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PM warned UK break up ‘inevitable’ if vote denied

Theresa May has been warned that denying Scots a vote between Brexit and independence will make the break-up of the UK “inevitable”, despite her claims that leaving the European Union will make Britain “more united”.

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Nell Murray has been found safe and well. Picture; contributed

Missing teen Nell Murrya found ‘safe and well’

Police in Edinburgh can confirm that Nell Murray has been traced safe and well.

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Concerns have been raised for James Reid. Picture; contributed

Concern for missing man who failed to catch flight from Edinburgh

Police are searching for a missing Northern Irish man who did not catch his flight from Edinburgh back to Belfast.

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Roadworks have been blamed for increasing traffic congestion in Edinburgh

Comment: Have roadworks firms got no shame?

There is a meme doing the rounds on social media which made me smile this week.

Opinion
Maureen White has been left disgusted by the leak. Pic: Lisa Ferguson

Neighbours left disgusted by garden sewage leak

NEIGHBOURS have described a giant puddle of raw sewage in their garden as a “living nightmare”.

Edinburgh
Hibs head coach Neil Lennon reacts after Kudus Oyenugas late challenge on defender Jordon Forster, on ground far right

Raging Hibs boss accuses Morton player of “act of cowardice”

Neil Lennon today accused Morton player Kudus Oyenuga of “an act of cowardice” in trying to break Hibs defender Jordon Forster’s leg before conning the referee into sending off captain Darren McGregor.

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The laser-based technology will record a 3D image of exhaust plumes. Picture: EPA/Oliver Weiken

Lasers to track vehicles’ emissions in pollution test

Drivers of polluting vehicles will have their emissions tracked next week in the first use of laser-based roadside technology in Scotland, The Scotsman has learned.

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Craig Wilson of Big Hearts and Tynecastle stars Esmael Goncalves and Malaury Martin were joined by the SPFL trusts Nicky Reid and Jojo (3) and Skye (7). Pic: Craig Watson

Big Hearts Community Trust is honoured by SPFL

Tynecastle was the first stop on the SPFL’s Trusted Trophy Tour yesterday, recognition of the sterling work being done by the Big Hearts Community Trust.

Hearts
Bart Sengers' Pride face a big weekend

Plenty to play for on busy weekend for basketball

Caledonia Pride face the two most important games of their season so far at Oriam, the new National Performance Centre at Riccarton this weekend when they play Oaklands Wolves on Saturday (2pm) and Barking Abbey Crusaders on Sunday (12.00).

Basketball
Chris Dean says coach Duncan Hodge has helped him refocus

Edinburgh’s Chris Dean wil keep emotions in check against French

It is unquestionably Edinburgh’s biggest game of the season but centre Chris Dean will be looking to play down tomorrow’s European Challenge Cup quarter-final against La Rochelle after admitting he got too hyped up at Scarlets last weekend.

Edinburgh Rugby
Esmael Goncalves is confident the Jam Tarts can be title party poopers

Esmael Goncalves: Hearts desperate to spoil Celtic party

Esmael Goncalves has already halted one Celtic silverware quest and fully intends a repeat this weekend.

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Top team: Craig Morgan and Lochend coach Eric Brown

Lochend help youth champion Craig Morgan go the extra mile

Scottish 60kg youth champion Craig Morgan says the reputation of Lochend Boxing Club makes the 50-mile round trip he undertakes every day all the more worthwhile.

Boxing
Taylor Hendry was at Hibs as a youngster

Former Hibee hit five for Junior club but still didn’t win match

Edinburgh United striker Taylor Hendry smashed in five goals last weekend for the Paties Road club, but incredibly he didn’t end up on the winning side.

Lower Leagues
Club captain Perry Kitchen has struggled for game time under Ian Cathro

Hearts boss Cathro tells fringe players they’ll get chance

Hearts head coach Ian Cathro today told out-of-favour players they will get the chance to impress before the season ends. He pledged to give opportunities to those on the fringes of the team and stressed that they all remain part of his plans.

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John Peebles gave job reassurance to staff. Picture: Colin Hattersley

City residents confident in job prospects despite Brexit fears

Below the cloak of uncertainty covering the future landscape of the country in the wake of Britain’s commitment to leave the European Union, the Capital’s non-UK citizens remain confident in what the city has to offer.

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The rise was branded completely unacceptable. Picture: Joey Kelly

Firms accused of leaving record number of botched road repairs

A specialist firm tasked with transforming the Capital into a ‘Gigabit City’ has been accused of leaving a trail of destruction by botching hundreds of road repairs.

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Edinburgh City Chambers in the High Street. Voters go to the polls to elect a new council on May 4. Picture: Greg Macvean/TSPL

All to play for in unpredictable Edinburgh council election

Ruth Davidson winning Edinburgh Central was one of the bigger surprises of last year’s Holyrood elections.

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Morton's Kudus Oyenuga, far right, is sent off. Hibs defender Darren McGregor followed him

Hibs 0, Morton 0: Two off and both managers dismissed in late mayhem

Hibs defender Darren McGregor and Morton striker Kudus Oyenuga were sent off along with managers Neil Lennon and Jim Duffy as this top-of-the table clash ended in mayhem.

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Robert Hunter with the letter from police laying out charges to collect his wifes stolen 14-year-old Corsa. Picture: Andrew O'Brien

Driver hit with police bill for more than value of stolen car

A DRIVER has been hit with a police bill for as much as his stolen car is worth – after it was found by officers.

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Edinburgh Trams recorded their busiest day Picture; Lesley Martin

Edinburgh trams records ‘busiest day’ since service launched

Rugby fans flocking to Scotland’s clash with Wales at Murrayfield last month helped give the Capital’s trams their busiest single day since they started nearly three years ago.

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