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1 hr ago | Channelnewsasia.com
Patrons of Glasgow's Brazen Head Irish pub, united in support of the city's Celtic football club, are split over an independence referendum that has cut across class, religion and even football loyalties. Pro Union Rangers supporters wave Union flags in Ibrox Stadium prior to the Scottish League Cup match between Rangers and Inverness in Glasgow on Sep 16, 2014.
2 hrs ago | The Independent
If it's a Yes vote, Sean O'Grady looks how it might affect the details of everyday life from dialling codes and driving licences to the fate of Scotch pancakes on 'The Great British Bake Off' The nearest thing we have to a national version of the domestic record collection is Radio 1, part of the joint enterprise known as the BBC. But what happens to our former "national" telly shows; will Scotch pancakes ever feature on The Great British Bake Off? Will Kirsty Young have to move to her own neutral Desert Island in the Hebrides? Most tricky of all; who gets Jim Naughtie? As with the phone, so with the web.
7 hrs ago | Common Dreams
With less than two days before the vote on Scottish independence, and polls showing a dead heat between those who seek to break the 307-year bond with England and those who wish to stay united, the three main UK party leaders gave a joint promise Tuesday that Scotland will get extra powers if it votes "no". Betraying a sense of desperation, prime minister David Cameron, opposition Labour Party leader Ed Miliband, and Liberal Democrats leader Nick Clegg have signed a historic joint statement that was "demanded" by the Scottish Daily Record newspaper.
11 hrs ago | Voice of America
As the debate over Scotland's future in the United Kingdom enters its final stages ahead of a referendum Thursday, polls remain too close to call. Political leaders in London have made a last-minute offer of greater autonomy if Scottish voters reject independence.
Assistant Pastor Daniel Sutherland and Margaret Baird of Apex Church , celebrate the i 1 260,000 with those attending Wednesday night's church agm. Apex Church, based in Chapel Street, received the funding boost from the SITA Trust following a grant application earlier this year.
Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature. Please read our Legal Terms & Policies If the No vote had a heartland, Aberdeen and its surrounding shire would surely rank as friendliest territory for Better Together.
Deeside's beauty, already known around the world, will be taken to other planets with the release of a new film, Beyond . The feature film, which was made in 2012/2013, was mostly shot in and around Banchory and other parts of Aberdeenshire.
Rick Hansen welcomed The Countess of Wessex to the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre Sunday for a tour showcasing ground-breaking innovations in spinal cord injury care and research. Sir Elton, now 67, was in fine vocal form, belting out the words with a thunderous tone matching the way he hammered the keys on his Yamaha grand piano.
David Cameron has just delivered one of the best speeches of his career in Aberdeen. It was emotional, sincere, clear.
Scottish actor Angus Lennie, who was famous for roles in The Great Escape and ITV show Crossroads, has died in a London nursing home aged 84. As Archibald "the Mole" Ives, Lennie performed opposite Hollywood icon Steve McQueen in The Great Escape. Director and co-star Richard Attenborough cast him again in Oh What A Lovely War.
The works will see improvements to hundreds of council properties across Aberdeenshire. They were approved by members of the Policy & Resources Committee on September 11. Major structural repair work to 17 semi-detached blocks at Lumphanan and other Shire locations, was approved at an estimated cost of A 2,387,000.
A former soldier found guilty of laundering more than A 36,000 of fraud money has been ordered to carry out community service. Sheriff Napier said: "You may have been the patsy in this but without people like you who are willing to bend the rules then people would not be able to commit these frauds.
A Borders councillor has called for Hawick to follow the lead of Galashiels and seek the appointment of a town centre co-ordinator. Plans are in the pipeline to appoint a co-ordinator for Galashiels, and the Hawick and Denholm councillor believes one should be funded for his area also.
A Four School Action Group has been established to protect Portessie, Findochty, Portknockie and Cullen primaries amid Moray Council's ongoing sustainable education review . Early ideas penned by consultants Caledonian Economics for the future of Moray's school estate showed the primaries could be axed, merged, or become part of a new coastal campus.
Slick deal? The Buzzard oil field in the North Sea, 50 miles from Aberdeen's coastline - the oil industry is seen by people in Aberdeenshire and beyond as being a key consideration in the Scottish independence debate. Scottish Independence debate part two...Rob Devey turns the microscope on three people from Blackpool and the Fylde coast who have gone to live in Aberdeenshire and will therefore be able to take part in the historic vote.
In contrast to most coastal communities, Johnshaven was as much a manufacturing village as it was a fishing one. In 1793, for example, more weavers were recorded in the village than fishermen, sailcloth was produced from the end of the18th century and in the 19th century spinning and weaving took place on a fairly large scale at the Boase factory at the west end.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:45 pm
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