Two men and a woman are injured in crashes on the A9 near Halkirk and the A96 near Nairn.
The leader of Highland Council says some services provided by the local authority could stop to help it make millions of pounds of savings.
Scotland's five mountain snowsports centres hope the coming half term school break will be their busiest period of the latest season.
View the winners of Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year Award
Karen Gillan has a bigger role in new Guardians of the Galaxy, says director.
Hearts move 11 points clear of Ross County in third place in the Premiership with three second half goals in Dingwall.
Ross County and Inverness still don't receive enough recognition despite their recent success, says John Robertson.
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