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Plans lodged for holiday park at former Mearns piggery

Plans to turn a former Mearns piggery into a tourist holiday park consisting of 57 chalets have been submitted.

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ELECTION 2017 ROUND-UP: Polls predict ‘bluewash’ as Emily Thornberry turns airwaves blue

ELECTION 2017 ROUND-UP: Polls predict ‘bluewash’ as Emily Thornberry turns airwaves blue

The election machines have well and truly kicked into gear, so who’s had a good week, and who’s had a bad week on the campaign trail?

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Stonehaven's beach pavilion

Men’s Shed hoping to take over pavilion

Stonehaven’s beach pavilion could become the new home for the town’s Men’s Shed group.

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The Cowie footbridge has collected more and more locks over the last three years

Cowie bridge love locks to be removed

A Stonehaven footbridge which has for several years been the setting of a growing trend of couples attaching ‘lovelocks’ as a symbol of their love is set to lose its romantic status -as Aberdeenshire Council have said that all of the padlocks will be removed next Friday.

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A flood wall is one of the measures that the flood protection scheme will incorporate.

Stonehaven flood protection scheme to progress

Action on a Flood Protection Scheme for Stonehaven has moved one step closer to fruition.

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Dunnottar Primary School

We need funding!

As Stonehaven and Lower Deeside’s newly elected members complete the first week of their new term, they have been called upon to fight for the necessary funding to support the town’s struggling infrastructure.

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Barry Black has been re-selected to stand as the Labour candidate for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine in the General Election in June.

Barry Black to stand as Labour candidate

Barry Black has been re-selected as the Scottish Labour Party candidate for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine for the June 8 General Election.

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West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine's Liberal Democrat candidate, John Waddell.

John Waddell to stand as Lib Dem candidate in General Election

The Scottish Liberal Democrats have selected their candidate, John Waddell, to stand for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine in the General Election on June 8.

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Councillor Martin Ford is looking forward to working with Cllr Johnston again to seek improvements to theCouncil anditspolicies.

Democratic Independent and Green Group reformed

Aberdeenshire councillors Paul Johnston (Democratic Independent) and Martin Ford (Green) have announced that they are reforming the Democratic Independent and Green Group (DIGG).

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The first meeting of the new council is due to take place on Thursday, May 18, when key councillor roles will be decided.

70 councillors elected to form new Aberdeenshire Council

The 70 councillors who will form the next five-year term of Aberdeenshire Council have been elected, following the counting of thousands of votes this morning.

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Why the pensions ‘triple lock’ has become a key general election issue

Why the pensions ‘triple lock’ has become a key general election issue

Jonquil Lowe is Senior lecturer in economics and personal finance at The Open University.

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Andrew Bowie

Bowie to stand as Conservative

The Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party has selected Andrew Bowie as its candidate for Aberdeenshire West and Kincardine in the general election.

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Stonehaven Recreation grounds

Funding boost for local projects

Stonehaven’s Recreation Grounds Trust are to receive a funding boost of almost £8,000 to help replace fencing which runs along the Beach Road boundary of the facilities.

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Satnam Ner with Grahame Smith. Fraser Band photography.

STUC elects its first Black President

At the 120th Congress in Aviemore, the STUC elected Satnam Ner from Prospect trade union as President. Satnam Ner, a Radiochemistry Manager at Babcock International Group and a long-serving member of the STUC Black Workers’ Committee and the General Council, will be the first Black President of the STUC.

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Aberdeenshire Concil#s headquarters, Woodhill House.

Stonehaven’s Beach pavilion facing closure

Stonehaven’s Beach pavilion is facing closure, after Aberdeenshire Council deemed it “surplus to requirements” in a new report.

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Stuart Donaldson MP

Stuart Donaldson to stand for re-election

Stuart Donaldson has confirmed he will be campaigning to retain his seat as MP for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine in the snap General Election on Thursday June 8.

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Community council Chairperson Phil Mills-Bishop

Phil in the running as an independent

Phil Mills-Bishop is standing as an Independent candidate for the Stonehaven and Lower Deeside ward in the Aberdeenshire Council elections on May 4.

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Rachel Shanks, Green Party candidate for Stonehaven and Lower Deeside

Stonehaven resident Rachel Shanks announced as Green Party candidate in Aberdeenshire Council elections

Stonehaven resident Rachel Shanks is standing for the Scottish Green Party in the Stonehaven and Lower Deeside ward in the local elections on Thursday May 4.

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St Laurence Hall, Laurencekirk

Husting for Mearns candidates

The Laurencekirk Development Trust have organised a public meeting for candidates in the forthcoming election to engage with residents at a “Question Time” based event to be held in the St. Laurence Hall at 7.30pm on Thursday April 20.

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PM calls snap general election

PM calls snap general election

Theresa May has announced a snap general election will be held on June 8 in the wake of the Brexit vote

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