● Stagecoach announce a reduction in bus services due to the latest Covid lockdown Stagecoach has announced a reduction in their north-east bus services from Monday.
● Man charged in connection with a series of bike thefts in Tillydrone A man has been charged in connection with a series of bike thefts in Tillydrone.
● A poetic odyssey to crumbling Gight Castle Gayle explores the dramatic ruins of Gight Castle, the ancestral home of flamboyant poet Lord Byron.
● Inauguration Day 2021: When will Joe Biden be sworn in? And everything else you need to know Joe Biden will officially become the 46th president of the United States today in an unconventional inaugural ceremony.
● Regional Breakdown: Seven new deaths in Aberdeen as number of people in Scottish hospitals with virus passes 2,000 Eight people in the north-east have been reported to have died with coronavirus in the past 24 hours, while the ...
● Details of third rail safety incident emerge after Stonehaven rail crash A train broke the speed limit on a stretch of line where rain had eroded an embankment, despite safety rules being tightened in response to the...
● Covid: New cases recorded in Western Isles and Shetland Eight new Covid cases have been recorded in the Western Isles as Barra and Vatersay moved intoLevel 4 restrictions following an outbreak.
● Searches under way to trace missing Portsoy man Searches are under way today in a bid to trace a missing Aberdeenshire man.
● Number of deaths linked to Covid in north-east down more than 40% on previous week The number of deaths linked to Covid-19 in the north-east has dropped significantly in the last week.
● Dashcam footage sought in bid to trace stolen bikes worth more than £50,000 Police are appealing to motorists for help after a number of high-value mountain bikes were stolen in the Highlands.
● Highlands restaurant boss launches layby takeaway service to help HGV drivers get hot food delivered The layby takeaway service has been launched to help ensure drivers have access to a hot meal while on the road.
● Cinemas to be used for restart of north jury trials Jurors will be heading to the cinema, rather than the courtroom, to allow the resumption of trials in Aberdeen and Inverness next month.
● The Victorian sci-fi pioneer who imagined our world then vanished in time He was the Victorian-age Scottish science fiction writer who dreamed the modern world in which we live – but fell through the cracks of time into...
● Man to appear in court in connection with disturbance at Aberdeen house A 29-year-old man has been charged in connection with a disturbance at a house in Aberdeen.
● Aberdeen airport owner to launch first medical delivery drone in UK The firm behind Aberdeen International Airport has announced it will launch the UK’s first medical delivery drone network.
● Josh Meekings: Caley Thistle Scottish Cup winner making up for lost time after comeback with Wealdstone Josh Meekings is eager to make up for last time after 10 months out of the game.
● Hydrogen bus to feature in north-east museum display A north-east museum has taken a “major step forward” after being gifted a new exhibit from Aberdeenshire Council.
● Suburban memories of life in the Granite City The communities and neighbourhoods of Aberdeen have many stories to tell, built up over the years.
● Weatherford to close Aberdeen manufacturing facilities US oilfield equipment and services firm Weatherford this morning confirmed plans to shut down its Aberdeen-based manufacturing facilities.
● Flurry of snow in Inverness as Met Office issues blizzard warning Residents in Inverness woke up to a flurry of snow today as the Met Office has enhanced a yellow weather alert for heavy snow and high winds to include much of...
● Ross County manager John Hughes backs under-fire Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes Ross County manager John Hughes has thrown his backing behind Aberdeen counterpart Derek McInnes following growing pressure from the Dons support.
● Free school meal uptake in Aberdeen nearly 20% lower than Scottish average New survey results show that free school meal applications in Aberdeen secondary schools are nearly 20% lower than the rest of Scotland.
● Sutherland wind farm plan wins support of community council Plans for a 12-turbine wind farm in the north Highlands have been welcomed by the local community council, which sees it as a way of funding vital infrastructure...
● Garthdee moves: North-east church to be demolished and site sold off for redevelopment Plans have been put forward to demolish an Aberdeen church and sell off the site for redevelopment.
● Former Don McDougall believes Aberdeen should cash in on Cosgrove Former Aberdeen striker Frank McDougall believes Aberdeen should cash in on Sam Cosgrove if Stoke City make a bid for the striker before the window closes.
● Moray clothes shop that helped make scrubs for NHS workers taking stock of extended lockdown The owner of a women’s clothes shop in Moray is using the second lockdown to consider new avenues to sustain the business.
● Report claims Aberdeen economy to grow in 2021 A new report from PwC says the Aberdeen economy is poised for 4.1% growth in 2021.
● LIVE UPDATES: The latest news from across the north and the north-east on January 20 Here are the latest live news updates from the north and the north-east, as well as the major national and international stories breaking...
● TOM PETERKIN: The hell of home learning is not just about irritable parents, there are the children to consider In happier times lovers of Robert Burns would now be looking forward to the annual celebration of the great man’s...
● Brexit: Scottish seafood firms offered £100k compensation for border delays Scottish seafood firms will be able to claim up to £100,000 in compensation for sales lost due to the Brexit border chaos, the Treasury has confirmed.
● Highland League: New Deveronvale manager Craig Stewart aiming for league and cup progress New Deveronvale manager Craig Stewart is targeting cup success and pushing towards the top six in the Highland League.
● Speyside whisky workers self-isolating after testing positive for coronavirus Five whisky workers on Speyside are self-isolating after testing positive for coronavirus.