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Still no progress on North East rail improvement plans

The SNP has offered no sign of progress six months on from a Scottish Conservative request for a timetable for rail improvement works between Aberdeen and the Central Belt.

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Deeside shoppers are being asked to support small businesses this Saturday

Call to support small businesses

Small business leaders are calling on people in Deeside to support local firms on the busiest shopping weekend of the year.

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The launch of the Digital Scotland superfast broadband cabinet at Kincardine O'Neil

Broadband boost for village

Pupils from Kincardine O’Neil Primary School have played their part in welcoming fibre broadband to the village.

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Andrew Robertson and Elaine Duncan in their new shop in Aboyne

New business opens in Aboyne

Another business has opened in Aboyne’s former railway station building.

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Mairi Evans offers support for Small Business Saturday.

MSP supports Small Business Saturday

SNP MSP for Angus North & Mearns, Mairi Evans, has offered her support for this weekend’s Small Business Saturday – which encourages people to shop locally and support their local businesses.

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Delighted Mains of Drum staff with their award

Top award for Mains of Drum

Staff at a Deeside garden centre are celebrating winning a top accolade.

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Matthew Mawtus receives his Restaurant Manager of the Year award

Top award for Deeside man

A Deeside man has won a top managerial award.

Business
A report reveals there has been no slowing in the job losses in the oil and gas industry this year, and there are further cuts to come.

Energy job losses continue but optimism rises

There has been no slowing in the job losses in the oil and gas industry this year, and there are further cuts to come, but the crisis could be reaching a turning point, according to an industry report released this week.

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Members of Banchory Business Association at their annual general meeting

Busy 2016 for BBA

Banchory Business Association (BBA) held its annual general meeting at the Cowshed Restaurant with more than 30 members attending.

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For onshore wind, Scotland accounts for 46.2 per cent of all UK employment and 57.2 per cent of all UK turnover.

Low carbon industries worth almost £11bn

Low carbon industries in Scotland generated £10.7 billion in turnover and supported 43,500 jobs in 2014, according to news figures.

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The community hub will be based in the former Deeside Piper office in Scott Skinner Square

Banchory community hub set to open

A long-awaited community hub for Banchory is set to open its doors in the next few weeks.

Business
Is Freelancing just a disguised Zero Hours Contract?

Is Freelancing just a disguised Zero Hours Contract?

Small businesses are under increasing pressure to find ways to balance the need to hire staff and the need to stay profitable.

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The Rothesay Rooms officiallly opens on Friday, November 25. Photo: Ross Johnston/Newsline Media

Prince’s restaurant opens in Ballater

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Left to right, Kyle Edgar, Taylor Christie, Struan Miller and Bruce McCombie with their awards

Shire apprentices win top awards

Four young apprentices from Deeside and Donside are celebrating being top of the class.

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Councillor Geva Blackett suggested the pop-ups

Deeside restaurants host pop-ups for festive shoppers

Two Deeside restaurants have joined forces with local crafts people to provide an opportunity for dining while Christmas shopping.

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Aberdeenshire Council co-leader, Cllr Richard Thomson, signs the historic deal.

Aberdeenshire Council co-leader signs £826 million City Region Deal

Local and national politicians and industry leaders have signed an ambitious City Region Deal for the North East, which has been described as a “transformative” moment for Aberdeenshire’s economy.

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Call for public ownership of Scotland’s trains

Call for public ownership of Scotland’s trains

Rail services in Scotland could fall back into public hands if performance doesn’t improve drastically over the next three years.

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The CRD will play a catalytic role in maximising the North Sea oil and gas opportunity.

City Region Deal provides significant boost for region

Opportunity North East (ONE), the private sector led and funded economic development company for the region, has welcomed the formalisation of the £250 million Aberdeen City Region Deal (CRD).

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Picture: Greg Macvean

Public consultation on future rail services launched

A consultation on the future of rail services has been launched on a day of chaos across the network for passengers.

Transport
Fuel prices fall as big four supermarkets make 3p cuts

Fuel prices fall as big four supermarkets make 3p cuts

Asda has announced it is capping its petrol prices at 110.7p per litre, with diesel at 112.7p from today (Tuesday).

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