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Crab and lobster conservation measures

Scottish shellfish are to be given additional protection through new conservation measures announced by Fisheries Secretary Fergus Ewing today.

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Mairi Evans

MSP hits out at Angus and Mearns Clydesdale Bank closures

A local politician believes Clydesdale Bank has “abandoned” its rural customers with the news of the closure of three of its branches in the Angus and Mearns area.

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Clydesdale Bank has announced closures in the Lothians

Stonehaven branch of Clydesdale Bank to close

The Stonehaven branch of Clydesdale Bank is to close.

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Fettercairn Public Hall

Fettercairn Public Hall consultation

Fettercairn Public Property Committee has had a challenging year in terms of its efforts to get the Public hall re-opened.

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More than 100 people attended the public meeting.

50mph speed cameras for A90

50mph speed cameras on the A90 at Charleston are expected to go live next week, a public meeting heard on Monday.

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NMA: Section 40 Would Cost Press Industry £100 Million a Year

NMA: Section 40 Would Cost Press Industry £100 Million a Year

The introduction of a law designed to force local and national newspapers into a system of statutory press regulation could cost the industry £100 million a year just for telling the truth, the News Media Association has said today.

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Employers’ bizarre excuses for underpaying staff

Employers’ bizarre excuses for underpaying staff

Ten of the most bizarre excuses used by unscrupulous bosses found to have underpaid workers the National Minimum Wage have today been revealed by the Government.

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North Kincardine Rural Community Council

Public meeting for AWPR update

The North Kincardine Rural Community Council are holding a public meeting on Monday, January 16, at 7.30pm, at Lairhillock School, where the AWPR CJV team will be presenting an update on progress of the works.

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Aldi will increase its its minimum wage to �8.53 an hour from next month.

UK’s ‘highest-paying supermarket’ to create 4000 jobs

Aldi is to recruit 4000 new permanent workers in stores and warehouses across the country, as part of the supermarket giant’s plan to open around 70 new shops this year.

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Neil in the BBC recording studios

Hidden History Podcasts launches from Stonehaven

A new podcast series for 2017 Year of History was launched this month in Stonehaven.

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A mock-up of what the building could look like

Laurencekirk artisan centre gathers support

An idea to transform the old Mearns Academy into an energy efficient artisan centre has been given support by several groups in the town.

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Post Office advice to customers over strike action

Post Office advice to customers over strike action

The Post Office is reminding customers that the CWU has called strike action in 300 of its 11,600 branches on Saturday, December 24, which may result in the closure of some of these branches.

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Woodhill House in Aberdeen where the meeting was held

What’s your view on £26M budget cuts?

People living in Aberdeenshire are being asked for their view on how the local authority can make budget cuts of £26 million.

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Peterhead Prison Museum has proved to be a huge success since it opened in June 2016.

MSP welcomes boost in tourism figures

North East MSP Liam Kerr has tabled a motion at parliament hailing new figures showing that 2016 was a bumper year for tourism in the region.

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The deal has has seen an increased quota in 16 of 23 key stocks.

“Positive” fishing deal welcomed

A new quota deal struck with European Union fisheries ministers has been described as “a positive outcome” for Scotland’s fishermen.

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Gaynor Jones,Aquatera director, advises on potential renewable energy developments on Gosong Island, North Sumatra.

Survey reveals Scottish companies’ global reach

Scottish renewable energy businesses are working on projects worth more than £100 million in more than 40 countries around the world, new research has found.

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Multi-storey car park for Stonehaven?

Multi-storey car park for Stonehaven?

A Stonehaven resident believes that he has solved the problem of parking in Stonehaven for future generations.

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Railway

Still no progress on North East rail improvement plans

The SNP has offered no sign of progress six months on from a Scottish Conservative request for a timetable for rail improvement works between Aberdeen and the Central Belt.

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Mairi Evans offers support for Small Business Saturday.

MSP supports Small Business Saturday

SNP MSP for Angus North & Mearns, Mairi Evans, has offered her support for this weekend’s Small Business Saturday – which encourages people to shop locally and support their local businesses.

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A report reveals there has been no slowing in the job losses in the oil and gas industry this year, and there are further cuts to come.

Energy job losses continue but optimism rises

There has been no slowing in the job losses in the oil and gas industry this year, and there are further cuts to come, but the crisis could be reaching a turning point, according to an industry report released this week.

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