Moray Council's ruling group has used its new budget to throw down the gauntlet over Scottish Government childcare plans.
Moray Council's administration plans to raise charges across the board and slash spending on gritting icy roads to help make ends meet.
The Scottish Government has pledged to work with Moray Council to prepare a city deal for the region.
Moray Council chiefs have unveiled a radical idea to build a single "super school" for all 12,000 primary and secondary pupils in the region.
Controversial plans to erect giant pylons to hook up a windfarm took another twist yesterday - when councillors had their objections silenced by planning rules.
A war of words has erupted over the future of Kinloss Barracks - with a senior Tory accusing Moray's MP of scaremongering.
Moray's SNP group was last night blamed for the region's schools crisis.
Moray's school buildings are the worst in Scotland - because of nearly a decade of neglect.
Crumbling schools across Moray could be closed to save the cash-strapped council paying out nearly £60million in repairs.
Moray's political and economic leaders have raised a glass to a legend of the Speyside whisky industry after the announcement that he has been made an OBE.
Moray Council is going back to the drawing board next week to stop Elgin's streets becoming congested by new housing developments.
A Maori skull has been returned to its homeland after spending more than 130 years in Moray.
Moray Council yesterday agreed to spend nearly £200,000 on five new jobs - while progressing with "hair-raising" plans to slash public services.
A road safety expert who tours the UK teaching children about traffic dangers has urged Moray Council to think hard before axing school crossing patrollers to save cash.
Lollipop men and women could be axed in Moray as part of the council's extreme cost-cutting drive.
Two diverse cultures combined yesterday during a poignant ceremony in a Moray town.
Moray's rural schools could face a fresh closure threat following public talks on how to resolve the council's budget crisis.
Youngsters from a Buckie primary school were given a special message from the Queen as they helped launch a £2.5million dredger.
Campaigners against a controversial Moray Council road scheme have claimed new financial pressures facing the local authority present the most compelling reason yet to scrap the plan.
Moray Council leaders branded yesterday's Scottish Government announcement an "insulting offence against democracy".
A controversial road could be axed to save Moray Council cash - if the SNP's alternative budget proposals are approved.
A "badly needed" parking review in Elgin could be shelved to help the council balance its budget.
Moray's SNP group has accused council chiefs of "playing political games" rather than concentrating on ways to resolve the authority's financial crisis.
Moray Council leaders have demanded that the Scottish Government reforms its approach to funding local authorities.
Moray Council convener Allan Wright has written for the Press and Journal following the proposal to raise council tax by as much as 18% to help pay for vital services.
Moray Council will plough £60,000 into studies aimed at reducing parking problems in Elgin - despite fears the ambitious scheme could prove a waste of money.
Plans for a £2.1billion windfarm which could generate thousands of jobs took a giant step forward yesterday as councillors paved the way for it to be connected to the National Grid.
Council chiefs have taken a small step forward in their battle to win over residents fighting to block a controversial road project.
Claims that a major traffic jam in Elgin would have been avoided if the disputed Western Link Road had been in place have sparked a fresh row over the purpose of the divisive proposal.
A major traffic jam brought Elgin to a standstill yesterday - prompting renewed calls for the controversial Western Link Road to go ahead.
A Moray Council plan to pair primary schools under one head teacher could jeopardise the local authority's promise not to close any rural schools.
Moray Council has been accused of disregarding residents' wishes about where budgets should be slashed.