Here are the stories making the headlines locally and across the country this morning.

Source oil and gas locally, urges Equinor energy boss

Countries should secure supplies of oil and gas by sourcing locally, the boss of energy giant Equinor has said.

Anders Operdal told the BBC energy security should be top of the agenda after Russia's invasion of Ukraine saw supplies disrupted and prices hiked.

Equinor is the biggest investor in the Rosebank oil field in the North Sea - the largest new UK oil and gas field development in decades.

But critics say new oil fields will not make UK energy supplies more secure.

They argue a faster transition away from fossil fuels is a better strategy to ensure more stable energy prices.

World's largest offshore wind developer Orsted cuts back production targets as costs mount

The world's largest offshore wind developer has scaled back development targets and announced hundreds of job cuts as the renewable industry struggles under the pressure of rising costs.

Orsted, the company developing the Norfolk coast windfarm, Hornsea 3, also suspended shareholder payments in an effort to strengthen its balance sheet.

In common with the industry more broadly, Orsted has been hit by high inflation, raised interest rates, project delays and supply chain difficulties in recent years.

Up to 800 jobs are to go as the company - which owns a big chunk of the UK offshore wind energy capacity - pulls out of the Spanish, Portuguese and Norwegian wind markets.

Parcel courier Yodel prepares to call in administrators

The struggling parcel courier Yodel is preparing to call in administrators as hopes of a rescue deal fade, threatening disruption to online shopping.

Insolvency experts at Teneo have been lined up after efforts to find a buyer for a company which provides delivery services for some of the high street’s biggest names began to flounder.

Yodel’s customers include John Lewis, Argos, Zara and AO World, according to its website.

No decision to appoint administrators has been made and Yodel said on Wednesday it was “business as usual”.

‘There is a future here’: Cup owner opening new Union Street coffee takeaway ‘with exotic Spanish spin’

A vacant Union Street unit will be brought back to life as a new “high-end” coffee takeaway – with an exotic Spanish touch.

Angela Bradbrook, owner of Aberdeen’s Cup cafe on Little Belmont Street, is opening a new venue at the top of the Granite Mile.

Cup has been a staple in the city centre since 2013, and is known for its unique take on traditional drinks with a wide range of tea lattes in vivid pinks, yellows and blues.

And now, Angela has decided to expand her booming business while helping to improve the fortunes of the struggling city centre.

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