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Athletics: Metro duo say Great Aberdeen Run will be missed
by Reporter on 24th August 2019 at 15:00
Scotland international Fiona Brian and her Metro Aberdeen clubmate Claire Bruce have both expressed disappointment that the curtain is coming down on the Great Aberdeen Run
Fires spark call to shut bins at Aberdeen flats
by Jamie Hall on 24th August 2019 at 13:22
An urgent call has been made for bin areas to be removed following a spate of fires at an Aberdeen high-rise.
Romance in the air at Aberdeen charity diamond hunt
by Dale Haslam on 24th August 2019 at 13:17
Casanovas thinking about popping the question have been given the perfect excuse – a treasure hunt for which a £5,000 diamond ring is the prize in Aberdeen.
Video: New community campus opens in Aberdeen
by Reporter on 24th August 2019 at 13:09
A new multi-million-pound community campus has been officially opened in the city.
Funds flow from oil company to Aberdeen charity
by Reporter on 24th August 2019 at 13:06
A charity set up to help improve the lives of disabled children has been given a generous donation from an oil and gas company.
Thousands set to take part in Great Aberdeen Run
by Reporter on 24th August 2019 at 12:59
Thousands of people will be pounding the streets of the city this weekend at the Great Aberdeen Run.
Aberdeen art fair features some braw work
by Jamie Hall on 24th August 2019 at 12:51
An artist who designed one of the most recognisable sculptures of Oor Wullie’s Big Bucket Trail will show more of her work in Aberdeen next weekend.
Charity gets on board for new Aberdeen Monopoly
by Jamie Hall on 24th August 2019 at 12:37
The second square to feature on a new Aberdeen edition of a popular board game has been officially revealed.
Video: Aberdeen man gets ink-redible tattoo of son ahead of wedding
by Dale Haslam on 24th August 2019 at 12:30
When Aarron Lepkowski proposed to his sweetheart Samantha Ferries he was delighted she said yes.
Scottish Labour candidate won’t join leaders in crucial Aberdeen by-election
by Lee McCann on 24th August 2019 at 12:17
A candidate in a crucial Aberdeen by-election has revealed he would not join the ruling coalition if elected.
Hedges hopes Aberdeen performances continue to catch Wales boss Giggs’ attention
by Ryan Cryle on 24th August 2019 at 12:00
Winger Ryan Hedges hopes his performances for Aberdeen can continue to earn him international recognition.
Aberdeen council’s £30 garden waste charge brings in £739,000
by Dale Haslam on 24th August 2019 at 12:00
A scheme to charge Aberdeen residents for garden waste collection has injected almost £740,000 into Town House coffers, the Evening Express can reveal.
Aberdeen’s teen pair McLennan and Campbell pick up knocks
by Sean Wallace on 24th August 2019 at 12:00
Winger Connor McLennan is an injury doubt for today’s Premiership clash with Kilmarnock, while fellow teen Dean Campbell is definitely out.
Video: Thousands take part in Celebrate Aberdeen parade
by Lee McCann on 24th August 2019 at 11:37
Thousands turned out to take part in a parade down Aberdeen’s Union Street today.
Bid to keep Aberdeen schoolboy’s killer in jail gets backing
by Dale Haslam on 24th August 2019 at 11:11
Almost 2,000 more people have backed a call to keep a killer behind bars since an Evening Express article.
I’m Justice good as I’ve ever been, if not better – ring ‘magpie’ McAllister ahead of boxing return
by Sean Wallace on 24th August 2019 at 11:00
Aberdeen Assassin Lee McAllister today insisted he is boxing better than ever, despite being 36 and having not fought for more than a year.
Aberdeen gaffer McInnes praises McKenna for dealing with ‘judgement, comment and criticism’ after transfer request
by Sean Wallace on 24th August 2019 at 11:00
Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes never had any doubt Scott McKenna would deal with the speculation, pressure and the criticism which came after handing in a transfer request.
Family of missing north-east man Ruairidh Sandison in plea for residents to keep searching for him
by Callum Main on 24th August 2019 at 09:53
The family of missing north-east man have made a plea for people to keep looking for him, two weeks after he vanished following a night out.
First Aberdeen announces proposed changes to routes across city
by Annette Cameron on 24th August 2019 at 09:25
A bus firm has announced proposed changes to several routes across Aberdeen.
Aberdeen man fined for buying stun gun in ‘fantastic deal’ online while drunk
by Danny McKay on 24th August 2019 at 08:51
Kamil Chwastek, 23, who did not realise the weapon was illegal, was caught out when the parcel was intercepted by Border Force.
Huge blaze rips through B&M and Pets at Home store
on 24th August 2019 at 08:49
More than 50 firefighters were called to St Catherine's Retail Park in Perth.
New permits to help crack down on businesses taking waste to north-east recycling centres
by Lee McCann on 24th August 2019 at 08:20
Extra checks will now be carried out at recycling centres and residents who use large vehicles, but are disposing of household waste, will be given 24 free permits for a year.
Man, 35, charged after police chase in Aberdeen
by Callum Main on 24th August 2019 at 08:15
A 35-year-old man has been charged in connection with road offences, possession of an offensive weapon and drug offences.
Thieves steal trinkets from north-east graveside
by Dale Haslam on 24th August 2019 at 07:30
Callous thieves stole trinkets from a grave in a north-east cemetery, sparking a police probe.
The Munro who's finally bagging all Scotland's highest peaks
on 24th August 2019 at 00:31
Hugh Munro is set to conquer all 282 Munros to mark 100 years since the man who listed them, died.
All the city roads closing for the Great Aberdeen Run
by Annette Cameron on 23rd August 2019 at 18:35
A number of roads are set to close as the Granite City welcomes the Great Aberdeen Run once more.
Firefighters called to car blaze on north-east road
by Lee McCann on 23rd August 2019 at 17:58
Firefighters have been called to a car on fire on a north-east road.
Calls for more Scottish granite to be used for headstones
on 23rd August 2019 at 17:47
In cemeteries, more than 95% of memorials are made from imported stone, usually from China.
Firefighters called to tractor blaze in north-east
by Lee McCann on 23rd August 2019 at 17:33
Firefighters were called to a tractor blaze on a north-east road today.
Avengers Endgame effects expert to draw crowds at Granite City Comic Con
by Emma Morrice on 23rd August 2019 at 17:30
A visual effects supervisor who worked on Avengers Endgame will be among the panel at the north-east’s biggest comic book convention.
Bank accounts frozen as courts crack down on north-east fine dodgers
by Karen Roberts on 23rd August 2019 at 17:28
Fine dodgers in the north east have been forced to settle up after a crackdown saw their accounts frozen.
Trucker who killed ex-councillor given six-year driving ban
on 23rd August 2019 at 17:06
Keith Murray admitted causing the death of Barbara Vaughan in crash on the A9.
Labour candidate announced for Aberdeen by-election
by Callum Main on 23rd August 2019 at 17:03
Aberdeen Labour has revealed their candidate for the upcoming by-election in a city community.
Aberdeen man denies challenging firefighters to fight
by Danny McKay on 23rd August 2019 at 16:46
An Aberdeen man has denied challenging firefighters to fight.
Aberdeen man admits to being unfit to drive through drink or drugs after being spotted ‘falling out’ of car
by Danny McKay on 23rd August 2019 at 16:21
Members of the public called police after spotting Steven Still, 48, “falling out of the driver’s side” of the vehicle at around 10.15am on July 25 in the Tillydrone area of Aberdeen.
Search for Ruairidh Sandison scaled back in Peterhead
on 23rd August 2019 at 16:01
The 24-year-old was last seen with friends in Peterhead in the early hours of Saturday 10 August.
Missing man's family thanks community as search scaled back
on 23rd August 2019 at 15:06
Ruairidh Sandison had been with friends in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, before disappearing.
Family distressed after thief robs tributes from graveside
on 23rd August 2019 at 14:45
The robber stole a number of memorial ornaments from the cemetery in Angus last weekend.
Video: £1.5m dialysis unit officially opens at north-east hospital
by Lee McCann on 23rd August 2019 at 14:25
A new £1.5 million dialysis unit has been officially opened in the north-east
SPONSORED: Aberdeen bar offers eat-in or takeaway Mexican street food
by Claire McPhillimy on 23rd August 2019 at 14:08
From tacos to burritos and churros, Pacos Tacos on Market Street serves up all your favourite Mexican dishes.
University of Aberdeen to hold open day for future students
by Callum Main on 23rd August 2019 at 14:03
An Aberdeen university has announced an open day for prospective students.
Witness appeal after thefts from honestly boxes at north-east estates
by Callum Main on 23rd August 2019 at 14:01
Police are appealing for information after a spate of thefts from honesty boxes across the north-east.
£350 million Aberdeen Harbour expansion hailed by minister
by Emma Morrice on 23rd August 2019 at 14:00
A government minister has praised the impact the £350 million expansion at Aberdeen Harbour will have on the north-east.
Body found on Arran in search for missing man
by Callum Main on 23rd August 2019 at 13:45
A body has been found during the search for a missing man.
Family of missing north-east man Ruairidh say thanks for support
by Callum Main on 23rd August 2019 at 13:33
The family of missing north-east man Ruairidh Sandison have spoken today almost two weeks after he vanished following a night out.
Man arrested after armed police operation in Lossiemouth
on 23rd August 2019 at 13:21
Footage was shared on social media showing armed officers at Silver Sands Caravan Park in Lossiemouth.
Man arrested and three charged after armed police operation in north-east town
by Lee McCann on 23rd August 2019 at 12:51
A 33-year-old man has been arrested following an operation involving armed police in a north-east street.
School bus service in Aberdeen increased amid safety fears
on 23rd August 2019 at 12:35
The BBC Scotland news website had revealed the concerns of parents in Aberdeen.
North-east libraries to hand out free condoms
by Charlotte Thomson on 23rd August 2019 at 12:30
Free condoms will be offered to library users as part of a new pilot project to cut the number of unwanted pregnancies.
New Aberdeen chipper wins prestigious award
by Reporter on 23rd August 2019 at 12:15
An Aberdeen fish and chip shop has been given a prestigious industry award only eight weeks after it opened.
Win £100: Which Dons player do you think will score the first goal?
by Callum Main on 23rd August 2019 at 12:07
One lucky Evening Express reader will win big as Aberdeen FC heads to Kilmarnock on Saturday – with £100 up for grabs.
Asbestos worry over waste near Aberdeen sports centre
by Jamie Hall on 23rd August 2019 at 12:00
An investigation has been launched to discover if items found dumped near a city sports centre are sheets of asbestos.
Bid lodged to demolish former Aberdeen social club
by Emma Morrice on 23rd August 2019 at 11:30
A long-standing social club used for decades by Aberdonians for birthday and retirement parties could be demolished.
Peterhead boss McInally wants sharper defending against Forfar
by Callum Law on 23rd August 2019 at 11:05
Peterhead manager Jim McInally wants to see his side sharpen up defensively to claim their first league win of the season.
Aberdeen boss McInnes calls for level heads from team – starting at Kilmarnock
by Sean Wallace on 23rd August 2019 at 11:03
Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has urged his squad to keep calm and carry on after a recent slump in form.
£100k investment for Aberdeen’s snow sports centre
by Lee McCann on 23rd August 2019 at 11:00
Sport Aberdeen is hoping to encourage more people to take up physical exercise after investing £100,000 in a city facility.
Appeal after mementos stolen from north-east grave
by Callum Main on 23rd August 2019 at 10:58
Tributes have been stolen from a grave in a north-east cemetery.
Aberdeen rookie Jackson gloving every minute learning from goalie gurus Lewis and Cerny
by Ryan Cryle on 23rd August 2019 at 10:52
Young Aberdeen goalkeeper Sam Jackson says first-team stoppers Joe Lewis and Tomas Cerny are having a big impact on his development.
Police continue to appeal for witnesses after hit-and-run in north-east town
by Callum Main on 23rd August 2019 at 10:45
The 34-year-old suffered serious injuries following the collision with a silver Renault Clip in Brechin in the early hours of Sunday morning.
It’s Combe sweet Combe for Fraserburgh’s Aidan
by Callum Law on 23rd August 2019 at 10:44
Aidan Combe believes returning to the north-east has allowed him to reach a new level with Fraserburgh.
Hartley looks for Cove’s first league win on the road at Stirling
by Ryan Cryle on 23rd August 2019 at 10:38
Paul Hartley wants his Cove Rangers side to bag their first win on the road at Stirling Albion.
A96 route ‘will not be dualled’ along existing route says Transport Secretary
by Reporter on 23rd August 2019 at 10:00
Transport Secretary Michael Matheson reaffirmed that a major north-east road will not be dualled along the existing route – despite repeated calls from campaigners.
Iconic Aberdeen Beach Ballroom could need new £2m roof
on 23rd August 2019 at 09:58
Aberdeen's art deco venue should be kept under the council's direct control, according to officials.
WIN: A paint your own Oor Wullie figurine with The Journals Shop
by Callum Main on 23rd August 2019 at 09:00
We are celebrating our first anniversary of the opening of The Journals Shop and would like you to celebrate along with us. Are you good at Oor Wullie trivia? For your chance to win a paint your own Oor Wullie figurine can you answer the following question?
Aberdeen man, 31, caught with Stanley knife after refusing to leave pub
by Danny McKay on 23rd August 2019 at 09:00
An Aberdeen man went to the pub after his partner wouldn’t let him into the house, then refused to leave when asked to by staff.
Call for north-east schools to get on song for Evening Express Carol Concert
by Scott Begbie on 23rd August 2019 at 08:30
Schools across the north-east are being offered the opportunity to join in the magic of the Evening Express Carol Concert at Christmas.
Man airlifted to hospital after being hit by pickup truck on north-east road
by Lee McCann on 23rd August 2019 at 07:50
A man was seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle on a north-east road.
Extinction Rebellion plan climate change demonstration Offshore Europe
by Emma Morrice on 23rd August 2019 at 07:37
A climate change activist group will hold a protest at Aberdeen's Offshore Europe conference.
Temporary lights planned while diseased trees near north-east road are cut down
by Jamie Hall on 23rd August 2019 at 07:34
A north-east estate has been forced to fell several trees after they became infected.
North-east woman, 45, banned for drink-driving
by Danny McKay on 23rd August 2019 at 07:15
A woman has been fined and banned from the road after being caught drink-driving.
Charity regulator probes former University of Aberdeen principal's payment
on 23rd August 2019 at 00:33
BBC Scotland learns the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator is looking into the Aberdeen case.
Pedestrian seriously hurt after being hit by vehicle in Aberdeenshire
on 22nd August 2019 at 20:46
The injured person was airlifted to hospital after being struck by a Toyota Hilux on the A920 in Aberdeenshire.
William and Kate take budget flight from Norwich to Aberdeen
on 22nd August 2019 at 19:26
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge boarded a Flybe jet at Norwich airport.
Laurencekirk Bowling Club welcomes Past Times group
by LKAB30 on 22nd August 2019 at 18:02
Laurencekirk Bowling Club recently hosted the Past Times support group from Mearns and Coastal Healthy Living Network, and gave them the opportunity to try their hands at bowls. The group are pictured below enjoying the afternoon both on and off the green. The club is grateful to ScotMid for continuing support in helping to meet […] The post Laurencekirk Bowling Club welcomes Past Times group appeared first on Laurencekirk AB30.
NHS Grampian told to apologise after patient dies day after being discharged
by Reporter on 22nd August 2019 at 17:56
A health board has been told to apologise to a family after a patient was discharged from hospital with a head injury and died the following day.
Aberdeen give fans chance to name Kingsford training pitches
by Ryan Cryle on 22nd August 2019 at 17:02
Aberdeen are offering fans the chance to pick which club legends the training pitches at their new Kingsford base should be named after.
Safety call after one fire a week at Aberdeen high-rise
by Jamie Hall on 22nd August 2019 at 16:52
Council chiefs have been urged to ensure residents’ safety after an Aberdeen tower block was hit by a sixth fire in as many weeks.
Pictish occupation of Aberdeenshire hill fort confirmed
on 22nd August 2019 at 16:26
Archaeologists hope to provide further dates for the centuries-long use of site in Aberdeenshire.
Community to have say on future plans for historic north-east bridge
by Callum Main on 22nd August 2019 at 16:22
Members of the public are to be given the chance to see plans for the future of a historic north-east bridge.
Aberdeen gambler threatened to ‘smash up’ bookies after losing money
by Danny McKay on 22nd August 2019 at 15:54
A gambler threatened to “smash up” his local bookies after losing money on a machine.
NHS apology after patient dies in radiology department
on 22nd August 2019 at 15:18
The woman, who was taken to A&E with a head injury, died at Dr Gray's Hospital in Elgin, Moray.
SSEN announce £10 million investment for Aberdeen
by Callum Main on 22nd August 2019 at 14:36
Energy firm SSEN has announced £10 million worth of investment for Aberdeen.
Chance to become north-east police volunteer
by Dale Haslam on 22nd August 2019 at 14:34
A north-east police volunteer is encouraging others to follow in his footsteps.
Artist’s new show featuring Aberdeen’s harbour works showcased at library
by Emma Morrice on 22nd August 2019 at 14:23
Watercolour paintings showcasing Aberdeen's £350 million harbour expansion are the focus of a new exhibition.
Boy, 16, charged in connection with antisocial behaviour at north-east park
by Callum Main on 22nd August 2019 at 13:44
A teenager has been charged in connection with antisocial behaviour at a popular north-east park.
Conservative activist Jane Lax suspended over Nicola Sturgeon miscarriage joke
on 22nd August 2019 at 13:43
Jane Lax resigns as treasurer of the Moray Conservative Association over her "completely unacceptable" tweets.
Man sexually abused child after blindfolding her with scarf
on 22nd August 2019 at 13:19
Stephen Selfridge was jailed for five years for subjecting two victims to abuse in Perthshire.
SNP and Liberal Democrats reveal candidates for Aberdeen by-election
by Karen Roberts on 22nd August 2019 at 13:18
Two more candidates for a by-election in an Aberdeen constituency have been revealed.
Woman charged after alleged hit-and-run in north-east town
by Callum Main on 22nd August 2019 at 13:10
A woman has been charged in connection with road traffic offences after a collision in a north-east town.
Inspired cash is ‘critical’ to help people out on Aberdeen’s streets
by Dale Haslam on 22nd August 2019 at 13:00
Two charities have been given a £12,500 boost to help people out on Aberdeen streets.
Delays possible as police escort ‘abnormal load’ across north-east
by Callum Main on 22nd August 2019 at 12:53
Motorists on three of the north-east's busiest roads have been warned delays are possible while police escort an abnormal load.
Sadness as one of Aberdeen’s oldest shops set to close
by Dale Haslam on 22nd August 2019 at 12:26
Aberdeen City Council has now granted permission for the unit to be turned into a restaurant and takeaway, although an occupier has not yet been chosen.
New McDonald’s drive-thru near Kingsford stadium recommended for approval
by Lee McCann on 22nd August 2019 at 12:12
Proposals for a new drive-thru close to the Dons’ new stadium have been recommended for approval.
Chief exec Fraser says Aberdeen’s new training complex will be ‘envy of other clubs’
by Sean Wallace on 22nd August 2019 at 12:06
For the first time in their 116-year history Aberdeen have their own training complex and chief executive Duncan Fraser insists it will be the envy of other clubs.
‘Tortuous’ journey to see Aberdeen training ground built was worth it for chairman Milne
by Sean Wallace on 22nd August 2019 at 12:02
Aberdeen chairman Stewart Milne admits he is proud to finally deliver a £12 million training complex and community hub.
More than two years of works on Aberdeen’s roads in just 80 days
by Lee McCann on 22nd August 2019 at 12:00
Right now there are 34 “high impact” disruptions ongoing or due to start within the next week. It means a total of 787 days of roadworks are currently in operation throughout Aberdeen
McAllister looks past injury to regaining ‘sharpness’ for Peterhead
by Callum Law on 22nd August 2019 at 11:57
Peterhead captain Rory McAllister is confident he can find his best form as he looks to put injury problems behind him.
Union boss calls for action to avoid ‘North Sea disaster’
by Dale Haslam on 22nd August 2019 at 11:55
A north-east union boss has warned there could be a “disaster in the North Sea” following the latest safety alert in which workers were exposed to a dangerous gas.
Fraserburgh eye Highland League title as well as Evening Express Aberdeenshire Cup success
by Callum Law on 22nd August 2019 at 11:53
Fraserburgh boss Mark Cowie hopes to challenge on all fronts after reaching the Evening Express Aberdeenshire Cup semi-final.
Evening Express Aberdeenshire Cup: Sheerin pleased with young Aberdeen side after Banks o’ Dee win
by Ryan Cryle on 22nd August 2019 at 11:48
Aberdeen reserve boss Paul Sheerin was pleased lightning didn’t strike twice as his side beat Banks o’ Dee in the Evening Express Aberdeenshire Cup at Spain Park.