DRIVING "ridiculously dangerously" led an Elgin man (24) to seriously injure himself and his passenger in a crash – landing him with a roads ban.
After two days of dangerous icy conditions, heavy rain is expected to arrive early on Thursday and then persist for much of the day.
The project will see the installation of a new 680 metre filter drain on the A90 between Lonmay and Crimond, helping alleviate flooding.
Initial concrete inspections at Aboyne Bridge have been completed and further detailed specialist inspections and assessments continue.
Occasional wintry showers will affect eastern Scotland this evening and through Monday morning.
MP David Duguid's latest column looks at several issues including a lack of high-speed broadband in the area he represents.
Police action is set to highlight the criminal and personal consequences of being found guilty of driving with drugs in your system.
Daytime temperatures will be rooted in single figures and overnight temperatures falling well below freezing in many places.
The B9170 Inverurie to Oldmeldrum Road will be closed Monday to Friday for two weeks for resurfacing work.
The works will enable even more people to walk, wheel and cycle, along with equestrian use, from Newmachar to Auchnagatt.
The Met Office has issued a further yellow weather warning for snow and ice in the north-east.
A review of the service around Turriff since the timetable was introduced in March has been undertaken and a new timetable announced.