Chaos-hit Moray Council has been plunged into further disarray after its remaining administration members stepped down, leaving a power vacuum.
Marks & Spencer’s profits plunge and announcement of store closures comes amid turmoil on the high street, with multiple retailers falling into administration or announcing restructuring plans since the start of the year.
When George Alexander accepted the task of leading Moray Council through financially turbulent times, he felt like he had been handed a “poisoned chalice”.
Fifty-two north-east jobs have been saved after a Chinese takeover of north-east firm Pelikan Hardcopy Scotland (PHS) out of administration.
The leader of Moray Council has sparked speculation that more of his administration colleagues are poised to quit the ruling group.
Council co-leader Jenny Laing has insisted that her party colleagues and Conservative administration partners continue to have a “good working relationship”- despite an embarrassing leak.
North-east company Xtreme Business Solutions (XBS) has collapsed, with 50 jobs lost across operations in Aberdeenshire and Fife.
Moray's only Labour councillor has ruled out joining any ruling group unless it has the strength in numbers required to push through policies.
Kingmaker Liberal Democrats on Aberdeen City Council have called for joint talks with all party leaders to find "a more cooperative way" to run the authority after last week's election.
The future of two Aberdeen venues has been thrown into doubt after the administrators were called in.
Moray Council's leader has faced down calls for his resignation and vowed to stay in his job until at least next year.
Fears have been raised over hundreds of Scottish jobs after footwear chain Brantano confirmed it has gone into administration.
The deadline is looming for candidates wishing to stand in an upcoming Moray Council by-election.
The leader of Moray's Green party has announced his intention to stand in a crucial council by-election.
The SNP could be ousted from power at Highland Council with the formation of a possible coalition comprising 31 independent councillors, 11 Liberal Democrats and the eight-member Labour group.
The leader of Moray Council has condemned an SNP attempt to poach members of his administration.
Moray's Council's Labour group has completed preliminary talks with both the current administration and SNP leaders over a possible alliance.
The SNP are poised to make a bid to seize control of Moray Council after storming to victory in the Buckie by-election.
A senior councillor who was ousted from Moray's council's troubled administration has called for wholesale changes in the way the local authority is structured.
Corporate insolvency in Scotland has fallen by nearly 10% in the past quarter as the economy continues to recover.