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STUC elects its first Black President

At the 120th Congress in Aviemore, the STUC elected Satnam Ner from Prospect trade union as President. Satnam Ner, a Radiochemistry Manager at Babcock International Group and a long-serving member of the STUC Black Workers’ Committee and the General Council, will be the first Black President of the STUC.

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Aberdeenshire Concil#s headquarters, Woodhill House.

Stonehaven’s Beach pavilion facing closure

Stonehaven’s Beach pavilion is facing closure, after Aberdeenshire Council deemed it “surplus to requirements” in a new report.

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Stuart Donaldson MP

Stuart Donaldson to stand for re-election

Stuart Donaldson has confirmed he will be campaigning to retain his seat as MP for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine in the snap General Election on Thursday June 8.

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Community council Chairperson Phil Mills-Bishop

Phil in the running as an independent

Phil Mills-Bishop is standing as an Independent candidate for the Stonehaven and Lower Deeside ward in the Aberdeenshire Council elections on May 4.

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Rachel Shanks, Green Party candidate for Stonehaven and Lower Deeside

Stonehaven resident Rachel Shanks announced as Green Party candidate in Aberdeenshire Council elections

Stonehaven resident Rachel Shanks is standing for the Scottish Green Party in the Stonehaven and Lower Deeside ward in the local elections on Thursday May 4.

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St Laurence Hall, Laurencekirk

Husting for Mearns candidates

The Laurencekirk Development Trust have organised a public meeting for candidates in the forthcoming election to engage with residents at a “Question Time” based event to be held in the St. Laurence Hall at 7.30pm on Thursday April 20.

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PM calls snap general election

PM calls snap general election

Theresa May has announced a snap general election will be held on June 8 in the wake of the Brexit vote

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Stonehaven Town Hall

Husting event for local candidates

With local council elections due to take place on May 4, a husting event has been organised at Stonehaven Town Hall for prospective councillors to address voters.

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Equalities Secretary Angela Constance.

Women hardest hit by UK welfare cuts

Women are being unfairly impacted by recent UK Government cuts to benefits and welfare eligibility, Equalities Secretary Angela Constance has said.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (right) and TripAdvisor senior vice-president Robin Ingle announce the new collaboration during a meeting at Carnegie Hall in New York.

Tourism deal could attract £150m to Scottish economy

Scotland could see a £150 million boost to its economy following a bargain struck between the country’s tourism agency and travel website TripAdvisor.

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Don't lose out on your vote - register now.

Are you ready to use your vote?

Voters in Aberdeenshire will have the chance to elect their local councillors on Thursday, May 4 - but only if they are registered to vote.

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Left to right- Dave Ramsay, MEP Ian Duncan and Linda Johnstone pictured with the Alex Johnstone Memorial Quaich.

Memorial Trophy for ALex Johnstone MSP

A trophy dedicated to the memory of the late Alex Johnstone MSP, sponsored by The English – Speaking Union, Scotland, and Mearns Heritage Services, was presented last week to his wife Linda.

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Aunty Betty's Manager Nicci Forbes and owner of The bay Fish and Chips, Callum Richardson.

Volunteers needed for beach toilets

One year on from teaming up to keep Stonehaven’s beach toilets open, the owners of two of Stonehaven’s most successful businesses are hoping to continue their success - but they are looking for some volunteers to lend a hand.

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Jeff Hutchison and George Carr

Second Scottish Conservative and Unionist candidate announced for Mearns

Stonehaven resident Jeff Hutchison has been selected as the second Scottish Conservative and Unionist candidate for the Mearns ward for the local government elections in May.

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Plans for Hogmanay concert backed

Plans for Hogmanay concert backed

Plans to hold a commercially run ticketed event in Stonehaven’s Market Square on Hogmanay have been backed by councillors - despite three of the four local councillors objecting to the proposals.

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Mains of Cowie site

Mains of Cowie appeal rejected

Scottish Ministers have upheld a 2016 decision by Aberdeenshire councillors to turn down an application for a mixed-use development at Mains of Cowie in Stonehaven, including 250 houses, a school and a supermarket.

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Social Security Minister Jeane Freeman.

Invitation for views on social security

People across Scotland are being asked for their views to help shape the country’s new social security system.

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International Development Secretary Priti Patel.

Match funding for donations to East Africa aid appeal

The UK Government has pledged to match pound for pound the first £5 million of public donations to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s new East Africa Crisis Appeal.

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Raymond Christie, Alison Evison and Patrick Coffield

Scottish Labour Candidates announced

The Scottish Labour team for the local government elections in Kincardine and Mearns has been announced.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

First Minister to seek second independence referendum

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed that she will seek permission for a second referendum on Scottish Independence.

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