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India on the Green chef wins award

The owner and chef of a restaurant in Ballater is celebrating after scooping the Chef of the Year at Aberdeen’s Best Curry Awards.

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In the driving seat...Perry McCarthy may have been one of the unluckiest Formula One Drivers ever, but is now a hugely successul motivational speaker.

Original Stig at Wacky Races event in Inverurie

Perry McCarthy might be a typical East End boy but he owes his driving career to the North Sea oil rigs.

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Experts had warned of a 9 per cent rise in the cost of Prosecco.

Prosecco prayers answered with launch of new wine ‘Progrigio’

Prosecco lovers have no reason to panic over a predicted price hike.

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Pictured with supervisors Sheila Simpson and Alison Wallace are 11 of the Rising Fives youngsters who meet every Wednesday in the Johnshaven Village Hall.

It happened in the Mearns

We take a look back at what was making the headlines locally in 1992, 1967 and 1917.

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Helping hand...this taxi driver knows how to treat those with sight loss, and their guide dogs. Sadly, others dont.

Stop treating us like second class citizens...

Imagine you were turned away from a shop, restaurant or pub or ordered a taxi to take you home only to be told by the driver that you weren’t welcome.

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Could the nokia 3310 be making a comeback?

The Nokia 3310 is being relaunched - so here are 6 more classic phones we want back

Everyone’s favourite noughties mobile phone, the Nokia 3310, is expected to make a comeback this year with manufacturer, HMD set to launch the Nokia 3320.

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Stonehaven and District annual Farmers' Ball in the town's St Leonard's Hotel.

Picture from the Past

This week’s Picture from the Past comes from the Mearns Leader archive of February 1992.

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Video: Distillery cat was just ‘feline’ like a holiday!

The well-loved cat of one of Scotland’s most popular distilleries had everyone worried when he failed to turn up for work recently.

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SWI knitter Winnie Anderson is pictured with Barney the spaniel.

Coats of many colours to help homeless dogs

Homeless dogs being discriminated against because of the colour of their fur are being given a makeover by members of the Scottish Women’s Institutes (SWI).

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Pictured is Dave Ramsay (left), project director, Mearns Heritage Services, with representatives from Fotheringham Property Developments Michael Fotheringham, director; Gillian Gibson, office manager; Allan Fotheringham, managing director, Ria Soutar, project coordinator. 
They are pictured with the design blueprint for the Cutty Sark, signed and donated by Jessica Lewis, curator of the Cutty Sark Museum, Greenwich, and a 33-year-old Cutty Sark whisky valued at �700 and a Cutty Sark Tam o Shanter special edition whisky valued at �200, sponsored by Edrington, blended whisky distillers, of the famous Cutty Sark Brand.

Sponsor comes on board for Cutty Sark Museum Project

The Cutty Sark Museum Project has had a big anchoragement after a Gourdon business has come on board.

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Childrens author and competition judge Claire McFall.

Aberdeenshire kids urged to tell their travel tales

Children’s author Claire McFall is reminding children in Aberdeenshire that there is still time to express themselves in a top national writing competition.

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The Humanist Society Scotland can now authorise its own celebrants.

Holyrood makes it easier for Humanists to appoint celebrants

A new provision approved by The Scottish Parliament today (Tuesday) will see Humanist Society Scotland officially recognised as the first non-religious organisation to be ‘prescribed’ under the 1977 Marriage Act.

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The offer is only valid today!

How to get your FREE Subway sandwich this Valentine’s Day...

It’s the day of love, and one fast food chain is marking it with a very special giveaway.

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Adventurous Stonehaven couple to embark on world first expedition

Adventurous Stonehaven couple to embark on world first expedition

An exploring and adventuring couple originally from Stonehaven are seeking to become the first people in history to travel the length of Alaska by human power alone.

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Veteran Dennis Bolter during a previous trip to Normandy.

Chance for veterans to pay their respects

A national armed forces charity is looking for all surviving D-Day veterans to take part in a series of special trips funded by HM Treasury.

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Pic by: Rahim Packir Saibo/Flickr

Quiz: How much do you know about Valentine’s Day?

Valentine’s Day is just a day away, but how much do you know about the heart-shaped holiday?

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5 ways for new mums to get fit in Scotland

5 ways for new mums to get fit in Scotland

As a new parent, exercise is often the furthest thing from your mind - but in order to match the energy levels of your little ones, finding time for fitness is key.

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11 things kids did to sneak into pubs

11 things kids did to sneak into pubs

Trying to get into a pub or club when you’re underage is a universal rite of passage. Unfortunately, more often than not said ‘passage’ is blocked by a brute of a doorman.

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Four in ten British workers think they will never be able to retire

Four in ten British workers think they will never be able to retire

Four in 10 workers fear they will never be able to retire, according to new research.

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Alastair Brookes, who had been appointed head of fund-raising.

New appointment to north east cancer charity

CLAN Cancer Support has north east announced the appointment of Alastair Brookes as its new head of fund-raising.

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