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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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SFF chief executive, Bertie Armstrong.

Scots fishing industry underlines 'sea of opportunity' from Brexit

With MPs due to debate the future of the UK fishing industry in the House of Commons tomorrow (December 1), the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) is underlining the real opportunity for sustainable economic growth that Brexit can deliver for our coastal communities.

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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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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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Weather girl Judith Ralston pictured in Perth where she was judging the Scottish Craft Butchers Savoury Product Awards for 2017.

Fraserburgh and Strichen butchers have their eye on the pies

Fraserburgh and Strichen butchers have their eye on the pies after submitting their savoury pastries were put forward for a national award.

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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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Protest day over train services

Protest day over train services

Rail union RMT is staging a day of action calling for train services to be publicly owned.

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Voting is required for the presidential and vice-presidential roles.

Starting gun fired on Union elections

NFU Scotland is now taking nominations for the positions of president and its two vice-presidential posts.

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Officeholders highlighted the importance of Scottish farming sector in Brexit negotiations.

Union hosts positive meeting with Secretary of State

The importance of protecting and maintaining Scotland’s unique farming industry in the Brexit negotiations has been highlighted at NFU Scotland’s first meeting with the UK Government’s Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Andrea Leadsom MP.

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Site plan for the new homes in Rathen

Councillors approve new Rathen homes

Councillors have approved the building of ten new homes in the village of Rathen at the Banff and Buchan Area Committee on Tuesday.

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Jamie took inspiration from a seat on his dad's tractor.

Jamie’s tractor caption takes top prize

Reading, Doric and Aberdeenshire were all celebrated this weekend as the prizes for a hugely popular annual reading challenge were announced.

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Brexit means the UK’s 5m SMEs are even more crucial to our economy

Brexit means the UK’s 5m SMEs are even more crucial to our economy

Marmite-gate might be over, but it has highlighted the increased responsibility being placed on the shoulders of small business owners in the UK.

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