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Campaigners set sights on saving ATM in Aboyne

Campaigners fighting to keep the Clydesdale Bank in Aboyne are now focused on saving the ATM - after the bank refused to overturn plans to close their Ballater Road branch.

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New home for Alford Post Office gets stamp of approval

The Post Office is opening a new local service in Alford.

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BEAR Scotland’s ‘Sir Andy Flurry’, Gritallica’ and ‘Ready, Spready, GO’ gritters get set to tackle wintery conditions!

BEAR Scotland’s ‘Sir Andy Flurry’, Gritallica’ and ‘Ready, Spready, GO’ gritters get set to tackle wintery conditions!

With cold and wintry conditions forecast for the North East, BEAR Scotland are at the ready with their aptly named gritters.

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The Caravan Club reveals boost to Scottish economy

The Caravan Club reveals boost to Scottish economy

The Scottish economy has seen an increase in growth courtesy of champions of the great outdoors, The Caravan Club. Members of The Club spent a huge £37 million off-site when in the region in 2016 – an increase of £2 million compared to £35 million in 2015.

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Transport Minister Humza Yousaf.

ScotRail reward patient passengers with a ‘free week’

More details of a package of discounted travel for Scotland’s rail passengers have been confirmed today.

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Tourism Secretary Fiona Hyslop.

Scottish history sparks tourism rise

Scotland is capitalising on the booming demand from international tourists who wish to explore the country’s history and heritage, Tourism Secretary Fiona Hyslop revealed today.

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Elevator Awards 2017 launch.

Pictured (l to r): Professor Gary McEwan, Mark Williams, Russell Whyte with P7 pupils from Kaimhill Primary, Dylan Clark, Amber Ritchie and Sam Byres 

Picture by Michal Wachucik / Abermedia.

Businesses celebrate launch of Elevator Awards 2017

Entrepreneurs and business leaders from throughout the North-east are being invited to enter the biggest celebration of the region’s achievements with the launch of the 17th annual Elevator Awards.

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Fisheries Secretary Fergus Ewing.

Crab and lobster conservation measures

Scottish shellfish are to be given additional protection through new conservation measures announced by Fisheries Secretary Fergus Ewing today.

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NMA: Section 40 Would Cost Press Industry £100 Million a Year

NMA: Section 40 Would Cost Press Industry £100 Million a Year

The introduction of a law designed to force local and national newspapers into a system of statutory press regulation could cost the industry £100 million a year just for telling the truth, the News Media Association has said today.

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Employers’ bizarre excuses for underpaying staff

Employers’ bizarre excuses for underpaying staff

Ten of the most bizarre excuses used by unscrupulous bosses found to have underpaid workers the National Minimum Wage have today been revealed by the Government.

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Aldi will increase its its minimum wage to �8.53 an hour from next month.

UK’s ‘highest-paying supermarket’ to create 4000 jobs

Aldi is to recruit 4000 new permanent workers in stores and warehouses across the country, as part of the supermarket giant’s plan to open around 70 new shops this year.

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Post Office advice to customers over strike action

Post Office advice to customers over strike action

The Post Office is reminding customers that the CWU has called strike action in 300 of its 11,600 branches on Saturday, December 24, which may result in the closure of some of these branches.

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Peterhead Prison Museum has proved to be a huge success since it opened in June 2016.

MSP welcomes boost in tourism figures

North East MSP Liam Kerr has tabled a motion at parliament hailing new figures showing that 2016 was a bumper year for tourism in the region.

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The deal has has seen an increased quota in 16 of 23 key stocks.

“Positive” fishing deal welcomed

A new quota deal struck with European Union fisheries ministers has been described as “a positive outcome” for Scotland’s fishermen.

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Gaynor Jones,Aquatera director, advises on potential renewable energy developments on Gosong Island, North Sumatra.

Survey reveals Scottish companies’ global reach

Scottish renewable energy businesses are working on projects worth more than £100 million in more than 40 countries around the world, new research has found.

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Mairi Evans offers support for Small Business Saturday.

MSP supports Small Business Saturday

SNP MSP for Angus North & Mearns, Mairi Evans, has offered her support for this weekend’s Small Business Saturday – which encourages people to shop locally and support their local businesses.

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A report reveals there has been no slowing in the job losses in the oil and gas industry this year, and there are further cuts to come.

Energy job losses continue but optimism rises

There has been no slowing in the job losses in the oil and gas industry this year, and there are further cuts to come, but the crisis could be reaching a turning point, according to an industry report released this week.

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For onshore wind, Scotland accounts for 46.2 per cent of all UK employment and 57.2 per cent of all UK turnover.

Low carbon industries worth almost £11bn

Low carbon industries in Scotland generated £10.7 billion in turnover and supported 43,500 jobs in 2014, according to news figures.

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Is Freelancing just a disguised Zero Hours Contract?

Is Freelancing just a disguised Zero Hours Contract?

Small businesses are under increasing pressure to find ways to balance the need to hire staff and the need to stay profitable.

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Aberdeenshire Council co-leader, Cllr Richard Thomson, signs the historic deal.

Aberdeenshire Council co-leader signs £826 million City Region Deal

Local and national politicians and industry leaders have signed an ambitious City Region Deal for the North East, which has been described as a “transformative” moment for Aberdeenshire’s economy.

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