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Aberdeenshire residents miss out on superfast broadband

With the Scottish Government committed to providing 95% access to “superfast” (24-30 MB) broadband in the new year, many Kintore households who find themselves more than 1,200 metres from the exchange are still stuck with broadband well below the recommended household minimum of 10MB. Read More...
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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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City Region Deal: is disappointment justified?

It is difficult to know what to make of the City Region Deal announced by the Prime Minister David Cameron on his visit to Aberdeen. Read More...
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Aberdeen City & Shire needs to fight for broadband investment

For too long Aberdeen City and Shire has been regarded as a cash cow. As the centre of the industry that has underpinned the UK economy for more than 40 years, we have watched as revenue has been siphoned off into the UK Exchequer with precious little put back.

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Aberdeenshire transport strategy consultation

Earlier this year, Aberdeenshire Council undertook public consultations inviting views on what the future transport priorities should be in Aberdeenshire.

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Six weeks to save Grampian Police

The Scottish Government seems to be determined to dismantle Grampian Police and the seven other police authorities in Scotland. In their place would be one national police force, no doubt headquartered in Glasgow, or Edinburgh.
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Employment update for Aberdeen City and Shire

These are the latest figures on employment in the City of Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, showing the employment trends and industry types. Read More...
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Is an all-Scotland police force the answer?

There seems to be a headlong rush in political circles to merge Scotland’s police forces into one. To hear some people speak you would think it was the only way to reduce costs. I’m not convinced.

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Combining Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire councils

Combining Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire councils is an idea that has been doing the rounds in recent years. But, it was given renewed impetus by former Aberdeenshire Council Chief Executive, Alan Campbell, when he promoted it as a solution to the financial woes in the aftermath of Aberdeen City Council’s proposed £127 million cuts.

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Aberdeenshire provost's new wheels

Aberdeenshire Provost* Bill Howatson is to follow the Czech President in the choice of official limousine.

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Flying the Saltire in Aberdeenshire

A mystified letter from Detroit in The Press and Journal this morning questions the extraordinary decision of Aberdeenshire Council not to fly the Saltire – Scotland’s national flag – from council buildings.

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