Broadband programme failing to deliver for rural properties

It underlines the importance that good broadband now plays in our lives that broadband speeds have become a hot topic in so many conversations in pubs, coffee shops and the living room.

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Name confusion in an emergency control room would be no joke

Many of us have laughed a the Flying Pigs and their sketches about the confusing place names in Aberdeenshire. You may know the classic one about the Mr Duguid of Garioch Road, Finzean.

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Triple kirks design fails to inspire

There must have been many who, like me, heaved a sigh of relief when Dandara promised to get the redevelopment of the Triple Kirks site in the centre of Aberdeen back on track. The ruins of the old church, looking for all the world like a decaying tooth, had blighted Aberdeen for too long.

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Thunderstorm deluge causes chaos

After the deluge on Tuesday, the papers were full of pictures of cars bobbing around in the loch of Polmuir Road, creating massive bow waves on Anderson Drive and general chaos. For some, water in underground ducts mean they will be without broadband, or even phones, for a week.

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City Centre Masterplan - when and how will it happen?

So, three years after they killed off the City Garden Project – saying that they would bring forward something better – Aberdeen City Council are today discussing the Aberdeen City Centre Masterplan.

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Marischal Square: is it just a money raiser?

So Marischal Square is now just a project we have to accept to raise money for the city. That appears to be the message from reports of yesterday’s budget meeting at Aberdeen Town House.

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Marischal Square: could we have done better?

Having seen an exciting, transformational city centre project moved from the action list to the waste bin, those with an interest in the future of Aberdeen have been looking for a new project to excite their sense of civic pride.

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Hint of deja vu in Aberdeen's roads plans

I have to admit to a wry smile when I read the headlines about a the proposals for a new bridge to ease the traffic congestion at Bridge of Dee. One of the proposals had rather a familiar ring to it.

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The latest idea: revive Peacock project!

So, suddenly, the Peacock Arts Centre project for Union Terrace Gardens is back on the agenda. Not because Peacock are keen to revive it? Not because the public have demanded it? Not because the finance is in place?

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What will happen to our postal services?

So the coalition has decided that, now that it is making a profit again, they will sell off the Royal Mail. What will that mean for us, the customers?

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Time for decisive action on Haudagain

Can you imagine any other international energy city prevaricating about a road bottleneck that has been estimated to be costing the local economy between £15 and £30 million a year? The answer is obvious, surely.

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St Nicholas House plans fail to excite

When the City Garden project was shelved by the current administration at Aberdeen City Council, we were urged to shift our focus to the exciting prospect of creating a new civic square in front of Marischal College.

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