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BREAKING: Britain's top athletes announced for #teamparkrun events UK wide from 9am today - August 19

On you marks, gets set....for YOUR chance to join National Lottery-funded athletes including Olympic and Paralympic stars just revealed for the #teamparkrun 5k events UK wide today - Saturday,- August 19.
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The kids are back at school.

Five things about sending the kids back to school

It’s that time of year again.

Lifestyle
Could you be a hedgehog champion?

First ever ‘Hedgehog Housing Census’ launched

Wildlife charities are urging people across the UK to help arrest the decline in numbers of one of our most loved garden animals.

Environment
There will be a solar eclipse on Monday: what are your chances of seeing it?

There will be a solar eclipse on Monday: what are your chances of seeing it?

This coming Monday, a solar eclipse is expected, with some parts of the world seeing a TOTAL eclipse as the moon passes in between the Earth and the sun.

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28 year-old Chapelton resident Jenna Smith.

Doggy Day care at Chapelton bike ride

A North-east bike ride is to cater to those of the four-legged variety, with the launch of a new ‘doggy daycare’ service.

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Stonehaven Lifesaving Club rescued by donation

Stonehaven Lifesaving Club rescued by donation

Stonehaven Lifesaving Club are celebrating following a donation by Apache North Sea Limited.

Lifestyle
Alistair and Roger on the highest point of Finland.

Local mountaineers take on Arctic adventure

Veteran local mountaineers and members of Stonehaven Mountaineering and Hillwalking Club, Alistair Beeley and Roger Owen, continued with their epic adventures last month by climbing the highest mountains of Sweden and Finland, both in Lapland and inside the Arctic Circle.

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Hook & Eye proprietor Natasha Stevenson.

Laugh in the Lounge

The Hook and Eye Bar, Stonehaven is to play host to live stand-up comedy in their intimate lounge on the last Saturday of each month, beginning on Saturday August 26 at 8pm (Doors 7pm) – entry £5.

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Stonehaven walking tour takes first steps

Stonehaven walking tour takes first steps

Religious strife, the BBC and deep fried Mars Bars are some of the subjects that feature in a new walking tour of Stonehaven.

Whats on
Scottish Water employees to ride a cycle relay

Scottish Water employees to ride a cycle relay

Scottish Water employees are being asked to saddle up to raise money for the charity WaterAid in memory of their colleague, Bob Wilson.

News
A stretch of the A90 dual carriageway.

A90 - Changes to road layout at Stonehaven

The contraflow currently in place on the A90 at Stonehaven is expected to move over to the new A90 southbound carriageway, weather permitting, during the week commencing Monday 21 August, as part of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project.

Transport
It Happened in the Mearns

It Happened in the Mearns

We take a look back at what was making the headlines locally on this week in 1992, 1967 and 1917:

Lifestyle
Putting off car maintenance when it is required could invalidate your car insurance.

10 ways you could be invalidating your car insurance

According to new research by price comparison site uSwitch.com, two thirds (63%) of drivers make simple errors which can leave them out of pocket should they need to make a claim.

Lifestyle
8.6 million speeding points on driving licences

8.6 million speeding points on driving licences

New analysis by Churchill Car Insurance reveals there are over 11.6 million penalty points currently held on the licences of British drivers, with 74 per cent of them (8.6 million) related to speeding offences.

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Scotland’s ‘Forever Home’ revealed

Scotland’s ‘Forever Home’ revealed

The ideal ‘forever home’ for a resident in Scotland is a four-bedroom, detached house in the country, with sea views, worth £370,082 – and just down the road from the kids, it has emerged.

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NFUS launches share farming project to address succession worries and new entrant barriers

NFUS launches share farming project to address succession worries and new entrant barriers

NFU Scotland has started a research project on the potential of share farming to assist both new entrants and farm owners worried about succession on their farm.

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Thousands of Scottish cats at risk of potentially fatal diseases

Thousands of Scottish cats at risk of potentially fatal diseases

Thousands of Scottish domestic cats are at risk of potentially life-threatening feline diseases because a third (33 per cent) of owners in the region don’t feel regular vaccinations are necessary, experts warned today.

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Power of Language Workshop with Janet Ellis and People's Postcode Lottery

How writing can help people with a cancer diagnosis

Cancer charity Maggie’s is delighted to announce that a creative writing workshop devised in part by former Blue Peter presenter and author Janet Ellis, is to be rolled out to its centres, including Aberdeen.

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The life of Scottish doctor Elsie Inglis is to be celebrated in Serbia.

Events to celebrate the life of Elsie

She was famously told by the war office to ‘‘go home and sit still’’ but, instead, Scottish doctor Elsie Inglis went on to establish the Scottish Women’s Hospitals which played an invaluable role in the First World War.

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Research: women in relationships get the wardrobe...

Research: women in relationships get the wardrobe...

Whilst they may live and share their home together, Britons in relationships have areas of the home where they are likely to dominate the storage space.

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