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Trump ‘excommunicated’ by Edinburgh ‘nuns’

THE new Presidents of the United States was “excommunicated” in a ceremony in Edinburgh just as he was being sworn in to office in Washington

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Hibs’ Scottish Youth Cup tie postponed due to illness

Hibs’ fifth-round Scottish Youth Cup tie with Celtic has been postponed, the club have announced.

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Police are appealing for information.

Police appeal after building site break-ins

Police in Midlothian are appealing for witnesses following a series of break-ins and thefts from a building site in Rosewell.

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The mask of Alexander Peden which had been passed down through his family for more than 200 years. PIC NMS.

The terrifying disguise of a fugitive church minister

It was the grim mask used to conceal the identity of a 17th Century Ayrshire minister who went on the run and slept in a cave during one of Scotland’s darkest spells.

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Drive in movies return to Edinburgh for Valentines Day weekend

Film lovers will be given the chance to enjoy drive in movies over the Valentines Day weekend with Itison hosting a number of films at Edinburgh Airport.

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Burns Night cocktails: A Carounn Gin Rabbits Foot

Winter cocktails

BEAT the January blues with Malmaison’s new range of low in alcohol but high in flavour cocktails.

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Handmade Burger Co. is on a mission to turn a famously miserable month into a 'big fat smile on your face' happy one

Deals to make you happy at Handmade Burger Co

THERE are those who set out to do a good deed every day and throughout January the folk at the Handmade Burger Co in Ocean Terminal are joining them, surprising diners with random acts of happiness, random facts of happiness and best of all, random deals guaranteed to make you happy in the famously miserable first month of the year.

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Ewan McGregor in Trainspotting

Liam Rudden: Trainspotting a lost generation

DATES get muddled. Years merge. But somewhere, back in my youth, the Leith of Trainspotting was a very real place.

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Bernd Igwerks found the bottle on Norderney island, Germany. Picture: Contributed

Hunt for Scots author of message in a bottle sent 46 years ago

A US writer who acts a “go-between” to reunite people who find messages in a bottle with whoever finds them in the sea has asked for help to solve a mystery which stretches back decades to Edinburgh.

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Reports of noisy sex parties have angered residents across Edinburgh.

Noisy sex parties disturbing residents in Edinburgh

An MSP has raised concern over ‘very audible sex parties’ occurring in Edinburgh due to the number of short term holiday lets in the city.

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The man was arrested in connection with 43 crimes. Stock image

Man arrested in Capital in connection with 43 crimes

Police in Edinburgh have arrested a man in connection with 43 crimes committed across the city.

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Battle of Culloden by David Morier, an Anglo-Swiss painter supported by the Duke of Cumberland.  PIC Wikicommons

Jacobites and the slave trade: new study underway

A major new research project to examine links between the failed ‘45 Jacobite uprising and the slave trade is underway.

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William Nel has been ruled out of the Six Nations. 
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WP Nel ruled out of Six Nations through injury

Scotland have suffered a blow ahead of their opening Six Nations match as WP Nel has been ruled out through injury.

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Video: Anti-Trump banners hung in protest in Edinburgh

Anti-Trump campaigners have hung banners over North Bridge in Edinburgh in defiance against the President-elect to mark inauguration day.

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Police Forensic officers at Ratho Station after a shooting incident.  Picture Ian Rutherford

Man charged with attempted murder after shooting at Ratho Station

Police have arrested a man following a firearm discharge an address in Glasgow Road in Ratho Station on September 20 2016.

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The Edinburgh Corporation bus hangs precariously over the edge of the bridge. Picture: TSPL

On this day 1967: The Dean Bridge bus crash

IT sounds like a scene from a Hollywood disaster movie; a municipal bus packed with terrified passengers, suspended precariously over the edge of a deep ravine.

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Edinburgh ‘tourist tax’ lined up for next year

A TOURIST tax in the Capital could be in place in just over a year, the council leader has said.

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Former First Minister Alex Salmond said that Donald Trump has a character problem. Picture: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Alex Salmond: Donald Trump has ‘character problem’

People will be “very nervous” about what Donald Trump’s presidency will mean but the responsibilities of the office could change his approach, Alex Salmond has said.

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Filmmaker Walid Salhab welcomes Edinburghs cultural diversity

Walid puts focus on praising adopted city

Edinburgh-based award-winning filmmaker Walid Salhab is taking part in a campiagn highlighting the contribution of international students and Scotland’s cultural diversity.

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Theresa May made it clear that she would be no pushover in Brexit negotiations. Picture: AP

Brian Monteith: May threw down the gauntlet in her speech

This week Theresa May delivered the speech of her life. She might never equal it again. It will not be remembered for the passion of delivery, or any soaring lyrical phrases. It was not John F Kennedy or Winston Churchill, but it was that rare thing in politics – a speech that actually means something and changes the course of history.

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