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Initiative aims to protect Aberdeenshire sunbed users

Aberdeenshire Council’s Environmental Health Service will soon be measuring the UV output from sunbed tubes used by tanning shops across the area.

News
A Scots Gaelic sign on the Isle of Skye

Quiz: How good is your Scottish Gaelic?

Take our quiz and see how well you know Scotland's second language
Arts
The Stroke Association provides support and information to stroke survivors and their families.

Stroke survivors falling through the gaps in care

Stroke survivors’ chances of making the best recovery is being put at significant risk due to insufficient data on the availability of rehabilitation therapy after stroke.

Health
The EIS says teachers' salaries have gone down 20 per cent in real terms in the last decade.

Teachers urged to send clear message to John Swinney calling for a ‘fair pay increase’

Scotland’s biggest teaching union is further pushing its calls for a 10 per cent pay rise for all teachers.

Education
Pic: Craig Stephen

Why your phone may not be working today

BT are working to sort problems which are affecting phones in parts of Fife, Perthshire, and Aberdeenshire.

News
The GMB Union says the pay offer will widen the gap between the highest and lowest paid council workers.

Scottish council workers urged to reject ‘unfair’ pay offer

Council workers across Scotland are being urged to reject an “unfair and unacceptable” pay offer.

Politics
A minimum of 50p per unit is now being added to the price of alcohol. Photo: John Devlin

Scotland leads the way with mininum unit pricing for alcohol

Scotland has become the first country in the world to implement minimum unit pricing for alcohol.

News
Reflecting the challenging year for the sector, figures also reveal a 14.4% drop in total sales (domestic and international combined) for the year

Scotland’s oil and gas sector sustains strong international reputation

International activity from Scotland’s oil and gas supply chain expanded to account for almost 55% of the industry’s total sales during 2016/17.

Business
An animated game show based on cases investigated by Police Scotland has been developed to highlight the dangers of shopping online without taking proper steps to protect your security.

Police warn of hidden dangers of shopping online

Police Scotland is warning of the hidden dangers of shopping online after consumers’ details were used to set up websites selling counterfeit products.

Crime
Eating healthy foods could help reduce your risk of cancer.

Reduce your risk of cancer – and watch for signs and symptoms

Many people think that cancer is due to chance, fate or just bad luck. But there is now convincing evidence that around 40 per cent of cancers can be prevented if our lifestyles were to change for the better.

Health

Britain’s Most Wanted list: sexual crimes

These are the people most wanted by police forces in the UK in relation to alleged sexual offences.

Crime
Agents lose income as Betterware catalogue goes into administration

Agents lose income as Betterware catalogue goes into administration

The business behind Betterware catalogue has collapsed with the loss of 100 jobs – and agents across Scotland facing the prospect of losing their income.

News
Business card...has been created as part of FEAT's upcoming fifth anniversary in May, highlighting the sepsis warning signs people should be aware of.

Video: Sepsis - 20 second-long video could save your life

It’s almost five years since the Fiona Elizabeth Agnew Trust was founded and the Scottish charity has had many successes in that short period of time.

Health
One of the organisations supporting the campaign is St John Scotland, which also provides CPR training to groups across the country. Volunteer Andrew Robertson is pictured delivering a training session.

Would you know how to save someone who has a cardiac arrest?

Every week in Scotland 70 people will have a sudden unexpected cardiac arrest. That’s a little more than the number of people on a full double decker bus.

Health
Fiona Davies, who underwent a life-saving kidney transplant operation in May 2017, is supporting the Scottish Government campaign to encourage more people to sign up to the NHS Organ Donor Register.

Transplant recipient urges everyone to join Organ Donor Register

A woman who received a life-saving kidney transplant in May 2017 has backed a campaign to increase the number of people on the NHS Organ Donor Register.

Health
The replacement of Banchory Academy was the top priority in the local community action plan

Campaigners seek school site commitment

Fears have been raised that a site reserved for a new school in Banchory could be lost unless there is a commitment from Aberdeenshire Council.

Education
Mackie's of Scotland were the winners of the Rural Employer category. (Photo: Angus Blackburn)

Aberdeenshire businesses win big at the Scottish Rural Awards

Aberdeenshire businesses are celebrating the following award wins at the 2018 Scottish Rural Awards.

News
Armed police on the streets following a terror alert. Photo by Neil Hanna Photography

Terrorism: Be alert and take action

Members of the public are being encouraged to report suspicious activity in a bid to prevent terrorism.

News
Volunteers ready to begin the launch walk

Footpath project launch

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

Environment
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