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Hidden epidemic of veteran suicides: a mother’s story

A Scottish mum whose son was killed in Iraq in 2004 has given her support to a Johnston Press investigation into veteran suicides.

Health
Crash victim Andrew Murray, from Methil. Picture: Police Scotland

Police name crash victim

A motorcyclist killed in a road crash in Aberdeenshire has been named by police.

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Anne Lamb and Bill Emslie with the plaque

Plaque saved in the nick of time

An important piece of Banchory’s heritage has been saved after nearly ending up in the bin.

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Hidden epidemic of veteran suicides “smacks of cover-up”

The number of UK veterans who tragically take their own lives is being suppressed by the Scottish and Westminster Governments, a Johnston Press investigation has found.

Health
Rick Allen following his rescue in the Himalayas. Picture: Sandy Allan

NE climber in rescue drama

A North-east climber has been rescued from one of the world’s highest mountains after being located by a drone.

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Quarter of teens disregard warnings to stay away from railway lines

Quarter of teens disregard warnings to stay away from railway lines

Alarming new figures reveal more than a quarter of teenagers confess to behaving in a way that could endanger their life on the railway – and one in admitted to walking along the railway line.

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Let’s capture one summer’s day

Let’s capture one summer’s day

Summer has truly arrived and as the temperatures continue to rise everybody is looking for any excuse to have fun in the sun.

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Ballater Resilience Group members Linda Drever and John Bolton with the new equipment

SSEN funds vital kit for volunteers

Volunteers in Ballater have received funding from energy company SSEN to help the community prepare for any emergencies,

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The Quilt Quine Linzi Upton

Textile artist on the shortlist

A talented Banchory textile artist has been shortlisted for a major international prize at Europe’s largest patchwork and quilting event.

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Missing man found safe

Missing man found safe

An Alford man, missing since last Wednesday, has been found safe and well.

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Man dies after motorbike crash

Man dies after motorbike crash

Police have still to name a man who died after a motorcycle accident in Aberdeenshire.

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Williamsons in Banchory has been acquired by James Milne

New owner for Banchory accountants

A long-established Banchory accountancy firm has a new owner.

Business
Crathes Hall, near Banchory

Support for new Crathes Hall plan

Trustees are to press ahead with plans for a new Crathes Hall.

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The Queen's gift will be raffled at the church's summer fair

Queen’s gift in aid of Ballater church

Her Majesty The Queen has donated a set of six Buckingham Palace crystal wine glasses to be raffled in aid of St Kentigern’s Church, Ballater.

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Charges follow local police operation

Charges follow local police operation

An operation carried out in the Banchory area to tackle antisocial behaviour has resulted in the seizure of drugs, alcohol and vehicles.

Crime
Moira Ingleby hands over the keys to Men's Shed representatives

Back to school for Alford Men’s Shed

Part of Alford’s former academy has been handed over to the local Men’s Shed to develop community facilities.

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MSP Alexander Burnett at the fundraising event

Rising support for Marie Curie

Aberdeenshire West MSP Alexander Burnett recently joined more than 150 people at a fundraising event for terminal illness charity Marie Curie.

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