Aberdeen firm fined for health and safety breach

An Aberdeen-based demolition firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured by falling cast iron guttering. Valentin Taljanov, 61, broke his right arm, seven ribs, and a vertebra; punctured his lung and cut his head in the incident at disused buildings at Aberdeen Harbour on 16 July 2009. His employer, Lawrie [Demolition] More...

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By admin On Monday, December 16th, 2013
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Aberdeen Council to reject multi-million offer

Commenting on the report on the BBC that the offer of a £50 million gift by businessman Sir Ian Wood to assist in the redevelopment of Aberdeen city centre – which was on the table until the end of the year to More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
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Councils use technology to keep residents on the move

As forecasters predict plummeting temperatures across Scotland, three Scottish local authorities have opened up data to technology companies to improve services for commuters and councils services to help keep citizens More...

By admin On Tuesday, June 12th, 2012
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Aberdeen City Council meets 13 June 2012

The next meeting of Aberdeen City Council will take place on 13 June 2012 at 10.30. You can read the whole agenda here. Part of what is under discussion are the plans to turn Aberdeen into a City of Culture in 2017 which More...

By admin On Friday, February 3rd, 2012
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MSP congratulates Council on living wage move

Kevin Stewart, SNP MSP for Aberdeen Central, has this week welcomed the City of Aberdeen Council on their introduction of the living wage of £7.20 per hour. This comes at the end of a week where the Scottish Parliament’s More...

By admin On Monday, January 30th, 2012
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Comet to support Aberdeen student

Sports Aid Athlete Jonty Barron gets sponsorship from Comet electrical store, Edinburgh Aberdeen University student, athlete Jonty (Jonathan) Barron, aged 18, from Lasswade near Edinburgh, received a cheque for More...

By admin On Tuesday, March 1st, 2011
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New Chief executive takes the helm

Aberdeen City Council’s new Chief Executive, Valerie Watts, took up her post in the city today. Mrs Watts joins the City Council from Derry City Council, where she was Chief Executive and Town Clerk. She has More...

By admin On Monday, January 24th, 2011
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CALA reports improved sales figures

CALA Homes in Aberdeen has bucked the January trend, reporting sales worth £2 million in just three weeks. Seven properties have been taken off the market so far this month, boosting CALA’s already successful More...

By admin On Thursday, December 16th, 2010
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Great speeches

Political journalist and author, David Torrance, is on the hunt…. for the greatest speeches by Scots, ever. The reporter on STV’s Politics Now – who also freelances for, among others, The Times – has most More...

By admin On Tuesday, December 7th, 2010
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City Council draft Business Plan

Recommendations on Aberdeen City Council’s draft Business Plan for the next five will be considered by the Full Council on 15 December. Finance and Resources Committee members (the Committee) today agreed the More...