WH Smith’s stores in train stations, airports and hospitals have continued to perform well but high street sites remain in decline, the company said.
Former WH Smith boss Stephen Clarke has been handed a £3.4 million farewell pay packet by the retailer for the past year after driving shares higher.
A north-east newsagent has been targeted by thieves who made off with a “quantity” of high-value cigarettes.
People from overseas living in the north-east will now be forced to make a 200-mile round trip to use biometric services to apply for immigration documents.
An Aberdeen post office will relocate today as part of a national move to cut costs.