The new leader of Aberdeenshire Council today said he is glad the local authority has managed to avoid "political spats" in contrast to its city counterpart.
Party leaders in Aberdeenshire are grappling with the big issues affecting residents across the region.
Councillors have discussed a proposal for what should be done at the site of a former North-east academy.
Seagull nests and eggs will be removed from rooftops in a town as part of an effort to cut down on the number of gull attacks.
Five options for the future use of a former North-east school site are to be discussed - with proposals including council offices or affordable housing.
Proposals to move a council HQ out of Aberdeen could benefit one of the North-east's biggest towns, according to a councillor.
Opening times are to be reviewed at a new recycling centre - but residents will have to wait eight months.
An Aberdeenshire nursery has been forced to temporarily close this morning due to a plumbing fault.
A council has been warned its plans to axe harbour watchmen from a North-east port will endanger lives.
A skipper has invited Aberdeenshire council bosses to experience what life would be like without harbour watchmen.
Applications are now open for grants from a £104,000 North-east cash pot.
Homes on a North-east street have been compared to a "prison" after workers downed tools when a firm went bust.
A decision by Aberdeenshire councillors to oppose the £50 million Aberdeen FC stadium complex is "not a setback", according to the club's executive vice-chairman.
A North-east tourist attraction could hike the cost of admission by up to 75% due to changes in council policy.
Binmen could be forced to travel an extra 20 miles to start their shifts because of a local authority cost-cutting drive.
An online petition urging a local authority to keep the cost of sports facilities down has received hundreds of signatures in less than 24 hours.
Aberdeenshire Councillors are expected to rubber stamp plans for a lagoon to be created in the North-east for brewery waste.
Aberdeenshire councillors have postponed a planned increase in some care charges for the next financial year.
A North-east school due to close later this year will be reviewed by councillors for the final time next week.
Aberdeenshire Council has welcomed an Education Scotland report, which highlights the positive impact of the authority's educational psychology service.
Councillors on an Aberdeenshire Council committee have said the current plans for Aberdeen FC's proposed stadium should not be given approval.
A £3 million teacher training fund has been announced by Education Secretary John Swinney in Aberdeen today.
Works to improve the road around a historic arch have been put on hold.