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Suicidal thoughts on rise amongst children

Mearns Leader - October 21, 2017 - 07:30
Childline held almost 1,100 counselling sessions with children in Scotland who harboured thoughts of taking their own lives.

New codes of practice to improve safety come into force

Mearns Leader - October 20, 2017 - 14:00
Three new Codes of practice came will come into force on Monday, October 23, aimed at improving safety for everyone in the fishing industry.

Police step back from traffic regulation

Mearns Leader - October 20, 2017 - 13:57
Police will no longer regulate traffic at pre-planned events where no Temporary Traffic Regulation Order is in place

Offshore safety remains 'paramount' after North Sea incident

Mearns Leader - October 20, 2017 - 13:51
Scottish Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse has promised to ensure the health and safety of offshore workers remains “paramount” after an incident involving BP’s Glen Lyon last month.

Foreign trade will benefit NE says MP

Mearns Leader - October 20, 2017 - 13:49
International trade with developing countries will benefit the north east of Scotland, according to a local MP.

Blue the iguana looking for a home

Mearns Leader - October 20, 2017 - 13:42
Blue is a four-feet adolescent green iguana who came into the care of the SSPCA's Aberdeenshire Centre through no fault of his own and is now looking for a new home.

Charity reports decline in women regularly checking their breasts

Mearns Leader - October 20, 2017 - 13:39
Some 51% of women in the North East Scotland are not regularly checking themselves

North East MSP's tribute to innovation of global first windfarm project

Mearns Leader - October 20, 2017 - 13:35
Scottish Conservative energy spokesman Alexander Burnett has paid tribute to the world-leading design of a North East wind project.

Community Council poll

Mearns Leader - October 20, 2017 - 07:00
Stonehaven and District Community Council (SDCC) is holding an interim election, and if there are more nominations than places the polling day will be on Thursday, November 30.

Audience numbers increased at Aberdeen Comedy Festival

Mearns Leader - October 19, 2017 - 11:27
Organisers of Aberdeen Comedy Festival have hailed north-east residents who turned for shows across the city centre which lead to a significant increase in audience numbers this year.

Barn blaze probe

Mearns Leader - October 19, 2017 - 09:43
An investigation is under way into a fire in a barn at a Laurencekirk farm.

Rare bird spotted

Mearns Leader - October 18, 2017 - 13:03
Leader reader Dennis Collie sent us this photograph of a rare bird, spotted in Stonehaven during the recent windy weather.

A90 average speed cameras set to go live

Mearns Leader - October 17, 2017 - 17:09
The A90 Average Speed Camera (ASC) system between Dundee and Stonehaven will go live on Tuesday, October 31.

Advisors turn up pressure over Istanbul Convention

Mearns Leader - October 17, 2017 - 15:09
The group of experts that helped devise important legislation that could improve the lives of thousands of women and girls across the country have released a joint statement calling for swift action from the UK Government.

Gove accused of ignoring letters on farming post-Brexit

Mearns Leader - October 17, 2017 - 15:05
Two North-East MSPs have accused the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs of twice ignoring a letter sent calling for assurances for farmers in future post-Brexit trade deals.

New link road to open as part of AWPR works

Mearns Leader - October 17, 2017 - 14:49
As part of the AWPR/B-T works, road users will no longer be able to head east from the B979 Netherley Road through to the A90 via the U89K Auquhorthies Road from Friday, October 20 as construction work on the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project continues.

Award for recruitment scheme

Mearns Leader - October 17, 2017 - 10:47
An innovative Aberdeenshire Council scheme which encourages people to become teachers has received a major award at a recent ceremony.

Can you give a home to Joyce and Eveline?

Mearns Leader - October 16, 2017 - 14:08
A pair of parrots are currently seeking their forever home.

Laurencekirk junction options to be on show - at last

Mearns Leader - October 16, 2017 - 11:59
A welcome step in the drawn-out saga of the Laurencekirk Junction Improvement Scheme on the A90 comes on October 30, when locals and other road users can view and comment on options under consideration.

Human trafficking is closer to home than you think

Mearns Leader - October 16, 2017 - 11:21
Their stories begin with hope and trust. Their stories begin with believing people who said they could help them find their way to a better life.
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