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Forklift and farm machinery worth £15k stolen from Aberdeenshire farms overnight
A forklift, worth nearly £10,000, was stolen from a building site on a farm near Newtonhill overnight. The Caterpillar Telehandler was taken from a farm on the Cammachmore to Cookney road between 6pm on Thursday and 7am on Friday. Meanwhile, vintage tractor parts and other farm machinery – thought to be worth around £5,000 all-in […]
Cairn O’Mount B974 road opened two weeks early after emergency repairs
A well-used Aberdeenshire road has been re-opened two weeks earlier than planned after a bridge was badly damaged by a lorry. Spittal Burn Bridge was damaged when a Co-op lorry hit a wall, forcing the road between Fettercairn and Strachan to close. The repairs were expected to force the road closed for four weeks after […]
Fire service called back to Aberdeen nature reserve
The fire service has been called back to the Gramps nature reserve in Aberdeen. One fire engine is still in attendance at the Kincorth Hill side after receiving a call at 11.28 am. Since a first call out a fortnight ago, gorse fires have been reigniting nearly daily. Police are urging people with any information […]
OCA workers to be balloted on potential strike action
People working for Offshore Contractor Association firms are to be balloted on taking industrial action in November.
Man charged after fake bank notes used around city centre
A man has been charged after allegedly using fake bank notes in Aberdeen.
Council heads in row over P1 testing
Co-leader of Aberdeen City Council Douglas Lumsden has been forced to deny that plans to suspend tests for primary ones in city schools are based on anything but what’s best for pupils.
Inverurie man dies after industrial accident at Aberdeen car dealer
An Inverurie man has died after an industrial accident at an Aberdeen car dealer at the weekend. Mark Mathers was working on a roller door at Specialist Cars Volkswagen in Craigshaw Crescent on Saturday morning when it happened. The 33-year-old died yesterday afternoon. Mark’s family said: “We are devastated by what has happened. “Mark will […]
NE roads blocked as Storm Ali batters the country
North-east roads are taking the strain of Storm Ali this afternoon – as gale force winds hit the east coast. Part of the A96, near the Oyne fork, was closed by the police because of a fallen tree on the road – but that has now been cleared. Commuters heading home to Deeside faced delay […]
Both North and South Deeside Road blocked by fallen trees
Commuters from Deeside faced delay and diversion this afternoon, after both of the main routes into Aberdeen were blocked in the Storm Ali disruption. Early in the afternoon, two trees fell on the road near Park blocking North Deeside Road. Across the river, a tree fell on a car on South Deeside Road on the […]
More than 7,000 NE homes and businesses without power as Storm Ali disruption hits
Power supplies have been knocked out in some parts of the North-east, as the first storm of the season blows in. More than 7,200 customers have been affected by power cuts in the North-east – in more than 100 postcodes. Homes and businesses in the AB21, AB30, AB32, AB41, AB51, AB53 areas have been affected. SSE […]
Staffing shortages force mental health ward in Aberdeen to close
NHS Grampian is to close one of its six adult inpatient wards at Royal Cornhill Hospital in the face of continued staffing shortages.
Historic granite Victoria Road School buildings to be redeveloped for affordable homes
Community-led plans to retain historic granite school buildings in Aberdeen, and redevelop them as affordable housing and community facilities have been backed. Grampian Housing Association has been selected as the preferred bidder for the former Victoria Road School, working alongside the Torry Development Trust. The school buildings have been empty since 2008, and have become […]