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Johnston Press digital awarded funding from Google innovation initiative

Johnston Press - the owner of this title - has announced that it has won two separate grants from the Digital News Initiative Innovation Fund, which is backed by Google.

Business
Fireball-makers get down to work for the big night

All set for fireballs spectacular

The countdown is under way to Stonehaven’s famous Hogmanay celebration.

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Bus driver dies after crash

A bus driver has died after a three-vehicle crash on the outskirts of Aberdeen.

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Jackie Stuart with his book

Former Peterhead prison officer shares his riot story

The prison officer taken hostage on the roof of Peterhead Prison in 1987 has shared his story in a new book –published 30 years after his terrifying five-day ordeal.

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Debra, centre, with Kirktown Garden Centre staff Yvonne Davidson, right, and Linda Gibbon

Praise for ‘Good Samaritan’

A Stonehaven woman has thanked a local business for stepping in to replace a projector stolen from her popular Christmas display.

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Mearns pig farmer John Argo has died at the age of 90

Mearns farmer dies aged 90

A leading Mearns farmer, head of one of Scotland’s largest pig operations, has died at the age of 90.

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The fun-filled competition was enjoyed by the audience

‘Strictly’ boost for care home

A Stonehaven care home has raised £2470 from a Strictly dance event.

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Young People urged to 'Stay Safe' over Christmas

Young People urged to 'Stay Safe' over Christmas

The contractor for the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project, Aberdeen Roads Limited, is reminding young people across the north east to avoid its construction site and ‘Stay Safe’ during the Christmas holidays.

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Justice Secretary Michael Matheson launches the Festive Drink Drive campaign with Deputy Chief Constable Iain Livingstone. 



Picture by Chris James.

Festive drink driving campaign warns ‘just one’ drink is one too many

Drivers in Scotland are being reminded that there is zero tolerance for ‘just one’ drink before driving.

Health
Left to right -  Councillor Wendy Agnew, PC Marc Camus, PC Richard Lafferty and Inspector Sheila McDerment

PC Marc out and about to tackle crime

Police in Kincardine and Mearns are strengthening their team with the creation of a new community role.

Crime
The snow has been causing disruption throughout the North-east

Snow causes disruption in N-east

Snow and ice have been causing major problems in the North-east.

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Safely home - Bertie with Joanne Day and daughters Devon and Skye

Welcome home, Bertie!

A cat missing from a Fife town for nearly three months has turned up safe and well in Stonehaven.

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Bear Scotland

BEAR Scotland preparing for Storm Caroline

BEAR Scotland’s resources are prepared to assist in dealing with the “Storm Caroline” conditions with winds of up to 90mph forecast.

Transport
Gary Metcalfe, left, with brother Dave

Co-op deal for Burnside Brewery

A Mearns brewery has secured a contract to supply two of its ales to Co-op food stores across Scotland.

Business
Mackie fundraisers received a �250 donation from Stonehaven and District Lions Club

Rock Challenge target

Senior pupils at Mackie Academy are already gearing up for next year’s Rock Challenge.

Education
Inverurie officers with campaign partners Lisa Godini, Alison Hay, Graeme Benson, Mike Ogg, Richard Jessiman, and Murray Cox from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

Festive policing operation launched

Police and partners in Aberdeenshire launched the highly successful ‘Safer Streets’ festive policing campaign in Inverurie today (Wednesday).

Crime
Shops will be open late on Wednesday evening

Late-night shopping event

Stonehaven is gearing up for a special late-night shopping event tomorrow (Wednesday).

Business
The sheriff court building has lain empty since 2014

Court development moves a stage closer

Plans to revitalise the former Stonehaven Sheriff Court building have moved a step closer.

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