A furious war of words erupted last night over claims a north-east MSP used language that could "stoke xenophobia".
Peter Chapman MSP
Contractors building the delay-hit Aberdeen bypass have stated that construction will be completed next month.
Transport chiefs have confirmed a controversial tractor ban will remain in place on the AWPR.
Metalwork lessons have been cancelled at a north-east school due to a shortage of staff.
Transport chiefs have been accused of “palming off” responsibility for major disruption caused by the 24-hour rail work in Aberdeen.
The first minister is under pressure to step in and help overturn a controversial tractor ban on the new Aberdeen bypass.
Furious farmers have demanded a rethink after learning they will be banned from using the AWPR.
Lobbying row MSP Peter Chapman attempted to contact Aberdeenshire Council officials to discuss a planning application lodged by a business he had invested in.
Scottish Conservatives in the north-east have demanded to know when NHS Grampian’s “absent” chief executive Malcolm Wright will return to combat the board’s problems.
The boss of ScotRail has admitted that the launch of a newly “transformed” train service from Aberdeen to Edinburgh has been hit by delays.
North-east Conservatives have admitted that local fishermen are “understandably angry” after holding a face-to-face meeting with skippers in Peterhead yesterday.
Transport chiefs have officially pushed back the completion date for Aberdeen’s long-awaited bypass – revealing the road is not now due to be open until late autumn.
Health Secretary, Shona Robison, claimed yesterday that NHS Grampian would be £50million worse off under Tory tax plans as she faced calls to apologise for the board’s performance.
Transport chiefs were under fire last night after it was finally confirmed that Aberdeen’s long-awaited bypass would not be completed on time this spring.
Transport chiefs have signalled that preparatory work is “progressing well” on a scheme to finally ease congestion at Aberdeen’s notorious Haudagain roundabout.
A north-east MSP could face an investigation amid claims he breached Holyrood rules by offering a tour of the parliament to bidders at a Tory fundraising auction.
Economy minister Keith Brown will be grilled on the progress of the AWPR later today.
Businesses in the north-east will continue to benefit from rates relief measures as well as a new package of support.