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Scottish Labour has suggested that it could back the creation of a new public oil company to operate in the North Sea – but an expert has said the case for one is “not proven”.
Scotland’s independent schools have blasted plans for them to start paying business rates, saying they “make no sense”.
Andrew Bowie: Britain’s special relationship with United States is no myth – no matter what protesters claim
It is a fact that most politicians in this country are obsessed with American politics.
Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard accused of ‘running scared’ after ducking meeting with Aberdeen city’s nine suspended councillors
An invitation to dinner at an Aberdeenshire curry house is the unlikely source of a fresh row for Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard.
The next Chief Constable of Police Scotland has been appointed by the Scottish Police Authority (SPA).
Police Scotland received more than 10 “revenge porn” complaints a week in the first year of tough new legislation coming in to force - but over half of these were dropped.
Ramsay Jones: Boris Johnson’s dog-whistle jokes on what Muslim women wear are no longer a laughing matter
I had my first brush with Boris 12 years ago. It was in Bournemouth at the Conservative Party Conference, and David Cameron’s first as leader.
A north-east Conservative councillor has issued a fresh apology after becoming embroiled in a burka row.
The Robert Gordon University’s new principal was immediately thrust into the centre of a fresh row last night after a leading trade union branded his appointment an example of “jobs for the boys”.
Next week will mark one year since the Scottish Government’s baby box scheme was rolled out across the country.
Calls have been made for an “urgent” review of subject choices in Scottish schools amid claims the country’s educational reputation is being “squandered”.
Transport Secretary Michael Matheson is facing demands to outline how he will resolve a dispute that has delayed the introduction of cheaper fares on ferries to Orkney.
Whisky producers should face extra taxes in an independent Scotland in order to boost the public purse, a leading economist has said.
Concerns have been raised about a drop in the number of “bobbies on the beat” in the north-east after new figures showed the region lost 27 police officers in a year.
Campaigners have urged the Scottish Government to act on bed blocking after figures revealed it has risen by 10% in a year.
Prime Minister Theresa May has spoken of the “iconic importance” of Scotch whisky as she vowed to fight to safeguard vital protections for the sector.
Visitors to the Turriff Show yesterday were keen to discuss Brexit and the affects it will have on agriculture in the north-east.
Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has been urged to make a firm commitment to investing in the NHS in the north-east of Scotland following problems with the service.
Draft legislation has been published which the Scottish Government claims will give new powers over bus services.
The American ambassador to Britain jetted into the north-east yesterday to visit key industries in advance of Brexit.
A failure to agree on the future of special protections for famous goods such as Scotch whisky and Stornoway black pudding could be holding up the UK’s Brexit deal.
Free bus passes for over-60s have been spared the axe – and the scheme will now be extended to cover family members accompanying a disabled child.
NHS Grampian is preparing to seize a “Brexit opportunity” to boost recruitment efforts across the region.
Furious teachers from the north and north-east have told Scottish ministers that controversial Primary 1 tests are “cruel nonsense” and “completely inappropriate”.
The population of the north-east fell last year after more than 20,000 people moved away and far fewer arrived to make the region their home.
The Scottish Government has again been forced to deny that it is plotting to merge health boards covering Grampian, Tayside and the Highlands and islands.
Crisis-cash applications are still growing in the north-east - but the number of struggling families seeking emergency grants fell in the Highlands and Moray last year.
Shock new figures show that ambulance crews are failing to meet their target response time in almost 40% of “life threatening” call-outs in the north and north-east.
Too many young people in care are “falling through the cracks” when they reach adulthood, research will warn.
Another 100 companies have been accused of fleecing customers across the north of Scotland with excess delivery charges.
MPs have told the UK and Scottish governments to stop bickering over broadband provision and get on with delivering investment.
Major projects worth a combined total of £1.5 billion are currently delayed or running over budget in the north and north-east, it has emerged.