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Sun shines for heritage festival

Sunshine and blue skies welcomed the competitors and their supporters to the 2018 Buchan Heritage Festival in Strichen.

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Gordon MP Colin Clark with Cock & Bull director Mandy Davidson

Scottish Government urged to support AWPR-hit businesses

The SNP Government have been urged to support local businesses during the closing stages of the Aberdeen bypass project.

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At the moment there are around 4,000 personnel employed in the Scottish catching sector, with some 800 of these coming from non-EEA maritime nations such as the Philipines.

Visa scheme for fishing industry workers raised with Immigration Minister

The case for a concessionary visa scheme for non-EEA workers in the fishing industry was raised with the Immigration Minister by a cross-party group of MPs this week.

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Officers arrested Flannigan following the incidents in 2015 and 2016

Workman jailed after overcharging for work in Peterhead

A workman has been jailed for 19 months after “grossly overcharging” people living in the Peterhead and Buckie areas for unnecessary repairs to their homes.

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Four Scottish pubs have scooped awards at the Pub and Bar awards (Photo: Shutterstock)

These four Scottish pubs have been named among the best in the UK

Four Scottish pubs have been recognised as the best in their region at the Pub and Bar Awards in London last night.

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Work on the new AWPR

MSP challenges ‘mixed messages’ on delivery date of AWPR

North East MSP Peter Chapman has challenged Economy Secretary Keith Brown about the opening of the Aberdeen bypass and the impact of the development on local businesses.

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Local MSP Peter Chapman says people in the north-east will rightly wonder who to believe when it comes to opening dates for the new bypass.

North East MSP challenges ‘mixed messages’ on delivery date of AWPR

North East MSP Peter Chapman has  challenged Economy Secretary Keith Brown about the opening of the Aberdeen bypass and the impact of the development on local businesses.

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James Henderson has been found safe and well

Missing man traced

A man reported missing from his Aberdeenshire home has been traced.

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James Henderson

Appeal to trace missing Banff man

Police are appealing for information to help trace James Henderson, who has been reported missing from the Banff area.

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Police Scotland say they will continue to disrupt the activities of criminal groups through proactive enforcement.

Drugs recovered in Fraserburgh

Three women were expected to appear at Peterhead Sheriff Court today (Wednesday) following the recovery of a quantity of drugs in Fraserburgh.
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Freedom Prayer for Teen Challenge

Freedom Prayer for Teen Challenge

A prayer event, open to all denominations, is being held in Fraserburgh next month to support Christian addiction charity Teen Challenge North East Scotland.

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The cultural network meeting is open for anyone or any group to attend

Peterhead cultural hub meeting on May 30

Individuals and groups interested in culture and arts are being invited to a meeting in Peterhead next week.

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Local breweries partner with supermarket for Scottish Craft Beer Festival

Local breweries partner with supermarket for Scottish Craft Beer Festival

Lidl has revealed that three Aberdeenshire breweries will be part of the upcoming ‘Isle of Ale’ Scottish Craft Beer Festival.
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Scammers are often deliberately targeting older people or those who are perceived to be more vulnerable

£1.2million scammed from North-east 'vishing' victims in just three weeks

Police are urging members of the public to be on their guard after a small number of victims were scammed out of a total of £1.2million in the past three weeks.

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Drivers charged at schools

Drivers charged at schools

Six motorists have been charged and nine others warned in a police clampdown at Peterhead schools.

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It's not good news for Scottish residents with a phobia of creepy crawlies (Photo: Charlesjsharp / Wikimedia Commons)

Experts predict an increase in Scotland's daddy longlegs population

Scottish residents should expect to see a rise in the number of daddy longlegs (also known as crane flies) this year, after millions of larvae were discovered underground.

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Key Mellor's Fat Friends The Musical runs at His Majesty's Theatre in Aberdeen until Saturday, May 26.

Belly laughs all round from Fat Friends at HMT

As a self-confessed 'larger lady', Kay Mellor's Fat Friends TV series was one of my absolute favourites.

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Fraserburgh Lifeboat brings the stranded yacht back into the safety of the Peterhead marina

Lifeboat called out to grounded yacht

Fraserburgh Lifeboat came to the rescue of a grounded yacht in Peterhead Bay yesterday (Monday).

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An artist's impression of NorthConnect's converter station at Fourfields, west of Stirling Hill quarry

Have your say at NorthConnect open day events

NorthConnect will host two community open events later this week to give local residents the chance to share their views.
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Marlene Milne (centre) with some of her Murdoch Allan colleagues

Firm bids a fond farewell to Marlene

Staff at a Hatton-based bakery said farewell to a much-loved colleague last week as she retired after 39 years.

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