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Andy Dixon has been content editor for the Inverness Courier, Ross-shire Journal, Strathspey and Badenoch Herald, Highland News and North Star since November 2016. He joined the company in June 2006 and has covered community news, politics, court, sport, entertainment and business in various roles over the years.

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BREAKING: Cycling legend Christina Mackenzie completes NC500 cycle in under 37 hours raising £2.5k for charity

14 May 2022
BREAKING: Cycling legend Christina Mackenzie completes NC500 cycle in under 37 hours raising £2.5k for charity

BREAKING: Cycling legend Christina Mackenzie completes NC500 cycle in under 37 hours raising £2.5k for charity

14 May 2022

Christina Mackenzie has achieved a new Road Record Association (RRA) record as the fastest woman to cycle North Coast 500.


Breakfast show is 'beyond my wildest dreams’ – and Tich McCooey is back!

11 May 2022
Breakfast show is 'beyond my wildest dreams’ – and Tich McCooey is back!

Breakfast show is 'beyond my wildest dreams’ – and Tich McCooey is back!

11 May 2022

MFR’s new breakfast host Jodie McCluskey says it is ‘beyond her wildest dreams’ to be given the opportunity to present her brand new breakfast show.


INFOGRAPHIC: Polling stations open as voters elect representatives on Highland Council

05 May 2022
INFOGRAPHIC: Polling stations open as voters elect representatives on Highland Council

INFOGRAPHIC: Polling stations open as voters elect representatives on Highland Council

05 May 2022

Polling stations across the Highlands opened at 7am today with voters electing representatives on Highland Council.


NHS Highland health and care system remains under extreme pressure

23 April 2022
NHS Highland health and care system remains under extreme pressure

NHS Highland health and care system remains under extreme pressure

23 April 2022

Health and social care across Highland, Argyll and Bute remains under significant pressure, according to NHS Highland.


Lorry driver named following fatal crash on A9

16 April 2022
Lorry driver named following fatal crash on A9

Lorry driver named following fatal crash on A9

16 April 2022

Police have named the lorry driver who died following a crash on the A9 near Alness earlier this week.


WATCH: See your Highland Heroes collect their awards

25 March 2022
WATCH: See your Highland Heroes collect their awards

WATCH: See your Highland Heroes collect their awards

25 March 2022

Highland News and Media is proud to share with you some of the highlights of last night's special Highland Heroes awards.


'They are all everyday heroes – and just amazing people'

25 March 2022
'They are all everyday heroes – and just amazing people'

'They are all everyday heroes – and just amazing people'

25 March 2022

Everyone nominated for accolades at last night's Highland Heroes are extraordinary.


MP hails Highland Heroes finalists as being really inspiring

25 March 2022
MP hails Highland Heroes finalists as being really inspiring

MP hails Highland Heroes finalists as being really inspiring

25 March 2022

Highland Heroes has been hailed as an important event for the people of the region.


Highland Heroes from across the region are crowned

24 March 2022
Highland Heroes from across the region are crowned

Highland Heroes from across the region are crowned

24 March 2022

HUNDREDS of people celebrated the region's unsung heroes at an awards event in Inverness this evening.


Highlands and Islands firm MacGregor Industrial Supplies says now is the time to thrive and improve after coming through the Covid crisis

20 February 2022
Highlands and Islands firm MacGregor Industrial Supplies says now is the time to thrive and improve after coming through the Covid crisis

Highlands and Islands firm MacGregor Industrial Supplies says now is the time to thrive and improve after coming through the Covid crisis

20 February 2022

Inverness-headquartered MacGregor Industrial Supplies says it had no choice but to reluctantly make some redundancies in order to survive


Action call on looked-after children sent outwith Highland Council area

19 February 2022
Action call on looked-after children sent outwith Highland Council area

Action call on looked-after children sent outwith Highland Council area

19 February 2022

Shocking new figures from Highland Council reveal that 18 per cent of its looked after children go into children’s homes.


Green space and cycle paths feature in council’s new housing at Culloden

09 February 2022
Green space and cycle paths feature in council’s new housing at Culloden

Green space and cycle paths feature in council’s new housing at Culloden

09 February 2022

Councillors have given the green light to the first phase of an extensive housing development between Culloden and Balloch in Inverness.


Woman who died in A9 crash north of Inverness is named

07 February 2022
Woman who died in A9 crash north of Inverness is named

Woman who died in A9 crash north of Inverness is named

07 February 2022

A woman who died after a crash on the A9 on Sunday has been named by police as 21-year-old Samantha Davies.


Raigmore Hospital ward closed due to an outbreak of norovirus

24 January 2022
Raigmore Hospital ward closed due to an outbreak of norovirus

Raigmore Hospital ward closed due to an outbreak of norovirus

24 January 2022

Raigmore Hospital's Ward 7A is closed to new admissions and essential visitors.


Health Matters: Work in the aftermath of bullying saga will go on in 2022 after 103 apologies and 203 financial payments

09 January 2022
Health Matters: Work in the aftermath of bullying saga will go on in 2022 after 103 apologies and 203 financial payments

Health Matters: Work in the aftermath of bullying saga will go on in 2022 after 103 apologies and 203 financial payments

09 January 2022

But NHS Highland HR director Fiona Hogg says there is 'pride' in the progress


Global Energy Group saw drop in turnover and pre-tax profit last year

04 January 2022
Global Energy Group saw drop in turnover and pre-tax profit last year

Global Energy Group saw drop in turnover and pre-tax profit last year

04 January 2022

Despite challenges posed by Covid the firm says there are positive signs for the future.


Good Covid habits are 'habits to maintain for life'

02 January 2022
Good Covid habits are 'habits to maintain for life'

Good Covid habits are 'habits to maintain for life'

02 January 2022

Dr Tim Allison discusses why the positive habits from covid are ones that should be kept.


Restricted visiting in place at Raigmore Hospital and New Craigs Hospital

31 December 2021
Restricted visiting in place at Raigmore Hospital and New Craigs Hospital

Restricted visiting in place at Raigmore Hospital and New Craigs Hospital

31 December 2021

NHS Highland has restricted all visiting at Raigmore Hospital and New Craigs Hospital to "essential only" to reduce the risk of the pandemic.


Have you seen missing 69-year-old?

29 December 2021
Have you seen missing 69-year-old?

Have you seen missing 69-year-old?

29 December 2021

Police are appealing for information to help track down a missing 69-year-old man.


WATCH: Flavia Cacace – star of BBC Strictly Come Dancing – signs up for Strictly Inverness

19 December 2021
WATCH: Flavia Cacace – star of BBC Strictly Come Dancing – signs up for Strictly Inverness

WATCH: Flavia Cacace – star of BBC Strictly Come Dancing – signs up for Strictly Inverness

19 December 2021

BBC Strictly Come Dancing star Flavia Cacace will be the guest judge at next year's Strictly Inverness charity competition.


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