Aberdeen & North East

Aberdeen & North East

North Sea oil workers announce new 48-hour strike

North Sea workers are to stage a 48-hour strike next week in a dispute over their pay and allowances.

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Rosyth Castle, which dates to the 15th century, once stood on a small island but is now surrounded by dockyard buildings. Picture Neil Hanna/TSPL

Scotland’s forgotten castles offer alternate view of history

IT once stood proudly on a small island in the Forth, but is now surrounded by warehouses and dock buildings.

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A drug appears to slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease.

Scots researchers hail potential Alzheimer’s drug

A leading Scots scientist has defended controversial claims that an experimental drug could slow progression for Alzheimer’s disease, saying it has been backed in an upcoming study.

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Oil rig operators are among group's target client market

Merger creates Aberdeen group with £100m sales

Two North-east businesses that rent equipment to oil and gas operators are merging to create a global player with a combined turnover of more than £100 million.

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Aberdeen Football Club is to fund half the costs of new statium, shown in this artists' impression, by selling Pittodrie. Picture: Contributed

Aberdeen FC to fund new stadium costs by selling Pittodrie

ABERDEEN Football Club hope to net half the cash needed for a new stadium by selling the club’s current Pittodrie home.

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Riekie - who desperately needs a bone marrow transplant - with her two young children. Picture: Contributed

Scots mum helps fundraise life-saving op for best friend

A SCOTTISH mum has appealed for help to fundraise a life-saving procedure for her best friend.

Charities
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Tesco workers brawl with shopper in veg aisle

Two Tesco workers have been suspended after a brawl broke out in the fruit and veg aisle of a Scottish store.

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Offhsore oil workers in the North Sea have begun their first strike in a generation. Picture: Contributed

North Sea oil workers begin first 24-hour strike in pay row

North Sea workers have started the first 24-hour strike in almost 30 years after the failure to resolve a row over plans to cut pay and allowances.

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The company was fined for a diesel leak from a platform in the North Sea. Picture: Hamish Campbell

Oil giant fined £7,000 for rig diesel leak into North Sea

An oil and gas giant was today fined £7,000 after diesel leaked from a rig into the North Sea.

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New England manager Sam Allardyce invited to Clan gathering in Scotland. Picture: Oli Scarffoli/AFP/Getty Images

Sam Allardyce invited to join clan after revealing Scots roots

NEW England boss Sam Allardyce has been invited to a clan gathering in Scotland - after revealing both his parents are actually Scottish.

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Missing walker Robin Green found. Picture: Police Scotland

Missing Aberdeen pensioner found ‘safe and well’

A 70-year-old walker reported missing from his home in Aberdeen has been traced.

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Scientists at the University of Aberdeen have measured oxygen levels of air from 815 million years ago. Picture: Contributed

Aberdeen scientists measure the air breathed by Earth’s first animals

THE discovery of an atmospheric time capsule has allowed scientists to directly measure for the first time the air that was breathed by Earth’s first animals 815 million years ago.

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Aberdeen remains resilient despite the recent falls in the oil price. Picture Ian Rutherford

Aberdonians top salary chart despite oil slump

Scots working in Aberdeen still enjoy the highest rates of pay in the country, despite the impact of the oil price crash.

Business
Police issue appeal for missing man Robin Green. Picture: Contributed/Police Scotland

Search under way for missing walker, 70, in Aberdeenshire

POLICE have launched an air and land search for a missing pensioner.

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Police on the scene at Donside Court. Picture: PA

Tributes paid to pair found dead at Aberdeen tower

Tributes have been paid to a man and woman who died in a disturbance in which a third man apparently leapt to his death.

Aberdeen
An artist's impression of David Lloyd's Rouken Glen site. Picture: Contributed

David Lloyd flexes muscles with £20m investment

Health and fitness operator David Lloyd Leisure has pumped nearly £20 million into its Scottish operations in a move that supports hundreds of jobs.

Media & Leisure
Isla is from Aberdeenshire.

Teen carer writes moving poem about effects of dementia

A Scottish teenager has written a moving poem about the effects of dementia - after both her grandparents suffered from the illness.

Heroes
Amanda Tomison, 47, has been missing for a fortnight. Picture: Police Scotland/PA Wire

Concern grows for Moray woman missing for fortnight

Police appeal over woman who has been missing for two weeks.

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The investment was hailed as a 'welcome boost' for Scotland's offshore wind sector. Picture: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Vattenfall to pump £300m into Aberdeen wind project

Swedish power group Vattenfall today outlined plans to invest £300 million to build Scotland’s largest offshore wind test and demonstration facility.

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