Aberdeen & North East

Aberdeen & North East

Opponents of Aberdeen’s Pittodrie move disrupt online campaign

Opponents of Aberdeen football club’s plans for a new stadium have stolen a campaign slogan and snapped up domain names to protest the proposed move.

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A motorcyclist has died in an accident in Aberdeenshire.

Motorcyclist killed in crash with lorry in Aberdeenshire

A motorcyclist has died in a collision with a lorry.

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There are warnings of localised flooding in parts of the country. Picture: John Devlin

Scotland’s weather: Rain warning for Highlands, islands and Grampian

Yellow warnings for rain have been issued by the Met Office for parts of Scotland on Friday as a result of Hurricane Gert.

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Pluscarden Abbey. Picture: Ian Rutherford/TSPL

1,300-mile pilgrimage to monks’ Moray Abbey nearing the end

A PILGRIMAGE is retracing the steps of monks who travelled from France to the north of Scotland almost 800 years ago.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
All five turbines are now in place for the Hywind Scotland project. Picture: Statoil

Final turbine arrives for Scotland’s floating wind farm

The fifth and final turbine has arrived off the north-east coast of Scotland as developers press ahead with the world’s first full-scale floating wind farm.

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Edinburgh High Court.

DJ jailed after sex attack on two vulnerable people

A disc jockey was jailed for five years yesterday after being convicted of subjecting a vulnerable man and woman, who both have Down’s syndrome, to sex attacks.

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Virgin Azuma 800101 arrives in Dunbar today on the first of a series of test runs north of the Border. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Virgin Trains Azuma crosses Border for first time

A brand new Virgin Azuma which will replace 40-year-old trains on the east coast main line made its debut visit to Scotland today.

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Video: Fly through Aberdeen’s proposed Kingsford stadium

Aberdeen have produced a fly-through video of the new stadium the club hopes to build at Kingsford.

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Plans to build Scotlands largest solar farm have been given the go-ahead.

Plans for Scotland’s largest solar farm approved

Plans to build Scotland’s largest solar farm have been given the go-ahead.

Tech
Ian Knott says innovation will be needed to drive growth in the North Sea. Picture: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Ian Knott: Oil and gas still vital to Scotland’s economy

The highs and lows of Scotland’s oil and gas industry are never far from the news. When the sector feels any kind of pain, the nation’s economy takes a sharp breath in hoping that the recovery won’t be far away.

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Is this one of Scotland’s last true wildcats?

A “pure” Scottish wildcat, feared by experts to be extinct, has been captured on video for the first time ever, according to conservationists.

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Donald Trump on a tour of Trump International Golf Links at Balmedie in June 2016. There are now plans to expand the resort north of Aberdeen. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Campaign to halt Donald Trump’s Menie golf course expansion

A petition urging Aberdeenshire Council to reject plans to expand a golf course owned by Donald Trump has attracted more than 36,000 signatures.

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The competition watchdog is due to rule on the takeover by 12 October. Picture: Contributed

Wood Group hails progress towards £2.2bn Amec takeover

Amec Foster Wheeler has offered to sell a number of assets to allay concerns over its proposed £2.2 billion takeover by Aberdeen-based energy services giant Wood Group.

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Standard Life Aberdeen is headed by co-chief executives Keith Skeoch, left, and Martin Gilbert. Picture: Contributed

Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset complete £11bn merger

The £11 billion merger between Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management completed today, creating one of the world’s largest investment companies.

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Caroline Muir will lead Deloitte's business tax team in Aberdeen. Picture: Contributed

On the move: Latest appointments and promotions

Business advisory firm Deloitte has strengthened its Aberdeen practice with the appointment of Caroline Muir to lead its business tax team.

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Two have died in a car crash in Aberdeenshire.

Two die following car crash in Aberdeenshire

Two people have died and another is being treated in hospital after a car crash in Aberdeenshire.

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Edel Harris, chief executive of Cornerstone. Picture: Contributed

The Big Interview: Edel Harris, chief of Cornerstone

When she was named EY Scotland Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 overall winner at a glittering awards ceremony at Gleneagles earlier this summer, it came as a real shock to Edel Harris. “I was in the company of some amazing businessmen and women so I wasn’t expecting my name to be called out,” she says.

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Standard Life Aberdeen will be headed by Martin Gilbert, left, and Keith Skeoch. Picture: Graham Flack

Standard Life’s £11bn merger with AAM clears final hurdle

The £11 billion merger between Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management (AAM) has cleared its final hurdle after the deal was sanctioned at the Court of Session in Edinburgh.

Financial
From left: FutureX co-founder Adam Purvis, Amiqus CEO Callum Murray, Entrepreneurial Scotland's Emma Watson Mack, performance coach Jiro Taylor and FutureX Berlin programme designer Laura Westring at the Brandenburg Gate. Picture: Contributed

Nick Freer: Diary of a tech CEO summit in Berlin

Nick Freer reports on last month’s FutureX-Entrepreneurial Scotland Berlin Summit, a CEO leadership programme that ran alongside Tech Open Air in the German capital.

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Kai in the bin lorry. Picture: Michal Wachucik/Aberdeen City Council

Aberdeen toddler gets a tour of a ‘bucket man’s lorry’

MOST young children would probably like a ride in a fire engine or police car, but not Kai Milburn - his desire was to have a go in a dustbin lorry.

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