Archive for October 11th, 2017

Missing woman found

Police have confirmed Samantha Chapman has been found safe and well, after being reported missing earlier today.

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Vessel used by sailors attempting to escape HMS Royal Oak discovered

The tragic story of the loss of HMS Royal Oak is well known in Orkney and further afield, but there has always been mystery surrounding the location of one of the small vessels that was used by sailors attempting to escape from the sinking battleship. However, the Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology (ORCA), the University of […]

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Police appeal for missing person

Police in Kirkwall are appealing for information regarding a missing person. According to reports, Samantha Chapman was last seen at Kirkwall Post Office around 1pm this afternoon (Wednesday), wearing black clothing and a purple backpack. If you have any information regarding Samantha’s whereabouts, you can contact Kirkwall Police Station on 101.

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Carmichael backs fishermen in Brexit talks

UK fishermen must have a say in quotas post-Brexit and the Common Fisheries Policy cannot be part of transitional arrangements says Northern Isles MP Alistair Carmichael. During Prime Minister’s Question Time today, Mr Carmichael quizzed Prime Minister Theresa May on whether fishermen would continue to be subject to EU fisheries rules during the transitional period. “Is it […]

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Turf cutting at site of new Stromness care home

A ceremonial turf cutting took place on the outskirts of Stromness this morning, as work commences on the replacement St Peter’s House care home. The new £9million development will replace the current 32-bed facility with a modern 40-bed care home at Garson, in the east of the town. The leader of Orkney Islands Council, Stromness and South […]

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