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Down Memory Lane

This week’s Picture from the Past comes from the Deeside Piper and Donside Herald archives from 1997.

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Deeside Books and Gifts was damaged when Storm Frank hit in 2015

Flood damaged Ballater book and gift store to reopen

A book and gift shop in Ballater which was damaged by Storm Frank is planning on reopening this weekend.

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Lumphanan couple celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

Lumphanan couple celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

The 60th wedding anniversary of William (87), and Helen (81), Johnstone, Lumphanan, was on December 15 - but they were hit by a bug and have only now celebrated.

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“What am I thinking right now?” - and 19 more of the hardest interview questions

“What am I thinking right now?” - and 19 more of the hardest interview questions

Mind reading, psychology and social justice - just three subjects you might not expect to crop up in an interview for a job in accountancy or computing.

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Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop.

New BBC Scotland channel a “shift in the right direction”

Scotland’s new BBC television channel is a welcome step in the right direction, but must be properly resourced, Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop has said today.

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B&Q safety warning over light fittings

B&Q safety warning over light fittings

B&Q has issued a safety warning following concerns being raised over a range of light fittings.

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Deeside charity nominated for animal partnership award

Deeside charity nominated for animal partnership award

Deeside charity HorseBack UK has been nominated for the prestigious award for helping members of the UK armed forces recover from mental and physical injuries.

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Stuart Johnston, Mr Blackett, Mrs Islam, Deputy Lord Provost of Aberdeenshire Mrs Kalam, Mr Grant, Mr McCarthy, Syada, Hazera, Bushra, Jamila, Maryam and Raj Hamid.

India on the Green chef wins award

The owner and chef of a restaurant in Ballater is celebrating after scooping the Chef of the Year at Aberdeen’s Best Curry Awards.

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In the driving seat...Perry McCarthy may have been one of the unluckiest Formula One Drivers ever, but is now a hugely successul motivational speaker.

Original Stig at Wacky Races event in Inverurie

Perry McCarthy might be a typical East End boy but he owes his driving career to the North Sea oil rigs.

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Experts had warned of a 9 per cent rise in the cost of Prosecco.

Prosecco prayers answered with launch of new wine ‘Progrigio’

Prosecco lovers have no reason to panic over a predicted price hike.

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Helping hand...this taxi driver knows how to treat those with sight loss, and their guide dogs. Sadly, others dont.

Stop treating us like second class citizens...

Imagine you were turned away from a shop, restaurant or pub or ordered a taxi to take you home only to be told by the driver that you weren’t welcome.

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Could the nokia 3310 be making a comeback?

The Nokia 3310 is being relaunched - so here are 6 more classic phones we want back

Everyone’s favourite noughties mobile phone, the Nokia 3310, is expected to make a comeback this year with manufacturer, HMD set to launch the Nokia 3320.

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Pictured, left to right, are: Chris Parry, geophysicist TEPUK; Brooke the horse from HBUK; Louise Cook, HR Aasistant TEPUK; Jay Hare from HBUK; Bruce Lawson, SHE director TEPUK; and Shiju Joseph, geophysicist TEP UK.

Total team donates to Horseback UK

Deeside charity Horseback UK has received a cash boost thanks to a team from an energy company.

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Video: Distillery cat was just ‘feline’ like a holiday!

The well-loved cat of one of Scotland’s most popular distilleries had everyone worried when he failed to turn up for work recently.

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SWI knitter Winnie Anderson is pictured with Barney the spaniel.

Coats of many colours to help homeless dogs

Homeless dogs being discriminated against because of the colour of their fur are being given a makeover by members of the Scottish Women’s Institutes (SWI).

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Childrens author and competition judge Claire McFall.

Aberdeenshire kids urged to tell their travel tales

Children’s author Claire McFall is reminding children in Aberdeenshire that there is still time to express themselves in a top national writing competition.

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The Humanist Society Scotland can now authorise its own celebrants.

Holyrood makes it easier for Humanists to appoint celebrants

A new provision approved by The Scottish Parliament today (Tuesday) will see Humanist Society Scotland officially recognised as the first non-religious organisation to be ‘prescribed’ under the 1977 Marriage Act.

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The offer is only valid today!

How to get your FREE Subway sandwich this Valentine’s Day...

It’s the day of love, and one fast food chain is marking it with a very special giveaway.

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Spirits soaring at Peterculter care home after sing-along

Spirits soaring at Peterculter care home after sing-along

Birch House Care Home in Peterculter, which supports individuals with learning disabilities, welcomed local singer and entertainer Mhari Shand for a fun day of singing and reminiscing with people supported at the home.

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Veteran Dennis Bolter during a previous trip to Normandy.

Chance for veterans to pay their respects

A national armed forces charity is looking for all surviving D-Day veterans to take part in a series of special trips funded by HM Treasury.

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