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MP hails SNP's record on North East investment

Banff and Buchan MP Dr Eilidh Whiteford has hailed the SNP’s strong record on investment in vital infrastructure across the North-East despite the impact of brutal cuts imposed by the Tory party.

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David Duguid was adopted unanimously by members of the local branch of the party at a meeting on Monday evening.

Candidate seeking 'best possible' Brexit deal for Banff and Buchan

The Scottish Conservative and Unionist candidate for Banff and Buchan has pledged to work to secure the best possible Brexit deal for the constituency if elected on June 8.

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Peter Chapman MSP says that EU membership would mean fishermen across the Banff and Buchan coast being dragged back into the CFP.

SNP challenged over fishing industry Brexit pledge

The Scottish Conservatives have said that fishing communities "will not be fooled" by attempts from SNP MPs to keep the industry onside by signing a pledge for the UK to exit the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP).

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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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Aberdeenshire Council

Fraserburgh & District candidates have their say

Candidates standing in the Fraserburgh & District ward for Aberdeenshire Council have submitted short pieces to the Herald in a bid to get your vote on May 4.

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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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Need for community cabin at Memsie?

Need for community cabin at Memsie?

Residents of Memsie have been canvassed over the possible provision of a community cabin in their area.

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Fraserburgh Ward Independent candidate Charlie Reid.

‘Shire Council elections - update

We invite all the candidates for the Fraserburgh and District Ward in the forthcoming Aberdeenshire Council election to submit 250 biographical words and a photograph.

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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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Councillor Brian Topping

Local streets in the queue for smoother motoring

Residents of Main Street, George Street and Noble Street in Fraserburgh will be pleased to learn that their carriageways have been earmarked for resurfacing during the current financial year.

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The Conservative visitors at G& J Jack, with managing director Martin Jack

Tories confident on seafood after Brexit

Scottish Conservatives have said that international demand for Scottish seafood will ensure the industry in the North East thrives after Brexit.

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Andy Kille will contest the seat for the Tories.

Local Tories name Aberdeenshire candidates

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

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Good news on local cemeteries and roads maintenance

Aberdeenshire Council’s Banff and Buchan Area Committee agreed on Tuesday on a number of items of work to be done in the area.

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Aberdeenshire Council Candidates 2017, from left - Councillor Brian Topping; David Donn; and Councillor Charles Buchan.

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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