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4 hrs ago | Buchan Observer

Councillors cite report as railway campaign boost

A new survey carried out for Aberdeenshire Council has been welcomed by Peterhead councillors as further evidence of the case for a Buchan rail link.

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Justin Timberlake ice Bucket Challenges

This Woman Looks Like She's Wearing Makeup. She's Not.

Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

8 hrs ago | Scotsman.com

Chris Marshall: Firefight over control rooms

Last week, it emerged that emergency service staff have twice been forced to rely on their local knowledge in recent months to help dispatch crews following computer failures at control rooms in Aberdeen.

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10 hrs ago | Mearns Today

Same name but different country

I love how a street sign, picture or simple comment can then lead to a lot of research into a subject or trivial matter.

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14 hrs ago | Daily Mail

Aberdeen Crematorium boss 'sacked' amid probe into babies' ashes scandal

Probe comes after staff at different crematorium in Scotland mixed babies' ashes with those of adults and buried them in cardboard boxes A crematorium boss has been sacked amid an investigation into the historic practice of secretly burying babies' ashes across Scotland.

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19 hrs ago | Scotsman.com

Mortonhall ashes scandal: Man in charge sacked

The scandal was sparked last year by the discovery that staff at Mortonhall Crematorium in Edinburgh had secretly buried infants' ashes.

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23 hrs ago | Reuters

UPDATE 1-US shale presence helps John Wood Group's core profit

John Wood Group Plc, a British energy services company, reported a marginal rise in EBITA for the first half as strength in its production services business was offset by weakness in other divisions.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

A Gurn from Nurn

Looking ahead to August 2015 and a major International orienteering event in Nairn

"On 1st August 2015 the opening race of the World Orienteering Championships, a Sprint Relay, will be staged in Nairn.

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SCAtoday.net

Medieval sewer system found at Drum Castle

Archaeologists working on a dig at Drum Castle in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, have discovered the remains of the medieval sanitation system which once surrounded the 14th-century Tower of Drum.

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Kincardineshire Today

Everything will stop for tea in the Mearns

Scotland's first tea festival will be putting on the kettle in Auchenblae and Laurencekirk next weekend where a host of events have been lined up.

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Mearns Today

10 years for Walker School of Dance

The Walker School of Highland Dance celebrates 10 years of fun filled lessons this month ,having been founded by sisters Kathryn and Celeste Walker in the summer of 2004.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

Scotsman.com

Travel: Meldrum House Hotel, Oldmeldrum

ONLY 30 minutes from Aberdeen and set in glorious Aberdeenshire countryside, the four-star Meldrum House is a world away from the bustling granite city.

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Mearns Today

Adult learning in Stoney and Bervie

Stonehaven Community Centre has a list of courses on offer and this week they have told us how you can get in touch to learn a new skill.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

Scotsman.com

'Language barrier' concern after 999 shake-up

DIFFICULTIES understanding northern dialects and local geo graphy will put lives at risk following the closure of regional emergency services control rooms, it has been claimed.

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PR-inside.com

Market Report, "Bridge Energy UK Limited - Oil & Gas - Deals and Alliances Profile", published

Bridge Energy UK Limited , formerly Silverstone Energy Limited, is an independent energy company.

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Sunday Herald

Aberdeen company fined A 240,000 after lorry driver's death

AN ABERDEENSHIRE animal feed company has been fined 240,000 after a lorry driver was crushed to death when a fully loaded grain bin fell onto him from a forklift truck.

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The Northern Scot

A new Lossie High is priority

At a meeting on August 27, councillors will be asked to agree a replacement in principle for the secondary school that could cost up to 30 million.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

PR-inside.com

Just Published: "John Wood Group plc (WG.) - Power - Deals and Alliances Profile"

It offers a wide range of services including, engineering, procurement, construction management, operations and maintenance, and installation & commissioning.

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Sunday Herald

Plea to relax fishing quota rules

The "use it or lose" system of fishing quotas should be relaxed while Russia continues to boycott UK goods, the Rural Affairs Secretary has said.

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Mearns Today

Open Day on Sunday ahead of new term

Mearns folk will have the chance to preview a major new community facility before it formally opens its doors later this month.

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Burnley Express

Burnley driver jailed for drink-drive lorry smash

A drunk trucker who downed half a litre of vodka while he watched his 44-tonne lorry being loaded - then flipped the massive trailer on a busy dual carriageway during rush hour - was jailed this week.

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