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Police target ‘cuckooing’ drug dealers

November 27, 2017 - 13:03
Police in the north east have been cracking down on ‘cuckooing’ drug dealers who target members of the community by taking over their homes to store or deal drugs.

Incidents down and detection rates up as officers continue to tackle crime in the NE

November 24, 2017 - 12:31
Officers in the North East are recording significant reductions and increased detection rates in tackling the crimes that affect our communities most, in particular acquisitive crime and overall violent crime, which includes serious and common assault.

Most of Scotland to be hit with icy weather

November 23, 2017 - 15:26
The Met Office has warned that most of Scotland, save for a few patches on the East coast, will be hit by ice later this evening, leading to a risk of slippery surfaces and travel problems.

Pipe Band “disappointed” over Fireballs “snub”

November 21, 2017 - 12:37
Stonehaven Pipe Band have said that they are “extremely disappointed” not to have been asked to play at the town’s Fireballs ceremony on Hogmany, an event which they say they have “supported almost as far back as the ceremony itself”.

Police seize £6,000 of cocaine in Banchory

November 20, 2017 - 15:11
Class A drugs with a ‘street’ value of around £6,000 have been seized in the Banchory area during an intelligence-led operation.

Witness appeal following Fordoun collision

November 17, 2017 - 14:41
Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision between a car and a pedestrian on the B966 from its junction with the A90 Castleton to Fettercairn road.

Study reveals the uni courses that’ll make you rich - and those that won’t

November 17, 2017 - 13:51
Studying medicine and dentistry will make you the richest after university with graduates earning an average of £46,700 according to new research from the Institute of Fiscal Studies.

Upgrade for Banchory paths

November 17, 2017 - 11:20
Banchory Paths Association (BPA) have confirmed that they are now in a position to progress with the upgrade of two paths in the Burnett Park area.

Exchange students looking for hosts

November 15, 2017 - 15:32
After another successful year of Stonehaven and the Mearns warmly welcoming French and Spanish school students, organisers are now looking ahead to 2018.

Local writer in ‘Nourish

November 15, 2017 - 15:31
A Stonehaven writer is to have her work published in a new book.

Man charged after A90 pursuit

November 15, 2017 - 11:34
A 29 year old man has been charged in relation to alleged road traffic and drug offences following a vehicle pursuit on the A90 in the Newtonhill area at around 3pm yesterday, Tuesday, 14 November.

Appeal to trace missing person

November 13, 2017 - 15:03
Officers in the Highlands are appealing to the public for assistance to help trace Yvonne Hill, 31, who has been reported missing from the Fort William area.

Prizes on offer for new Christmas classic

November 13, 2017 - 10:22
Children from across Scotland are getting in the Christmas spirit early to try and win £1,500 for their school.

AECC to light up red for Poppyscotland

November 10, 2017 - 12:07
The Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre is joining a host of Scotland’s most famous buildings, structures and sculptures, in lighting up Poppy red to raise awareness for the annual fundraising campaign run by Poppyscotland.

Seatbelts on School Transport Bill passes final stage

November 10, 2017 - 11:00
A Bill to make it compulsory for all dedicated school transport to be fitted with seatbelts has passed its final stage in the Scottish Parliament.

Brekkie Club is top of the class

November 8, 2017 - 13:27
A breakfast club at Lairhillock Primary School has achieved national recognition after being named the best breakfast club in Scotland in the Kellogs Breakfast Club Awards.

Have your say on proposed bus network changes

November 8, 2017 - 13:26
Stagecoach is inviting customers across Aberdeenshire to provide feedback on new bus timetable proposals.

Mackie triumphs in mock trials

November 8, 2017 - 13:13
Pupils from Mackie Academy took part in a court room drama of their own on last month.

Alarm sounds over fate of fire stations

November 3, 2017 - 15:20
Fears 999 hubs could close as SFRS moves to make service more efficient

Boys’ Brigade Scotland director John Sharp spoke to Kirsty Paterson about how – and why – the organisation is so proud to be celebrating 100 years of the Junior section this year.

November 2, 2017 - 12:23
If you know a member of the Boys’ Brigade – and as one of Scotland’s largest youth organisations, the chances are you will – you might have noticed them baking a giant cake, planting 100 bulbs or learning to play marbles.