AFFORDABLE HOUSING WAIVER FOR CITY CENTRE DEVELOPMENT TO CONTINUE UNTIL 2022

A waiver for city centre developers that exempts them from the need to build affordable properties will roll-on until June 2022, despite...

CATHERINE DEVENEY: ALPHA MALES NEED OUR SYMPATHIES IN THIS DIFFICULT PERIOD OF HOUSEWORK AND CHORES

You have to feel for the nation's alpha males right now, pestered as they are with trivial questions about how much housework they...

 
 
 

OBITUARY: ORCHESTRA ENTHUSIAST RICHARD CHESTER

For much of his life, Richard Chester was a key figure in Scottish orchestra and musical education.

NEWLY FORMED ANGLING CLUB CALLS FOR COMPROMISE ON ACCESS TO BREAKWATERS

A north-east angling club is battling to gain access to an area of Peterhead Harbour which was a traditional hotspot for the hobby...

 
 
 

FORMER OIL EXECUTIVE NARROWLY AVOIDS JAIL OVER SEVEN CHARGES

A former oil executive has narrowly avoided jail after committing a string of crimes including drunken racist and homophobic abuse,...

THREE SCENARIOS IN PLACE TO PLAN FOR RETURN OF HIGHLAND SCHOOLS

Highland Council is working on three scenarios to cope with the return to school next month, with the health and safety of pupils uppermost,...

 
 
 

DEMOLITION OF ABERDEEN'S GREYFRIARS HOUSE APPROVED IN PRINCIPLE

The demolition of an Aberdeen office building to make way for the building of up to 140 flats has been approved in principle.

CINEMA BOSS TOUCHED BY ‘OVERWHELMING GENEROSITY' OF COMMUNITY

More than £14,000 has been raised so far to ensure the future of Aberdeen's Belmont Filmhouse.

 
 
 

TEACHERS ACROSS SCOTLAND FEAR SCHOOLS WILL NOT BE SAFE TO RETURN IN AUGUST

Many Scottish teachers fear it will not be safe for pupils to return to school in August, one of the country's biggest teaching unions...

MEET THE GOVERNESS: CHASE STAR JOINS ELGIN SCHOOLBOY FOR SPECIAL AUTISM LOCKDOWN PODCAST

When Moray schoolboy Dominic Barstow started his own podcast as a lockdown hobby he never expected he would snare one of the country's...

 
 
 

THOUSANDS OF SKATERS ACROSS THE WORLD TO RAISE CASH IN MEMORY OF ABERDEENSHIRE GRANDMOTHER

Thousands of skateboarders from across the globe are preparing to raise cash for Aberdeen breast cancer research in memory of an “incredible”...

VIRTUAL APPOINTMENTS SURGE DURING LOCKDOWN - AND COULD SHAPE FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE IN SCOTLAND

Virtual medical appointments have soared during lockdown and could shape the future of healthcare in the north-east and Highlands.

 
 
 

NORTH-EAST WARNED TO LEARN THE ‘LESSONS OF LEICESTER' AND BACK SAFETY MEASURES

A north-east public health boss has urged people to learn “the lesson of Leicester” as he voiced support for the roads upheaval underway...

NORTH-EAST'S MOST SENIOR POLICE OFFICER PLOTS RETIREMENT

The most senior police officer in the north-east is to retire this summer after a career spanning 30 years.

 
 
 

LIVE UPDATES: ALL THE NEWS AS IT HAPPENS FROM THE NORTH AND NORTH-EAST

Here are the latest live news updates from the north and the north-east, as well as the major national and international stories breaking...

BUSINESS LEADERS OPPOSE REINTRODUCTION OF CAR PARKING CHARGES

Business leaders have opposed the reintroduction of parking charges in Elgin in August, arguing that an extra six months is needed...

 
 
 

POST-LOCKDOWN WAY TO CHECK-IN DEVISED BY ABERDEEN BUSINESS

North-east entrepreneurs have teamed up for a new, post-lockdown software venture, Virtual Check In , based in Aberdeen.

‘AGONISING' SITE CLOSURE AND JOB LOSSES ON THE HORIZON FOR STONEHAVEN-BASED COMPANY DUE TO PANDEMIC

Around 100 people could be made redundant as Stonahaven-based company Macphie enters a consultation period with staff.

 
 
 

MSP WELCOMES SAFETY WORK AT BLACK ISLE JUNCTION

An MSP has welcomed the reinstatement of electronic warning signs at a notorious road junction in the Black Isle.

LOCHABER COUNCILLOR EXPELLED FROM HIGHLAND COUNCIL INDEPENDENT GROUP

A Lochaber councillor has been expelled from Highland Council's Independent group, amid bitter recriminations from both sides.

 
 
 



ECB breathe sigh of relief as all-rounder Sam Curran tests negative for...

ECB breathe sigh of relief as all-rounder Sam Curran tests negative for coronavirus ahead of Tests

Sam Curran felt unwell on Wednesday night after batting on the first evening of England's intra-squad warm-up and was instructed to self-isolate in his room at the on-site hotel. Read more ...

Jeremy Kyle guest Steve Dymond died of morphine overdose and heart trouble

Jeremy Kyle guest Steve Dymond died of morphine overdose and heart trouble

Steve Dymond was found dead at his home in Portsmouth in May 2019, and a pre-inquest hearing took place today as officials look into what happened Read more ...

Isis supporter smiles as she's jailed for life for plot to blow up St Paul's

Isis supporter smiles as she's jailed for life for plot to blow up St Paul's

Safiyya Shaikh was jailed for at least 14 years at the Old Bailey A would-be suicide bomber who plotted a terror attack at St Paul's Cathedral has been jailed for at least 14... Read more ...

Thiago Alcantara to Liverpool transfer being discussed in Bayern Munich...

Thiago Alcantara to Liverpool transfer being discussed in Bayern Munich dressing room

Bayern Munich players and staff believe Thiago Alcantara is heading to Liverpool in the upcoming transfer window. Read more ...

Revellers hit Northern Ireland pubs as they reopen after coronavirus lockdown

Revellers hit Northern Ireland pubs as they reopen after coronavirus lockdown

Despite the wet weather revellers hit Belfast's pubs and restaurants for the first time since March with their reopening after their coronavirus lockdown. Read more ...

Khabib Nurmagomedov's father and trainer Abdulmanap dies at the age of 57

Khabib Nurmagomedov's father and trainer Abdulmanap dies at the age of 57

Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov has sadly passed away after a long battle with illness. Read more ...

Almost 20,000 Care Home Residents Have Died With Covid-19

Almost 20,000 Care Home Residents Have Died With Covid-19

Nearly 20,000 deaths of care home residents in England and Wales have involved Covid-19, new figures show. A total of 19,394 deaths that occurred between March 2 and June 12... Read more ...

PSNI deny Mary Lou McDonald claim that force involved in planning of Bobby...

PSNI deny Mary Lou McDonald claim that force involved in planning of Bobby Storey funeral

The PSNI has denied claims by Sinn Fein president Mary Lou McDonald that the force was involved in the planning of the funeral for IRA veteran Bobby Storey. Read more ...

Terror charges are dropped against ex-British Army soldier who went to Syria...

Terror charges are dropped against ex-British Army soldier who went to Syria to fight against ISIS

Former paratrooper Daniel Burke , 33, from Manchester, had been in custody since December when he was detained in a port stop. Read more ...

Prince Andrew accused of deliberately avoiding FBI by Epstein victims' lawyer

Prince Andrew accused of deliberately avoiding FBI by Epstein victims' lawyer

Prince Andrew's lawyers deny a claim that he is ‘deliberately evading' authorities in the US over Jeffrey Epstein The lawyer for dozens of Jeffrey Epstein 's victims in the US... Read more ...