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Appeal to trace missing Banff man

Police are appealing for information to help trace James Henderson, who has been reported missing from the Banff area.

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Police Scotland say they will continue to disrupt the activities of criminal groups through proactive enforcement.

Drugs recovered in Fraserburgh

Three women were expected to appear at Peterhead Sheriff Court today (Wednesday) following the recovery of a quantity of drugs in Fraserburgh.
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Freedom Prayer for Teen Challenge

Freedom Prayer for Teen Challenge

A prayer event, open to all denominations, is being held in Fraserburgh next month to support Christian addiction charity Teen Challenge North East Scotland.

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Local breweries partner with supermarket for Scottish Craft Beer Festival

Local breweries partner with supermarket for Scottish Craft Beer Festival

Lidl has revealed that three Aberdeenshire breweries will be part of the upcoming ‘Isle of Ale’ Scottish Craft Beer Festival.
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Scammers are often deliberately targeting older people or those who are perceived to be more vulnerable

£1.2million scammed from North-east 'vishing' victims in just three weeks

Police are urging members of the public to be on their guard after a small number of victims were scammed out of a total of £1.2million in the past three weeks.

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FRASERBURGH HARBOUR BOARD CHAIRMAN MICHAEL MURRAY (CENTRE) WITH SISTER ACT PRODUCER STEPHEN SUMMER AND PRINCIPAL LYNNE MCPHERSON.MR MURRAY HANDED OVER �500 FROM THE PRODUCERS OF THE RECENT MOVIE SHOT IN THE BROCH TO FRASERBURGH JUNIOR ARTS GROUP.

Harbour donates film cash to causes

Three fantastic Fraserburgh causes have benefited from film monies paid to the town’s Harbour Commissioners.

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It's not good news for Scottish residents with a phobia of creepy crawlies (Photo: Charlesjsharp / Wikimedia Commons)

Experts predict an increase in Scotland's daddy longlegs population

Scottish residents should expect to see a rise in the number of daddy longlegs (also known as crane flies) this year, after millions of larvae were discovered underground.

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Fraserburgh Lifeboat brings the stranded yacht back into the safety of the Peterhead marina

Lifeboat called out to grounded yacht

Fraserburgh Lifeboat came to the rescue of a grounded yacht in Peterhead Bay yesterday (Monday).

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Carole triumphs at national awards

Carole triumphs at national awards

A Rosehearty businesswoman has won the coveted Tourism Business of the Year award for 2018.

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Sports facilities set for major revamp

Sports facilities set for major revamp

Ambitious plans for a new 9x9 football 4G Astroturf pitch, an outdoor floodlit basketball court and the renovation of the existing Barclay Park pavilion in Peterhead have been unveiled by a new working group.

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Over a three-week period Environmental Health officers will visit establishments owning or hiring sunbeds in Aberdeenshire.

Initiative aims to protect Aberdeenshire sunbed users

Aberdeenshire Council’s Environmental Health Service will soon be measuring the UV output from sunbed tubes used by tanning shops across the area.

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The Fraserburgh South Links Development Trust is being supported by a number of major funders

Fraserburgh South Links bags SportScotland cash

Banffshire & Buchan Coast MSP Stewart Stevenson has welcomed the latest round of lottery funding for projects which has seen a funding boost for the Fraserburgh South Links Sports Development Trust.

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Brucklay dig help required

Brucklay dig help required

A local archaeologist is seeking the help of the community to identify a Buchan site.

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The road traffic accident took place on Saturday night

Witness appeal after serious crash

Police Scotland are appealing for witnesses to a serious road traffic collision which took place about 10.50pm on Saturday.

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Peter Chapman says the shocking state of our roads is costing local councils a fortune in payouts to drivers.

Shire paid out £200,000 in compensation

Councils across the north of Scotland have forked out hundreds of thousands of pounds in compensation n the last ten years to cover damage to vehicles caused by potholes.

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Aberdeenshire Council is calling for nominations

Nominations sought for North-east community councils

Nominations are being sought to fill vacancies on two community councils in the Banff and Buchan area over the coming weeks.

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Older drivers are sometimes subject to criticism about the manner of their driving,

Scheme to support older drivers launched in north east

A new road safety initiative has started in north east Scotland, aimed at supporting older drivers.
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Pictured (left to right) are: Claire Matthews, Aquarium Manager; Grace Stephen, Royal Tarlair Golf Club; Joy Wilde, Muirden Energy LLP and Alan Still, Chair, Tarlair Community Benefits

Aquarium gannet cam gets funding boost

A popular exhibit at Macduff Marine Aquarium, highlighting the lives of seabirds at Scotland’s only mainland gannet colony, has received some welcome support from a local energy development trust.

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Livestock worrying is an issue which is effecting farmers the length and breadth of Scotland

Union welcomes Livestock Worrying Bill announcement

NFU Scotland has welcomed Emma Harper MSP’s announcement to bring forward a consultation on a Members’ Bill to tackle livestock worrying following on from months of pressure from the Union.

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SeaWiseis a dedicated stability monitor developed by Hook Marine and designed for small craft to warn of loss of stability while at sea

Buchan fishermen invited to participate in trials

Fishermen from Peterhead and Fraserburgh are being invited to participate in research trials with the SeaWise™stability monitor and play their part in improving safety at sea.

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