PLANS to close Aberdeen's emergency control rooms in 2016 have left the service understaffed and under strain, according to the police watchdog.
THE number of people killed or seriously injured on roads in part of the North-east is the highest annual rate in the UK.
A SECTION of a busy road is to close for two days for resurfacing works.
POLICE have been carrying out high visibility patrols in response to four assaults in a North-east town.
A WOMAN has been taken to hospital after a crash between a lorry and a car on the A90 today.
VACANCIES for primary school teachers have increased since a major summit was held to resolve the staffing crisis.
A MAN was taken to hospital today after two vehicles collided on a busy North-east road.
We've pulled together a handy list of the bonfire events and fireworks displays happening across the North-east.
HUNDREDS of children in the North-east will wake up in temporary housing on Christmas day, a housing and homeless charity has warned.
HOUSE prices in the North-east have slumped - with the oil downturn today cited as a factor.
A FLOOD alert has been issued for Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen city.
A COMMUNITY leader today spoke of his disappointment after a historic mansion dating back to the 17th Century was targeted by vandals.
PLANS to merge policing across the North-east have been approved today.
A BEE society has taken a different approach to feeding the insects – giving them special candy due to a lack of pollen.
A NEW primary school has officially been named as construction on the facility begins.
Appeal for information after vandals cause six-figure sum of damage to former North-east nursing home
Police are appealing for information after £100,000 worth of damage was caused to a disused North-east nursing home.
A MAN who went missing from a North-east town has been found. Lars Hebenton was reported missing from Stonehaven. Police have now confirmed the 19-year-old has been traced safe and well.
A WOMAN is in a critical condition after a car plunged into a harbour. Paramedics were called to Macduff Harbour at 9.50am. A Police Scotland spokeswoman confirmed the woman was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary by air ambulance. The harbour area has been closed off by emergency services.
A NEW school gave pupils and parents a chance to see inside for the first time.
A PLINTH is to be rededicated to a doctor on the site of a hospital he founded.
A PROPERTY expert today said a new tax had contributed to the increase in the sale of million pound properties in the North-east.
SCOTLAND'S Transport Minister has confirmed he will not override any council decision against introducing Gaelic road signs to the North-east.
A MAN has been taken to hospital in a serious condition following a two-vehicle crash today.
A MAN has died and woman is in a serious condition following a two vehicle collision.
A 26-YEAR-OLD motorcyclist has died following a crash with a car on a North-east road.
A LOCAL authority is to spend £11.5 million improving heating systems in more than 1,000 council homes.
A COUNCIL is urging people to nominate areas which will gain special protection.
DITCHING parking fees at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and Dr Gray's has saved patients and hospital staff £7 million so far.
THE role of the railway in further boosting the North-east as an economic powerhouse is to be kept on track.
A MAN has been taken to hospital after falling ill at a football match in the North-east.