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Mystery of sheep found 150 miles away from home

A pair of sheep have been found wandering 150 miles from their home in Scotland, STV reported.

Annabelle and Charlie were found wandering around an industrial site. Credit: SPCA

The ewe and her lamb were discovered at Aberdeen Science and Energy Park on Monday - but their home is a farm around 150 miles away on the other side of the country, on Raasay near the Isle of Skye.

Scottish SPCA animal rescue officer, Lynne Craib, said: “They were oddly found wandering around an industrial area with no sheep fields close by."

Annabelle and Charlie are now in the care of the Scottish SCPA’s Aberdeenshire Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Drumoak.

Girl, two, killed after being hit by a 4x4 vehicle

A two-year-old girl has died after being hit by a 4x4 vehicle.

She was knocked down on a road in Portlethen, Aberdeenshire, just after 4pm.

She was taken by ambulance to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary but Grampian Police said she was fatally injured in the collision.

Her parents have been told.

Officers say it is too early to speculate on the cause of the collision.

The driver of the 4X4 was not injured in the incident.

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RAF helicopter heads to scene of chairlift derailment

A spokesman for the Lecht Ski Centre centre has told STV News that six people had been injured in a chairlift derailment in Aberdeenshire and 36 people, who had been trapped, had been rescued by fire crews.

The Scottish Ambulance Service said it was dealing with "possible leg and spine injuries".

An RAF helicopter is en route to the scene from Prestwick to assist other people from the mountain

Dave Webster from RAF Mountain Rescue said more than ten people had required assistance off the mountain after the chairlift came off of its pulley system.

Report: US knew of imminent N. Korea weapon test

North Korea advised the US State Department of its intention to test a nuclear device prior to today's underground explosion, but did not say when it would conduct the test, department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told Reuters.

Nuland said the notice came through "usual channels" but declined to say when Washington received the notification.

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Police evacuating injured and rescuing the stranded

A small number of people are believed to be injured and more are stranded on chairlifts after the incident, which happened around 3.25pm.

There are no details on the extent of injuries as yet, but the focus is currently on evacuating those injured and rescuing those who remain on the chairlift.

– Grampian Police spokesman

Skiers injured in Aberdeenshire chairlift derailment

A number of skiers are believed to have been injured following the suspected derailment of a chairlift at the Lecht Ski Centre, near Tomintoul.

Further people are believed to be stranded on chairlfts after the incident, which took place at 3.25pm.

Grampian Police Mountain Rescue Team are en route to the centre to help in the rescue of those stranded. Units from Grampian Fire and Rescue Service and the Scottish Ambulance Service have also been called to the scene.

Aberdeenshire above Australia in Olympic medal table

Gold medal winner Katherine Grainger grew up in Netherley, Aberdeenshire. Credit: PA

If Aberdeenshire was a country, it would be above Australia in the Olympic medal table as things stand.

The Scottish county can currently claim two Gold medals and a Silver thanks to success for Timothy Baillie in the canoe C-2 slalom, Katherine Grainger in the double sculls rowing and David Florence, also in the canoe slalom.

The tally would beat Australia, currently in 19th place with only one Gold among its 20 medals.

Body found in sea identified

The body that was swept out to sea in Aberdeenshire in Scotland has now been formally identified as that of Reece Sweeney, Grampian Police confirmed. The 16-year-old was from the area.

Grampian Police would take this opportunity to thank the local public and the various maritime partner agencies involved in the search for Reece, for their invaluable assistance during this tragic incident.

– Grampian Police statement
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