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Clark selected for election

The Scottish Conservative and Unionist party has announced Colin Clark as its Gordon candidate in the general election.

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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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PM calls snap general election

PM calls snap general election

Theresa May has announced a snap general election will be held on June 8 in the wake of the Brexit vote

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Equalities Secretary Angela Constance.

Women hardest hit by UK welfare cuts

Women are being unfairly impacted by recent UK Government cuts to benefits and welfare eligibility, Equalities Secretary Angela Constance has said.

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The Scottish Green Partys West Garioch candidate Richard Openshaw

Greens announce election candidate

The Scottish Green Party have selected local campaigner Richard Openshaw as their candidate for West Garioch in the upcoming local election.

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Councillor Martin Ford

DIGG duo seek re-election

The two councillors in Aberdeenshire's Democratic Independent and Green Group (DIGG) – Paul Johnston and Martin Ford – are both seeking re-election to Aberdeenshire Council on May 4.

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Elaine Mitchell and Vicky Harper

SNP Announce Candidates for West Garioch

Local hospitality worker Vicky Harper and retired midwife Elaine Mitchell have been selected by SNP members to seek election to represent West Garioch on Aberdeenshire Council.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (right) and TripAdvisor senior vice-president Robin Ingle announce the new collaboration during a meeting at Carnegie Hall in New York.

Tourism deal could attract £150m to Scottish economy

Scotland could see a £150 million boost to its economy following a bargain struck between the country’s tourism agency and travel website TripAdvisor.

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Are you ready to use your vote?

Voters in Aberdeenshire will have the chance to elect their local councillors on Thursday, May 4 - but only if they are registered to vote.

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East Garioch SNP candidates Conor McKay and Glen Reid

SNP candidates in East Garioch

The SNP have announced their candidates to contest East Garioch in the forthcoming council elections.

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Election candidates announced

Election candidates announced

The local Scottish Conservative & Unionists have announced their biggest ever list of candidates for the council elections in May.

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Hazel Smith will stand for the Scottish Liberal Democrats in West Garioch

Lib Dems’ West Garioch candidate

The Scottish Liberal Democrats have chosen their candidate for West Garioch at the forthcoming council elections.

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Judy Whyte will contest the Inverurie and Distriict ward in the May elections

Businesswoman to stand in local ward

A local businesswoman is to contest the forthcoming council elections in the Inverurie and District ward.

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Social Security Minister Jeane Freeman.

Invitation for views on social security

People across Scotland are being asked for their views to help shape the country’s new social security system.

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International Development Secretary Priti Patel.

Match funding for donations to East Africa aid appeal

The UK Government has pledged to match pound for pound the first £5 million of public donations to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s new East Africa Crisis Appeal.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

First Minister to seek second independence referendum

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed that she will seek permission for a second referendum on Scottish Independence.

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Third of North-east families suffering from fuel poverty

Third of North-east families suffering from fuel poverty

The Scottish Government has admitted its failure to meet fuel poverty targets set for the end of 2016 as figures show that around a third on households still struggle to pay their heating bills, according to a North-east MSP.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the funding during a visit to South Lanarkshire.

£10 million pounds for organisations to tackle climate change

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that 100 organisations across Scotland are to benefit from £10 million of funding to support local action to tackle climate change.

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Aberdeenshire Council

Council agrees its budget for year ahead

Aberdeenshire Council has agreed its budget for 2017/18 which will see support for local services worth £546 million.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon addressed the NFUS annual general meeting.

Pledge to fight for farming industry

Scotland’s farmers have been assured that the Scottish Government will fight for the best possible deal for the industry at home and in Europe after Brexit.

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