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Covid update: First Minister confirms self-isolation rule exemption for critical staff

Covid update: First Minister confirms self-isolation rule exemption for critical staff

Covid update: First Minister confirms self-isolation rule exemption for critical staff

Changes are being made to self-isolation rules for close contacts of Covid-19 cases to allow essential staff in critical roles to return to work.


SNP selects candidate for Mid-Formartine councillor by-election

SNP selects candidate for Mid-Formartine councillor by-election

SNP selects candidate for Mid-Formartine councillor by-election

Local Post Office manager Jenny Nicol from Potterton will stand on August 19.


Gordon MP questions Foreign Secretary over arms exports

Gordon MP questions Foreign Secretary over arms exports

Gordon MP questions Foreign Secretary over arms exports

Gordon MP Richard Thomson has questioned Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab over arms exports.


Scottish Conservatives select candidate for Mid Formartine by-election

Scottish Conservatives select candidate for Mid Formartine by-election

Scottish Conservatives select candidate for Mid Formartine by-election

Potterton resident Sheila Powell has been selected as the Scottish Conservatives candidate for the Mid Formartine Aberdeenshire Council by-election.


Politics: International aid cuts will leave people vulnerable

Politics: International aid cuts will leave people vulnerable

Politics: International aid cuts will leave people vulnerable

In his latest column MP Richard Thomson discusses the latest goings-on at Westminster


Buckie councillor condemns plans to cut Universal Credit

Buckie councillor condemns plans to cut Universal Credit

Buckie councillor condemns plans to cut Universal Credit

PLANS by the UK government to cut Universal Credit (UC) have been condemned by a Buckie councillor.


Covid update: Scotland to look at extending vaccinations to 12-17 year-old age group

Covid update: Scotland to look at extending vaccinations to 12-17 year-old age group

Covid update: Scotland to look at extending vaccinations to 12-17 year-old age group

The chief medical officer is writing to the JCVI asking that the benefit of vaccinating all 12-17 year olds is kept under close and ongoing review.


MSP calls for support to ensure NHS Grampian patients are treated within target time

MSP calls for support to ensure NHS Grampian patients are treated within target time

MSP calls for support to ensure NHS Grampian patients are treated within target time

A North-east MSP has urged the Scottish Government to ensure patients in Grampian are treated at accident and emergency within four hours.


Major milestone reached in vaccination programme

Major milestone reached in vaccination programme

Major milestone reached in vaccination programme

Scheduled first doses will be completed for all adults, but many young adults actually remain unvaccinated.


Increased funding committed to north-east housing supply

Increased funding committed to north-east housing supply

Increased funding committed to north-east housing supply

More than £143m has been allocated to Aberdeenshire Council over a five year period.


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