Triplets join thousands of new P1s in Edinburgh

Triplets Zoe, Justin and Anna Liu beam on their very first day of school.

Andrew O'Hagan was delivering a keynote lecture at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Andrew O'Hagan: Britain 'smashed' by Brexit and Scotland under threat

The prospect of Brexit has “smashed” Britain and left Scotland under threat from a “belated Little England,” one of the nation’s leading writers has declared.
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Police found she was nine times over the limit

Hospital worker was nine times over drink drive limit

A HOSPITAL worker was caught nine times over the drink drive limit after claiming she had only drunk three pints of lager.

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The Ballachulish Figure was found in 1880 and is held by the National Museums of Scotland. PIC: National Museums of Scotland.

Who was the 2,500-year-old Ballachulish Goddess?

She was found face down in deep peat in the Highlands and dates to more than 2,500 years ago.

Dougie Samuel's Spartans side lost on penalties on Tuesday night

Spartans set for Irn-Bru Cup reprieve after opponents field ineligible player

Spartans are set to be handed an Irn-Bru Cup reprieve after Albion Rovers fielded an ineligible player during the Capital club’s 5-4 penalty shoot-out defeat at Cliftonhill on Tuesday night.

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Catriona Matthew will play in her ninth Solheim Cup

Catriona Matthew handed late call-up to Solheim Cup team

Lothians golfer Catriona Matthew has replaced the injured Suzann Pettersen in the European team for this weekend’s Solheim Cup.

Performers -  George Russo, Perry Benson and Maya Gerber  as Bert, Alf, and Florrie

Review: Performers

IN the late Sixties, filmmaker Donald Cammell received the go ahead from Warner Bros to make Performance, starring Edward Fox and Mick Jagger.

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Assembly Rooms, George Street


Caledonia Pride sign former Titans guard Rosanna Reynolds

The Edinburgh-based women’s basketball team Caledonia Pride have made their fourth signing in just more than a week following the arrival of American guard Rosanna Reynolds.

Darren Hush clinched the title with a 21-6 win over Robert Donaldson

Carrick Knowe win Edinburgh & Leith Top Five for eighth time

Carrick Knowe have confirmed their reputation as the kingpins of the Edinburgh & Leith Top Five Singles Championship having etched their name on the Ian McFarlane Trophy for a record extending eighth time.

The Walnut Whip was created in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh-created Walnut Whip goes nut free

It was launched more than a century ago by an historic Scottish confectionary firm and is now an iconic nutty treat, loved by sweet-toothed Brits.

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Virgin Azuma 800101 arrives in Dunbar today on the first of a series of test runs north of the Border. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Virgin Trains Azuma crosses Border for first time

A brand new Virgin Azuma which will replace 40-year-old trains on the east coast main line made its debut visit to Scotland today.

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John Spalding: Edinburgh kids shock family with act of kindness

John Spalding: Edinburgh kids shock family with act of kindness

One local has taken to the Edinburgh Evening News to share his thanks to some of the local kids who, with one act of kindness, restored his faith in the youth of today.

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One reader has written that the taxi trade is excluding potential drivers and should be more open to compete.

Letters: It’s hypocrisy for taxi trade to criticise private hire drivers

Doesn’t it beggar belief the taxi trade bemoaning the increase in private hire drivers (News, August 14) at what is arguably its busiest period of the year, when the city’s population is almost doubled with visitors?

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Phase three of the 20mph roll out

John McLellan: What’s really behind the 20mph roll out?

As phase three of the 20mph city-wide speed limit rolls out this week, the SNP-Labour administration continues to rely on the argument that lives will be saved as a result, and in theory it’s correct that someone knocked over at 20mph is less likely to die than someone hit at 30mph.

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Greg Hemphill (Victor McDaid) and Ford Kiernan (Jack Jarvis) return for the eighth series of Still Game later this year - but which character will be killed off? Picture: Victoria Dalton/BBC

Still Game character ‘to be killed off’ in new series

The BBC has dropped a bombshell by revealing that one Craiglang resident won’t make it to the end of the new series of Still Game.

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Reddit users have spoken out about what irks them during the Festivals.

Reddit users sum up life for Edinburgh residents during the Festival

It is one of the most difficult times for locals in Edinburgh, and while the Festival is popular with some, it can present a host of issues.

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The elusive white stag, which has fuelled legends and myths in Scotland for centuries, was spotted on the west coast in 2012. PIC: Hemedia.

The legend of the white stag of Edinburgh

A King’s encounter with a mystical white stag in an Edinburgh forest 900 years ago has left a rich legend and legacy that still endures today.

ScotRail off-peak fares will increase less than other train operators'. Picture: John Devlin

Rail fares to increase by 3.6 per cent from January

Commuters face a 3.6 per cent hike in rail fares from January, but ScotRail passengers travelling outside rush hours will see a smaller rise.

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The snake was found in a pineapple from a local store.

Edinburgh shopper finds snake on pineapple

The Scottish SPCA was called out to Tryst Park on August 15 after a snake was found on a pineapple.

Edinburgh International Conference Centre. Picture: Contributed

EICC claims Scottish first with carbon-neutral event

Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) has claimed a first in Scotland after striking a deal to offset all the carbon generated during one of its events this week.

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