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First ever ‘Hedgehog Housing Census’ launched

Wildlife charities are urging people across the UK to help arrest the decline in numbers of one of our most loved garden animals.

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The 1.3 million project is taking place at all of the properties cared for by Scotlands largest conservation charity

Pitmedden revealing its treasures

The National Trust for Scotland’s Pitmedden Garden is one of the first properties to take part in one of Scotland’s biggest ever heritage projects – Project Reveal.

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Traffic will switch to a new carriageway to allow bridge demolition works to continue

Changes to road layout on A90

The contraflow currently in place on the A90 at Stonehaven is expected to move over to the new A90 southbound carriageway, weather permitting, during the week commencing Monday, August 21, as part of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty project.

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The Champion Animal - Limousin heifer born 2015 - S.Fotheringham, Ballinloan, Dunkeld

‘Cream of the crop’ set for another ‘Spectacular’ event at Thainstone

Buyers throughout the country are set to seek out prize-winning livestock, suitable for further exhibition, at next week’s Thainstone Spectacular - one of Scotland’s leading livestock events.

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Scottish Water employees to ride a cycle relay

Scottish Water employees to ride a cycle relay

Scottish Water employees are being asked to saddle up to raise money for the charity WaterAid in memory of their colleague, Bob Wilson.

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8.6 million speeding points on driving licences

8.6 million speeding points on driving licences

New analysis by Churchill Car Insurance reveals there are over 11.6 million penalty points currently held on the licences of British drivers, with 74 per cent of them (8.6 million) related to speeding offences.

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Scotland’s ‘Forever Home’ revealed

Scotland’s ‘Forever Home’ revealed

The ideal ‘forever home’ for a resident in Scotland is a four-bedroom, detached house in the country, with sea views, worth £370,082 – and just down the road from the kids, it has emerged.

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Council leader, Cllr Jim Gifford says the benefits to Aberdeenshire of the Aberdeen Harbour expansion are likely to be very high

Councillors to consider £5.5million contribution to Aberdeen Harbour expansion plans

Aberdeenshire Council could make a financial contribution to the expansion of Aberdeen Harbour as part of the Aberdeen City Region Deal, if councillors agree next week.

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ASCs aim to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured, deter vehicles driving at excessive speeds, improve journey time reliability and reduce offender numbers.

A90 Average Speed Cameras will improve safety says Minister

With the A90 Average Speed Camera (ASC) system between Dundee and Stonehaven due to go live in October 2017, Transport Minister Humza Yousaf met with stakeholders in Montrose to discuss the installation and explain how we expect the scheme will improve road safety.

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The new test is expected to be available within the Scottish Cervical Screening Programme by 2019-20.

NHS to introduce more accurate test for cervical cancer

Scotland’s NHS is to introduce a more accurate test for cervical cancer with the potential for earlier, more effective treatment.

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NFUS launches share farming project to address succession worries and new entrant barriers

NFUS launches share farming project to address succession worries and new entrant barriers

NFU Scotland has started a research project on the potential of share farming to assist both new entrants and farm owners worried about succession on their farm.

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Thousands of Scottish cats at risk of potentially fatal diseases

Thousands of Scottish cats at risk of potentially fatal diseases

Thousands of Scottish domestic cats are at risk of potentially life-threatening feline diseases because a third (33 per cent) of owners in the region don’t feel regular vaccinations are necessary, experts warned today.

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Power of Language Workshop with Janet Ellis and People's Postcode Lottery

How writing can help people with a cancer diagnosis

Cancer charity Maggie’s is delighted to announce that a creative writing workshop devised in part by former Blue Peter presenter and author Janet Ellis, is to be rolled out to its centres, including Aberdeen.

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The life of Scottish doctor Elsie Inglis is to be celebrated in Serbia.

Events to celebrate the life of Elsie

She was famously told by the war office to ‘‘go home and sit still’’ but, instead, Scottish doctor Elsie Inglis went on to establish the Scottish Women’s Hospitals which played an invaluable role in the First World War.

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Research: women in relationships get the wardrobe...

Research: women in relationships get the wardrobe...

Whilst they may live and share their home together, Britons in relationships have areas of the home where they are likely to dominate the storage space.

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Scots new music talent to perform at 2017 Solheim Cup

Scots new music talent to perform at 2017 Solheim Cup

Be Charlotte, one of Scotland’s most exciting new music acts, is set to perform to a huge global TV audience as part of the official handover ceremony for The 2019 Solheim Cup coming to Scotland, the Home of Golf.

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Scottish baby and children’s unit closures highlighted

Scottish baby and children’s unit closures highlighted

A new report, released today by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), found that one in four Scottish paediatric inpatient units, and more than 40% of Scottish neonatal units, closed their doors to new admissions in the 12 months to October 2015 due to concerns over staffing.

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Scottish EDGE launches creative award

Scottish EDGE launches creative award

Scottish EDGE, Scotland’s leading competition to identify and support the nation’s most promising entrepreneurial talent, is launching a special award today.

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The incident happened on Sunday, August 6, on board the 10.45am service from Glasgow Queen Street.

Police seek witnesses to hate crime

Officers from British Transport Police are looking to identify witnesses to a hate crime on board a train to Aberdeen from Glasgow Queen Street.

Crime
Motorists will be diverted along the B9030 Auchnagatt to Old Deer road past Auchnagatt School.

Busy stretch of road to close for resurfacing works

The busy A948 Ellon to New Deer road in Auchnagatt is to close from Monday, August 21 for two weeks.

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