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SNP name Broch Council candidates

Former fishing skipper and offshore worker David Donn has been selected by SNP members as a candidate in the Fraserburgh & 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 said the Scottish people must be given a choice.

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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Broch ladies’ pension demo in London

Broch ladies’ pension demo in London

North East women affected by the rise in pension age have visited Westminster to put pressure on the government to look again at the changes.

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The Better Together panellists - Charles Ritchie, Richard Baker MSP and Ann Bell MBE - ahead of the referendum debate.

Lords made aware of Brexit/fishing risks

The importance of correct Brexit negotiations in the context of the fishing industry cannot be over-emphasised.

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Women’s pension protest

Women’s pension protest

A group of women from Banff and Buchan travelled to a mass demonstration at Westminster yesterday (after the Herald went to Press), to protest at the lack of information and help given to them about their pensions.

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Georgia Skinner of Peterhead; Olive Sharpe of Rosehearty and Ethel Risi of Fraserburgh with Dr Eilidh Whiteford MP

MP backs campaign by women against rise in pension age

North East women affected by the rise in pension age have visited parliament to put pressure on the government to look again at the changes.

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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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Stewart Stevenson has condemned the approach taken by the Tories and Lib Dems

MSP votes for landmark Scottish Budget

Banffshire & Buchan Coast MSP, Stewart Stevenson, has hailed the Scottish Government’s Budget which will see communities across Aberdeenshire Council Area benefit from greater support as a result. This includes an additional £8 million in resource and capital funding.

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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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Cllr Anne Allan has welcomed the funding.

Shire to receive an extra £8m in Scottish Budget

Aberdeenshire Council is to receive an extra £8.189Million as a result of the Scottish Budget which was passed by the Scottish Parliament yesterday.

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Michael Russell, Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotlands Place in Europe

MSPs to debate Article 50

The Scottish Parliament will have a vote on Tuesday on the triggering of Article 50 to begin the formal process of leaving the European Union

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Gillian Martin says the power to do something about rates now lies squarely with local councils.

New cash for local authorities announced

New cash for local authorities has been announced today during the first stage of the Scottish Budget process at Holyrood.

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Legal affairs minister Annabelle Ewing.

Review of legal aid system launched

An independent review of the legal aid system has been announced by the Scottish Government.

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SNP MP for Banff and Buchan, Dr Eilidh Whiteford

Istanbul Convention Bill passes Committee unopposed

SNP MP for Banff and Buchan, Dr Eilidh Whiteford, welcomed today’s decision in Committee to progress her Private Member’s Bill to the next stage, unopposed.

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Aberdeenshire East MSP Gillian Martin and her colleague Stewart Stevenson have branded comments by Scottish Conservatives MSP Peter Chapman as ludicrous.

MSPs brand silcence claims over business rates support as 'ludicrous'

Two North-East MSPs have hit out at claims they have remained “silent” on business rates by an opposition MSP.

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The Government is expected to support the Bill.

Istanbul Convention Bill in committee stage

The Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill 2016-17 will begin the Committee Stage in the House of Commons today at 2pm.

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