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Festive drink driving campaign warns ‘just one’ drink is one too many

Drivers in Scotland are being reminded that there is zero tolerance for ‘just one’ drink before driving.

Left to right -  Councillor Wendy Agnew, PC Marc Camus, PC Richard Lafferty and Inspector Sheila McDerment

PC Marc out and about to tackle crime

Police in Kincardine and Mearns are strengthening their team with the creation of a new community role.

The snow has been causing disruption throughout the North-east

Snow causes disruption in N-east

Snow and ice have been causing major problems in the North-east.

Safely home - Bertie with Joanne Day and daughters Devon and Skye

Welcome home, Bertie!

A cat missing from a Fife town for nearly three months has turned up safe and well in Stonehaven.

Gary Metcalfe, left, with brother Dave

Co-op deal for Burnside Brewery

A Mearns brewery has secured a contract to supply two of its ales to Co-op food stores across Scotland.

Mackie fundraisers received a �250 donation from Stonehaven and District Lions Club

Rock Challenge target

Senior pupils at Mackie Academy are already gearing up for next year’s Rock Challenge.

Shops will be open late on Wednesday evening

Late-night shopping event

Stonehaven is gearing up for a special late-night shopping event tomorrow (Wednesday).

The sheriff court building has lain empty since 2014

Court development moves a stage closer

Plans to revitalise the former Stonehaven Sheriff Court building have moved a step closer.

Road works information

Overnight B979 closure

There will be an overnight closure of the B979 Netherley road at Stonehaven this week.

Simon Cruickshank has a 'starring' role in the new novel

Romance at The Ship Inn

A Stonehaven hotel has found itself at the centre of an award-winning American author’s latest novel.

Driving examiners will strike today and tomorrow.

Driving examiners strike over new tests dispute

Hundreds of driving tests across Scotland today (Monday) and tomorrow have been cancelled due to strike action by examiners over the new test and working patterns.

Nico Tortolano and Craig Mitchell

Top awards for apprentices

At the North East Scotland College Construction Crafts and Plumbing ceremony.

The councils team of more than 210 staff and over 100 vehicles are geared up to provide support to ensure the regions residents can travel and operate as freely as possible through potentially challenging conditions.

Winter roads programme to keep Aberdeenshire on track

Aberdeenshire residents are being reassured that the local authority is ready to tackle whatever problems winter may throw at the area’s roads network this year.

Deputy First Minister John Swinney.

Independent panel to oversee named person service

An independent panel is being set up to provide expert advice to ensure the Scottish Government’s named person service is workable.

Andrea Brymer with Harry Wilson and Jack Crawford at the switch-on

Christmas lights shine in Stoney

The festive season got into full swing in Stonehaven on Saturday with the official switch-on of the Christmas lights.

The snow has been causing travel disruption throughout the North-east

Snow causes disruption

Heavy snow showers are causing major disruption in the North-east.

Council gets tough on litter

Council gets tough on litter

A strategy to pit the whole Aberdeenshire community against the problem of litter and fly-tipping was discussed by councillors this week.

The resource will be officially launched today

Charity launches new cardiac resource

A Scottish charity has launched a new online resource to support people who have had or been affected by an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

Voluntary service needs your votes

Voluntary service needs your votes

The Portlethen Voluntary Ambulance is a vital asset for the local community, and the volunteers behind it are hoping that locals will show their support to secure some much-needed funding.

Police are urging residents to be aware of the warning signs that such activity may be happening in their neighbourhood and report any concerns.

Police target 'cuckooing' drug dealers in North East

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.

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