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Mobile phone driving penalty has been doubled

From March 1 anyone caught using a mobile phone (or internet device) at the wheel faces a £200 fine and six penalty points on their licence.

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Appeal for information following break-in at Stonehaven Co-op

Appeal for information following break-in at Stonehaven Co-op

Officers have appealed for witnesses following a theft by housebreaking at the Co-Op at Redcloack Drive in Stonehaven.

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Two vehicle crash on A90 at Portlethen

Two vehicle crash on A90 at Portlethen

The northbound lane of the A90 is down to one lane this afternoon following a road traffic collision.

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The Lucy Faithfull Foundation has said that 1530 people from Scotland contacted its Stop it Now! website last year.

Scottish paedophiles visiting website to help them change

Potential Scottish paedophiles tempted to look at indecent images of children online have been visiting a special website to help them change their behaviour.

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Volunteers urged to put safety first as search resumes for missing kayaker

Volunteers urged to put safety first as search resumes for missing kayaker

Officers leading the search for missing Mearns kayaker Dominic Jackson are once again urging volunteers to put their own safety first as an intensive specialist Police operation gets underway for a third day.

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Second day of searches for missing Mearns kayaker

Second day of searches for missing Mearns kayaker

Searches are continuing today to trace kayaker Dominic Jackson, who was reported missing on Sunday night.

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£33,000 of cannabis recovered in Portlethen

£33,000 of cannabis recovered in Portlethen

Three men were arrested in Portlethen over the weekend after cannabis worth around £33,000 was recovered from a car in the area.

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Family of missing Mearns man appeal for information

Family of missing Mearns man appeal for information

The family of Fettercairn man Dominic Jackson have appealed for information as searches for the missing kayaker continue.

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Portsoy Harbour

Laurencekirk man missing after sea-kayaking trip

Searches are continuing today for a Laurencekirk man who was reported missing after leaving to embark on a sea-kayaking trip on Friday.

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Drugs worth £47,000 recovered in Stonehaven

Drugs worth £47,000 recovered in Stonehaven

Three people have been arrested following a drugs seizure in Stonehaven.

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Senior Scottish judge, Lord Bracadale.

Judge to review hate crime legislation

The suite of laws covering hate crime offences in Scotland is to be reviewed to ensure it is fit for purpose in the 21st century.

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Acquisitive crimes have fallen in Aberdeenshire against the five-year average

Acquisitive crime figures fall across Shire

Acquisitive crimes have fallen in Aberdeenshire against the five-year average as officers continue to tackle this priority for North East Division.

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Netflix users have been contacted recently by email scammers.

Warning over Netflix scam

Netflix users are being urged to watch out for online scammers who are targeting users’ login and bank account details.

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Police haveurged the public to remain vigilant

Police warn public to remain vigilant following attempted telephone scam

Police have urged the public to remain vigilant to attempted telephone scams after an elderly gentleman was recently targeted.

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Police appeal following Stonehaven theft

Police appeal following Stonehaven theft

Police have appealed for witnesses following a sneak-in theft at a property at MacDonald Road in Stonehaven.

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Code of practice for police ‘stop and search’ powers.

Code of practice for police ‘stop and search’ powers.

The principles determining when police can use “stop and search” powers have been set out in a code of practice.

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The CCTV images have been released by the police

CCTV images released in investigation into Stonehaven serious assault

Police have released CCTV images in connection with an investigation into a serious assault on a teenager which took place at Stonehaven Railway Station last month.

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A gnome left behind: 'John' was left alone when the other three gnomes were stolen.

Trio are Gnome-where to be found

A widow from Stonehaven has made a heartfelt plea for the return of three garden gnomes which were stolen from her property at the weekend.

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Police in the North East have made a plea to motorists not to drive while under the influence of alcohol

Plea to motorists not to drink and drive

Police in the North East have made a plea to motorists not to drive while under the influence of alcohol after figures released by the Scottish Government revealed the region was one of the worst areas for offending in Scotland.

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Public urged to be cautious when selling valuables online

Public urged to be cautious when selling valuables online

Following several incidents of acquisitive crime in the North East, officers believe some perpetrators are using information on buy and sell sites to find and target potential victims.

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