It has been revealed that Aberdeen City Council gave thousands of pounds to a designer lingerie tycoon to give a talk at the Town House for International Women’s Day.

Michelle Mone, founder of Ultimo, was given £8,000 for her appearance in 2013 which lasted just three-and-a-half hours.

Reported by the Press and Journal. You can read the full story here. 

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