Imagine cooking up a storm in this kitchen… it could be yours for £360,000


Do you watch The Great British Bake Off or Masterchef and wish you had the skills of the contestants? I’m even envious of the kitchens and work benches they get to work from. Whoever ends up with this home doesn’t need to be jealous though – they’ve got themselves a very impressive kitchen all to... Read Full Story

9 dogs that have better Halloween costumes than you


If you have a pet, this is essential reading. Long gone are the days when dressing up was just for humans – now our four-legged friends can get in on the action too, while looking absolutely adorable in the process. If you’ve got a furry best pal, then you better have your bank card at... Read Full Story

New Netflix series The Crown was filmed in Aberdeenshire: Exact locations revealed


In just a week’s time, Netflix viewers will have another exciting TV programmes to binge on. But this one might be of particular interest to those living in the north-east – because the show was partly filmed here. The Crown stars Claire Foy and former Dr Who star Matt Smith and follows Queen Elizabeth II... Read Full Story

Who are the Hawklords?

Dave Pearce, from the Hawklords, talks about their new album and explains what space-rock is. HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED ON YOUR FIFTH ALBUM, FUSION? Harvey and Jerry began writing the new album in February this year and we finished the sessions in June. WHAT IS THE MUSIC GENRE SPACE-ROCK? Space-rock is a broad church... Read Full Story

Apple hikes Mac prices in response to pound’s decline in value

Prices in the UK now more closely resemble those in the US

Apple has hiked the UK prices of its Mac computer range in the wake of the falling value of the pound since the Brexit vote. While announcing three new MacBook Pro laptops at a live event on Thursday, the technology giant also raised prices across its entire computer line – by as much as £500... Read Full Story

13 spooky events worth checking out this Halloween in the north of Scotland


As Halloween approaches, we look at some of the spine-tingling attractions and events taking place in Aberdeen and the north-east.   1. GHOULISH GHOST TOURS, CRATHES CASTLE, NEAR BANCHORY Join in with some ghostly goings on at Crathes this Halloween. This ghoulish ghost tour comes with a warning – be prepared to be scared! It runs... Read Full Story

Popstar Justin Bieber checks himself into huge Scottish luxury getaway


Pop royalty Justin Bieber has checked himself into Scottish luxury getaway fit for a king. The ‘Sorry’ singer has spent thousands of pounds to rent out a huge mansion in the Scottish countryside. The 22-year-old his staying at posh Kinross House in Perthshire, while he performs at three sold-out concerts in Glasgow. He handpicked the... Read Full Story

Sarah Pedersen: Candice can go from Baking Off to raking in

For use in UK, Ireland or Benelux countries only Undated BBC handout photo of Jane Beedle (right), Andrew Smyth and Candice Brown, who has been crowned champion of this year's Great British Bake Off.

Great British Bake Off winner Candice Brown has the “savvy” to make a fortune from her new-found fame – according to a north-east media expert. A record audience of 14 million tuned in to watch the 33-year-old PE teacher win the coveted culinary crown in the show’s grand finale. As she embarked on a book-signing... Read Full Story

Book Review: Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple

Book Review

Wife and mother of one, Eleanor Flood knows she needs to get a grip on her life. Sleepwalking through her day until it’s time for bed is hardly conducive to a fulfilling existence. So she’s made a pact: today will be different. She will make the most of her experiences, breed positive relationships and generally... Read Full Story

Drivers win ruling against Uber in case with implications for ‘gig’ economy

Uber drivers argue they should be entitled to holiday pay and receive at least the national minimum wage, in a test case

Online taxi firm Uber has lost a legal case on the employment rights of drivers in a ruling which could affect thousands of other workers and trigger massive changes in the “gig” economy. Two drivers, supported by the GMB union, won a tribunal case against the private hire firm, successfully arguing they were employees rather... Read Full Story

Google’s parent company, Alphabet, reports 20% revenue increase

Alphabet is Google's parent company

Alphabet, the parent company of technology giant Google, has reported a 20% jump in revenue in its latest financial results. Meanwhile Amazon also reported positive numbers in its own results – with sales for the e-commerce giant up 29% on the same period last year to 32.7 billion US dollars (£26.8 billion). Amazon chief Jeff... Read Full Story

Owners of ‘Barry Eye’ ferris wheel warned against name over London Eye clash

The famous London Eye is in Westminster in London

London Eye bosses have warned the owners of a ferris wheel dubbed the “Barry Eye” that they must not use the name over fears the two attractions could be confused. Barry Island Pleasure Park was recently contacted by the legal representatives of Merlin Entertainments over concerns about the use of its “valuable trademark”. Kimberley Danter,... Read Full Story

Shake-up to see hundreds of jobs lost as Twitter shrinks workforce 9%

Twitter's restructuring will focus on its 'sales, partnerships and marketing efforts' in order to become profitable

Social media giant Twitter is to swing the axe on hundreds of jobs as it moves to reduce its global workforce by 9% in a major shake-up of the business. Around 347 jobs are set to go as the firm trims its 3,860 headcount. T he San Francisco-based firm said the restructuring would focus on... Read Full Story

It’s already one of Scotland’s rarest birds… and its numbers are in decline


It’s already one of Scotland’s rarest birds and new research has revealed that corncrake population numbers are in decline. More disturbingly, the RSPB’s findings demonstrate the figures have decreased for the second year in a row. The corncrake is a chestnut-coloured bird related to moorhens and coots and has always been popular with “twitchers”. In... Read Full Story

Apple unveils latest MacBook Pro laptop

The new MacBook Pro has a touchscreen bar at the top of the keyboard that includes a fingerprint scanner (AP)

Apple has unveiled a new version of its MacBook Pro laptop complete with a touchscreen bar at the top of the keyboard that includes a fingerprint scanner. Called the Touch Bar, the new, slim display adapts the controls it shows depending on the application a user is currently working in. For example, favourites and bookmarks... Read Full Story