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5 hrs ago | Buchan Observer

Apex Church lifted by A 60,000 SITA grant

Assistant Pastor Daniel Sutherland and Margaret Baird of Apex Church , celebrate the i 1 260,000 with those attending Wednesday night's church agm. Apex Church, based in Chapel Street, received the funding boost from the SITA Trust following a grant application earlier this year.

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9 hrs ago | The Independent

Scottish independence: Even in Better Together heartland Aberdeen, the Yes campaign fights on

Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature. Please read our Legal Terms & Policies If the No vote had a heartland, Aberdeen and its surrounding shire would surely rank as friendliest territory for Better Together.

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13 hrs ago | Donside Today

Sci-fi movie was made in Deeside

Deeside's beauty, already known around the world, will be taken to other planets with the release of a new film, Beyond . The feature film, which was made in 2012/2013, was mostly shot in and around Banchory and other parts of Aberdeenshire.

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17 hrs ago | Canada.com

Fisher: Scotland's referendum comes down to questions of money, oil and arithmetics

Rick Hansen welcomed The Countess of Wessex to the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre Sunday for a tour showcasing ground-breaking innovations in spinal cord injury care and research. Sir Elton, now 67, was in fine vocal form, belting out the words with a thunderous tone matching the way he hammered the keys on his Yamaha grand piano.

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17 hrs ago | The Spectator

David Cameron's final plea to Scottish voters

David Cameron has just delivered one of the best speeches of his career in Aberdeen. It was emotional, sincere, clear.

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19 hrs ago | BBC News

Great Escape actor Angus Lennie dies

Scottish actor Angus Lennie, who was famous for roles in The Great Escape and ITV show Crossroads, has died in a London nursing home aged 84. As Archibald "the Mole" Ives, Lennie performed opposite Hollywood icon Steve McQueen in The Great Escape. Director and co-star Richard Attenborough cast him again in Oh What A Lovely War.

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20 hrs ago | Deeside Today

Council to spend A 6m on housing

The works will see improvements to hundreds of council properties across Aberdeenshire. They were approved by members of the Policy & Resources Committee on September 11. Major structural repair work to 17 semi-detached blocks at Lumphanan and other Shire locations, was approved at an estimated cost of A 2,387,000.

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20 hrs ago | Newsday

Community work for money 'patsy'

A former soldier found guilty of laundering more than A 36,000 of fraud money has been ordered to carry out community service. Sheriff Napier said: "You may have been the patsy in this but without people like you who are willing to bend the rules then people would not be able to commit these frauds.

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20 hrs ago | Newsday

Hawick centre 'needs more support'

A Borders councillor has called for Hawick to follow the lead of Galashiels and seek the appointment of a town centre co-ordinator. Plans are in the pipeline to appoint a co-ordinator for Galashiels, and the Hawick and Denholm councillor believes one should be funded for his area also.

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23 hrs ago | Newsday

Firefighters tackle steading blaze

The alarm was raised at about 02:30 and appliances from Oldmeldrum and Turriff were sent to the scene, along with a water carrier from Buckie. Station manager Mike Cordiner said: "The crews worked hard to contain the fire and make sure it did not spread to other buildings."

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Northern Scot

A beautiful view of Findochty Harbour.

A Four School Action Group has been established to protect Portessie, Findochty, Portknockie and Cullen primaries amid Moray Council's ongoing sustainable education review . Early ideas penned by consultants Caledonian Economics for the future of Moray's school estate showed the primaries could be axed, merged, or become part of a new coastal campus.

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Fleetwood Today

How will Seasiders living in Scotland cast their vote?

Slick deal? The Buzzard oil field in the North Sea, 50 miles from Aberdeen's coastline - the oil industry is seen by people in Aberdeenshire and beyond as being a key consideration in the Scottish independence debate. Scottish Independence debate part two...Rob Devey turns the microscope on three people from Blackpool and the Fylde coast who have gone to live in Aberdeenshire and will therefore be able to take part in the historic vote.

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Mearns Today

There's trouble at t'mill

In contrast to most coastal communities, Johnshaven was as much a manufacturing village as it was a fishing one. In 1793, for example, more weavers were recorded in the village than fishermen, sailcloth was produced from the end of the18th century and in the 19th century spinning and weaving took place on a fairly large scale at the Boase factory at the west end.

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Ellon Times

Ellon ceilidh gives a boost to charity

Local woman Claire Mitchell organised the event in the Station Hotel last Friday to raise money for Maggie's Centres. She said: "I think it's a wonderful charity.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Business News

Alex Salmond: a solitary man, a singular vision

On Friday he embarked on a helicopter tour of Aberdeen, Inverness, Dundee and Perth, a bewildering eight-hour dash around the citadels of his beloved north-east Scotland . He was the home-town boy entering the home stretch of a race he has been running for 40 years.

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The Independent

Scotland independence vote: 'We will win' says Darling....

James Cusick is political correspondent of The Independent and The Independent on Sunday. As an experienced member of the lobby, he has previously worked at The Sunday Times and the BBC.

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Daily Mail

Rupert Murdoch in whistlestop tour of Scotland to 'find out for...

The media mogul toured pubs in Aberdeen, Fife and Glasgow, giving a wide berth to campaign sites with less than a week before the vote. Murdoch, who owns The Sun and The Times, tweeted on Wednesday: 'Scots better people than to be dependants of London.

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The Northern Scot

Councillor Douglas Ross has condemned the animal cruelty act.

A LEADING member of the Better Together campaign is cheekily attempting to claim a 500 reward from the Yes Moray camp. However Douglas Ross, the Scottish Conservative councillor for Fochabers-Lhanbryde, is requesting the cash after seeing a man allegedly stealing 'No' posters from beside the A96 near Alves.

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Ellon Times

Local charities benefit from fundraising gig at Hopeville

Following a successful and well attended charity night fundraiser held in the Hopeville Social Club in June, local band Four Way Street managed to raise 1500 in aid of local charities and help groups. The band Calum Trail, Nom Gillanders, Davy Hannah, Jim Allan and Roy Calder, wishing to keep the money raised local, the band decided to make donations to Fly Cup Catering and the Harlaw Centre, each receiving the sum of A 650, and a further A 200 was donated to the Inverurie Community Music Festival.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Marine News

Bibby Offshore Opens Office in Stravanger, Norway

Bibby Offshore Holdings Limited, [the subsea services provider to the oil & gas industry, is pleased to announce its continued international expansion with the opening of an office in Stravanger, Norway. The Norwegian office for Bibby Offshore will be headed by Arne Lier.

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