Aberdeen & North East

Aberdeen & North East

Aberdeen 4-year-old in criticial condition after falling from flat window

A four-year-old boy is in a critical condition after falling from the window of a block of flats.

Buddy perched on his rescuer's steering wheel after being found on a clifftop with the bird now safely back home. PIC: SSPCA.

Buddy the budgie returns home after clifftop rescue

Buddy the Budgie has returned home after being rescued from an Aberdeenshire clifftop.

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Gardenstown, Aberdeenshire. Picture; ian Smith, free to use

Residents ‘trapped in their village’ due to landslip

Residents of the small coastal town Gardenstown have claimed they have been cut off to the rest of the world following a landslip which left them unable to leave their town.

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The Lancaster discovery was a welcome boost for the North Sea energy sector. Picture: PA

Giant Shetland oil field to begin production next year

Production in the giant Lancaster oil field west of Shetland is on course to begin next year, HurricanE Energy has said.

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A 25-year-old Banff man is being tried in the High Court in Edinburgh over alleged terrorism offences

Man had ‘book of bomb instructions’ at Aberdeenshire home

A Scots man suspected of planning terror attacks is alleged to have kept weapons at his home as well as a book containing instructions on how to make bombs.

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The quadrangle at King's College, University of Aberdeen. Picture: Wikicommons

Students campaign for cat to become Scottish university rector

A group of students at one of Scotland’s oldest and biggest universities are fighting for a cat to become their new rector.

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Scotland’s weather: overnight snow causes traffic disruption

Motorists experienced disruptions to their morning commutes this morning as Scotland suffered heavy showers of hail and snow.

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Sonya Angus opened her gifts, furniture and interiors boutique at the end of 2016.

Sonya Angus boutique exceeds expectations in first year of trading

An Aberdeen boutique run by a former high-end fashion buyer at Jenners in Edinburgh has exceeded its turnover target for its first year and grown its team to three ahead of schedule.

The Borders town of Hawick has been without a station since the original Waverley line closed in 1969. Picture: Joe Steele/TSPL

Which railway lines in Scotland could be reopened?

When residents in Midlothian and the Borders celebrated the opening of the £350m Borders rail link in 2015, campaigners in other Scottish communities still cut off from the network looked on enviously.

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Stewart Stevenson is MSP for Banffshire and Buchan Coast. Picture: TSPL

Skipper fined £2600 after death threat to MSP

A fishing boat skipper who issued a chilling death threat against a politician and told him “remember what happened to Jo Cox” has been fined £2,600.

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The Royal Mail Ship St Helena leaves the South African city of Cape Town. Picture: AP

Last ship built in Aberdeen set to complete farewell voyage

The last ship built in Aberdeen is scheduled to complete her final voyage this month.

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US president Donald Trump on the 13th tee of the golf course on the Menie Estate, Balmedie, Aberdeenshire. Picture: Dan Phillips.

Trump Organisation’s plan for second golf course opposed by 31,000

Campaigners have handed councillors a petition signed by 31,000 people opposed to the Trump Organisation’s plans for a second golf course in Aberdeenshire.

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Peak hour congestion eased across Scotland's major cities last year. Picture: TSPL

Aberdeen is worst in Scotland for rush-hour traffic jams

Traffic flow in Scotland’s major cities has improved over the past year but drivers across the UK waste an average of 31 hours a year stuck in gridlock, new research has found.

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Aberdeen oil tycoon helps to build ‘a better Rwanda’

On a giant football field set deep in Rwanda’s mountainous Northern Province, more than 5,000 people are gathering to celebrate, some reportedly having walked through the night to get here.

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SNP calls for North Sea oil tax revenues to be reinvested in Scotland

The SNP has called for growing tax revenues from North Sea oil to be reinvested in Scotland following reports the UK treasury could earn around £1bn this financial year.

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Do you know these 25 Doric words and phrases?

Doric. Some say it’s a dialect of the North East of Scotland, others say its a language in its own right.

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Nick Nairn tweeted an image of his injuries following the assault. Picture: Twitter/@NickNairn

Chef Nick Nairn ‘lucky to be alive’ after street assault

Celebrity chef Nick Nairn has revealed he feels lucky to be alive after being attacked on a busy city centre street as he highlighted the dangers a single punch can have.

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The incident happened on King Street in Aberdeen. Picture: Google

Man and woman hit by car while walking on pavement

Two people have been taken to hospital after they were hit by a car which had mounted the pavement.

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An eight-year-old boy has been charged after being caught with a knife at an Aberdeen school

Eight-year-old boy caught with knife in Aberdeen school

An eight-year-old boy has been charged in connection with an alleged offence of threatening and abusive behaviour involving a knife at school.

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The finds were made in the central North Sea and west of Shetland

Scotland’s oil and gas sector ‘alive and kicking’

Energy giant BP has said it expects to double production in the North Sea by 2020 as it announced two new oil and gas discoveries in the area.

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