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Festive drink driving campaign warns ‘just one’ drink is one too many

Drivers in Scotland are being reminded that there is zero tolerance for ‘just one’ drink before driving.

Health
Some of the Loinmuie descendants met children from the craft clubs at Descendants Day in Ballater, earlier this year.

Search for villagers’ relatives

The search for the descendants of the lost village of Loinmuie, near Ballater, has received a boost as the project moves into its second year.

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Driving examiners will strike today and tomorrow.

Driving examiners strike over new tests dispute

Hundreds of driving tests across Scotland today (Monday) and tomorrow have been cancelled due to strike action by examiners over the new test and working patterns.

Politics
The councils team of more than 210 staff and over 100 vehicles are geared up to provide support to ensure the regions residents can travel and operate as freely as possible through potentially challenging conditions.

Winter roads programme to keep Aberdeenshire on track

Aberdeenshire residents are being reassured that the local authority is ready to tackle whatever problems winter may throw at the area’s roads network this year.

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Deputy First Minister John Swinney.

Independent panel to oversee named person service

An independent panel is being set up to provide expert advice to ensure the Scottish Government’s named person service is workable.

Politics
‘World-class’ mountain bike park plans

‘World-class’ mountain bike park plans

Community representatives have said that they would welcome engagement with local residents over plans to build a “world-class” mountain bike park and adventure centre with snow sports in Durris Woods.

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Police target ‘cuckooing’ drug dealers

Police target ‘cuckooing’ drug dealers

Police in the north east have been cracking down on ‘cuckooing’ drug dealers who target members of the community by taking over their homes to store or deal drugs.

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Officers in the North East are recording significant reductions and increased detection rates

Incidents down and detection rates up as officers continue to tackle crime in the NE

Officers in the North East are recording significant reductions and increased detection rates in tackling the crimes that affect our communities most, in particular acquisitive crime and overall violent crime, which includes serious and common assault.
Crime
The Met Office have warned that ice is on the way. Picture: PA

Most of Scotland to be hit with icy weather

The Met Office has warned that most of Scotland, save for a few patches on the East coast, will be hit by ice later this evening, leading to a risk of slippery surfaces and travel problems.

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What could your potential earnings be?

Study reveals the uni courses that’ll make you rich - and those that won’t

Studying medicine and dentistry will make you the richest after university with graduates earning an average of £46,700 according to new research from the Institute of Fiscal Studies.

Education
Does your school have a budding Dickens who could write the next Christmas classic?

Prizes on offer for new Christmas classic

Children from across Scotland are getting in the Christmas spirit early to try and win £1,500 for their school.

Education
Pic Alan Richardson Dundee, Pix-AR.co.uk
QMS Andrew Robertson who farms at Titaboutie, Coull near Aboyne

Deeside farm named as Awards finalists

A Deeside farm has been shortlisted in the final three of the Agriscot Scottish Sheep Farm of the Year awards.

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A party at Stirling Castle marked 100 years of the Boys Brigade's Junior Section

Boys’ Brigade Scotland director John Sharp spoke to Kirsty Paterson about how – and why – the organisation is so proud to be celebrating 100 years of the Junior section this year.

If you know a member of the Boys’ Brigade – and as one of Scotland’s largest youth organisations, the chances are you will – you might have noticed them baking a giant cake, planting 100 bulbs or learning to play marbles.

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Angered Scots launch campaign to keep Saltires on food packaging

Angered Scots launch campaign to keep Saltires on food packaging

An online campaign rallying against the Union Flag replacing the saltire on Scottish produce has been launched.

Business
BrightHouse

BrightHouse to pay £14.8m in redress to customers

A rent-to-own company which has stores across Scotland has committed to pay around £15m to 249,000 customers following discussions with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Business
Is your job hazardous to your health?

Is your job hazardous to your health?

Sitting down at work is often blamed for poor health, but office workers are less likely to die early than a builder, according to a new study.

Health
Kind-hearted Blaine Stevenson

Local youngster donates signed book for charity auction

A Banchory-Devenick primary school pupil has donated one of his favourite books, signed by popular children’s author David Walliams, for auction at a cancer charity fundraising event this weekend.

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New training hopes to stop people going missing repeatedly

Helping people to stay found

A national charity that helps missing people and their loved ones reconnect has received £59,519 of Scottish Government funding to offer a different kind of help.

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A bill passed through Holyrood has set ambitious targets to slash child poverty in Scotland.

Suicidal thoughts on rise amongst children

Childline held almost 1,100 counselling sessions with children in Scotland who harboured thoughts of taking their own lives.

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Mr Bowie spoke after Audit Scotland found a recognised risk for health chiefs in its annual audit of the Aberdeenshire integrated joint board.

'Fresh ideas' needed to combat GP shortages in rural Aberdeenshire

The Scottish Government has been challenged to come up with “fresh ideas” to combat GP shortages in rural Aberdeenshire.

Health
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