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Sport Recognition Awards

A reminder has been issued that nominations are still being accepted for this year’s sportMoray recognition awards.

The award scheme has been running since 1999 to honour individuals and teams who have contributed or achieved a great deal in their chosen sport at recreational, regional, national or international level.

This year’s awards ceremony will take place at Moray College in Elgin on Tuesday, November 25.

There are 12 separate nomination categories and nomination forms are available by e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A FREE FUN day for the whole family

MBA-live-work-playLots of FUN for the whole family... FREE ENTRY! : Local Business Stands : Face Painting : The Northern Scot's 'Scotty Dog' : Indoor Bouncy Castle... MORE!

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Warning Over ‘Free Trial’ Slimming Products

Moray Council’s trading standards service is warning local residents to beware of internet-based ‘free trial’ offers for slimming and other cosmetic products.

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Forres Retail Development Approved

Moray councillors today approved by eight votes to three an outline planning application for a retail development on Common Good land at Forres.

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River Findhorn Bridge Closure

Residents in a Moray community are being urged to take advantage of a local dial-a-bus service during the 10-week closure of a pedestrian bridge over the River Findhorn on the outskirts of Forres.

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Free Debt Advice Service

Since the credit crunch it has become more difficult for people on low incomes to get credit from banks and other major lenders.

This gap has been filled by ever-increasing numbers of so-called payday lenders charging very high rates of interest. The need for a payday loan can be a sign that the borrower has debt problems.

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