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Just a week left to spend or bank your old Bank of England paper fivers

People have just a week left to spend or bank the 155 million paper Bank of England fivers still in circulation before they lose their legal tender status.

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Keith Adam

US market entry heralds growth opportunity for firm

An Oldmeldrum-based training firm has announced a joint venture with a US-based energy company as its plans for international growth heat up.

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Satnam Ner with Grahame Smith. Fraser Band photography.

STUC elects its first Black President

At the 120th Congress in Aviemore, the STUC elected Satnam Ner from Prospect trade union as President. Satnam Ner, a Radiochemistry Manager at Babcock International Group and a long-serving member of the STUC Black Workers’ Committee and the General Council, will be the first Black President of the STUC.

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Woolworths could be set for a return?

Woolworths set for shock return to the high street

Collapsed retailer Woolworths could be set to make a surprise return to the high street, according to reports.

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The firm is hoping to forge new global links at the Houston conference

Oyne company on international stage

A company in rural Aberdeenshire is poised to establish new international links.

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Farmer Sandy Ingram pictured with his new Home Cured products bacon with maple syrup and bacon with treacle syrup.

New bacon range to launch at Taste of Grampian

Visitors to this year’s Taste of Grampian food and drink festival at Thainstone on June 3 will have the opportunity to sample two exciting new bacon products which will be officially launched at the event.

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Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing.

New fisheries measures now in effect

Beginning on April 17, fishermen without a licence will be restricted to a daily limit on a number of shellfish species.

Environment
A CGI image of the two-bedroom Loch house style

Interest building in Bancon Homes' new Inverurie development

Bancon Homes has officially launched its newest development, Monument View in Inverurie, with hundreds of housebuyers already registering an interest in the eagerly-awaited site.

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Near normal train service promised during strike action

Near normal train service promised during strike action

Virgin Trains is reassuring customers that it will run a near normal timetable during the industrial action announced by the RMT. The union says its members will walk-out for 48 hours on April 28 and 29 on Virgin Trains east coast route.

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Richard Baron, William Bird, Kevin Stride and Jo McIntosh of Fennel Media

Success for Inverurie firm

An Inverurie digital solutions firm is celebrating awards success less than a year after it first started trading.

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Union to ballot local authority workers

Union to ballot local authority workers

UNISON members have instructed their trade union to ballot 70,000 local government members across every local authority in Scotland on industrial action.

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Easter commuters face travel delays

Lengthy delays predicted for Easter travellers

Drivers have been warned to expect “significant delays” over Easter with more than 20 million cars expected on the roads between Maundy Thursday and Easter Monday.

Transport
Jennifer Lindsay-Finan, Gillian Martin, Paressa Meikle, Jamie Hepburn and Liz Dadd

MSP backs further funding for women in business

Aberdeenshire East MSP Gillian Martin has welcomed an announcement by the Scottish Government of plans for £120,000 to support women-led businesses.

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Jimmy Carr, Darren Walker and Emma Hibbert of award sponsors Vitra

Top accolade for local firm

A long-established Garioch company is celebrating winning a leading national award.

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JG Ross has been shortlisted in the prestigious competition

Baker shortlisted for top award

An Inverurie baker is in the running for a prestigious accolade.

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Drum Castle in Banchory saw a visitor increase of 87.5 per cent

Tourism soars at three north east attractions

Tourism levels in the North East soared last year with three major attractions in Aberdeenshire posting increased visitor numbers of up to 134.5 per cent.

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Thousands of workers have lost their jobs following the industry downturn

Non-hiring of oil workers “misguided”

A reluctance by employers to hire former North Sea oil and gas workers has been described as “misguided” by a UK minister.

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Gyles Brandreth will host the awards ceremony.

Finalists revealed for North-east’s Elevator business awards

Twenty-seven finalists in one of the North-east’s highest profile business awards - the Elevator Awards 2017 – were announced this week.

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Inger Vorley is in the running for a top business award

Inverurie retailer nominated for award

An Inverurie fashion retailer and designer is in the running for a top business accolade.

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The judging panel, left to right, Kevin Shand, Cate Devine, Angus Bell

Food and drink ‘oscars’ finalists

The finalists have been announced for the North East Scotland Food and Drink Awards 2017.

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