A north-east woman has revealed she is thankful every day for the stranger who saved her life by donating a kidney.
A man who brutally killed a north-east handyman in his own home has launched a bid to clear his name.
Steven Sidebottom, the man found guilty of murdering 67-year-old Rothienorman handyman Brian McKandie, has lodged an appeal against his conviction and sentence.
The “cruel and calculated” murderer who robbed then killed a 67-year-old Aberdeenshire pensioner will spend life behind bars.
A "cruel and calculated" murderer has been jailed for life following the brutal killing of Aberdeenshire pensioner Brian McKandie.
Emergency services were to the scene where a car struck a horse this morning. The incident happen at around 6.30am on the B9001 in Rothienorman. A spokeswoman said: “Police received reports of a car hitting an animal at 6.30am this morning. The road was partially closed but has now reopened as of 7.45am.
Brian McKandie was a beloved pillar of his community - the man everyone turned to when they needed a car or a household appliance repaired, and the man they stopped to chat to as they passed.
A man is facing life in prison after bludgeoning a north-east handyman to death in his own home.
The family of murdered mechanic Brian McKandie has spoken of their grief after a man was found guilty at the High Court.
‘We will never understand why a complete gentleman like Brian died in such a brutal and senseless way’
The family of Brian McKandie have paid tribute to him after Steven Sidebottom was convicted of his murder today.
The jury has heard the closing speeches in the murder trial of a man accused of bludgeoning a popular north-east mechanic to death.
North-east mechanic was seen with two men and ‘concerned’ look on his face the day before he died, court hears
A north-east mechanic found dead in his home was seen standing with two men in his garden with a concerned look on his face the day before he died, a court heard yesterday.
Police became interested in north-east murder accused seven months after the incident because of a discrepancy in his statement, court told
A senior detective yesterday told a court the injuries suffered by a mechanic allegedly bludgeoned to death in his home were the worst he had ever seen.
No DNA was found that could link a north-east murder accused with the man he is accused of killing, a court has heard.
No DNA was found which could link a north-east murder accused with the deceased, a court has heard.
Former partner of north-east man accused of murdering Brian McKandie revealed he lavished her with gifts the week after the death
The former partner of a man accused of murder told a court she had to calm him down when he realised the police were treating the death as suspicious.
Children are happy, confident and enthusiastic at a north-east nursery, inspectors have said.
Man accused of murdering Brian McKandie ‘lavished gifts on girlfriend week after murder and robbery’
A murder accused "lavished his girlfriend with expensive gifts" a week after a man was "murdered and robbed" at his rural cottage, a trial heard today.
£200,000 in cash wasn’t found in the home of murdered north-east man Brian McKandie until police began to clear it out
A police crime scene manager told a court yesterday that officers recovered almost £200,000 of cash while clearing out an alleged murder victim's home.
North-east man accused of murdering Brian McKandie asked employee of nearby hotel to clarify what time he was there
A man accused of murder asked a hotel worker to clarify the time he was in the premises during the day of the alleged incident after the police inquiry was launched, a court has heard.
Shop holds no record of purchase murder accused said he made during the time of the incident, court hears
A man accused of murder told police he bought a bottle of vodka at a village shop at the time of his alleged victim's death.
Store has no record of purchase man accused of murdering Brian McKandie claims he made at the time of the incident
A north-east murder accused told police he bought vodka at a shop during the time of the incident - but a court heard today the store had no record of the purchase.
A man accused of murder told a friend he would pay him £500 to drop him off so he could "do someone in" in the weeks before the mechanic's death, a court heard yesterday.
A north-east murder accused told a friend he would pay him £500 to drop him off somewhere and pick him up later and to make sure he was seen in Huntly or Inverurie in the intervening time, a court has heard.
Court hears man accused of murdering north-east mechanic Brian McKandie paid £1,500 bar tab the week his alleged victim died
A man accused of murder paid off a £1,500 bar tab the week his alleged victim died having not bought a drink in the pub for a year, a court has heard.
Forensic pathologist who examined body of north-east mechanic knew as soon as he unzipped the bag something was ‘not right’
The pathologist who investigated the body of a north-east mechanic found dead in his home has told a court he "unzipped the bag" and realised straight away something was "not right."
A man accused of murdering a north-east mechanic in his rural cottage told police he had "no idea who was responsible".
Man accused of murdering and robbing north-east mechanic Brian McKandie was taking in just £27 a month after child maintenance
A north-east man accused of murdering and robbing a mechanic in his cottage was left with just £27 a month after expenses from his job as a farmer.
Inspector who attended the scene of north-east mechanic found dead in his home tells court she would have ‘acted differently’ in hindsight
A senior detective told a court yesterday she believed a mechanic found dead at his home had died after falling outside and suffering a "scalping" injury.
Inspector who went to the house of deceased mechanic tells court she would have acted differently ‘in hindsight’
The senior investigating police officer who was sent to the home of a north-east mechanic found dead failed to realise a crime had taken place and has told a court she would have acted differently "in hindsight."
A mechanic found dead in his rural Aberdeenshire home had nearly £200,000 in cash stored in the house, a court has heard.
A friend of 12-years of a north-east mechanic has told a court of the moment she phoned the police because she saw blood inside his property and later discovered he was dead.