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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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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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Scottish Greens co-convener Patrick Harvie at the Glad Cafe in Glasgow as the party publishes its manifesto for the snap General Election

ELECTION 2017: Which of these manifesto pledges from parties in Scotland do you agree with?

As we enter the final week of campaigning, all the major Scottish parties have published their manifestos.

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ELECTION 2017 ROUND-UP: Polls predict ‘bluewash’ as Emily Thornberry turns airwaves blue

ELECTION 2017 ROUND-UP: Polls predict ‘bluewash’ as Emily Thornberry turns airwaves blue

The election machines have well and truly kicked into gear, so who’s had a good week, and who’s had a bad week on the campaign trail?

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Councillor Martin Ford is looking forward to working with Cllr Johnston again to seek improvements to theCouncil anditspolicies.

Democratic Independent and Green Group reformed

Aberdeenshire councillors Paul Johnston (Democratic Independent) and Martin Ford (Green) have announced that they are reforming the Democratic Independent and Green Group (DIGG).

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The first meeting of the new council is due to take place on Thursday, May 18, when key councillor roles will be decided.

70 councillors elected to form new Aberdeenshire Council

The 70 councillors who will form the next five-year term of Aberdeenshire Council have been elected, following the counting of thousands of votes this morning.

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Why the pensions ‘triple lock’ has become a key general election issue

Why the pensions ‘triple lock’ has become a key general election issue

Jonquil Lowe is Senior lecturer in economics and personal finance at The Open University.

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Satnam Ner with Grahame Smith. Fraser Band photography.

STUC elects its first Black President

At the 120th Congress in Aviemore, the STUC elected Satnam Ner from Prospect trade union as President. Satnam Ner, a Radiochemistry Manager at Babcock International Group and a long-serving member of the STUC Black Workers’ Committee and the General Council, will be the first Black President of the STUC.

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PM calls snap general election

PM calls snap general election

Theresa May has announced a snap general election will be held on June 8 in the wake of the Brexit vote

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Equalities Secretary Angela Constance.

Women hardest hit by UK welfare cuts

Women are being unfairly impacted by recent UK Government cuts to benefits and welfare eligibility, Equalities Secretary Angela Constance has said.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (right) and TripAdvisor senior vice-president Robin Ingle announce the new collaboration during a meeting at Carnegie Hall in New York.

Tourism deal could attract £150m to Scottish economy

Scotland could see a £150 million boost to its economy following a bargain struck between the country’s tourism agency and travel website TripAdvisor.

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Geva re-selected by Deeside and Upper Donside branch

Geva re-selected by Deeside and Upper Donside branch

The Deeside and Upper Donside branch of the SNP has nominated Geva Blackett, an existing ward councillor who lives in Braemar, as candidate to contest the Aboyne, Deeside and Upper Donside ward at the local authority elections in May.

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Deeside entrepreneur and businessman Steve Murphy is standing for election as the representative for Upper Deeside Ward, on the Board of the Cairngorms National Park Authority.

Entrepreneur bids for park board role

Deeside entrepreneur and businessman Steve Murphy is standing for election as the representative for Upper Deeside Ward, on the Board of the Cairngorms National Park Authority.

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Robbie Withey

Alford candidate pledges to fight for local area

A council candidate from Alford has said he is standing for election to fight for his local area and has accused SNP members of failing to oppose tax rises, rates hikes and budget cuts in Aberdeenshire.

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Social Security Minister Jeane Freeman.

Invitation for views on social security

People across Scotland are being asked for their views to help shape the country’s new social security system.

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International Development Secretary Priti Patel.

Match funding for donations to East Africa aid appeal

The UK Government has pledged to match pound for pound the first £5 million of public donations to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s new East Africa Crisis Appeal.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

First Minister to seek second independence referendum

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed that she will seek permission for a second referendum on Scottish Independence.

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Pictured are: Mairi Docherty (Goal Training), Nicolle Stewart, Alexander Burnett, Marco Rossetti and Jacqueline Reid (Skills Development Scotland)

MSP visits Potarch Café to mark apprentice week

Aberdeenshire West MSP Alexander Burnett visited the Potarch Café and Restaurant In Royal Deeside yesterday to mark Scottish Apprentice Week.

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