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Lib Dems select Banchory candidate

The Scottish Liberal Democrats have chosen Rosemary Bruce as their candidate for Banchory and Mid Deeside in May’s elections to Aberdeenshire Council.

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The First Minister has announced �29 million of funding to help tackle poverty.

£29 million to tackle poverty

Organisations that tackle poverty can now have access to a new £29 million funding pot set up by the Scottish Government.

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Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop.

Press freedom in Scotland “at risk” from UK Government proposals

Proposals to regulate the press in England and Wales would “pose a potential threat to press freedom” in Scotland, Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop has said.

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Universal basic income scheme set to trial

Universal basic income scheme set to trial

Scotland is set to pilot a radical scheme to give every citizen a universal basic income (UBI), regardless of whether they work or not.

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First Minister's Christmas party.

First Minister’s Christmas message

First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon said: “Christmas is about spending time with those we love, and for thinking about friends and family at home and abroad.

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Cllr Martin Ford says a Council Tax increase is necessary next year.

Council Tax rise 'necessary' says DIGG

Aberdeenshire's Democratic Independent and Green Group (DIGG) councillors – Paul Johnston and Martin Ford – have made clear their belief that Aberdeenshire Council needs to do all it can to protect vital public services.

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New legislation introduced by the Scottish Parliament will tighen up planning controls for pay day lenders and betting shops on Scotlands high streets.

Tighter controls over high street “blight”

The “blight” of pay day lenders and betting operators on Scotland’s high streets will be tackled with stricter planning controls from now on.

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Scottish Conservative Alex Johnstone MSP

Death of North East MSP Alex Johnstone

Alex Johnstone, the Scottish Conservative MSP for the North East of Scotland, has died at the age of 55.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon meets with Peter Davidson and Morris Heggies to choose the design of the Christmas Card 2016

Oor Wullie to feature on First Minister’s Christmas card

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has chosen “national treasure” Oor Wullie as the illustration for her official Christmas card this year.

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Finance minister Derek Mckay said the new legislation will "design an approach to taxation which will suit Scotlands needs".

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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