A campaign to tackle the north-east high fat eating culture will be launched after it emerged six out of 10 Aberdonians are overweight or obese.
Department for International Development (DFID) Malawi head of office, David Beer, said the country was "a friend in need".
Crisis talks will be held between council leaders and community groups this week to identify ways to cut millions from the budget.
Fresh fears have been raised about Scotland’s obesity “crisis” as it emerged that more new oversized mortuary fridges have been installed in the north-east than the rest of the country combined.
Ellie Goulding has urged people to interact with the homeless so they do not feel “ignored”, and has also called for the Government to put more effort into helping to ease the crisis.
Jodie Whittaker, Dame Emma Thompson, Tom Hardy and Sir Ian McKellen are among a slew of stars calling for an end to homelessness in the UK in a new campaign.
The daughter of an Alzheimer’s sufferer who has been stuck in hospital for a year after going in for three to four weeks for “assessment” has said Oban’s care situation is in crisis.
Aberdeen's teacher vacancy crisis may continue until 2020, new documents have revealed.
The Scottish Government insisted yesterday that Highland Council is given a "fair share" of grant funding to run its services, as the authority ponders how to save around £40million in a single year.
Council chiefs have confirmed that Highland school closures and mergers are on the cards as part of desperate steps to bridge a multimillion-pound budget gap.
Opposition councillors have warned Highland Council's mounting financial problems could leave it battling to produce a £35million package of savings next year.
A leading homelessness charity has warned vulnerable people in Aberdeenshire are more likely to face benefit sanctions than anywhere else in Scotland.