From Elton John dropping in on Aberdeen for two nights to a Caley Jags player leaving a woman with ‘significant’ injuries after attacking her – here are five stories you might have missed this week.
The Aberdeen communities separated by five miles and a 15-year life expectancy gap
Shock new figures have revealed a 15-year life expectancy gap between Aberdeen communities less than five miles apart.
The life expectancy rate for men in Seaton is 69 – but just across the city in Mannofield, men can expect to live to over 84.
City council officers have provided figures collated using death data captured over the years 2014 to 2016, the latest available.
Highland flights expansion exposes rail upgrade ‘failures’
An expansion of flights between Inverness and Heathrow exposes a “failure” by the Scottish Government to upgrade rail infrastructure, a north MSP has claimed.
Scottish Greens transport spokesman John Finnie reacted angrily to an increase in air services between the Highland capital and London, announced this week by British Airways.
The airline will up weekly flights of 10 to 16, with winter weekly flights rising from seven to 14.
Caley Jags footballer kicked and punched woman leaving her with ‘significant’ injuries
A professional footballer was yesterday found guilty of attacking a woman after her car bumped into the back of his vehicle.
Riccardo Calder, 22, kicked and punched the 24-year-old woman and also swung a shoe at her leaving her with “significant” injuries.
The Inverness Caledonian Thistle midfielder was sacked by the club a short time after.
Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes says it is ‘crazy’ that more isn’t being done to stop amateur games clashing with Dons matches
Aberdeen FC boss Derek McInnes has said he thinks it is “crazy” more hasn’t been done to ensure amateur football matches don’t clash with the Dons’ kick-off times.
The AFC manager said he knows many people who are heavily involved in the amateur leagues who have not been able to secure enough points for cup final tickets because they spend their weekends playing.
And he said he believes more could be done to “get more people through the door” and still allow them to play.
Sir Elton John to perform at new Aberdeen exhibition centre
Sir Elton John is the first music superstar to be confirmed to perform at the new exhibition centre in Aberdeen.
The acclaimed singer will perform his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour over two nights at The Event Complex Aberdeen on Friday November 20 and Saturday November 21 2020.