Aberdeen & North East

Aberdeen & North East

Thieves steal 230 ducks from Aberdeenshire farm

POLICE are appealing for information following the theft of 230 ducks from a farm near Laurencekirk.

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Pensioner dies in Ellon crash. Picture: John Devlin

Woman, 89, hit by car in Ellon dies in hospital

AN elderly pedestrian knocked down in Aberdeenshire at the weekend has died.

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The AECC project is due for completion in 2019. Picture: Contributed

Aberdeen’s £333m conference centre gets green light

Construction group Henry Boot today said it has reached an unconditional agreement with Aberdeen City Council for its new £333 million exhibition and conference centre.

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The North Sea downturn continues to take its toll. Picture: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Martin Flanagan: CIE and Cape suffer North Sea storm

There is no let-up in the woes of the North Sea energy industry.

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Rigs anchor in the Cromarty Firth as the oil downturn bites. Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Cape looks to better second half after North Sea hit

Industrial services group Cape has seen first-half profits drop as falling demand in the offshore North Sea market weighed down its UK business.

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Cllr Kitts-Hayes was staying in a 'Wild West' cabin similar to this. Picture: LEGOLAND Billund

Scots councillor ‘compared Legoland cabin to Butlins in 1970s’

A ranting Scottish councillor who refused to resign after storming out of a trip to Legoland in Denmark compared his luxury chalet to “Butlins in the 1970s”, a leaked report reveals.

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The beach in Aberdeen has a number of lifesaving devices, most of which were brought to bear during the incident. Picture: Robert Perry

Safety review after mother and son drown at Aberdeen beach

Public safety measures at Aberdeen beach are to be examined as part of an investigation into the deaths of a young boy and his mother.

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Braveheart Investment Group was the best performing Scottish stock last week. Picture: TSPL

Top five performing Scottish stocks last week

Last week’s best performing Scottish-based shares on the stock market.

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Julie Walker and six-year-old Lucas who died at Aberdeen Beach. Picture: Contributed

Bank Holiday swimming warning as six die in beach tragedies

THE RNLI has urged seaside visitors to respect the water after a weekend of tragedy on British beaches.

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Emergency service vehicles on Beach Esplanade, Aberdeen, near the spot where a group of people got into difficulties in the sea. Picture: Colin Rennie

Tributes to mother and son who died in waters off Aberdeen beach

A mother-of-three and her youngest son who died after getting into trouble in the sea off Aberdeen have been named by police.

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The beach at Aberdeen, where the weather was described as squally. Picture: Robert Perry

Mother and son killed in Aberdeen beach tragedy named

A mother and son who died after a day out at the seaside ended in tragedy yesterday have been named as Julie and Lucas Walker.

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Elderly pedestrian, 89, fighting for life after being hit by car

Elderly pedestrian, 89, fighting for life after being hit by car

An elderly pedestrian is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after being hit by a car in Aberdeenshire.

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The ADLF claims that Donald Trump has broken the Ethics in Government Act. Photograph: AP

Trump’s Scottish golf resorts face US inquiry over ‘suspect’ finances

A US political ethics watchdog has demanded the Department of Justice investigate the books of Donald Trump’s Scottish golfing resorts after flagging up “suspect” financial disclosures.

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Mercat Tours in Edinburgh offer a ghoulish glimpse into the city's gory past. Picture: Julie Howden/TSPL.

Five terrifying ghost tours in Scotland

With its grim and gory history, Scotland is often said to be one of the most haunted countries on earth.

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Independent Oil & Gas chief executive Mark Routh. Picture: Contributed

IOG shares hit as Skipper well fails to strike oil

Shares in Independent Oil & Gas (IOG) slid this morning after the firm said an appraisal well at its Skipper discovery in the North Sea drew a blank.

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Talks on resolving the dispute will continue into next week. Picture: Hemedia

‘Constructive’ talks on resolving North Sea pay row

Oil and gas unions have had constructive discussions with the Wood Group in an ongoing dispute over pay, the parties said in a joint statement.

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Bancon Construction managing director Gavin Currie. Picture: Contributed

Construction firm Bancon secures £20.5m contracts

Aberdeenshire-based Bancon Group today announced that its construction division has been awarded contracts worth a total of £20.5 million across both the public and private sectors.

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Corey Walker's son George was cremated at a Aberdeen City Council-run crematorium. She was told there were no remains to give back to her. Picture: Hemedia

Parents kept in dark over Aberdeen baby ashes scandal report

Bereaved parents will be kept in the dark about the actions of council staff involved in the baby ashes scandal at Aberdeen Crematorium.

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Mac Mackie, managing director at Mackie's of Scotland. Picture: Contributed

Mackie’s has ice cream market licked as sales grow

Ice cream maker Mackie’s of Scotland has bucked an industry downturn with a healthy rise in its full-year sales.

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Wood Group chief executive Robin Watson. Picture: Contributed

Wood Group lands $700m contract as profits slide

Energy services giant Wood Group today reported a plunge in half-year profits as it secured a $700 million (£542m) contract in Kazakhstan.

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