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Michael Matheson has been urged to strip ScotRail of its contract after it emerged thousands of journeys have been cancelled over the last year.
North-east councillor questions increasingly ‘depressing’ budget-setting process after voting for £22 million of cuts
One of dozens of north-east councillors who this week voted for £22 million of cuts - which will hit schools, libraries and bus services - has branded the budget-setting process "depressing".
A man accused of brandishing a machete to rob an Aberdeen shop has been acquitted of all charges.
A team of specially-trained detection dogs – the first of their kind in the country – are to be tasked to sniff out stoats on Orkney.
The “distressing” 999 call made after a baby stopped breathing has been heard by a jury.
Livestock farmers will be compensated if markets collapse in the event of a no-deal Brexit, Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, revealed yesterday when addressing north-east farmers at Keith.
A row has erupted between community leaders and a prominent climber over a call for Cairngorm mountain to be returned to its natural state following the funicular fiasco.
A photograph from one of the UK's oldest brass bands has offered a glimpse of what Elgin was like 100 years ago.
Drugs worth more than £800,000 have been seized by police during a month-long series of raids across the Highlands and Islands.
A "neighbour from hell" has made life miserable for villagers in an Aberdeenshire community by turning their once-quiet street into "a scrap yard".
A gaming addict who broke a baby’s ribs said it happened because he “gets aggressive” when he plays on his computer.
The final section of the long-awaited Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) could be opened next week, Transport Scotland revealed last night.
A new event to promote Doric among younger audiences has been launched.
Nigeria’s electoral commission has delayed the country’s presidential election until February 23.
A top government minister insisted yesterday Brexit will lead to a revitalised fishing industry in the north-east of Scotland.
A Moray charity raising awareness about looking after a deceased loved one at home is heading to the Glasgow Film Festival.
A former Dons youth player has been appointed to a key role of the club's community trust ahead.
A dog handler has appeared in court charged with dangerous driving following a crash that led to the death of his Labrador.
Organisers of one of the biggest agricultural shows in the north-east have revealed plans to make it even better - and appeal to more people.
A employee of 15 years who was being fired from a suburban Chicago manufacturing company killed five co-workers and wounded five police officers, authorities said.
The funeral of footballer Emiliano Sala is due to take place in his home town in Argentina.
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort could spend nearly two decades in prison on tax and bank fraud charges, prosecutors have said.
The parents of the woman who died in the Wiltshire Novichok poisonings have said they have concerns about why former spy Sergei Skripal was settled in Salisbury.
A variety of stories make the front pages on Saturday, from the latest on runaway schoolgirl Shamima Begum to a strike by children against climate change.
Runaway schoolgirl Shamima Begum fears her unborn baby will be taken away from her as her family pleaded for the teenager to be allowed back to the UK “as a matter of urgency”.
Child car seats which are illegal to use in the UK are still available to buy from online marketplaces, a watchdog has warned.
A father seeking asylum in Europe has described how brutal conditions in Calais have traumatised his daughter as he re-lived their failed bids to cross the English Channel in a small dinghy.
A coalition of charities is urging people to support a call for a Scottish Environment Act after Brexit.
Lowering ScotRail’s passenger satisfaction targets two years in a row allowed Abellio to avoid the possibility of being stripped of its contract to run the franchise, Scottish Labour has suggested.
Five people have been killed and five police officers wounded in a shooting at a business in the suburbs of Chicago.
A suspect has been arrested after at least one person was killed and four police officers wounded during a shooting in an industrial park near Chicago.
A 27-year-old man has been charged with murdering three pensioners in Exeter, Devon and Cornwall Police have said.