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And the winning names for the Pets’ Corner meerkats are…

The winning – and most popular – names for the baby meerkats at Pets’ Corner in Hazlehead Park were today revealed to be… Dee and Don.

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With the increase in the hours of darkness and poorer weather conditions officers are urging people to allow more time for their journeys and to be extravigilant.

Officers remind road users to take extra care

Officers are reminding motorists and road users to take extra care with visibility decreasing and inclement weather more likely.

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Mr Good brings a wealth of experience to the role

SBP adds to senior management team to strengthen services

A leading North-east accountancy firm has further enhanced its senior management team to meet continued growth.

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The Cross Keys in Back Street has been awarded a platinum star rating by inspectors

Peterhead pub picks up Loo of the Year award

A Peterhead pub has won acclaim for the quality and standards of its toilets ˗ in the Loo of the Year Awards 2017.

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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
Pupils from Meethill School with some of their donated food items

Meethill School hosts major Gift Tree food drive

The 2017 Peterhead and Fraserburgh Gift Tree Appeal has been given a major boost thanks to a local primary school.

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Cllr Ingram presents Gordon and Bunty Skene with a flower arrangement and bottle of malt whisky on the occasion of their Diamond wedding.

Gordon and Bunty celebrate 60 years of marriage

Buchan councillor Jim Ingram was on hand to help mark a Mintlaw couple's diamond wedding recently.

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Can you provide a home for one of the 27 cockerels and three ducks currently at the SSPCA's Drumoak centre?

Will a cock-a-doodle do for you?

The Scottish SPCA is currently seeking a new home for 30 birds in its care - 27 cockerels and three ducks.

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Deep in concentration during the Beast race.

Pupils tackle Buchanhaven Beast

Buchanhaven Primary pupils hosted their very own version of a 'Tough Mudder' recently when they took part in the Buchanhaven Beast race.

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The pilot will test how well the card improves access to libraries across Aberdeenshire including Peterhead Library.

'One Card' library pass pilot launched

A pilot for a single card that can be used in any library has been launched in the north east.

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SNFU president, Andrew McCormick Brexit was a wake-up call and an opportunity to do better

Call for politicians to focus on long-term future of sector

NFU Scotland’s President Andrew McCornick has used Scotland’s biggest one-day agricultural event to call for politicians across all parliaments to focus on the long-term future of the sector.

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Mr Stevenson said he was delighted at the decision

MSP welcomes UK Supreme Court ruling on alcohol

Banffshire and Buchan Coast MSP Stewart Stevenson has welcomed the UK Supreme Court ruling allowing Scotland to set a minimum price for alcohol in Scotland.

Politics
Mr Duguid argued that poor digital infrastructure in the area is hampering growth and slowing efforts to regenerate coastal towns and villages.

Broadband focus of MP's maiden speech

Banff and Buchan MP David Duguid has used his maiden speech to ask why an area so rich with industry and entrepreneurs is saddled with “one of the slowest broadband speeds in the country”.

Politics
Teen Challenge manger Gordon Cruden announced last week that they had reached their target to buy Benaiah.

Target met to buy Benaiah

A bid to buy a women’s recovery centre in Buchan has finally reached its target, just  two years after setting the challenge of raising £535,000.

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'The Misses Robertson of Kintail' was requested to launch by UK Coastguard

Lifeboat launches in search for missing person

Peterhead Lifeboat was called out on Wednesday at 10.40pm to search for a missing person.

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The hospital group managed to raise money to purchase a weight bearing platform stand.

Donation for hospital

Peterhead Community Hospital has a new piece of equipment thanks to another donation from the League of Friends.

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During the meeting of the Buchan Area Committee, chairman councillor Norman Smith presented award certificates to representatives from the two groups.

Area Initiatives Funding boost for groups

Two local groups have benefited from a funding boost thanks to councillors on the Buchan Area Committee.

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Andrew Buchan visited the Matumaini School of Hope in Tanzania in September.

African school celebrates cash boost

A local man recently visited Tanzania to present a school there with a cash donation to purchase vital equipment.

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The research, commissioned by the prison service, lists concerns over issues within the much-heralded 140m superprison facility, which replaced HMP Peterhead.

Prison is 'on a knife edge'

A new report by researchers at Cambridge University has revealed the north-east’s new ‘superprison’ as having serious issues.

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Yvonne Hill maybe travelling in the Aberdeenshire area.

Appeal to trace missing person

Officers in the Highlands are appealing to the public for assistance to help trace Yvonne Hill, 31, who has been reported missing from the Fort William area.

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