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Expected rise in cases of meningitis

Cases of meningitis and septicaemia are expected to rise over the winter and a leading charity is urging greater awareness of the symptoms.

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Fraserburgh care worker wins national award

Fraserburgh care worker wins national award

A Fraserburgh care home worker has won a national award at an annual event that recognises the best in the industry.

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The Scottish Government and NHS Education for Scotland will be surveying female doctors.

Improving support for rape victims

Female doctors in Scotland are to be surveyed to find out what more can be done to encourage their participation in forensic examinations for sexual assault victims.

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HIV: Do you know your status? If not, get tested...

HIV: Do you know your status? If not, get tested...

HIV has NOT been cured so it’s important for people who think they may be at risk to get tested.

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The Hastie family presenting a cheque for �14,206 to Craig Stockton, CEO of MND Scotland (DUNCAN BROWN)

Rosehearty family raise over £50k for MND

A Rosehearty family have raised over £50,000 in three years for Motor Neuron Disease in memory of their late wife and mother.

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Alzheimer Scotland's new advert launches its fundraising tartan

Charity tartan is launched with Christmas advert

While John Lewis and M&S battle it out for the title of best Christmas advert, a Scottish dementia charity has a poignant offering of its own.

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Public health minister Aileen Campbell (right) recently visited NHS Scotland's national distribution centre.

NHS ready for winter challenges

The NHS in Scotland is preparing to be on the “front foot” this winter and the public and local communities are being encourage to do the same to do the same.

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Jane McCarry is supporting the #Heart 25 campaign.

Stars still game for world record bid

Mark Cox and Jane McCarry, better known as Tam and Isa on hit TV show ‘Still Game’, are backing the Golden Jubilee National Hospital’s #Heart25 Campaign.

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FIRE BANCERS FROM THEATRE MODO PERFORMING AT THE ADEN'EEN EVENT AT ADEN PARK.(KING/BROWN)

Modo gives thanks for incredible event

Modo, organisers of this year’s Aden-een Shell Fireworks Parade, has expressed thanks to all who made the event such a success.

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Cllr Brian Topping, Shane (young person who lived at the old Scalloway Park), Sasha (resident of Scalloway Park), Cllr Alison Evison, Cllr Charles Buchan, Provost of Aberdeenshire Hamish Vernal

Fraserburgh Family Centre officially opened

The new £1.5 million Fraserburgh Family Centre was officially opened by the Provost of Aberdeenshire, Hamish Vernal, on Friday.

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Recruits and Anthony Nolan staff pictured at the launch of the new initiative.

Pioneering donor scheme launched

Police Scotland and blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan have joined forces to launch a pioneering programme which has the potential to save hundreds of lives.

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Cases of lungworm are on the increase.

Rise in deadly lungworm parasite

New figures have revealed that the parasite lungworm which targets dogs has been found in nearly every county in the UK.

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Fraseburgh Hospital.

50-year-old lift is an ongoing issue at Fraserburgh Hospital admit NHS

NHS Grampian have admitted that there is an ongoing problem with a 50-year-old lift at Fraserburgh Hospital which keeps breaking down.

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Age Scotland, the countrys leading charity supporting older people, is launching a new campaign to promote the benefits of physical activity as we approach International Older Peoples Day on October 1.

Age Scotland launches new campaign to promote the benefits of regular exercise

Age Scotland, the country’s leading charity supporting older people, is launching a new campaign to promote the benefits of physical activity as we approach International Older People’s Day on October 1.

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Alan Wallet.

Aberdeenshire man urges others to #ShareYourSpare

A Banchory man is among 500 people who have generously donated one of his healthy kidneys to a stranger.

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One in four Scots surveyed by You Gov for sight loss charity RNIB still didnt know that eye examinations are free in Scotland.

One in four Scots don’t know eye exams are free

One in four Scots surveyed by You Gov for sight loss charity RNIB still didn’t know that eye examinations are free in Scotland.

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Eilidh Whiteford MSP with Kevin Innes and his pink tractor at this year's Cruden Bay Gala.

Eilidh backing ‘Wear it Pink’ for October campaign

Banff & Buchan MP Eilidh Whiteford is backing cancer charity Breast Cancer Now’s ‘Wear it Pink’ campaign, which raises awareness of breast cancer and also raises around two million pounds every year that funds world-class breast cancer research across the UK and Ireland.

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Aberdeenshire Council's current HQ at Woodhill House, Aberdeen

Aberdeenshire councillors approve new mental health contract

Aberdeenshire councillors have approved the award of the new Mental Health Services for the Shire contract at a meeting in Aberdeen today.
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Astrid Whyte, Chief Executive of Mental Health Aberdeen

Councillors to decide on Aberdeenshire mental health contract

Aberdeenshire Councillors will be asked to approve the award of a new Mental Health Services contract when they meet on Thursday.

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Report reveals record level of calls from children

More than 900 children in Scotland contact Childline about suicide in a year

Childline carried out more than 900 suicide counselling sessions involving children from Scotland last year as the helpline dealt with record levels of calls on the issue.

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