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Busiest ever year for organ donation

Mearns Leader - April 14, 2017 - 10:39
The number of patients living in Scotland whose lives were saved or improved by an organ transplant has reached a record high.

Warning following spate of wildfires

Mearns Leader - April 13, 2017 - 13:02
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is warning the public about the dangers of deliberate fire setting following a recent spate of grass and wild land fires in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.

Near normal train service promised during strike action

Mearns Leader - April 13, 2017 - 11:46
Virgin Trains is reassuring customers that it will run a near normal timetable during the industrial action announced by the RMT. The union says its members will walk-out for 48 hours on April 28 and 29 on Virgin Trains east coast route.

New AWPR slip road opens this weekend

Mearns Leader - April 13, 2017 - 09:40
Driving south from Stonehaven is expected to become easier from this weekend when a new slip road built as part of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project opens to traffic.

Family tradition is an Easter egg-stravaganza

Mearns Leader - April 13, 2017 - 08:32
For many families, Easter is a time of tradition - whether it be an egg hunt, a trip to church for the Easter Sunday service, or a family get-together.

New Royal Mail initiative to protect against scam mail

Mearns Leader - April 12, 2017 - 11:42
Royal Mail has launched another major new initiative to protect consumers from scam mail. Since November, Royal Mail has successfully stopped more than 700,000 scam items from reaching its customers.

Holiday lodge plans unveiled

Mearns Leader - April 11, 2017 - 14:06
Plans for a Holiday Lodge development at Dowrie Burn near Luthermuir were revealed at a well attended public meeting in the Ramsay Arms Hotel in Fettercairn on Monday evening.

College lecturers vote to strike

Mearns Leader - April 11, 2017 - 12:36
College lecturer members of the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) – the country’s largest union for teachers and lecturers – have overwhelmingly backed strike action in a dispute over broken fair pay promises.

Iconic Scottish bird species are under threat

Mearns Leader - April 11, 2017 - 12:13
Two of Scotland’s most loved species, curlew and puffin, have joined the growing list of threatened bird species, according to a new report.

Increase in passenger numbers at Aberdeen International Airport

Mearns Leader - April 11, 2017 - 10:36
Aberdeen International Airport has reported an increase in passenger numbers after 247,000 passengers travelled through its doors in March representing an increase of 1% compared to the same period last year.

Aberdeen's cross border trains secured

Mearns Leader - April 11, 2017 - 10:33
Plans to reduce CrossCountry rail services from the north east of Scotland have been scrapped, following representations from Transport Minister Humza Yousaf.

Union to ballot local authority workers

Mearns Leader - April 11, 2017 - 09:51
UNISON members have instructed their trade union to ballot 70,000 local government members across every local authority in Scotland on industrial action.

Tourism deal could attract £150m to Scottish economy

Mearns Leader - April 10, 2017 - 16:02
Scotland could see a £150 million boost to its economy following a bargain struck between the country’s tourism agency and travel website TripAdvisor.

Lengthy delays predicted for Easter travellers

Mearns Leader - April 10, 2017 - 14:08
Drivers have been warned to expect “significant delays” over Easter with more than 20 million cars expected on the roads between Maundy Thursday and Easter Monday.

High standards recognised

Mearns Leader - April 10, 2017 - 13:56
Aberdeenshire Council’s Sheltered Housing Support Services continues to perform to a high standard according to the Care Inspectorate’s latest report.

Touch of Tartan afternoon tea appeal

Mearns Leader - April 10, 2017 - 13:46
The Stonehaven Chorus members have found themselves with a bit of a dilemma.

X-ray pioneer Pirie gets permanent memorial

Mearns Leader - April 10, 2017 - 11:53
A Scots medical pioneer who is commemorated in Germany but not in Scotland is at last going to get a permanent memorial in his homeland.

Warning to be on guard against doorstep crime

Mearns Leader - April 7, 2017 - 12:35
Householders are being warned to be on their guard against doorstep crime in a campaign being run by Aberdeenshire Trading Standards and Police Scotland.

Are you ready to use your vote?

Mearns Leader - April 6, 2017 - 13:07
Voters in Aberdeenshire will have the chance to elect their local councillors on Thursday, May 4 - but only if they are registered to vote.
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