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Keith Brown visits Aberdeen bypass site

Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Secretary Keith Brown today met with former Carillion staff and a representative from Aberdeen Roads Limited (ARL) who are currently constructing the impressive Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty project.

Transport
Lindsay and Craig Wilson with singer Susan Boyle

Candlelit vigil raises £35k for charity

An award-winning restaurant in Udny Green marked its 14th birthday last week by handing over £35,000 to Friends of ANCHOR.

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Transport Scotland

Two roads to close for surfacing works

The A90 southbound slip road to Newburgh is expected to be temporarily closed next week to enable surfacing works to take place.

Transport
Little Mr M specialises in kids tableware and is owned by Karina Emslie

Redundancy gives mum design for success

Being made redundant from her job in oil and gas six months into her maternity leave forced an Udny woman to re-evaluate her career goals.

Business
Ashley Highfield

MPs must protect the local press from damaging Lords amendment

This week the Prime Minister announced a review into the health of the news media, including the regional and local press.

Politics
Police Scotland

Man charged after crash on A947

A man has been charged following a two vehicle road traffic collision on the A947 Oldmeldrum to Pitmedden road this morning.

News
Caroline Thomson

Two causes to benefit from second Ruby Ball event

Big kids can enjoy the fun of the fair while raising money for two north-east charities next month.

News
Police Scotland

Warning for motorists after man caught driving over 100mph

Officers have issued a reminder to motorists regarding the dangers of speeding after a driver was caught travelling in excess of 100 miles per hour in Aberdeenshire

Crime
Hillwalkers are being urged to take care and be prepared for all kinds of weather.

Hillwalkers urged to be aware of dangers posed by bad weather

Hillwalkers and people pursuing outdoor activities in the mountains are ebing warned by Police Scotland of the dangers that inclement weather and the terrain can present.

Environment
Five firms in the running for Scottish Wedding Awards

Five firms in the running for Scottish Wedding Awards

Five local businesses have made it to the finals of the 6th annual Scottish Wedding Awards.

Business
British Transport Police are supporting the campaign to tackle knife crime.

Transport police take campaign to tackle knife crime on to our railways

British Transport Police officers in Scotland are supporting a national week of action tackling knife crime.

Crime
Transport Scotland

Convoy and weekend contraflow at Tipperty

A series of works are to be undertaken at Tipperty which will result in the temporary realignment of a short section of the A90.

Transport
Public to be consulted on the future of Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

Public to be consulted on the future of Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is seeking the views of the public on proposed changes to the role of firefighters.

News
Lexi Alexander with her former neighbours Marjorie and Bob Duncan

Birthday milestone for Lexi

An Ellon woman celebrated a very special birthday on Thursday, February 8.

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Donald Trump at his Menie golf course

Petition against second Trump course

Campaigners have handed councillors a petition signed by 31,000 people opposed to the Trump Organisation’s plans for a second golf course in Aberdeenshire.

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The New Deer J Rock team accept the donation from Jonny and Lyn Kewley

Cash boost for New Deer J Rock team

The J Rock Challenge team at New Deer School is celebrating after receiving a welcome funding boost from a local pub.

Education
The repair work on the A90

Councillor hits out at “dangerous” road repair on A90

An Ellon and District councillor has contacted BEAR Scotland in the hope that permanent repairs will be carried out on the A90.

Transport
Colin Clark MP at the Westminster debate on blood cancer

‘Dedicated’ ARI staff praised

Gordon MP Colin Clark has praised the “life-saving” and “dedicated” staff at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary’s oncology department in a Westminster debate on blood cancer.

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Injured seal pup rescued. Image courtesy of British Divers Marine Life Rescue

Seal pup ‘arrested’ on A975

A baby seal brought traffic to a standstill last week after it was found injured by a driver on the A975 between Newburgh and Cruden Bay.

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