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Footpath project launch

A project has been launched to improve footpaths in the Strathdon area.

A new safety campaign is urging all road users to take greater care and consideration when travelling in built-up areas.

New campaign urges drivers to slow down in town

New research reveals over a third of drivers (34 per cent) rush through town if they’re running late for work, with more than half (58 per cent) admitting to taking risks when travelling in built-up areas, such as jumping amber lights (19 per cent) and travelling over the speed limit (19 per cent) in a bid to be ‘on time’.

New legislation on the minimum pricing of alcohol will be introduced on May 1 this year.

Campaign to raise awareness with retailers of alcohol minimum pricing

Owners of the 5300 convenience stores across Scotland will be the focus of a new awareness-raising campaign on the introduction of a minimum unit price for alcohol.

Millions of pounds stolen through cyber enabled crime in Scotland

Millions of pounds stolen through cyber enabled crime in Scotland

Police Scotland is warning the public to be alert after businesses and individuals across the country were scammed out of millions of pounds.

Ashley Highfield

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.

Hillwalkers are being urged to take care and be prepared for all kinds of weather.

Hillwalkers urged to be aware of dangers posed by bad weather

Hillwalkers and people pursuing outdoor activities in the mountains are ebing warned by Police Scotland of the dangers that inclement weather and the terrain can present.

British Transport Police are supporting the campaign to tackle knife crime.

Transport police take campaign to tackle knife crime on to our railways

British Transport Police officers in Scotland are supporting a national week of action tackling knife crime.

Public to be consulted on the future of Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

Public to be consulted on the future of Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is seeking the views of the public on proposed changes to the role of firefighters.

Stock image. John Devlin Johnston Press

Countdown on to use Scottish paper notes

There’s now less than a month to use your paper £5 and £10 notes.

Corinne Hutton during her fight for life after contracting sepsis '  an illness that kills more people than breast and prostate cancers combined.

Sepsis didn’t claim Corinne’s life – but she lost her hands and legs

When Corinne Hutton’s cough hadn’t cleared after a couple of weeks, she’d had enough, so she went to see her GP.

Police were called after a man died when he fell ill

Dog owners urged to play their part to stop attacks on sheep during lambing

Dog owners are being asked to act responsibly when exercising their animals in the countryside and always be mindful that there may be grazing livestock nearby.

Aberdeenshires recycling rate is currently only 43.5% and residents are now being asked how council services could be improved to help them to recycle more.

Views sought on how to recycle more

Aberdeenshire residents are being asked to take part in the Big Recycling Challenge by  giving their views on the council’s recycling and waste services to help recycle more materials and send less to landfill.

Lindsey McKinnon who works for Early Years Scotland.  (Photograph by Martin Shields)

Shape our children’s worlds with a career in early learning and childcare

There’s more to childcare than just building sandcastles, making dens, or doing some glitter painting…

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.
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.

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.

Balmoral, named Scotland's 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.

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.

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.

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