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Iain is riding high after UK selection

Iain Loder of Alford has been selected to represent the UK next June as part of the American Quarter Horse Association team heading for the AQHA Youth World Cup, which will be held in Texas.

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VIDEO: Bizarre reasons people give up their dogs to Dogs Trust revealed

Pet charity Dogs Trust has revealed the shocking real reasons people give up dogs as it prepares for the post-Christmas influx of unwanted dogs.

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ASFB volunteers, left to right, George Montgomerie, Margo Carnegie, Lynn Murphy, Tesco staff membe), Nancy Montgomerie and Fiona Graham

Generous shoppers support foodbank

Aberdeenshire South Foodbank (ASFB) has praised the response to a recent food collection at Tesco’s Banchory store.

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L-R Assistant Chief Constable John Hawkins; Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Michael Matheson; Craig Rankine, national Co-ordinator, and George Thomson, Investing in Volunteers manager for Scotland.

Police Scotland awarded highest accolade for its work with volunteers

Scotland’s national police service, is the first in the UK to be awarded the highest accolade in working with volunteers.

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QUIZ: Test your Christmas trivia knowledge

QUIZ: Test your Christmas trivia knowledge

There’s nothing like a good quiz to get competitive family and friends’ pulses racing over Christmas.

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Balmoral Castle is a major tourist attraction on Deeside

MP highlights tourism in N-east

A North-east MP has highlighted the importance of tourism to Aberdeenshire after a UK Government response to a parliamentary question detailed the massive economic boost from visitors each year.

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Celebs get behind Christmas Jumper Day this Friday

This Friday (December 15) is Christmas Jumper Day, which is pretty self-explanatory.

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Young People urged to 'Stay Safe' over Christmas

Young People urged to 'Stay Safe' over Christmas

The contractor for the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project, Aberdeen Roads Limited, is reminding young people across the north east to avoid its construction site and ‘Stay Safe’ during the Christmas holidays.

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Missing woman Margaret Taylor

Missing woman found

Police Scotland are pleased to announce that Margaret Taylor has been traced safe and well.
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Justice Secretary Michael Matheson launches the Festive Drink Drive campaign with Deputy Chief Constable Iain Livingstone. 



Picture by Chris James.

Festive drink driving campaign warns ‘just one’ drink is one too many

Drivers in Scotland are being reminded that there is zero tolerance for ‘just one’ drink before driving.

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2017 STEM IN THE PIPELINE CHALLENGE WINNERS BANCHORY ACADEMY PICTURED OUTSIDE BP HEADQUARTERS IN DYCE.
PIC (L TO R) BEN STRACHAN, DANIEL BIRCH, LAUREN LIVERSIDGE, KAZIO WILOWSKI (TEAM CAPTAIN) JACK BANFIELD AND DANNY SKINNER

Banchory Academy triumphs

Pupils from Banchory Academy have beaten their rivals in this year’s STEM in the Pipeline competition, which tasked them with finding a solution to an oil and gas challenge.

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Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick

Aberdeen date for Supervet Noel

Following the huge success of his Channel 4 show, Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, The Supervet, will bring his first ever live stage show to Aberdeen next year.

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Average Brit will eat three days worth of calories on Christmas Day

Average Brit will eat three days worth of calories on Christmas Day

The average Briton will wolf down a whopping 5,373 calories this Christmas Day – nearly three times the recommended daily intake for the average female and twice the RDA for the average male.

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Mid Deeside League

Mid Deeside League

The league doubles tournament was won by Derek Stephen and Lewis Smith (Alford B), who beat Gary Pittendreigh and Brian Donaldson (Huntly A) 3-0 in the final.

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Some of the Loinmuie descendants met children from the craft clubs at Descendants Day in Ballater, earlier this year.

Search for villagers’ relatives

The search for the descendants of the lost village of Loinmuie, near Ballater, has received a boost as the project moves into its second year.

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The snow has been causing disruption throughout the North-east

Snow causes disruption in N-east

Snow and ice have been causing major problems in the North-east.

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Jan Leatham says the role of town co-ordinator has been a privilege

Farewell to town co-ordinator Jan

Banchory’s town co-ordinator for the last six years is standing down.

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Top runners pass on tips at Knockburn

Top runners pass on tips at Knockburn

Knockburn Sports Centre held an improver class for future world class athletes, with legendary runners Fraser Clyne and Mel Edwards on the panel along with young Robbie Simpson.

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A power cut affected around 300 customers in the Aboyne area

North-east on storm alert

The North-east remains on amber alert as Storm Caroline approaches.

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