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Exciting marine find on beach

Wildlife experts and local people were left confused and at the same time excited after a collection of unusual deep-sea creatures washed up on an Aberdeenshire beach.

Environment
Former councillor Katrina Farquhar and Andrew Meechan, of Aberdeenshire Council, at the official opening

Repair bill plea for loos

A plea has been made for donations to fund repairs to new toilets in Ballater.

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Scotlands animal welfare charity is looking for members of the public who may have been a victim of unscrupulous puppy dealers in North-East

Scottish SPCA appeal for potential puppy farm victims

The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information following an investigation into a suspected puppy farm.
Crime
MSP Peter Chapman has criticised cuts to the digital budget

Digital budget criticism

A North East MSP has challenged the Scottish Government over cuts to the digital connectivity budget at a time when businesses and residents are struggling with poor broadband coverage.

Politics
Inchmarlo resident Ken Reid at the scene of one of the accidents near his home

Drivers urged to slow down on A93

Fresh calls have been made for a reduction in the speed limit on the A93 west of Banchory.

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The restoration of the Old Royal Station continues

Duke to open Ballater bistro

The Duke of Rothesay is continuing his efforts to help Ballater recover from damage to retail and tourism caused by flooding and fire.

Environment
Newlyweds at Pittodrie, the home of Aberdeen Football Club

Say ‘I Do’ in style at Pittodrie

A complimentary fizz reception is being offered to anyone booking an engagement party, or wedding, at the home of Aberdeen Football Club.

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Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

Anchor Unit to host recruitment event

The main unit serving oncology and haematology patients throughout the North East of Scotland is holding a recruitment day this weekend.

Business
Sophie Ewen

Girls’ nights to encourage more females into energy sector

Two free evening events will be held in Aberdeen next week in a bid to encourage more young women into the oil and gas industry and dispel the myths which may be holding them back.

Business
John Kaighin prepares for his trip to India

Banchory Rotarian on polio jab mission

A Deeside Rotarian is preparing to head to India to take part in a mass polio vaccination programme.

News
Aldi staff and customers have been raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust

Supermarket raises over £1k for charity

Kind-hearted customers and staff at Aldi stores in the north east have raised more than £1,400 for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

News
Sam Tulloch after losing more then four stone

Sam cruises to a slimmer world

A young Banchory woman is preparing to relaunch a slimming group after shedding more than four stone.

News
Bypass work to continue after firm’s collapse

Bypass work to continue after firm’s collapse

Work on the Aberdeen bypass will continue despite the announcement that construction giant Carillion has gone into liquidation.

Business
A sparkling performance of Aladdin marked Braemar pantos 25th anniversary

Braemar panto’s 25th anniversary

Braemar’s pantomime has celebrated its 25th anniversary. In 1993 producer, John Macpherson, established a popular tradition which has become an integral part of village life.

News
A camera-shy Blue hides behind the new sign

‘Fe-line’ much safer now

A Deeside cat owner has come up with an unusual way of keeping her pets safe.

News
Two veterans who took part in a previous tour - now free trips are being offered to all World War Two veterans.

World War Two veterans offered free tours to pay respects to fallen comrades

The travel arm of the Royal British Legion is on a mission to find all surviving veterans of World War Two.

News
First responder Stuart Fraser, Trish Ewen, Tim Milne, Mike Gill and Alistair Black with the new defibrillator

New life-saving kit in Banchory

Banchory has a new public access defibrillator.

News
Sir Alex Ferguson fronts the new lung cancer awareness campaign

Had a cough since Christmas?

People in Grampian who have been coughing for three weeks or more over the Christmas period are being urged to make an appointment with their GP.

Health
Hugh Little has been appointed Chairman of CLAN Cancer Support

New chairman for CLAN Cancer Support

A leading north-east cancer charity has announced the appointment of a new Chairman to its Board of Directors.

Business
Willie Easton and Lynne Docherty receive their prizes from Theresa Anderson

Competition winners

A Banchory woman is celebrating the New Year in style after landing top prize in a local store’s festive draw.

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