Fears raised over the use of foreign workers from lightly regulated regimes by North Sea operators.
Road will offer alternative for motorists in Aberdeenshire following flooding by Storm Frank.
Further drop in value follows news that hundreds more jobs in the industry could be axed.
Flooding on the B999 has been caused by large volumes of water draining from nearby fields.
Vehicle believed to have been unlocked when the items were taken in Stonehaven.
Chapel Street was closed by police at around 7pm on Thursday after the hole was spotted.
A British Airways flight travelling to London was held for two hours after the bizarre incident.
Stuart Sim is one of the thousands who have lost their jobs in the increasingly volatile industry.
Police urge motorists to take care after officers receive reports of incidents on the roads.
Emergency services attended the Bridge of Don on Wednesday but the Ian Walker was already dead.
Luke Robertson, 30, inspired to take on the gruelling 730-mile challenge after cancer scare.
Dundee councillor replaces party colleague Richard Baker as representative for north-east Scotland.
Conservative politician gained nickname for his tenacious support of the North Sea fishing industry.
The B974 is closed due to heavy snow and drivers have been warned about black ice around Caithness.
The incident happened at 7.20am on Wednesday on the A98 between Macduff and New Pitsligo.
Moray would be the first of 32 local authorities to break the council tax freeze introduced in 2007.
John Ian Widdowson is second victim of collision on the B9089 between Roseisle and Kinloss.
Willie Young mistakenly sent information to a protester against the Marischal Square scheme.
The beach was cordoned off after the bomb was found near the fourth Churchill Barrier on Monday.
Craig Mann took photographs of the Cromarty Firth rigs and added characters using Photoshop.