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New Police Inspector for Formartine

News

Drink drive warning by police

Crime
Members of the Create! craft group

Group marks six years of crafts and friendship

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Swimarathon date announced

News

Call for teams and survivors to join Relay

News

Shape our children’s worlds with a career in early learning and childcare

Education
Scotlands animal welfare charity is looking for members of the public who may have been a victim of unscrupulous puppy dealers in North-East

Scottish SPCA appeal for potential puppy farm victims

Crime
Tesco Ellon

Gordon Rural Action hopes to bag a share of Tesco fund

News

QUIZ: The 2017 sporting year

Sport

Unbeaten Ellon return to action this weekend at Moray

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Meldrum Academy awarded gold status

Sport

Ellon book spot in semi- finals with win in Deeside

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Last minute winner sees Ellon lose out to Hermes

Football
Victoria Hall, Ellon

Cinema returns with a tale from a galaxy far, far away

Whats on
William Morgan and Lucy Hall in Opera Highlights

Opera tour set to visit Midmar

Whats on
Mr Hogmanay, aka Paul Anderson, is championing the revival of the traditional Scottish variety show

Variety is the spice of Hogmanay

Whats on

Raise a glass and say #CheerstoRabbie

Lifestyle
Strictly embargoed 00.01 Monday 3rd April; Cycling star Mark Beaumont, best known for cycling around the world in 194 days in 2008, will take ultra-endurance to another level by circumnavigating the globe in less than half that time.

Beaumont will be attempting to travel 18,000 miles around the world, starting from Paris on Sunday 2 July. As a warm up to the Artemis World Cycle, he will first cycle around the coastline of Britain, leaving on 4th April. The 3,500 miles, 15-day training ride will be at 80 days pace, with Beaumont cycling for 16 hours and 240 miles per day.

As part of his mission to travel around the world in 80 days, breaking the current world record of 123 days, set by New Zealands Andrew Nicholson, the Scottish adventurer is raising funds for Orkidstudio, which works to benefit communities worldwide through innovative architecture and construction. The journey will also be tracked through Twinkl, a global educational platform for primary schools.

Mark Beaumont lays down cycling challenge

Lifestyle
Sound idea...to commemorate Armistice Day centenary in November 2018, composer Martin Suckling is looking for readers help to sample church bells across Scotland.

Record your church bells for new Scottish composition

Lifestyle