A new north-east sports village will be officially opened this week.
Tributes were paid by a lord provost to the vice-lord lieutenant at a north-east council meeting.
Young north-east people who have made their way through the care system have been celebrated for their achievements in a special awards ceremony.
A north-east councillor was thrown out of the council chamber after a protest which saw him brandish a sign and cover his face with a handkerchief.
Nine north-east beaches have received gongs for their high standards.
A north-east community leader has signalled the official start of construction for a new community campus.