Voting has now closed in the election to choose a new Scottish Labour leader.
Drivers dropping off friends and loved ones at Aberdeen International Airport are to be hit with a £1 charge.
Concern has been expressed at a large rise in the number of people killed on north and north-east roads last year.
A north-east MSP has clashed with SNP ministers over claims they have made about the consequences of denying EU membership to an independent Scotland.
North-east MSP Richard Baker has expressed his sorrow and shock that his friend and former parliamentary aide has been given a motor neurone disease "death sentence" at the age of 29.
A man who was caught with thousands of images of children pornography has been living just feet away from a busy primary school in Aberdeen.