A man who slapped his partner on an Aberdeen street has been ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work.
British retailers saw a decline in Boxing Day shoppers for the third consecutive year as fears continue to mount for the troubled sector.
More than £65,000 has been raised by swimmers taking part in a north-east harbour's Boxing Day event.
Shops across Aberdeen had a bumper Boxing Day as thousands of bargain hunters hit the high street with more of the same expected today.
Football, cricket and horse racing took centre stage on the sporting Boxing Day schedule. Here, Press Association Sport takes a look at the best pictures from the day’s action.
Dozens of brave souls have taken part in the annual Boxing Day swim in the North Sea.
Bargain hunters queued before dawn for the Boxing Day sales but the number of in-store shoppers fell across the UK for the third year in a row.
Skipper Graeme Shinnie insists he would have bitten your hand off six weeks ago for a top-of-the-table showdown with Celtic.
They say Father Christmas arrives on a sleigh – but 17 years ago Aberdeen’s Dadi Christmas delivered his gift to the Red Army with a train.
Boxing Day bargain hunters were up early queuing outside stores as the post-Christmas sales saw prices slashed by as much as 70%.
Boss Derek McInnes insisted his side can overcome a defensive injury crisis to smash the title race wide open by beating league leaders Celtic.
Shoppers are gearing up for a mammoth £3.9 billion spending spree in the festive sales, with men tipped to outspend women in the hunt for a bargain.
Labour has accused the Tories of hypocrisy for complaining about a lack of Boxing Day trains while in opposition, but allowing a “rail standstill” now they are in government.
A charity is encouraging families to start a new Christmas tradition by exploring the UK’s “urban woods” this Boxing Day.
Brave north-east residents are being challenged to take part in this year’s Nippy Dipper event.
The 25-year-old said: “The worst thing for me is I had booked them online and all it said was that times may vary due to the winter timetable. It said nothing about there being no trains, I wouldn’t have booked them otherwise."
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As doctor surgeries around the north-east prepare to close for the Christmas holidays, emergency chemists will remain open.
The focus of the footballing world will shift to the Premier League on Boxing Day, ahead of the eagerly anticipated traditional post-Christmas fixtures.
Hundreds of Sunderland fans are getting into the spirit of Christmas by buying tickets to the Black Cats’ Boxing Day game against Bradford City, and donating them back to the club.
A bungling shop raider has had his sentence deferred until later this month.
The Crown Office has confirmed that no criminal proceedings are being brought after a gun was used to relight a flare on a North Sea platform.
A 50-year-old man has been charged with alleged firearms licensing offences after a gun was allegedly used to light a gas flare on a North Sea platform.
A popular supermarket chain has helped communities in the North-east by donating surplus food over the Christmas period.
Eager shoppers queued up from as early as 4.30am to grab bargains during the Boxing Day sales.
EastEnders fans have been left on the edge of their seats after the Boxing Day episode ended on a cliffhanger following the Branning sisters’ fall off the Queen Vic roof.
A charity is seeking some brrr-ave souls to take part in its special 10th anniversary sink or swim challenge.
Aberdeen’s Lord Provost is to brave the icy North Sea at this year’s Boxing Day dip – but today ruled out wearing a Borat-style mankini.
Two teenagers who lost their mum and younger brother in a tragedy at Aberdeen beach have been helped by brothers whose parents died in the Boxing Day tsunami.