Aberdeen & North East

Aberdeen & North East

Relatives ‘devastated’ after sudden death of Aberdeenshire boy

The family of a 14-year-old boy who died suddenly in Aberdeenshire have thanked members of the public who tried to save his life.

Aberdeen & North East
Paramedics, police and passers-by tried to help the teenager

Tributes flood in for teenage boy who died suddenly in Aberdeenshire

A teenage boy who died after falling ill while out with his friends has been named locally as Zaine Grieve, aged 14

Aberdeen & North East
Police say the death is not suspicious

14-year-old boy dies suddenly after falling ill in Aberdeenshire

A 14-year-old boy has died suddenly after falling ill in an Aberdeenshire town

Aberdeen & North East
Yvette Harrison, Mac Mackie and Kirstin McNutt enjoy ice-creams as temperatures in Scotland rose.

Bank holiday helps Mackie’s ice-cream sales hit record level

Ice cream brand Mackie’s of Scotland has got sales licked – after seeing them reach record levels last month.

Retail
Amanda Boyle says there is an economic prerogative due to the cost to business and the economy of people being absent from work because of weight-related ill health. PIcture: Nicholas Frost

The Big Interview: Amanda Boyle, chief executive of Scottish Slimmers

Early on in Amanda Boyle’s career, her boss at a radio station charged her with organising a charity auction, a task that entailed the considerable duty of filling three days of airtime.

Media & Leisure
Debbie Rafferty and her son. Picture: SWNS

Mum who adopted baby to save him ‘devastated’ as he’s denied passport

A woman who adopted a baby to save his life has been left devastated following an unsuccessful three-year battle with officials to get a British passport for her son.

Aberdeen & North East
More than 300 objections have been lodged against the flats proposed for Rubislaw Quarry. PIC: Contributed.

Boost for controversial flats plan at Aberdeen quarry

A controversial scheme to build 299 flats at a historic Aberdeen quarry is a step closer to being approved.

Lifestyle 4
Councils are required to plan for the current and future housing needs of the Gypsy/Traveller community but plans for permanent camps and stopping places often meet with local objections. Picture: Steven Brown

Map of stopping-off places would help Gypsy/Traveller community, says MSP

The mapping of stopping-off places would help improve the lives of Scotland’s Gypsy/Traveller community, an MSP has said.

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The sheltered waters of Cromarty Firth have long been used for refits or as an anchorage when oil prices fall and the need for rigs is diminished. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Unite union calls for ‘state support’ of North Sea oil and gas sector

The UK’s biggest trade union has called for government intervention in the North Sea energy sector to protect working conditions.

Energy 2
Aberdeen is bidding to become a testing ground for 5G technology. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Aberdeen bids to become UK testing ground for 5G technology

Aberdeen has emerged as the second Scottish city hoping to become the UK’s test bed for the next generation of mobile technology.

Tech
Nicola Sturgeon arrives on stage at the SNP's spring conference in Aberdeen yesterday. Picture: PA

Nicola Sturgeon: ‘Shambolic’ UK Government holding Scotland back

Theresa May’s shambolic government is holding Scotland back, Nicola Sturgeon will claim, hitting out at the UK Government over its policies on migration and austerity.

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Sir Ian Wood is a Chancellor of the Order of the Thistle. Picture: Jane Barlow

More than 100 ‘exceptional’ Scots recognised in Queen’s Honours List

More than 100 “exceptional” Scots from fields including science, sport, education and business have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

News 2
Kirsty Blackman was speaking at the first day of the SNP conference in Aberdeen. Picture: John Devlin

Independent Scotland could boost economy ‘by having more sex’

An independent Scotland could grow its economy by persuading its citizens to have more children, a senior SNP MP has suggested.

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Nicola Sturgeon at the SNP conference in Aberdeen, which opened on Friday. Picture: PA

Nicola Sturgeon ‘can’t remember’ independent Scotland start-up costs

Nicola Sturgeon was unable to say how much it would cost to set up an independent Scotland when asked repeatedly for the figure quoted in the SNP’s Growth Commission.

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Scotland’s private schools eye international expansion as market booms

Scotland’s private schools are following the lead of English institutions by opening new campuses overseas in an attempt to cash in on the growing international demand for British-style education.

Education 2
Jamesina Stewart, 57, was killed in the Mother's Day weekend crash

Aberdeen motorist jailed after woman killed in Mother’s Day crash

A motorist who killed a grandmother in a head-on crash on a Mother’s Day weekend trip has been jailed for six years

News

Clara Ponsatí will appear at SNP conference this weekend

A PRO-INDEPENDENCE Catalan politician will appear at an SNP conference in Aberdeen this weekend.

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The Piper Alpha platform off the coast of Aberdeen exploded in July 1988, killing 167 people. Picture: contributed

Piper Alpha inquiry author calls for safety ‘reporting culture’

The man whose report into the 1988 Piper Alpha disaster led to sweeping reforms within the oil and gas industry has said managers within the sector should be “inquisitive” about workers’ experiences and safety concerns.

News
The seizure was made on Monday in the Rosemount area of Aberdeen, according to Police Scotland.

Woman arrested after cannabis resin seized in Aberdeen

Cannabis resin with an estimated street value of £100,000 has been seized from a property in Aberdeen.

News
The incident happened near Slains Castle

Man injured jumping out of car near Dracula castle in Aberdeenshire

A man has been taken to hospital after jumping from his car just before it rolled down an embankment towards a cliff edge.

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