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Donald Trump compulsory purchase bids 'not an option'

Monday, 31 January, 2011 - 18:51
Donald Trump

Families worried they could lose their homes to the Donald Trump golf development have expressed "relief" at claims they will not be forced out.

US tycoon Mr Trump hopes to build the "world's greatest golf resort" at Menie, north of Aberdeen.

The Trump Organisation said in a statement it had "no interest" in compulsory purchase orders.

Local objector David Milne said: "...

Trump International - Scotland statement (comment CPO's and TUT campaign):

Monday, 31 January, 2011 - 18:31

Trump International - Scotland statement (comment on TUT latest campaign, CPO and A90 dualling):
This is utterly ridiculous and amounts to nothing more than an infantile publicity stunt perpetrated by a misinformed group with nothing better to do.

We have consistently said that we have no interest in compulsory purchase and have never applied for it. It remains part of the Scottish planning process but we have not, and will not, request that Aberdeenshire Council use their CPO powers to purchase houses. The only reason CPO was...

Queen legend Brian May backs Donald Trump protest

Sunday, 30 January, 2011 - 15:05
Brian May

Rock hero Brian May has pledged his support for a group of anti-Donald Trump campaigners who want to use Queen's greatest hit, Bohemian Rhapsody, in a protest video.
The campaigners wrote to the musician, who now devotes much of his time to environmental and animal welfare issues, for permission to use the song, with suitably amended lyrics, in a video portraying the American tycoon who is...

Tuesday, 25 January, 2011 - 22:39
Trump Investments

'Abso­lutely cru­cial human rights are being ignored'

‘Voice’ reader Jim Tal­bot responds to an art­icle pub­lished in last week’s issue and offers an altern­at­ive view on the value of Don­ald Trump’s invest­ment in the North East.

There is much to admire in Stephen Bremner’s art­icle, most not­ably, his clear loy­alty and com­mit­ment to his nat­ive...

Tuesday, 25 January, 2011 - 22:36

Donald Trump, the real estate developer turned TV personality, is betting his name will boost the value of his golf courses even as the premium for the brand declines on condo properties and ratings slide on his show, “The Apprentice.”

Trump has acquired nine golf properties in the U.S., including four since 2008, after mostly steering clear of using his own money to buy real estate since 2005. In July, he started building a 750 million-pound ($1.15 billion) luxury golf course and resort in Scotland. Trump says that putting his name...

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