Aberdeen & North East

Aberdeen & North East

Crime scene photos of murder that shocked Aberdeen go public

It’s a photograph of an old tenement room like any other with its recessed bed, heavy furniture and clothes drying from a line stretched across the ceiling.

Lifestyle
Union Terrace, Aberdee. Picture: Wikimedia Commons

Full fibre gigabit-speed broadband to come to Aberdeen

Aberdeen is to become the first Scottish city where nearly every home and business can access gigabit-speed broadband, service providers have announced.

Tech
A stag on the Invermark Estate in Angus.' The red deer population is thought to have at least doubled in the last 50 years. Picture: Stephen Mansfield/TSPL

How can Scotland’s growing red deer population be managed?

The UK’s red deer population has doubled in the last 50 years with at least half of the estimated 1.5m animals in Scotland, prompting a growing debate on how best to manage them.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to marry in May. Picture: PA

Aberdeenshire pubs may get extra opening hours to mark royal wedding

Bars in Aberdeenshire may stay open longer on the day of the royal wedding if an application to extend licensing hours is granted by the local licencing board.

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The world's first Brewdog hotel, called the DogHouse, will open in Aberdeenshire next year. PIC: Contributed.

BrewDog to open world’s first craft beer hotel in Scotland

Craft beer giants BrewDog have announced plans to build the world’s first craft beer hotel in their Aberdeenshire homeland.

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Police were called to Invercauld Road in Aberdeen. Google Maps

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.

News
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.

Aberdeen & North East
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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Morrison was jailed for nine years following a trial at the High Court in Edinburgh.

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.

Retail
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.

Aberdeen & North East
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.

Aberdeen & North East
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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