Rebecca Buchan

Business Editor at The Press and Journal

Drunk teen threw fridge from bridge

January 25, 2014

A drunk teenager threw a fridge from a bridge on to a dual carriageway because he wanted to show off in front of his friends, a court has heard.

Payback sentences – in your own time

January 14, 2014

NORTH-EAST criminals are being handed "less meaningful sentences" in order to ease the pressure on Aberdeen City Council's strained social work department.

Growing cost of heating our jails

December 28, 2013

Utility bills have soared at Scottish prisons over the last financial year - with an annual increase of more than 20%.

Power of love saves heart attack victim

December 20, 2013

A TEACHER who was told he only had hours to live married the love of his life in his hospital bed - and will now spend Christmas at home with his new wife after undergoing a heart transplant.

Oasis in the city

December 19, 2013

It's that magical time of year again when cities are being transformed into winter wonderlands. Decorations are popping up all over the place and Christmas markets transform urban parks spreading the feeling of festive cheer.

Drink-driver banned and fined

December 13, 2013

A young dad has been banned for two years after he got behind the wheel of his car while over the drink-drive limit.

Sex offender gets four years

November 21, 2013

A sex offender who used the internet to prey on underage girls has been locked up for almost five years.

Skip worker preyed on girl and women

November 20, 2013

An Aberdeenshire skip worker has been put on the sex offenders register after he admitted indecently assaulting a teenager and two women.

Your vision wanted for civic project

October 28, 2013

The people of Aberdeen are to be given the chance to influence the shape of the new civic space which will replace the council's former headquarters.