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MPs must protect the local press from damaging Lords amendment

This week the Prime Minister announced a review into the health of the news media, including the regional and local press.

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The First Minister will lead a debate in the Scottish Parliament tomorrow t mark 100 years of women's suffrage.

Debate to mark 100 years of women’s suffrage

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will lead a debate in the Scottish Parliament tomorrow (Tuesday) to celebrate the centenary of women having the right to vote in the UK.

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Local MP on inquiry team

Local MP on inquiry team

A North-east MP has been appointed to the UK parliamentary inquiry into collapsed construction giant Carillion.

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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.

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Aberdeenshire Council is reviewing its snow clearing policies following the cold snap earlier this month. The local authority has said that this is the first year its strategy has really been tested.

Road clearing to be reviewed

SNP councillors have called for a review of snow clearing operations to find if there are lessons for Aberdeenshire Council to learn from this month’s cold snap.

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MP Andrew Bowie  has expressed concern over a drop in troop numbers

MP’s concern over troop number fall

A North-east MP has voiced fresh opposition to any further defence cuts as it emerged that nearly 18,000 army personnel are not medically fit to be deployed to war zones.

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Driving examiners will strike today and tomorrow.

Driving examiners strike over new tests dispute

Hundreds of driving tests across Scotland today (Monday) and tomorrow have been cancelled due to strike action by examiners over the new test and working patterns.

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Education Secretary John Swinney

Independent panel to oversee named person service

An independent panel is being set up to provide expert advice to ensure the Scottish Government’s named person service is workable.

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A campaign was mounted to keep Banchory in Deeside under the boundary changes proposed for Westminster

Banchory set to retain Deeside ‘tag’

Campaigners have welcomed revised proposals which would see Banchory remain in Deeside under the Boundary Commission for Scotland’s changes.

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Council officers Audrey Hendry, Iain Bell and Margaret Kahn are pictured with Stephen MacGregor from the Scottish Government, Skene School head teacher Amanda Hampton and Jackie Bird who presented the award.

Award for recruitment scheme

An innovative Aberdeenshire Council scheme which encourages people to become teachers has received a major award at a recent ceremony.

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Aberdeenshire West MSP Alexander Burnett

MSP facing parliamen-tary questi-ons ban

A North-east MSP faces being banned from asking parliamentary questions for two weeks.

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Gillian Martin MSP on a visit to NESCoL recently.

MSP launches film project

An MSP has launched a collaborative project for students at college in the North East to create a film around the dangers of social media including sexting and revenge porn.

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Alex Salmond on the Edinburgh Fringe stage

Curtain call on ex-First Minister’s Fringe show

Following a run of 19 sold-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Alex Salmond is refusing to rule out an early return to the stage.

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The Electoral Reform Society claims that 1.8 million votes cast in Scotland made no impact on the overall result.

1.8 million Scottish votes “wasted” in General Election

Two thirds of the votes cast in the general election in Scotland were “wasted” and had no impact on the result, according to a new report.

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Andrew Bowie took the West Aberdeenshire & Kincardine seat from the SNP's Stuart Donaldson.

MPs elected to represent Aberdeenshire’s three constituencies

The MPs who will represent Aberdeenshire’s three UK Parliament constituencies have been confirmed.

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Live Blog: General Election 2017 fallout

Live Blog: General Election 2017 fallout

Our reporters across the country will give you updates and analysis as it happens after the UK was left with a hung parliament following the General Election.

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West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine Tory candidate Andrew Bowie

General Election: Great reception for Tory candidate

The Scottish Conservative candidate for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine has said that he has received a great reception from voters in the constituency.

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SNP candidate Stuart Donaldson

General Election: SNP candidate reckons result will be close

West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine SNP candidate, Stuart Donaldson, has spoken to us at the AECC count.

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