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One Bedroom & Studio Apartments Ready Now At Cairn HousingThumbnail for article : One Bedroom & Studio Apartments Ready Now At Cairn Housing
Are you looking to downsize? Are you looking for somewhere with affordable fuel bills? Would you like the option of having the company of others? If you answered yes to any of the above, Cairn Housing Association can help by offering you an excellent range of one-bedroom and studio apartments in Wick that are available to move into right now.   Caberfeidh Court is situated in a quiet residential area in Wellington Avenue and offers quality accommodation exclusively to people over the age of 50.  
Preparing for 4G at 800 MHz
John Thurso has recently been contacted by at800 who will shortly be carrying out specific activities in the constituency to ensure TV viewers, including the elderly and vulnerable, can continue to watch Freeview as new 4G mobile services at 800 MHz are activated.   The company will also send postcards to some constituents to inform them that new 4G masts operating at 800 MHz may soon be activated and that there is a very small possibility these new mobile signals may disrupt Freeview.  
Mods and CoppersThumbnail for article : Mods and Coppers
It takes more than a gun to protect the nation's defences and National Infrastructure sites.   Stamina, Vigilance, Resilience You'll need to arm yourself with all of these qualities.  
Fluzzle With AlibabaThumbnail for article : Fluzzle With Alibaba
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NDA supply chain event proving popular once moreThumbnail for article : NDA supply chain event proving popular once more
Almost 800 delegates have already signed up to attend the NDA estate's 2014 event for suppliers in November - but there is still room for several hundred more visitors.   The exhibition hall meanwhile is approaching full capacity, providing delegates with the opportunity to meet with 260 companies from across the supply chain.  
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - 18 September 2014
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (September, 18th) sold 3,269 store lambs and ewes.  Lambs (2,817) averaged £52.39 and sold to £110 gross for a Texel tup lamb from Teanluick, Beauly.  
Invitation to Tender for Framework Contractors
North Highland College UHI wish to invite tenders from suitably qualified contractors to be placed on a preferred contractor's framework for planned and reactive maintenance at their sites in Caithness, Sutherland and Ross-shire.  The College will require separate trade tenders for each of the trades listed below and suppliers can tender for more than one trade - but separately - if they have the requisite skills.  
[Local Authority]17/9/2014
Third Inverness community sets up cold call control zone
Dalneigh and Columba Community Council have become the latest community to say "NO" to unwanted doorstep traders by establishing a Cold Call Control Zone.   Residents in St Mungo Road, St Margaret's Road, St John's Avenue, St Mary's Avenue, St Andrew Drive and St Ninian Drive will be covered by the initiative which is facilitated by The Highland Council’s Trading Standards and supported by Police Scotland.  
[Local Authority]17/9/2014
Accommodation Services framework agreement - supplier events
The Highland Council wishes to establish a framework agreement for Accommodation Services in the Highlands with suitably competent providers.   The framework agreement would commence on 1 December 2014 until 30 November 2017 with an option to extend for a further 12 month period.  
[Marine Services]17/9/2014
Leask Marine Collects AwardThumbnail for article : Leask Marine Collects Award
At the Fourth annual Energy North Awards held in Inverness saw Leask Marine collect the top award for the Best Renewable Energy Service Supplier.   Organised by Energy North the event recognises the important contribution companies from across the region make to the success of the renewable energy and supply chain industries.  
Investors Offload Pound As Scotland Vote Uncertainty Grows
An increasing number of investors are reducing their holdings of sterling as Scotland prepares for the independence vote next Thursday, according to one of the world's largest independent financial advisory organisations.   deVere Group reports that its Foreign Exchange division has recorded a "significant upturn" in the number of its clients who are readjusting their portfolio's currency balance, with this trend intensifying since Monday.  
Economics Weekly - Hair of the Dog?
China's inevitable hangover after a six-year debt-fuelled investment binge may finally be kicking in.  The question is whether the government lets the slowdown play out, or reaches for the 'hair of the dog' in the shape of more credit.  
Big Banks Still Falling Down on Customer Satisfaction
First Direct once again tops the table for customer satisfaction however many of the big high street banks are still stuck near the bottom as a new Which? analysis reveals the best and worst financial companies.   We asked more than 20,000 members of the public, in four independent surveys, how happy they are with their current account, savings, mortgage or credit card provider and analysed the results to find the best and worst banking providers.  
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 16 September 2014
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (September, 16th) sold 31 prime cattle.  Prime bullocks (10) averaged 216.9p (+8.4p) and sold to 226p per kg and £1,390.65 gross.  
Consumer Price Inflation, August 2014
The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) grew by 1.5% in the year to August 2014, down from 1.6% in July.   Falls in the prices of motor fuels and food & non-alcoholic drinks provided the largest downward contributions to the change in the rate.  
House Price Index, July 2014
UK house prices increased by 11.7% in the year to July 2014, up from 10.2% in the year to June 2014.   House price annual inflation was 12.0% in England, 7.4% in Wales, 7.6% in Scotland and 4.5% in Northern Ireland.  
Co-Operative Energy Gets Community Energy Fortnight Off to Flying Start
Community energy in the UK must overcome recent setbacks and live up to its potential says leading energy provider Co-operative Energy which kicked-off Community Energy Fortnight 2014 at its annual energy conference on Saturday.   The event, which united pioneers from the world of community energy with over 200 visitors to the NEC in Birmingham, was supported by many of the UK's leading community projects and saw prominent industry figures sharing best practice and expertise.  
Police to conduct high visibility patrols on Friday as part of ongoing Campaign Against Violence
Police Scotland will be conducting increased high visibility officer patrols across the Highlands and Islands on Friday evening (19 September 2014) as part of Operation Respect and the ongoing national Campaign Against Violence.   The Highlands and Islands are one of the safest places in the UK, with low crime and high detection rates as well as high levels of public confidence in the police.  
Tesco Bank Statement on Scottish Referendum
"On 18 September the Scottish people will vote on whether Scotland should be an independent country.   During the referendum campaign we have been developing contingency plans to ensure we continue to provide the service our customers expect, regardless of the outcome of the referendum.  
Characteristics of People and Households Without a Private Pension
For those below retirement age, 45% of men and 49% of women in Great Britain did not have any private pension savings in 2010-2012.   95% of men and women working in Accommodation and food service industries did not pay into a private pension in the UK in 2012.  
Schroders Insights on the Referendum
Azad Zangana, European Economist, Schroders provides his latest economic insight into the Scottish Referendum.   On the 18th of September, Scotland will decide whether it wants a divorce from its political union with the rest of the UK.