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The Orkney News is a community based, not for profit, free to view online newspaper bringing the alternative news to Orkney.
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All pet owners are being warning about the dangers of chocolate to pets this festive period by vet charity PDSA. PDSA Vet Nurse, Shauna Walsh, said “Christmas is a fun-filled time for […]
A new illustrated book in Scots on human rights for very young children has been published. Let’s Explore Oor Richts is aimed at children aged up to five The book, beautifully illustrated […]
Hanif Khan, from Dil Se Indian Restaurant, in Bridge Street has won Chef of the Year in Kirkwall at this year’s Euro Asia Curry Awards. The annual event recognises the top curry […]
The price of food in October 2023 was around 30% higher than it was in October 2021. Every shopper has been aware of this and, for many, stark choices have to be […]
Sunny spells and showers, drier later. (Stromness Christmas Tree Image credit Mirran Hall) Information from The Met Office Today 1st December : Sunny spells and showers, these mainly over Orkney. It will […]
The Glasgow charity Homeless Project Scotland has secured indoor premises for coldest winter months. The news comes as data has been released that last year an estimated 244 people died while homeless […]
By Duncan Lunan On December 1st the Moon will be in line with Castor and Pollux in Gemini.  It will be New on December 12th, and Full on December 27th, when it […]
Kirkwall’s exciting new gallery, The Ship of Fools on Bridge Street will launch its Christmas Show with an opening on Friday 1 December from 5-7pm. Owner, Maiwenn Beadle has curated a collection […]
Vaccinations Public Health Scotland is encouraging young people to take up the offer of routine vaccines at school as the latest statistics show a decline in vaccine uptake rates among this group. […]
Cold with wintry showers Information from The Met Office Today 30th November: Mainly cloudy with a few bright or sunny periods. Scattered showers which may be heavy and wintry at times. Remaining […]
The Scottish Government has conceded that its timeline for a transition to clean  heat in homes and the scale of change required means that it “is not achievable” by the date originally […]
By Fiona Grahame “No greater ring-giver ever roamed with warguard” Earl Thorfinn The Mighty (1014 – c1060) ruled over lands in Orkney, Shetland, The Hebrides, Northern Scotland and parts of Ireland from […]
NHS 24 has launched its annual winter health preparedness campaign – The ‘Healthy Know How’ campaign helps people manage the usual winter illnesses with advice and helpful reminders ahead of the festive holidays. […]
By Mike Robertson Luckily, last week’s storms abated on Saturday, giving just enough to get the tree up in time for the Deerness Community tree lighting that evening as you can see […]
Cold with a few wintry showers today. Information from The Met Office Today 29th November: A rather cold and often cloudy day. A few wintry showers will be pass by at times, […]
The Demon King has kidnapped the beloved princess of Goodereste. The Hero Dawner has gathered comrades and proclaimed that he will rescue her from the demon’s clutches. This is not the plot […]
NHS Orkney has been moved to level three of the recently published NHS Scotland Support and Intervention Framework due to its “deteriorating financial performance” . What does this mean and why is […]
Households experiencing fuel poverty in energy-rich Orkney were dealt a double blow by the UK Government last week, with news of a New Year energy price cap rise following Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s […]
Last week's storms abated on Saturday, giving just enough to get the tree up in time for the Deerness Community tree lighting that evening as you can see in this film from Mike Robertson
Information from The Met Office Today 28th November: It will be a bright day with broken cloud and some sunny intervals. Mainly dry too but there will be a few passing wintry […]
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