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Could an air freshener hold the key to combatting road rage?

A new project from Leasing Options and an expert at the University of Oxford is aiming to help drivers by introducing a combination of scents into the car which could help with negative emotions experienced on the roads.

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Mike Rumbles MSP has written to all four local authorities.

MSP encourages students to enter video competition

Mike Rumbles MSP is encouraging all North East Higher students to take part in the Political Studies Association (PSA)’s Schools’ Video Competition, now in its seventh year.

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Peterhead Projects Ltd went into administration earlier this year leaving a number of regeneration projects in limbo.

Collapse of Peterhead Projects was ‘a blow’ says planning chief

Peterhead Projects Ltd going into administration has been a blow to the regeneration of the town, according to Aberdeenshire Council’s planning chief.

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Light Up Peterhead Committee members receive the cheque for 1,000 from Asda Peterhead.

Asda helps Light Up Peterhead

Asda in Peterhead has managed to secure a grant of £1,000 from the Asda Foundation to help Light Up Peterhead - which is raising funds for the town’s Christmas lights display.

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Representatives from Sandpiper Wildcat arrive at Gillanders to pick up their Suzuki Vitara.

Peterhead garage donates two cars to worthy causes

A Peterhead garage has donated two cars to two worthy causes in Aberdeenshire.

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Mr Rumbles has written to all four local authorities.

MSP encourages students to enter video competition

Mike Rumbles MSP is encouraging all North East Higher students to take part in the Political Studies Association (PSA)’s Schools’ Video Competition, now in its seventh year.

Education
Eastern Airways new five year franchise agreement with Flybe commences on October 29when all its services will carry BE flight codes.

Eastern Airways route network now on sale at Flybe.com

As Eastern Airways enters a new franchise partnership that will soon enhance Flybe’s route network, Eastern Airways’ flights from Aberdeen International Airport are now bookable at Flybe.com.

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Scotland’s employers are failing workers who face violence at work, says UNISON

Scotland’s employers are failing workers who face violence at work, says UNISON

Violence at work is not ‘part of the job’ says UNISON as it launches a new health and safety guide today (Thursday).

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Peterhead Lifeboat was called out twice in the space of 24 hours after a signal was received from an emergency beacon.

Second call-out for lifeboat

Peterhead Lifeboat has been called out twice in the space of 24 hours this week in response to an emergency beacon signal.

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New poll shows mixed housing experience across Scotland

New poll shows mixed housing experience across Scotland

Eighty-three per cent of Scots are satisfied with their current housing situation while 16% are not, according to an exclusive new opinion poll commissioned to coincide with Scottish Housing Day, which takes place today, (September 21).

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Team Jak launches £180,000 crowdfunding campaign

Team Jak launches £180,000 crowdfunding campaign

The Team Jak Foundation, a charity offering practical and emotional support to young people in Scotland diagnosed with cancer, is launching a new crowdfunding campaign today (Thursday, September 21) to help raise £180,000.

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Pioneering app to transform the lives of people with dementia

Pioneering app to transform the lives of people with dementia

An innovative new app could help enhance home and hospital environments for people with dementia – improving patient outcomes and reducing the strain on health services, according to University of Stirling academics.

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Drivers need to hang up, says AA

Drivers need to hang up, says AA

More than one fifth of drivers (22%) still can’t bear to turn off their phones whilst driving, according to the AA Charitable Trust.

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The fund can be used as a part-contribution towards training of a higher cost and is in addition toapprenticeship support which all employers are eligible to access in Scotland

Companies urged to contact NESCol for £10,000 towards training

North East Scotland College (NESCol) is urging companies that pay the Apprenticeship Levy to contact them as soon as possible as they could be eligible for £10,000 towards the cost of training.

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The proposals, drawn up by LDA Design for Aberdeen City Council, include walkways, new buildings and tree planting

Union Terrace Gardens to shut for six weeks

Union Terrace Gardens (UTG) in Aberdeen is to close from September 25, for approximately five weeks to assess ground conditions as part of plans to rejuvenate the Victorian park.

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Is the sun setting on North Sea Oil? Pic: Shutterstock

UK oil and gas reserves may only last a decade

The Scottish oil industry could be entering its final decade of production - researchers have warned.

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Local tourism businesses are invited to register to attend the free cruise-ready workshop at Aberdeen Treetops Hotel

VisitAberdeenshire leads cruise ready preparations for region

VisitAberdeenshire will launch a new guide aimed at preparing the North-east for the arrival of the global billion-dollar cruise industry at a workshop in Aberdeen on October 10, ahead of the new cruise-friendly Aberdeen South Harbour opening in 2020.

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Salvation Army officers Barry and Helen Dickson were delighted to have been posted to the Blue Toon.

Officers ‘jumped for joy’ at Toon posting

When Salvation Army officers Barry and Helen Dickson first learned they were being posted to Peterhead they apparently jumped for joy!

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Peterhead Prison Museum has attracted more than 70,000 visitors to the Blue Toon since it opened in June last year

Museum up for hat-trick of awards

Town’s newest tourist attraction is finalist in three categories

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No radio contact could be made with any casualty, so the lifeboat was tasked to do a radar and visual search for any vessel in distress.

Lifeboat launches in response to emergency distress signal

The RNLI Peterhead Tamar Lifeboat ‘The Misses Robertson of Kintail’ was requested to launch by UK Coastguard on Tuesday, September 19 at 5.06pm to search for a vessel in distress as indicated by a EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) signal received by UK Coastguard

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