mph winds, leaving thousands of homes without power and travel warnings in place across the north of the UK. Motorists have been warned of bridge and road closures during rush-hour and some ferry and rail services remain suspended.

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  19. Power cuts and travel chaos as storm Gertrude hits ScotlandRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 29 | IcNetwork

    Storm Gertrude is causing power cuts and travel disruption and winds of more than 90mph have hit the west of Scotland. Strong winds, heavy rain, snow and ice were forecast in some areas on Friday as the extreme weather continues to batter the British Isles.

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  20. Parents welcome relaxation of entry into Scottish teaching professionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | Sunday Herald

    Under the new rules classroom staff who have qualified outside the country will now be allowed to work in a school immediately under a new conditional registration. People who secure a job in this way will be put on probation while they complete any additional studies or training required for full registration, a legal requirement.

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