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Drive for Justice campaign endorsed by First Minister

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has endorsed Johnston Press’s Drive for Justice campaign.

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Scots typically stop receiving a stocking at the age of 20, but over one in ten Scots over 30 will be gifted one this Christmas.

‘Apples’ are the new satsumas as technology becomes stocking filler of choice

Expensive technology is contributing to a rise in the value of the average Christmas stocking, with items such as smartphones, tablets, action cameras and fitness bands easing out traditional chocolate coins and satsumas as the go-to stocking fillers.

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Good manners do not come cheap with consumers splashing out �27 on thank you cards and even gifts.

Scots spend £103 over Christmas to avoid upsetting others

‘Tis the season to be jolly, yet consumers in Scotland often find themselves wrapped in guilt for all of the things they feel obligated to do to avoid displeasing friends, family and even colleagues and neighbours.

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New rail timetable begins on Sunday

New rail timetable begins on Sunday

ScotRail’s new timetable starts on Sunday, December 11, and the train operator is asking customers to take a minute to check their own journeys before travelling.

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Digital depictions of Robert The Bruce -  pre-illness. Credit: Professor Caroline Wilkinson, director of Face Lab, Liverpool John Moores University and the School of Humanities, University of Glasgow.

Face of Robert The Bruce finally revealed ...

For the first time in almost 700 years, Scots will be able to look into the face of Robert the Bruce, King of Scots 1306 – 1329, who won Scotland’s independence at the battle of Bannockburn in 1314.

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Captain Hook and his sidekick Smee.

Audience hooked by Peter Pan Doric offering

It’s been a couple of years since I attended the Peterhead Panto so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect.

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Gillian Martin is urging Aberdeenshire East residents to give their views.

MSP urges engagement on opt-out organ donor scheme

Gillian Martin MSP is urging constituents in Aberdeenshire East to give their views on organ and tissue donation in the Government’s new consultation to help inform policy.

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Scottish Conservative Alex Johnstone MSP

Death of North East MSP Alex Johnstone

Alex Johnstone, the Scottish Conservative MSP for the North East of Scotland, has died at the age of 55.

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Police dog, Bodie.

Police welcome new police dog and handler

Police Scotland is pleased to introduce a new police dog and handler pairing to the North East as the division says farewell to a formidable four legged retiree.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon meets with Peter Davidson and Morris Heggies to choose the design of the Christmas Card 2016

Oor Wullie to feature on First Minister’s Christmas card

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has chosen “national treasure” Oor Wullie as the illustration for her official Christmas card this year.

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Bird Flu prevention zone in place

Bird Flu prevention zone in place

In response to the growing number of cases on mainland Europe, Scottish Government declared yesterday (December 6) an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone requiring that all poultry and captive birds in Scotland must be kept indoors, or otherwise kept separate from wild birds, for the next 30 days. Similar measures have been put in place south of the Border.

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People are being asked to give their views on a consultation on tissue and organ donation. Pic: Rob McDougall.

Consultation on increasing donor numbers

People across Scotland are being asked to give their views on organ and tissue donation, including the introduction of a potential soft opt out system.

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Zeki Basan, from Speyside, walked and cycled all 134 miles of the John Muir Way.

Young Scottish film maker captures vision of John Muir

A 16-year-old Scottish filmmaker has followed in the footsteps of John Muir, creating a short film on the wild places found along the John Muir Way.

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Ian Gatt "extremely disappointed".

Disappointment at catch arrangements

Negotiations between the EU and Norway have concluded, with the European Commission deciding to proceed with the signing of the EU/Norway Agreement despite opposition from the UK and Ireland.

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Banff and Buchan MP Eilidh Whiteford.

Private Members’ Bill launch

Banff and Buchan MP Eilidh Whiteford will launch her Private Members’ Bill later this week.

Politics
px facilities supervisor Mark Crockett (on bike) and projects superintendent Barry Scott with P7 pupil William Leys and Willow Smith of P1.

Pupils pedal to victory in challenge

Primary school pupils from St. Fergus have put workers at the nearby gas processing terminal to shame with an emphatic victory in a cycling challenge

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Chief Executive of Peterhead Port Authority, Ian Laidlaw

£5 million boost for Peterhead Port

Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing confirmed today (Monday) that a £5 million investment will modernise and enhance Peterhead port.
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Festive patrols will be carried out in Peterhead.

Festive patrols for Peterhead

Police in Peterhead will be carrying out increased foot patrols in Peterhead town centre over the festive period in order to prevent anti-social behaviour and retail theft within the town.

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Peter Chapman MSP

Farmers have 'lost all confidence' in SNP says MSP

Farmers will approach 2017 having “lost all confidence” in the SNP Government’s ability to process farm payments, the Scottish Conservatives have said this week.

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Make sure you make home security a priority say Police.

Make home security a priority say Police

Police Scotland is once again urging the public to lock up and not give thieves a chance as the force continues to tackle opportunistic crime in the area.

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