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First ever ‘Hedgehog Housing Census’ launched

Mearns Leader - August 18, 2017 - 12:26
Wildlife charities are urging people across the UK to help arrest the decline in numbers of one of our most loved garden animals.

Local mountaineers take on Arctic adventure

Mearns Leader - August 18, 2017 - 11:59
Veteran local mountaineers and members of Stonehaven Mountaineering and Hillwalking Club, Alistair Beeley and Roger Owen, continued with their epic adventures last month by climbing the highest mountains of Sweden and Finland, both in Lapland and inside the Arctic Circle.

A90 - Changes to road layout at Stonehaven

Mearns Leader - August 18, 2017 - 10:22
The contraflow currently in place on the A90 at Stonehaven is expected to move over to the new A90 southbound carriageway, weather permitting, during the week commencing Monday 21 August, as part of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project.

How writing can help people with a cancer diagnosis

Mearns Leader - August 17, 2017 - 11:32
Cancer charity Maggie’s is delighted to announce that a creative writing workshop devised in part by former Blue Peter presenter and author Janet Ellis, is to be rolled out to its centres, including Aberdeen.

Events to celebrate the life of Elsie

Mearns Leader - August 17, 2017 - 10:58
She was famously told by the war office to ‘‘go home and sit still’’ but, instead, Scottish doctor Elsie Inglis went on to establish the Scottish Women’s Hospitals which played an invaluable role in the First World War.

Appeal for witnesses after Auchenblae vandalism

Mearns Leader - August 16, 2017 - 17:07
Officers are appealing for witnesses after a number of cars were vandalised in the Inverurie Street area of Auchenblae at the weekend.

Police seek witnesses to hate crime

Mearns Leader - August 16, 2017 - 16:39
Officers from British Transport Police are looking to identify witnesses to a hate crime on board a train to Aberdeen from Glasgow Queen Street.

Mackie pupil heads off to Cambridge

Mearns Leader - August 16, 2017 - 15:34
A former Mackie Academy pupil is heading off to Cambridge University after receving the news last week that he had achieved straight As in his exams.

RGU postgraduate opportunities highlighted at open evening

Mearns Leader - August 16, 2017 - 10:56
Robert Gordon University (RGU) will showcase its wide portfolio of postgraduate study options at its open evening later this month.

Weightwatcher Leisha looking for a new home

Mearns Leader - August 16, 2017 - 10:50
The Scottish SPCA is seeking a new home for Leisha the eight years-old staffie who has lost a massive 9kg in their care.

Support for pupils with exam results

Mearns Leader - August 16, 2017 - 10:42
Hundreds of young people across Aberdeenshire have been helped through their exam results by a local group of Skills Development Scotland (SDS) careers advisers.

A90 average speed cameras “will improve safety”

Mearns Leader - August 15, 2017 - 16:41
With the A90 Average Speed Camera (ASC) system between Dundee and Stonehaven due to go live in October this year, Transport Minister Humza Yousaf met with stakeholders in Montrose to discuss the installation and explain how we expect the scheme will improve road safety.

Stay safe against doorstep crime

Mearns Leader - August 15, 2017 - 16:04
Police are urging communities to be aware of doorstep crime and scams following a number of reports of incidents across the North east area.

Man hospitalised after “incident” at Open Air Pool

Mearns Leader - August 15, 2017 - 15:40
A man in his seventies has been taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary following an “incident” at Stonehaven Open Air Pool this afternoon.

Missing girls traced safe and well

Mearns Leader - August 15, 2017 - 10:06
Sisters Grace and Kara McKinney have been traced safe and well, after being reported missing at the weekend.

Police crackdown on anti-social behaviour and drugs

Mearns Leader - August 15, 2017 - 09:41
A total of 18 people have been charged as part of an ongoing operation to tackle anti-social behaviour and drugs across the south of Aberdeenshire at the weekend.

Marykirk crash victims named

Mearns Leader - August 14, 2017 - 16:15
Police have named a man and a woman who were killed in the early hours of Sunday in a one-car road collision on the A937 near Marykirk.

Police appeal to trace missing girls

Mearns Leader - August 14, 2017 - 10:35
Police Scotland is appealing for information in order to trace sisters Grace Elizabeth McKinney (8) and Kara McKinney (5), who have been reported missing.

Fatal road crash near Marykirk kills two

Mearns Leader - August 14, 2017 - 10:22
Investigations are continuing following a fatal road crash near Marykirk at the weekend.

Give more freedom to state schools, says top Headmaster

Mearns Leader - August 14, 2017 - 08:00
State schools could benefit from the same freedom to run their affairs as independent schools enjoy, says Loretto School Headmaster, Dr Graham Hawley.
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