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Still no progress on North East rail improvement plans

The SNP has offered no sign of progress six months on from a Scottish Conservative request for a timetable for rail improvement works between Aberdeen and the Central Belt.

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Gillian Martin MSP

MSP offers support for Small Business Saturday

MSP for Aberdeenshire East, Gillian Martin, has offered her support for this weekend’s Small Business Saturday – which encourages people to shop locally and support their local businesses.

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Award success for The Mains of Drum

Award success for The Mains of Drum

The Mains of Drum took the title of ‘Best Garden Centre in Scotland’ at the Scottish Outdoor Leisure Awards 2016.

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Trainee Craig with the new coffee machine

Donation for Fly Cup Catering

Fly Cup Catering has received £2,000 from The Gordon and Ena Baxter Foundation.

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Mairi Evans offers support for Small Business Saturday.

MSP supports Small Business Saturday

SNP MSP for Angus North & Mearns, Mairi Evans, has offered her support for this weekend’s Small Business Saturday – which encourages people to shop locally and support their local businesses.

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QMS pig specialist Allan Ward with farm manager Wayne Ducker and farmer Patrick Stephen

New pig monitor farm announced

An Aberdeenshire farm has been announced as Scotland’s new pig monitor farm in an initiative jointly supported by Quality Meat Scotland and Opportunity North East.

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A report reveals there has been no slowing in the job losses in the oil and gas industry this year, and there are further cuts to come.

Energy job losses continue but optimism rises

There has been no slowing in the job losses in the oil and gas industry this year, and there are further cuts to come, but the crisis could be reaching a turning point, according to an industry report released this week.

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For onshore wind, Scotland accounts for 46.2 per cent of all UK employment and 57.2 per cent of all UK turnover.

Low carbon industries worth almost £11bn

Low carbon industries in Scotland generated £10.7 billion in turnover and supported 43,500 jobs in 2014, according to news figures.

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Is Freelancing just a disguised Zero Hours Contract?

Is Freelancing just a disguised Zero Hours Contract?

Small businesses are under increasing pressure to find ways to balance the need to hire staff and the need to stay profitable.

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CLAN Cancer Support is seeking new volunteers

Appeal for volunteers in Inverurie

A leading cancer support charity has issued a fresh appeal for help within Inverurie.

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The site of the long awaited new station at Kintore

Funding boost for Kintore station

Aberdeenshire Council’s Policy and Resource Committee has agreed to commit funding towards a new railway station for Kintore.

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Increased demand at sale

Increased demand at sale

The recent plant, machinery, and equipment sale at the Thainstone Centre attracted over 2,000 bidders from across the UK and Ireland.

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Aberdeenshire Council co-leader, Cllr Richard Thomson, signs the historic deal.

Aberdeenshire Council co-leader signs £826 million City Region Deal

Local and national politicians and industry leaders have signed an ambitious City Region Deal for the North East, which has been described as a “transformative” moment for Aberdeenshire’s economy.

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Call for public ownership of Scotland’s trains

Call for public ownership of Scotland’s trains

Rail services in Scotland could fall back into public hands if performance doesn’t improve drastically over the next three years.

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The CRD will play a catalytic role in maximising the North Sea oil and gas opportunity.

City Region Deal provides significant boost for region

Opportunity North East (ONE), the private sector led and funded economic development company for the region, has welcomed the formalisation of the £250 million Aberdeen City Region Deal (CRD).

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Jackie Waring, CEO of Investing Women.

Aberdeenshire’s Female Entrepreneurs invited to enter AccelerateHER Awards

Female entrepreneurs in Aberdeenshire are being urged to consider putting themselves and their businesses forward for Scotland’s only pitch competition for business women.

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Places are filling up fast for NFU Scotlands livestock panel night to be held at Lochter.

Supermarkets, nutrition, Scotmoves and animal health on the agenda at North-east meeting

Places are filling up fast for NFU Scotland’s livestock panel night, to be held at Lochter Activity Centre, Oldmeldrum, next week (Wednesday, November 23, at 7pm).

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Picture: Greg Macvean

Public consultation on future rail services launched

A consultation on the future of rail services has been launched on a day of chaos across the network for passengers.

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John Gregor, executive director at ANM Group with Joanna  Foubister, Grampian regional events manager.

Scottish Association of Young Farmers’ Clubs opens new office at ANM

The Scottish Association of Young Farmers’ Clubs (SAYFC) North Region has opened a new office at Thainstone Agricultural Centre, Inverurie. This is through a new partnership with ANM Group, continued supporters of the Association.

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Fuel prices fall as big four supermarkets make 3p cuts

Fuel prices fall as big four supermarkets make 3p cuts

Asda has announced it is capping its petrol prices at 110.7p per litre, with diesel at 112.7p from today (Tuesday).

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