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STUC elects its first Black President

At the 120th Congress in Aviemore, the STUC elected Satnam Ner from Prospect trade union as President. Satnam Ner, a Radiochemistry Manager at Babcock International Group and a long-serving member of the STUC Black Workers’ Committee and the General Council, will be the first Black President of the STUC.

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Woolworths could be set for a return?

Woolworths set for shock return to the high street

Collapsed retailer Woolworths could be set to make a surprise return to the high street, according to reports.

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White Bunny Boutique in Banchory's Scott Skinner Square

New children’s shop

Banchory has a new children’s shop - the White Bunny Boutique opened in Scott Skinner Square on Saturday.

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Farmer Sandy Ingram pictured with his new Home Cured products bacon with maple syrup and bacon with treacle syrup.

New bacon range to launch at Taste of Grampian

Visitors to this year’s Taste of Grampian food and drink festival at Thainstone on June 3 will have the opportunity to sample two exciting new bacon products which will be officially launched at the event.

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The Royal Bank of Scotland's Westhill branch

Westhill meeting over RBS closure

Royal Bank of Scotland bosses will meet customers and community representatives next week to discuss the closure of the Westhill branch.

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Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing.

New fisheries measures now in effect

Beginning on April 17, fishermen without a licence will be restricted to a daily limit on a number of shellfish species.

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David Blackburn with his course certificate

Dairy technician passes ‘quality’ test

A North-east man is one of the first graduates of a new milking machinery technician’s course.

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Near normal train service promised during strike action

Near normal train service promised during strike action

Virgin Trains is reassuring customers that it will run a near normal timetable during the industrial action announced by the RMT. The union says its members will walk-out for 48 hours on April 28 and 29 on Virgin Trains east coast route.

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Union to ballot local authority workers

Union to ballot local authority workers

UNISON members have instructed their trade union to ballot 70,000 local government members across every local authority in Scotland on industrial action.

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Easter commuters face travel delays

Lengthy delays predicted for Easter travellers

Drivers have been warned to expect “significant delays” over Easter with more than 20 million cars expected on the roads between Maundy Thursday and Easter Monday.

Transport
Silver status for Ballogie

Silver status for Ballogie

Ballogie Estate Enterprises has achieved the prestigious Investors in People Accreditation at the Silver level.

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the EU rubber- stamped a restructuring plan whereby RBS agreed to sell its Williams & Glyn branch network by the end of 2017.

Branch closures ‘excluding’ those who do not use digital banking, says North-east MSP

The closure of local bank branches is “excluding” those who do not use digital banking, a North-east MSP has said in a motion to the Scottish Parliament.

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Drum Castle in Banchory saw a visitor increase of 87.5 per cent

Tourism soars at three north east attractions

Tourism levels in the North East soared last year with three major attractions in Aberdeenshire posting increased visitor numbers of up to 134.5 per cent.

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Gyles Brandreth will host the awards ceremony.

Finalists revealed for North-east’s Elevator business awards

Twenty-seven finalists in one of the North-east’s highest profile business awards - the Elevator Awards 2017 – were announced this week.

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RBS bank closures are a “blow” to local economy

RBS bank closures are a “blow” to local economy

The closure of three RBS branches in Aberdeenshire has been described as “a blow to the local economy” and high streets.

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Royal Bank of Scotland

Two RBS branches to close

The Royal Bank of Scotland has announced that it will close its Banchory and Westhill branches later this year.
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Road closed

Road closures planned at Milltimber for AWPR work

A busy route in Deeside is due to close at the end of the month to allow for work on the Aberdeen bypass.

Transport
John Kenned designed four cowled metal seats at Corgarff

New North-east scenic snow road to hit milestone

An ambitious scheme to bolster tourism in the North-east by turning the 90-mile route between Blairgowrie and Grantown into one of the most beautiful drives in Europe will reach a new milestone at the end of March.

Transport
Ecosse Subsea Services managing director Mark Gillespie, left, with chairman Mike Wilson.

Banchory subsea technology company appoints new MD to drive growth

A Banchory based subsea technology company has appointed a new managing director in a move to drive “significant” growth over the next five years.

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Jobs optimism in Scotland falls to lowest in UK

Jobs optimism in Scotland falls to lowest in UK

Scottish employers plan to cut jobs in the second quarter of this year, according to a new survey by workforce experts ManpowerGroup.

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