Quality coffee shops, mouth-watering takeaways and high-end hairdressers are just a few of the businesses at the heart of North-east communities.
An Aberdeen granny almost threw her £10,000 winning ticket in the bucket.
Delivery boys and girls across the North-east have had their efforts recognised in a special awards ceremony.
After weeks of counting the votes, the shortlist for the Evening Express' Home Delivery Awards has been confirmed.
A school reunion which brought people together who had not seen each other for decades has been hailed a great success.
When a suicide blast happens 150 metres from your office, the spectre of terrorism becomes very real, very quickly.
TRIBUTES were today paid to a North-east vendor who spent more than 40 years selling newspapers.
Stories about a violent meerkat keeper, a messy visit to an Aberdeen toilet, a lottery windfall and a feisty city restaurant boss' response to a one-star online review were some of the most-clicked on stories on the Evening Express website in 2015.
CHRISTMAS spirit was in full flow as children treated family and friends to a night of music.
Dozens of young people are preparing to take to the stage of Aberdeen Music Hall next week for the event.
EXCITEMENT is building ahead of the Evening Express 2015 Christmas Carol Concert.
The final countdown has begun for businesses looking to enter the Evening Express Local Retailer Awards.
BUTCHERS, bakers and expert coffee makers are just some of the businesses at the heart of our communities.
JONNY Hayes was awarded the Evening Express Player of the Year prize today.
A POLL has shown that 68% believe the north of England should become part of Scotland.
AN ABERDEEN art campaign - which raised more than half a million pounds for charity - is up for an award.