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Markus is safe and sound, thanks to Shelter Scotland

From childhood, life has dealt Markus a difficult hand. There has seldom been a safe place to call home and, at his lowest ebb, he struggled to see a way forward.

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Call to action...rather than celebrating its 50th birthday, Shelter Scotland is planning a 12-month series of events and promotional activities under the banner We're Still Fighting.

Shelter Scotland: we’re still fighting, 50 years later

It is 50 years since Shelter Scotland was formed to help deal with the unique challenges of homelessness and bad housing in Scotland.

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That's my girl...Duncan Slater can now enjoy going out for a walk with his daughter Lilly (8), after having both his legs amputated. Despite life-changing injuries, he has no regrets about his RAF service.

Duncan Slater: So proud to be part of the RAF story

Despite almost every bone in his body being broken, Scotsman Duncan Slater remains both proud of the RAF and his service in it.

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Daddy's girl...Grace was just six months old when Kevin Ogilvie was injured while serving with the RAF. He and his family received a tremendous amount of support from the RAF Benevolent Fund as he tried to overcome his injuries.

Kevin Ogilvie: So proud to be part of the RAF story

Kevin Ogilvie was just 20 when he signed up to join the RAF and two years later, the young Scotsman’s life changed forever.

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The sculpture comprises of a bronze 1.4m-high structure which has a flowing design of flying birds enclosing a seat

Designs for memorial agreed

Designs for memorial and garden for people affected by past practices around the cremation of babies have been agreed

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Sergeant Peter Henderson, PC Scott Leslie, PC Christopher Bain plus Jon Barron and Kelly Wiltshire of NESTRANS

Operation Close Pass launched in North East

An initiative to highlight the safety of cyclists has been launched today in the North East.

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Agents lose income as Betterware catalogue goes into administration

Agents lose income as Betterware catalogue goes into administration

The business behind Betterware catalogue has collapsed with the loss of 100 jobs – and agents across Scotland facing the prospect of losing their income.

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Locals can currently visit the Ellon Castle Gardens during Open Day events

Have your say at exhibition

The Board of Ellon Castle Gardens will be holding a public exhibition this weekend for locals to drop in and view the exciting future plans for the walled garden and grounds.

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SengS' two-metre by six metre hyperbaric chamber

Ellon firm’s project is out of this world

An Ellon engineering services firm has completed its first ‘space’ mission as part of the company’s strategy to diversify into new industry sectors.

Business
Stuart Smith's winning image 'Storr Reflections'

Final contest for Group

Ellon Photographic Group held its final competition of the year on Monday, April 9.

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Victoria Hall, Ellon

Cocktails and Cakes at Victoria Hall

A Cocktail & Cakes event is being held in the Victoria Hall, Ellon on Saturday, April 28 from 2pm to 4pm.

Whats on
Louise Wagstaff, Brian Gollan, John Grover and Robert Mclaughlin

Ellon chef cooks up a storm in competition

A chef at an Ellon care home has found the recipe for success and landed a place as a finalist in a prestigious culinary competition.

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Beware of scam calls

Trading Standards warn of scam HMRC calls

Trading Standards are warning local residents to beware of calls purporting to be from HM Revenue and Customs.

Crime
CLAN Cancer Support

Charity to hold women's well-being sessions

A leading cancer support charity will hold a series of women’s well-being sessions for people across the north-east who have been affected by a diagnosis.

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Glasgow 2018 see more top-class sporting action coming to Scotland.

Glasgow 2018 promises 11 days of top sports and cultural activities

Glasgow 2018 is the first time in history that existing European Championships in aquatics, cycling, gymnastics, rowing and triathlon have been brought together into one major event alongside a new golf championships, with athletics being held in Berlin.

Whats on
Business card...has been created as part of FEAT's upcoming fifth anniversary in May, highlighting the sepsis warning signs people should be aware of.

Video: Sepsis - 20 second-long video could save your life

It’s almost five years since the Fiona Elizabeth Agnew Trust was founded and the Scottish charity has had many successes in that short period of time.

Health
Discussion days...were held across the country, including at Stirling University where interim planning group members asked their peers for their views.

No matter your age, get involved in Year of Young People

Unless you’ve been living in a bubble for the last few months, you’ll know 2018 is the Scottish Government’s Year of Young People.

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Aberdeen's Beach Ballroom

Blood donors to be honoured at award ceremony

Over 150 blood donors and guests will gather at Aberdeen Beach Ballroom to be honoured by The Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service on Tuesday (April 17).

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The Garioch Heritage Centre

Antiques event at Heritage Centre

Local residents are being encouraged to bring their antiques and collectables along to a special event to be held at the Garioch Heritage Centre next week.

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