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Scottish SPCA appeal for potential puppy farm victims

The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information following an investigation into a suspected puppy farm.
Crime
Sound idea...to commemorate Armistice Day centenary in November 2018, composer Martin Suckling is looking for readers help to sample church bells across Scotland.

Record your church bells for new Scottish composition

Readers are being asked to help create a new classical music composition to commemorate the centenary of armistice in November 2018.

Lifestyle
Stop being a stick in the mud...and get down and dirty in it when Tough Mudder returns to Drumlanrig Castle on June 16 and June 17 this year. (Pic: Robert Perry)

Make Scottish charities your New Year resolution

Losing weight, getting in shape, finally packing in the fags. All very worthwhile resolutions to make and keep this year.

Lifestyle
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
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
Chris has still to complete his challenge

Tales of a Wandering Loon: Walking to raise awareness of mental health

You’ve no doubt heard the phrase – never judge a man until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes.

Lifestyle
Balmoral, named Scotlands second best-known castle in recent research conducted for tourism agency VisitScotland. It followed closely behind Edinburgh Castle.

Balmoral makes castles list

One of the Queen’s favourite family retreats has been named as Scotland’s second best-known castle, according to research released by tourism agency VisitScotland.

News
The band members are pictured taking a break from performing a at the Cruden Bay Golf Club Christmas ceilidh.

Band’s benevolence benefits charities

An Aberdeenshire band has presented more than £5800 to a range of local and national charities as part of annual donations.

News
How do you celebrate? Pic: George McLuskie

Quiz: How do they celebrate New Year in these countries?

For you, ringing in the new year might mean having a drink in your hand surrounded by family and friends.

Lifestyle
Nicholas Reid (right) is pictured with team mates Thomas Bruin and Damien Rose.

Ethiopia mission to raise vital funds

A local optical assistant recently competed in the 2017 Great Ethiopian Run in aid of Vision Aid Overseas (VAO), raising £2,600 for people in developing countries.

Lifestyle
QUIZ: The 2017 sporting year

QUIZ: The 2017 sporting year

Test your knowledge of the sporting year with our fun quiz.

Sport
The nation’s favourite Christmas Carol revealed

The nation’s favourite Christmas Carol revealed

Britain’s favourite Christmas carol has been revealed, and it’s the first festive tune ever played over the radio.

Lifestyle
Arrangements are in place to cover the Christmas and New Year holidays.

Aberdeenshire Council arrangements for festive fortnight

With Christmas rapidly approaching, Aberdeenshire Council is advising customers of its arrangements for the festive fortnight.

News
The most popular baby names for boys and girls have remained unchanged this year.

Jack and Olivia are Scotland’s top baby names for 2017

Jack and Olivia are the most popular first forenames for babies whose births were registered in 2017, National Records of Scotland (NRS) has announced today.

Lifestyle
The Loan in Loanhead was closed after a crash

Aberdeenshire school bus driver named by police

Police have named the bus driver who died in a school bus crash on the outskirts of Aberdeen.

Transport
Scottish Water is urging everyone to take care and stay safe near water courses and open bodies of water this winter, especially if they are accompanied by children or pets.

Public urged to stay safe around water

Scottish Water is calling on people to stay safe around watercourses this winter.

Lifestyle
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.

Politics
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