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Bus firm director backs Seatbelts Bill

The director of a North East bus company has backed a bill by Aberdeenshire East MSP Gillian Martin currently making its way through parliament.

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Stephen Calder says by working together in this group, he will be able to ensure that the Peterhead voice is heard across the council.

Peterhead councillor in new alliance

Aberdeenshire Labour Councillor Alison Evison (North Kincardine) and Independent Councillor Stephen Calder of Peterhead have formed a new grouping called the Aberdeenshire Labour and Communities  Alliance.

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Eilidh Whiteford saysTheresa May's plan to force older people to pay for social care out of the value of their homes has backfired spectacularly.

Tories slammed for sudden backtrack on social care

The Tories have been slammed for backtracking on their proposed changes to social care  just four days after announcing them.

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ELECTION 2017 ROUND-UP: Polls predict ‘bluewash’ as Emily Thornberry turns airwaves blue

ELECTION 2017 ROUND-UP: Polls predict ‘bluewash’ as Emily Thornberry turns airwaves blue

The election machines have well and truly kicked into gear, so who’s had a good week, and who’s had a bad week on the campaign trail?

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Eilidh Whiteford saysthe SNP is the only party that will always stand up for Scotlands fishing industry

SNP calls for Davidson to answer six questions on fishing

The political row over fishing and Brexit has escalated further, with the SNP calling on Scottish Conservatives leader Ruth Davidson to answer six questions on the future of fishing post-Brexit.

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Bertie Armstrong is asking voters to press candidates to sign the SFF pledge and back the industry

Election candidates in coastal communities urged to support exit from CFP

The UK fishing industry is challenging General Election candidates in our coastal communities to pledge their support for restoring control of UK waters.

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LibDem Candidate for Banff & Buchan, Galen Milne, with his General Election campaign team.

Galen Milne adopted by Banff and Buchan Liberal Democrats

Galen Milne has been formally adopted as the Scottish Liberal Democrat candidate for Banff and Buchan.

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Eilidh Whiteford says the decision will do nothing to help support the Peterhead Power Station

Questions remain on power plant future

Tory plans to cap standard variable tariffs will continue to leave a question mark over the future of Peterhead Power Station according to the SNP.

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Councillor Martin Ford is looking forward to working with Cllr Johnston again to seek improvements to theCouncil anditspolicies.

Democratic Independent and Green Group reformed

Aberdeenshire councillors Paul Johnston (Democratic Independent) and Martin Ford (Green) have announced that they are reforming the Democratic Independent and Green Group (DIGG).

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Councillor Peter Argyle has been elected Liberal Democrat group leader

Shire Lib Dems elect new leader

The Liberal Democrat group on Aberdeenshire Council has a new leader.

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Aberdeenshire Council's Woodhill House headquarters.

Council talks continue

Talks are continuing over who will form the new administration at Aberdeenshire Council.

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Poitical groups are meeting in an attempt to reach a coalition deal for Aberdeenshire

Meetings over new council

Political groups are meeting this weekend in a bid to form a new admininstration in Aberdeenshire.

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Conservative Marion Buchan took 1,808 votes in Central Buchan.

Six new faces to join Buchan area committee

Aberdeenshire Council's Buchan area committee will welcome six new faces at its next meeting.

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Local election 2017

Local election results

Peterhead and Central Buchan's new councillors have been announced.

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The first meeting of the new council is due to take place on Thursday, May 18, when key councillor roles will be decided.

70 councillors elected to form new Aberdeenshire Council

The 70 councillors who will form the next five-year term of Aberdeenshire Council have been elected, following the counting of thousands of votes this morning.

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Why the pensions ‘triple lock’ has become a key general election issue

Why the pensions ‘triple lock’ has become a key general election issue

Jonquil Lowe is Senior lecturer in economics and personal finance at The Open University.

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David Duguid, Scottish Conservative candidate for Banff and Buchan, met with fishing industry representatives in Peterhead on Tuesday morning

Tory candidate signs pledge to exit EU and CFP

Banff and Buchan needs an MP at the heart of government in Westminster, not one in opposition "shouting from the sidelines", the Scottish Conservatives said this week.

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What the People Want...part four

Night four of our What the People Want feature is here.

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What the People Want...part three

Our third member of the local community has told us what they want to see our elected councillors tackle during their term of office.

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What the People Want...part two

We have asked members of the local community what they want to see our elected councillors tackle during their term of office.

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