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Consultation on sale of Police Station has no 'keep it open' option

The Daily Express report that the consultation results regarding the closure of 53 “empty or soon to be empty” stations were unveiled at a Scottish Police Authority (SPA) board meeting, with bosses agreeing to go ahead with the disposal of 49 properties. 

Liam warns Angus road could put lives of motorcyclists at risk

TheCourier.co.uk has picked up on my call to the Transport Secretary for urgent work to be undertaken on the A90 due to the large, deep potholes. The area that is particularly bad is the three-mile section between the A935 and B966 turnoffs, which is troublesome for motorcyclists.

City Region Deal delays

The Press and Journal report on the comments of Sir Ian Wood, a former oil industry boss who has spoken out at the delay in delivering the City Region Deal.

Police Scotland fleet repair as a result of vandalism

The Press and Journal report on new figures that reveal Police Scotland’s north-east division had to pay £150,000 to fix its fleet during the 2017-18 financial year. However, just under £20,000 of the issues were caused by the officers themselves.

Delay to Stonehaven's flood scheme

The Press and Journal report that work was due to begin this summer on Stonehaven’s flood defence scheme, but because of the number of companies bidding on the £16 million contract a short list had to be compiled – meaning the start date has now been delayed.

Constable count drops to 9 year low

TheCourier.co.uk report that the constable count has dropped below the Scottish Government minimum, a policy which was dumped by the SNP in 2016.