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'Fresh ideas' needed to combat GP shortages in rural Aberdeenshire

The Scottish Government has been challenged to come up with “fresh ideas” to combat GP shortages in rural Aberdeenshire.

Health
Only one in ten women in Scotland exceed the recommended amount of exercise per week.

Only one in ten women in Scotland exceed the recommended amount of exercise per week

Only one in ten women in Scotland exceed the recommended amount of exercise per week.

Health
1 in 4 UK workers wouldn’t take a sick day unless hospitalised

1 in 4 UK workers wouldn’t take a sick day unless hospitalised

Almost a quarter (23%) of UK workers – around seven million people – say they would only take time off work if they were hospitalised and had no other choice.

Lifestyle
A campaign was mounted to keep Banchory in Deeside under the boundary changes proposed for Westminster

Banchory set to retain Deeside ‘tag’

Campaigners have welcomed revised proposals which would see Banchory remain in Deeside under the Boundary Commission for Scotland’s changes.

Politics
Spirit of North Hop will be the stage for some exciting new products, many of which are a first for Scotland

New festival to celebrate Scotland’s innovative spirits industry

This month will see some of the country’s finest distillers descend on Aberdeen for a brand new spirits festival; Spirit of North Hop.

Whats on
New kit for Banchory Academy footballers

New kit for Banchory Academy footballers

Banchory Academy 2004 football team has extended a special thank you to both Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace and The Rotary Club of Banchory St. Ternan for their very generous sponsorship which has allowed them to purchase new match kit and training tops.

Football
Lost cats and missing keys top list of ridiculous 999 calls

Lost cats and missing keys top list of ridiculous 999 calls

A worrying list of bizarre 999 calls from timewasters includes reports of a ‘confused’ horse and a complaint about too much sweetcorn on a pizza.

Lifestyle
Council officers Audrey Hendry, Iain Bell and Margaret Kahn are pictured with Stephen MacGregor from the Scottish Government, Skene School head teacher Amanda Hampton and Jackie Bird who presented the award.

Award for recruitment scheme

An innovative Aberdeenshire Council scheme which encourages people to become teachers has received a major award at a recent ceremony.

Politics
The average home holds a host of hidden dangers, especially for the young, the elderly and those who are the most vulnerable.

Driving home the burns awareness message

Home is where the heart is, it’s where you are meant to feel the most safe.

Health
New & improved Aboyne Tennis courts reopened

New & improved Aboyne Tennis courts reopened

Aboyne Tennis Club re-opened to members and visitors on Sunday, October 8, after being closed for 10 weeks to improve the facilities.

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Scotlands woodlands are ideal places for recharging batteries and increasing exercise levels.

Green spaces good for health

Scotland’s woodlands are the ideal places to help improve health and well-being as autumn continues and winter approaches, according to Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES).

Lifestyle
Joyce andEveline are looking for a new home together as they are very happy in each others company.

Can you give a home to Joyce and Eveline?

A pair of parrots are currently seeking their forever home.

News
Ballater suffered the impact of Storm Frank

Volunteer teams sign up for local emergencies

An army of volunteers who own boats and 4x4s are offering to mobilise to protect and support their communities – in a unique partnership with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS).

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No-one should be bought or sold, says justice minister Michael Matheson.

Human trafficking is closer to home than you think

Their stories begin with hope and trust. Their stories begin with believing people who said they could help them find their way to a better life.

Crime
Seven men and four women have been reported to the Procurator Fiscal in their respective areas.

Eleven charged with alleged drink driving offences over weekend

Eleven people have been charged with alleged drink driving offences during high visibility Road Policing patrols across the North East at the weekend.

Crime
This day of action is part of the charitys stated aim that by 2020 there will be 500,000 people in Scotland trained to administer CPR in the event of someone having a heart attack

ScotRail Alliance supports European Restart a Heart day

Rail travellers passing through Aberdeen, Haymarket, Kilmarnock and Inverness stations today will have the opportunity to learn CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) as part of European Restart a Heart Day.

News
Scotland steps up to become a lifesaving nation!

Scotland steps up to become a lifesaving nation!

Hundreds of people will learn life saving CPR skills today (Monday, October 16) at community events across Scotland – skills that could save a life when someone goes into cardiac arrest.

News
PC Jim is out of South Africa

PC Jim is out of South Africa

Banchory Rotarians gathered in this week in 1997 to hear of Police Constable Jim Wood’s experiences during his exchange visit to South Africa.

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