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Drivers need to hang up, says AA

More than one fifth of drivers (22%) still can’t bear to turn off their phones whilst driving, according to the AA Charitable Trust.

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The fund can be used as a part-contribution towards training of a higher cost and is in addition toapprenticeship support which all employers are eligible to access in Scotland

Companies urged to contact NESCol for £10,000 towards training

North East Scotland College (NESCol) is urging companies that pay the Apprenticeship Levy to contact them as soon as possible as they could be eligible for £10,000 towards the cost of training.

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The proposals, drawn up by LDA Design for Aberdeen City Council, include walkways, new buildings and tree planting

Union Terrace Gardens to shut for six weeks

Union Terrace Gardens (UTG) in Aberdeen is to close from September 25, for approximately five weeks to assess ground conditions as part of plans to rejuvenate the Victorian park.

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The 20 cheapest destinations for a long-haul holiday (once you get there)

Tokyo has been named the best value destination for travel-lovers looking for a far-flung destination that won’t break the bank once they’re there.

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The couple were surrounded by family for their special day.

65 years of wedded bliss for Mary and Charlie

A resident at Burnside care home in Laurencekirk celebrated her 65th wedding anniversary with her husband at the weekend.

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Is the sun setting on North Sea Oil? Pic: Shutterstock

UK oil and gas reserves may only last a decade

The Scottish oil industry could be entering its final decade of production - researchers have warned.

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Local tourism businesses are invited to register to attend the free cruise-ready workshop at Aberdeen Treetops Hotel

VisitAberdeenshire leads cruise ready preparations for region

VisitAberdeenshire will launch a new guide aimed at preparing the North-east for the arrival of the global billion-dollar cruise industry at a workshop in Aberdeen on October 10, ahead of the new cruise-friendly Aberdeen South Harbour opening in 2020.

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ScotRail Alliance achieves best performance since May 2015

ScotRail Alliance achieves best performance since May 2015

The ScotRail Alliance’s performance in recent weeks is the best it has achieved since May 2015.

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ScotRail release top five travel tips

ScotRail release top five travel tips

The ScotRail Alliance is advising horse racing fans heading to the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup on Saturday, September 23, to make their travel plans now.

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L-R- Elaine Wyllie founder of daily mile, Chief med officer Dr Catherine Calderwood, Keith anderson CEO Scottish Power,
Aileen Campbell health minister, Aiden Cassidy, Rachel Short and Saul Dougherty.

Workplaces encouraged to sign up to Daily Mile initiative

Scotland is taking another step towards becoming the world’s first Daily Mile Nation – as workplaces are encouraged to sign up.

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This pound coin is the rarest in circulation according to Change Checker.

REVEALED: The rarest £1 coin you must NOT cash in

The value of the rarest £1 coin is set to soar when it is taken out of circulation next month.

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Troops will join The Pipes & Drums, a colour party, and military vehicles to celebrate their return as they march down Union Street

Homecoming Parade to take place on Union Street

On Friday, September 22, the public are encouraged to come out and support The Highlanders, 4th Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland as they march down Union Street in Aberdeen as part of their Homecoming Tour following their tours of Iraq and Ukraine.

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Resurfacing begins on March 13 and runs for three nights

New sliproad brings traffic relief to Stonehaven

The new A90 southbound slip road which has been constructed as part of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) project, has reduced the levels of traffic travelling through Stonehaven via the B979 at Glenury Road by almost half during peak travelling times.

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The branding, which carries both Police Scotland and Poileas Alba, will be introduced on the services website and intranet

Police Scotland rolls out dual English-Gaelic Logo

Police Scotland has today (Tuesday, September 19) introduced its dual language logo featuring both English and Gaelic.

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The search is on for hero pets to receive charity medal

The search is on for hero pets to receive charity medal

Blue Cross pet charity is calling out to hear about hero pets from across the nation as it opens nominations for the Blue Cross Medal 2018.

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Brits lose more than £3 million down the sofa each year

Brits lose more than £3 million down the sofa each year

With the old £1 coin due to expire next month, research has revealed that Brits could be sitting on a fortune, as more than £3 million is lost down the back of the nation’s sofas each year.

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New TV game show looking for the country’s worst singers

New TV game show looking for the country’s worst singers

A new television game show is aiming to find the country’s worst singers - and giving them the chance to win a major cash prize.

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The full list of Ryanair cancellations and what to do if you’re affected

Ryanair have now revealed the full list of cancelled flights for the next six weeks.

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A celebratory fish and chip lunch awaits for members of Stonehavens Lion Club, the Horizon Group and Jim Cattanach, who all contributed to the the Wave Gardens new look.

“New lease of life” for beachfront area

A beachfront area has been given a new lease of life thanks to a host of Stonehaven volunteers.

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Jake Buchan is pictured here with his parents Mark and Cindy and his brother Bruce

Jake takes readers Through the Ages in pages of his book

Jake Buchan is making his dreams come true by publishing his autobiography.

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