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MPs must protect the local press from damaging Lords amendment

This week the Prime Minister announced a review into the health of the news media, including the regional and local press.

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The First Minister will lead a debate in the Scottish Parliament tomorrow t mark 100 years of women's suffrage.

Debate to mark 100 years of women’s suffrage

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will lead a debate in the Scottish Parliament tomorrow (Tuesday) to celebrate the centenary of women having the right to vote in the UK.

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Local MP on inquiry team

Local MP on inquiry team

A North-east MP has been appointed to the UK parliamentary inquiry into collapsed construction giant Carillion.

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MSP Peter Chapman has criticised cuts to the digital budget

Digital budget criticism

A North East MSP has challenged the Scottish Government over cuts to the digital connectivity budget at a time when businesses and residents are struggling with poor broadband coverage.

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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.

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Education Secretary 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.

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Council officers Audrey Hendry, Iain Bell and Margaret Kahn are pictured with Stephen MacGregor from the Scottish Government, Skene School head teacher Amanda Hampton and Jackie Bird who presented the award.

Award for recruitment scheme

An innovative Aberdeenshire Council scheme which encourages people to become teachers has received a major award at a recent ceremony.

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Alex Johnstone Memorial Trophy

Alex Johnstone Memorial Trophy

In December last year, Alex Johnstone, a long serving Conservative MSP for the North East, died after a short illness.

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Mairi Gougeon and her fellow MSPs Wear it Pink at the Scottish Parliament.

MSP ‘Wears it Pink’

Mairi Gougeon, MSP for North Angus and Mearns, pulled on some eye-catching pink clothes at the Scottish Parliament recently.

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

£16 million flood protection scheme scheduled for August 2018

A Flood Protection Scheme for Stonehaven has been legally confirmed, meaning engineers can proceed to tender for the £16million of works to be carried out in the town.

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142 houses at Carron Den refused

Councillors in Stonehaven have turned down an application to build 142 homes at Carron Den.

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North Kincardine Councillor Alison Evison (Labour)

Councillors call for sanitary products to be more accessible in school

A motion requesting that sanitary and personal hygiene products be made more readily and easily available for pupils in Aberdeenshire schools has been proposed by opposition councillors.

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Aberdeenshire Concil#s headquarters, Woodhill House.

Fresh measures to improve road safety

A fresh bid to improve road safety in Aberdeenshire is to be considered by councillors.

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The Electoral Reform Society claims that 1.8 million votes cast in Scotland made no impact on the overall result.

1.8 million Scottish votes “wasted” in General Election

Two thirds of the votes cast in the general election in Scotland were “wasted” and had no impact on the result, according to a new report.

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Liam Kerr MSP will hold a surgery in Johnshaven this Friday

MSP to host local tea party

A North East MSP is doing his bit to brew up support for a national charity by hosting a Blooming Great Tea Party during his constituency surgery.

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Aberdeenshire Concil#s headquarters, Woodhill House.

Council seeks views on future priorities

The people of Aberdeenshire are being asked for their views on a plan which could re-map the future of the area.

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MP backing for pavement parking campaign

MP backing for pavement parking campaign

Andrew Bowie MP attended a Guide Dogs event at the House of Commons to show his support for the campaign to end problem pavement parking.

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