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Aberdeenshire Council has set its budget for 2015/16 which includes a commitment to maintain teacher numbers, provide places for all probationers who require one under the teacher induction scheme and a Council Tax freeze for the eighth consecutive year. Councillors also identified ways to plug a £3.6 million gap...

Police Scotland deal with more than 4.2 million emergency and non-emergency calls, emails and SMS texts every year and is looking for the public to give their experiences and views as they modernise and shape the way the public contact them through their service centres. The telephone is still the...

A new roads policing unit has been launched in Aberdeenshire today, which will provide dedicated policing across main roads in the North East. The Trunk Road Patrol Group will focus on keeping people safe on the main arterial routes in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray. The newly formed team has been created...

Joe Watson who died on Thursday night aged 43

NFU Scotland’s prestigious Ambassador Award has been presented posthumously to popular and talented agricultural journalist Joe Watson. Joe who was a well known and respected journalist died suddenly at the age of 43 in March 2014. Established by the Union in 2009 and supported by NFU Mutual, the Ambassador award...

Police Scotland are are urging members of the public in Turriff to exercise caution when using cash machines in the area, after a skimming device was found attached to an ATM in the town. Skimming devices are used by criminals to steal card information and users PIN, this allows them...

Today is National Voter Registration Day, across the UK campaign groups are holding events to encourage people to register to vote ahead of the 2015 General Election. It is estimated that around 7 million people who are eligible to vote in the UK are not registered. Campaign group Bite the Ballot...

The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon is taking her Cabinet out of Holyrood and touring the country to allow members of the public to ask questions and give their views directly to Cabinet MSPs. On Monday 16 February the First Minister and Cabinet members will be meeting in Aberdeen and have...

Aberdeenshire Trading Standards have made us aware of personally addressed postcards which appear to come from a delivery company that are being delivered across the country. The cards have text such as The office is attempting to reach you. To claim this parcel and accept this offer, you must telephone the...

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Eilidh Whiteford MP

Local MP Dr Eilidh Whiteford, SNP spokesperson for Work and Pensions has hit out at the coalition's changes to benefits and direct taxes. The rreport prepared by a group of academics and overseen by the LSE and the Universities of Manchester and York shows that the coalition’s changes to benefits...