Retail giant Next has upped its full-year earnings outlook for the second time in as many months after strong recent trading, but said new coronavirus restrictions could hamper Christmas sales.
The Archie Foundation has launched its Christmas Fundraising Tree Auction, hoping it can brighten up the end of a difficult year.
Just under a third (32%) of people have already started shopping for Christmas, a survey has found.
Retail in Scotland is “improving, but incredibly modestly” while facing challenges brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, according to experts.
The Archbishop of Canterbury has called on ministers to stop controlling people’s freedoms from Westminster, saying instead they should “only do centrally what must be done centrally”.
Christmas food favourites are due to begin hitting supermarket shelves from this week in a sure sign that summer is over.
A number of Santas have been taught how to make their yuletide festivities safer after the coronavirus pandemic threatened to cancel Christmas.
Christmas is cancelled.
A north-east charity is appealing for old Christmas jumpers to be donated to its worthy cause.
An Aberdeen bus firm has apologised after services in a city community failed to turn up despite being scheduled to do so.
A thief raided a mailbox in Aberdeen on the hunt for Christmas gifts.
Aberdeen tenants have criticised a social housing landlord for announcing a rent increase over the festive period.
A north-east medium is ending the year with a kind gesture – donating more than £1,800 to charity.
Aberdeen man who stole perfume from John Lewis and attacked security guard spent Christmas in custody
A shoplifter stole perfume to fund Christmas presents for his family – and then spent the festive period in custody.
Comedian Daniel Sloss has helped raise more than £5,000 for a homelessness charity through a game encouraging “players” to avoid hearing Wham!’s Last Christmas.
An Aberdeen travel company helped to make 500 children’s Christmas dreams come true.
Police Scotland has teamed up with Aberdeenshire Council to carry out additional patrols in the north-east during the festive period.
An Aberdeen grandad has thanked the Evening Express for saving his family’s Christmas.
Staff at a north-east oil firm have raised £8,000 for a homelessness and unemployment charity.
Instead of letting unwanted Christmas gifts of deodorant sets, shower gel and other toiletries go to waste, an Aberdeen charity wants people to donate them.
In some cases they've had a poo in a sink, thrown toilet roll all over a living room and caused havoc in a north-east chipper.
Board games and watching the film Elf in an elf hat are just some of the traditions enjoyed by celebrities on Christmas Day.
Children yearning for proof that Santa has visited have long relied on hints such as putting a mince pie out on Christmas Eve, but technology could be the next step.
A number of organisations are to open their doors this Christmas to help those who may be struggling over the festive period.
There’s just three sleeps left until Christmas and all across the north-east people will be panic buying those last minute gifts. They’re not alone, however. These archive images taken in the 1980s show shoppers heading out to grab those final gifts and cards, with some heading out to deliver parcels to those in need.
A north-east politician has donated £200 to a charity instead of sending Christmas cards this year.
Christmas is coming and many of us will be looking out our sparkly tops for festive gatherings. Decorative beadwork has been used to embellish textiles throughout history, as far back as in Ancient Egypt.
A charity is helping to make sure families don’t struggle with poverty over the festive season.
Police are urging people to enjoy themselves “safely and responsibly” ahead of Mad Friday weekend.
Opening times for Christmas and New Year: Bin collections, libraries and chemists in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Moray and Angus
We've pulled together all the Christmas opening hours for pharmacies, libraries and chemists, combined with the bin collection changes in this handy festive period guide.