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Warning after five people die on Scottish farms in just 12 months

An agricultural expert is urging farmers to be vigilant after new figures show five people were killed on farms in Scotland in just 12 months – the second highest death rate in Britain.

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Calls for flexible approach to first month’s rent for housing association tenants

Calls for flexible approach to first month’s rent for housing association tenants

More and more social tenants in Scotland are struggling to pay the first month’s rent in advance as a result of welfare reforms, making it even more difficult for them to find and keep a home, according to two leading housing organisations.

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Pupils learn how the heart works as part of the initiative.

Schools workshop competition

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is offering schools across the UK the chance to win a unique fun-filled workshop with a BHF-funded researcher to inspire pupils to learn about how their hearts work.

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Marketing teams wanted for £250k media prize

Marketing teams wanted for £250k media prize

Marketing professionals from across the UK are invited to ‘shoot it out’ for a £250,000 media prize by showcasing their creativity with a one minute video.

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Improvements to Police contact, command and control enter final phase

Improvements to Police contact, command and control enter final phase

Proposals for the final phase of Police Scotland’s plans to integrate control room and contact centre facilities are to be presented the Scottish Police Authority (SPA) this week.

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Roddy has helped to keep the boardwalk clean for the past two years.

Promenade project meeting a success

A public meeting held last week to discuss future plans for Stonehaven’s boardwalk has been described as “positive” by organisers, after more than 50 people turned out to take part in the discussion.

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Police to seek disposal of unused properties

Police to seek disposal of unused properties

Police Scotland is to seek permission from the Scottish Police Authority this week to begin a three-month public engagement exercise over the future of 53 properties which are no longer required.

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Balancing childcare with work hits Scottish parents’ health and wellbeing

Balancing childcare with work hits Scottish parents’ health and wellbeing

More than a third of Scottish parents (35%) claim balancing childcare responsibilities with work has negatively impacted their health or mental wellbeing, research has revealed.

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New Stonewall Scotland research on LGBT bullying in Scottish schools

New Stonewall Scotland research on LGBT bullying in Scottish schools

Stonewall Scotland, the lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality charity, has revealed that despite progress for LGBT people, many LGBT young people are still at risk in Scottish schools.

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More than half of students fear they’ll never pay off debt

More than half of students fear they’ll never pay off debt

More than half of undergraduates fear they will never pay off their student loan, according to a poll that reveals many aim to reduce debt by working while studying.

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Members of last years winning team from Oldmachar Academy. (Photo: Ross Johnston/Newsline Media)

Shire pupils embark on energy industry challenge

Secondary school pupils across Aberdeenshire are tapping into their physics, maths, chemistry and geology skills to solve an energy industry challenge.

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Disabled young people feel failed at an early age

Disabled young people feel failed at an early age

Disabled young people may be held back from getting on the career ladder, going on to further education or work-based training – because they fail to get the support or encouragement they need at an early age.

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Resurfacing begins on March 13 and runs for three nights

New bridge to open following Cookney road closure

The contractor for the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) project is expected to permanently open a new bridge on the C25K Bridge of Muchalls to Burnhead Road next week following a short-term closure of the C24K Cookney Road.

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Two charged after disturbance in Stonehaven

Two charged after disturbance in Stonehaven

Two men have been charged following a disturbance in the Allardice Street area of Stonehaven at the weekend.

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Picture: John Devlin

New Clydesdale Bank notes raise funds for hospice care

New £10 polymer bank notes from Clydesdale Bank will go under the virtual hammer to raise funds for hospice care this week.

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Falkirk West MSP Michael Matheson. Picture: John Devlin

Research into juries to be carried out over the next two years

Research into how juries reach decisions, including their use of the ‘not proven’ verdict, will be carried out over the next two years.

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Ten driving rules you might have forgotten

Ten driving rules you might have forgotten

They are the rules of the road every driver forgets. So how many of these laws are you breaking?

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Police are investigating

Football fans warned over behaviour ahead of weekend of games

As numerous football matches prepare to kick off this weekend, British Transport Police is warning fans over their behaviour.

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Last few tickets remaining as Enchanted Forest proves to be most popular ever

Last few tickets remaining as Enchanted Forest proves to be most popular ever

With only a few thousand tickets remaining for this year’s Enchanted Forest show, organisers are urging the public to book quickly to avoid disappointment.

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Ellie Dalgetty is on the left, Kenadie Sivewright in the middle and Emily Scott on the right

Highland dancing success for local girls

In 2017 three Highland Dancers from Brechin and Fettercairn took part in a number of Highland Dance competitions. The three girls are taught by Sara Beattie at The Beattie School of Dance. They have achieved fantastic success in the six highland dance competitions they entered at the start of this year. Over a short six- month period in the Novice section, Kenadie Sivewright (9) Ellie Dalgetty (10) and Emily Scott (11) among them won a total haul of 22 Overall Trophies and 289 medals. 126 of these were Gold, 105 silver and 58 Bronze!

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