On Friday afternoons, Christopher Stuchbury liked to bring a smile to people in need.
UK Government Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has vowed to meet loved ones of those killed in the Stonehaven derailment– and ensure no other family has to suffer the way they have.
Two months after the Stonehaven rail crash, Dawn Bennett took on a special challenge in memory of the train's driver, Brett McCullough.
August 12, 2020, will be a day forever etched into the memory of north-east residents.
In the aftermath of the Stonehaven derailment, our readers asked exactly what happened, how it happened, and why. We spoke to a panel of some of the UK's leading rail experts, and leaders of rail unions, to find out.
‘Dad truly was one of a kind’: Family of smiling conductor Donald Dinnie killed in Stonehaven rail crash say he will never be forgotten
The family of smiling conductor Donald Dinnie have spoken publicly for the first time about the “laid back dad” who died doing the job he loved.
It has been a challenging year for Network Rail.
A crime-fighting boss disappears without a trace – kidnapped by gangsters on the other side of the world.
‘Our lives will never be the same again’: Family of Stonehaven train driver Brett speak for first time about devastating loss
Loved ones have paid tribute to the train driver killed in the Stonehaven rail crash – and have vowed to fight on for answers.
A watchdog accused of “burying bad news” about dodgy carers is to start publishing reports again.
A man who murdered his girlfriend in a crime that shocked the north-east has lost an appeal against his sentence.
In the final part of our special series we reveal that, more than four months after being jailed for 14 years, North-east fraudster Alistair Greig is fighting his conviction. And discover how a regulator missed a chance to stop most of it happening due to a misplaced email.
Alistair Greig's victims were many and varied. Over the course of 13 years, the North-east financier conned hard-working families out of £13 million. In the second instalment of our series, we look at the impact his criminal scheme had on real people - and reveal the inside track on how police and prosecutors brought him down.
Alistair Greig: The inside story on North-east financial adviser, who stole £13 million from hundreds of his own clients. In the first of a three-part series, we look at the man behind the scam - and how his fraud worked.
The inside story on the North-east financial adviser who stole £13 million from hundreds of his own clients.
A nurse was left in debt after being conned into believing his bank account was at risk.
A fraud victim turned to detective – and told her scammer’s mum and girlfriend about his crime.
A taxi driver was conned out of £23,700 – and all it took was a single email.
Shocking new figures show the man, who has asked not to be named, was among 23 victims of dating or romance fraud in the region in the last 12 months, with fraudsters fleecing them out of a total of £176,235.32.
Graeme Garioch made the headlines in 2007 when he took home a £101,000 prize on Deal or No Deal – but he has now told of how scammers exploited Facebook and footballer Cristiano Ronaldo to take his nest egg and delay his retirement.
A man who stabbed his Aberdeen girlfriend to death is appealing his sentence, we can today reveal.
The biggest mystery for Neomi Smith’s father was why she did not speak out.
Rosie’s story: She wanted to give the cute boy another chance — but soon she’d be a serial rapist’s latest victim
They had had a great night. Two carefree schoolgirls danced the night away at a friend’s birthday party in a suburb of Aberdeen in the spring of 2018.
The Hidden Hurt: Our special investigation into the ordeals suffered by three young victims of domestic abuse
Three women... One stabbed to death. One raped. One took her own life.
It often comes when they are at crisis point: The desperate call for help from a domestic abuse victim that triggers a wave of frantic action.
It is for many domestic abuse victims the biggest decision of their life. The front door of their family home closes behind them – and they will never go back.
SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: Read or listen for free to the first part of our series on the biggest drugs gangs to hit the north-east
In this free preview of our special subscriber-only series, we tell the inside story of how the drugs problem exploded in the North-east in the early 1980s.
In this special subscriber-only series, we tell the inside story of how the drugs problem exploded between 1980 and 2000, the gangs behind the misery and the tragic human toll.
Tributes have poured in for a popular motorsports fan and father-of-two who has died at the age of 58.
A woman died at an Aberdeen hospital because of the seriousness of her condition, a watchdog has ruled.