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New tax-raising powers for Parliament

Legislation which will give the Scottish Parliament further powers over income tax will be laid today (Wednesday).

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Tackling gender stereotyping

Tackling gender stereotyping

Transforming gender stereotypes is key to tackling violence against women and girls, according to a report published today.

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The campaign seeks to keep Banchory in Deeside under the changes

Campaign to ‘keep Banchory in Deeside’

A campaign has been launched to keep Banchory within the Deeside and Gordon constituency for future Westminster elections.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon accused the UK Government of sending out a "not welcome here" message.

First Minister calls for Trump to be “president for everyone”

Nicola Sturgeon has said that ties between Scotland and the United States of America “will always endure” in the wake of Donald Trump’s election as the country’s next president.

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Councillor Richard Thomson, co-leader of Aberdeenshire Council.

Council co-leader responds to council tax loss claims

The co-leader of Aberdeenshire Council has hit back at claims that the area will face a loss of £8.6million in council tax revenue to the Central Belt.

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Ann Ross, left, with current Banchory and Mid Deeside councillor Jill  Webster

Conservatives choose candidate for Banchory ward

Scottish Conservatives have selected their candidate in the Banchory and Mid Deeside ward for next year’s Aberdeenshire Council elections.

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The final decision will be made by Aberdeenshire Council

Move to disband council

A crisis-hit community council in Aberdeenshire is set to be disbanded.

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Cllr Alison Evison

New Aberdeenshire Council co-leader elected

Aberdeenshire Council have elected its new co-leader following the resignation of Martin Kitts-Hayes.

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Aberdeenshire West MSP Alexander Burnett has been reported to police over election spending rules

MSP reported to police over spending rules

Aberdeenshire West MSP Alexander Burnett has been reported to police amid allegations he broke election campaign spending rules.

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North East Scotland MSP Mike Rumbles has issued an EU warning to the First Minister

Rumbles warning on EU

North East Scotland MSP Mike Rumbles has warned the First Minister against setting up “EU strawmen” to pave the way for a second referendum on independence for Scotland.

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A new campaign has been launched by community safety partners to crack down on anti-social behaviour in car parks.

Campaign launched to tackle anti-social behaviour in car parks

A new campaign has been launched by community safeety partners to crack down on anti-social behaviour in car parks.

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Acclaimed designer Wayne Hemingway will bew the keynote speaker for Aberdeenshire's 2016 Innovation, Architecture and Design Awards.

Acclaimed designer to be keynote speaker at awards

Designer Wayne Hemingway MBE will be the keynote speaker for Aberdeenshire’s 2016 Innovation, Architecture and Design Awards.

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Over �110 million worth of empty homes have been brought back into use across Scotland in the last year.

Over £110m of empty homes back into use

The value of long-term private empty homes brought back into use across Scotland in the last year exceeded £110 million, according to new
figures.

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The votes from Aberdeenshire being announced

Award for inspiring Mackie pupil

A pupil from Mackie Academy was recognised by Aberdeenshire Council for raising thousands of pounds for a children cancer charity.

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The votes from Aberdeenshire being announced

Aberdeenshire vote on EU membership declared

Aberdeenshire voted to remain in the European Union, despite the UK looking likely to leave the EU.

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The count for Aberdeenshire at AECC

Aberdeenshire turnout for EU referendum

The voter turnout for the EU referendum was 70.6% in Aberdeenshire.

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The count for Aberdeenshire at AECC

EU count underway at AECC

The count for the Aberdeenshire votes in the EU referendum is underway at the Aberdeen Exhibition Conference Centre.

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MSP Mike Rumbles is opening a new office in Westhill

Lib Dem opens new office

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP for North East Scotland Mike Rumbles will open his new office in Westhill on Monday.

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Historic and iconic...First Minister Nicola Sturgeon joined by the SNP's newly elected members of the Scottish Parliament after securing the party's historic third consecutive election victory. (Picture Michael Gillen)

Nicola Sturgeon and SNP MSPs celebrate at Kelpies

Nicola Sturgeon and Scottish National Party MSPs toasted their victory on Saturday – with a photocall at Falkirk’s iconic Kelpies.

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