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Pupils put their knowledge to the test at Schools’ Quiz

The Rotary Club of Peterhead hosted the Peterhead Primary Schools’ Quiz recently.

Education
Peterhead Power Station

Meeting to be held amid Power Station concern

Banff and Buchan MP Dr Eilidh Whiteford is to meet with energy bosses to discuss the future of Peterhead Power Station.

Politics
Lady Sarra Hoy is the official ambassador for Bliss Scotland.

Lady Hoy becomes official Bliss Scotland ambassador

Lady Sarra Hoy has begun her new role as official ambassador for Bliss Scotland, the charity for babies born premature or sick.

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Status quo ‘not an option’: Swinney

Status quo ‘not an option’: Swinney

The status quo in education is ‘not an option’ if Scotland is to close the attainment gap and raise the bar for all, Deputy First Minister John Swinney has said.

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A photo taken by Remember My Baby

Creating memories for families

A photographer from Old Deer has recently become a volunteer with the Remember My Baby charity and is hoping to raise awareness of the work it does for bereaved parents.

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More work needed in managing change in public finances: Audit Scotland

More work needed in managing change in public finances: Audit Scotland

The Scottish Government is well-organised to deliver game-changing new tax and spending powers, according to Audit Scotland.

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On average, an offence is reported every two hours in Scotland.

Recorded child abuse cases hit an all-time high

The number of child sex offences has risen to an all-time high, with more than 4,000 recorded in Scotland last year - an average of almost 12 every day.

Crime
From left: Paul Waterson, Director, Sandra Millar, (Visitor) Stevie Ramage, Director, Paul Condron, Director Hunter McKay, (Visitor) Andrew Morrison, Director, John Hutchison, Director, Chris Cosh, Director, John Cameron,(Visitor) Lucie Cooney, Director, holding the sign Chris Gardner (Chief Executive) and Sue Buchanan (President).

Glass half full campaign launched for licensed trade

People who have experience working in the licensed trade but have fallen on hard times are being encouraged to apply for one-off grants as part of an industry charity’s ‘Glass Half Full’ campaign.

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The judging for 2017 Scottish Baker of the Year took place at Carnegie Conference Centre, Dunfermline. The best bakers from Shetland to Stranraer sent samples of their customers favourites for consideration by a panel of independent experts.

Judging underway for the Scottish Baker of the Year Awards

Have you ever wondered what 850 scones, loaves, savouries, cakes, morning rolls and biscuits all in one room looks like?

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Medications can affect a motorists ability to drive safely.

Be sure your medicines don’t make you unsafe to drive this hay fever season

Hay fever sufferers need to be aware of the possible effects medication could have on their driving, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) have warned.

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A relaxed attitude towards breaking driving laws in Scotland revealed

A relaxed attitude towards breaking driving laws in Scotland revealed

More than a quarter of Scottish motorists think it is BETTER to drive while using a mobile phone than speeding, according to new research carried out on behalf of car insurance expert Admiral.

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Ecotricity ranked number one by Citizens Advice

Ecotricity ranked number one by Citizens Advice

Ecotricity has the best customer service in the energy industry, according to a new ratings system launched by Citizens Advice today.

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The average British motorist will clock up a staggering 556,764 miles of driving in their lifetime.

Brits will drive 556,764 miles in their lifetime

The average British motorist will clock up a staggering 556,764 miles, fork out £168,880, have 1,935 rows – and 2,709 episodes of road rage in their lifetime, according to new research.

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Equalities Secretary Angela Constance.

Call to halt full service roll-out of Universal Credit

Ministers are requesting an immediate halt to the roll-out of the full service of Universal Credit until problems with its implementation are fully resolved.

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Councillors Stephen Smith and Stuart Pratt have been reselected by SNP members within the Ward

SNP announce candidates for local election

The Scottish National Party has announced the two candidates it will be fielding in the Peterhead South & Cruden ward of Aberdeenshire Council.

Politics
Colin and Anne are hoping to be local champions for their communities after the elections in May

Local couple to stand in May election

A couple from Mintlaw have been selected as the Scottish Liberal Democrat candidates in the forthcoming local elections on May 4.

Politics
Stagecoach North Scotland Managing Director Mark Whitelocks on the modified coach

Stagecoach delivers further improvements to Xpress coaches

Local bus operator Stagecoach has taken delivery of the first modified Buchan Xpress coach following customer feedback on the £5.5million fleet.

Transport 1
Women twice as likely to take charge of building projects, says FMB

Women twice as likely to take charge of building projects, says FMB

When it comes to making vital decisions regarding building work, women are twice as likely to have the final say on the style and scope of the project, according to new research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

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Pharmacist Hazel Close with Rianna Baillie (10) and Aylee Frazer (5) helping launch the "Be Healthwise this Easter" campaign for NHS24 at Dobbies Garden Centre, Dunfermline.

People are being urged to be Healthwise this Easter

People are being reminded to make the most of the Easter holiday weekend by taking a few simple steps to look after their health.

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Cameron McNeish, outdoor journalist and broadcaster, and patron of Mountain Aid.

Major hillwalking show in Glasgow this weekend

The great outdoors comes indoors this weekend as outdoor organisations get set for a major exhibition in Glasgow aimed at encouraging people to make the most of Scotland’s hills and mountains.

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