New figures show that the chief executive of Aberdeen City Council has cut back on her use of taxpayers’ money for overnight stays in local hotels.
City councillors claimed nearly 40% more in taxpayer-funded expenses last year – taking the total bill including salaries over £1 million.
An application for 90 houses near one of the busiest junctions in Inverness has been approved by Highland councillors by a slim majority.
Capitalising on the North Coast 500 route, brightening up the town centre and giving it more of a purpose are all on the agenda for a north town.
Peterhead residents have called for an overhaul of planning regulations after a scheme to relocate a dental practice was approved by the Scottish Government - despite receiving dozens of objections.
Highland councillors agreed to spend up to £15,000 with a recruitment agency to help them find a depute chief executive with a salary of £119,000.
Organisers of a north-east farmers market have found a new home after months of searching.
The roof of Inverness’s Victorian Market is leaking again - renewing concerns about the so-called “private” section of the city centre shopping arcade.
Councillors have praised police in Banff and Buchan after after it was revealed serious assault rates have reduced by 16%.
Two leading Highland Councillors have written to teachers and parents urging them to have their say about what they call “radical” Scottish Government education plans.
Community leaders in Lochaber have voiced concerns after after a 50-year-old woman reported being attacked and robbed by a gang of three men in a Fort William housing estate.
Campaigners have warned the future of a £23million sports complex could be in jeopardy if councillors do not commit to it financially.
The charity regulator has launched a probe into the Aberdeen International Youth Festival.
Aberdeen City Council has refused to reveal whether any councillors have been using their taxpayer-funded devices to watch pornography – claiming it is in the “public interest” to keep it secret.
A bitter political row has broken out in Aberdeen’s townhouse after it emerged that eight city councillors are “double dipping” - taking their salary as an elected member, while taking another working for a politician of the same party.
Businesses faced closure and councillors were “misled” by the “disastrous” rollout of new bins in Aberdeen, the council’s infrastructure committee heard yesterday.
Aberdeen’s SNP leader has again called on Scottish Labour leadership contenders to make clear what the fate of the suspended Aberdeen councillors will be.
Candidates in an Aberdeenshire council byelection have issued a final rallying cry to voters, who will cast their ballots today.
An abandoned north-east primary school could finally be sold – nearly a decade after the bell rang for the last time.
The people have spoken and new councillors have been chosen.
Aberdeenshire Council has agreed to create a special taskforce to deal with the region's most "problematic" travellers camps.
North-east residents will head to the polling station today to vote in two new councillors.
An Aberdeenshire community group has been dissolved amid hopes it can start "fresh" in the next few months.
North-east residents want work on a controversial windfarm halted - because two councillors breached their code of conduct when they backed it.
The owner of a popular Aberdeenshire farm store said he is "delighted" after winning approval for the huge expansion of his business.
An Aberdeenshire initiative designed to encourage pet owners to clean up dog poo - by spray painting it bright pink - is expanding.
Aberdeenshire councillors have backed plans which could prohibit life-saving machines from the local authority's most historic buildings.
More north-east councillors will join the debate on controversial plans to ban life-saving devices from historic buildings next week.
Six months suspension on the cards for Aberdeenshire community council which “did not show respect” to councillor
An Aberdeenshire community council faces a six-month suspension after it did not show "respect" for a councillor during a row about the future of a historic railway station.
Roughly 600 homes and 100 businesses were devastated by the worst flooding to hit the north-east in recent memory, it was revealed yesterday.
Aberdeenshire councillors have agreed with their neighbouring council to throw their weight behind a 20-year, £2.9billion economic strategy to bolster the north-east economy.
A council boss is in a coma after his car collided with a tractor on a north-east road.