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Jake Wightman second best in Lille

Jake Wightman said today that missing out on victory at the European Team Championships could be the spur he needs to come up trumps at this weekend’s world championship trials.

Athletics
Sean Weeraratna took three wickets

Sean Weeraratna helps Heriot’s into Scottish Cup last four

Sean Weeraratna took three wickets and Hayes van der Berg scored 71 as Heriot’s progressed to the Citylets Scottish Cup semi-finals yesterday.

Cricket
Greg Lobban

Greg Lobban just misses out on Newz Zealand hat-trick

Squash player Greg Lobban is making the long journey back to his training base at Heriot-Watt University’s Oriam performance centre after narrowly missing out on a New Zealand hat-trick and his fourth PSA title in a row in yesterday’s XL Open final in Auckland.

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Bradley Forbes-Cryans

Florence and Forbes-Cryans out of luck in Germany

Capital canoeists David Florence and Bradley Forbes-Cryans began the year in sparkling form at the Australian Open, but the European season has been less kind to them so far and neither managed to do themselves justice in round two of the slalom World Cup in Augsburg, Germany.

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The Edinburgh International Festival will take over St Andrew Square for its two-day opening event Bloom.

Edinburgh Festival curtainraiser set to light up St Andrew Square

More than 40,000 people are set to flood into one of Edinburgh’s most historic public squares for a spectacular sound and light show to herald the 70th anniversary of its summer festivals.

Entertainment
Hearts are interested in bringing Allan McGregor to Tynecastle

Hearts keen on Scotland goalkeeper Allan McGregor

Hearts are interested in signing the Scotland international goalkeeper Allan McGregor as their new No.1.

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Pride flag. Picture: TSPL

School ‘banned Pride badge for promoting homosexuality’

A West Lothian teenager has claimed he was banned from wearing a Pride badge at school because it “promotes homosexuality”.

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Hearts auctioned off items to raise funds for new Main Stand. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Hearts raise more than £60,000 from nostalgic Main Stand auction

Never underestimate the value of nostalgia. When someone is willing to pay £4,100 for a plastic owl barely high enough to reach John Robertson’s kneecap, something special has occurred.

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Tenerife were beaten 3-2 on aggregate

Play-off agony for former Hearts winger Suso

Former Hearts winger Suso’s dreams of reaching Spain’s top flight were dashed as Tenerife lost their La Liga promotion play-off final to Getafe.

Hearts
St Johns Hospital. Picture: Lisa Ferguson.

Thousands sign petition to ‘save’ St John’s children’s ward

MORE than 5000 people have signed a petition in just 48 hours after it emerged that a children’s ward will have to close to inpatients for the third time in six years.

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A spokesperson for Nicola Sturgeon branded the reports 'purely speculative'. Picture: Getty Images

Reports that indyref2 on hold ‘purely speculative’, says SNP

Reports that Nicola Sturgeon is to put plans for a second independence referendum on hold to instead focus on delivering a soft Brexit are entirely speculative, a spokesman has insisted.

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Kayla Doohan was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was just 20.

Brave Livingston mum ‘one of youngest Scots to get breast cancer’

A BRAVE mum who was one of the youngest Scots to get breast cancer launched Race for Life in Edinburgh today by sounding an airhorn to start the 5K event on its way.

Health
NHS Lothian paid £2,000 for locum doctor to work 8 hour shift

NHS Lothian paid £2,000 for locum doctor to work 8 hour shift

NHS Lothian paid out more than £2,000 for a specialist doctor to work an eight-hour shift.

Health 1
A volunteer at the 2014 Commonwealth Games gives advice at Glasgow Central Station. Picture: SNS

Festivals turn to deprived areas for volunteers

Volunteers are being recruited from some of Edinburgh’s most deprived areas to help form a new army of volunteers to welcome people to the city’s festivals during their 70th anniversary year.

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First Lady Melania Trump, President Donald Trump, Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, Louise Linton, Vice President Mike Pence, and Second Lady Karen Pence.  (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for LS)

Donald Trump among guests at Louise Linton’s wedding

Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump were among the guests as treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin married Edinburgh actress Louise Linton.

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Former SNP leader Gordon Wilson, seen here in June 2016, has died after a short illness. Picture: Scott Louden

Gordon Wilson, former SNP leader, dies at 79

Gordon Wilson, the former leader of the SNP, has died at the age of 79, the party has confirmed.

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Josh Strauss charges forward for Scotland as Hamish Watson looks on

Scotland coach admits attack didn’t get going in Fiji defeat

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has defended the two players who filled in at stand-off against Fiji after regular starter Finn Russell was called up for the British and Irish Lions.

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John McGinn is a key member of the Hibs squad

Hibs knock back £1 million bid for John McGinn – report

Hibs have rejected a bid of around £1 million from Ipswich Town for midfielder John McGinn, according to reports today.

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A previous anti racism march in Edinburgh. Picture: TSPL

Anti fascists to protest Scottish Defence League march today

A far-right organisation will hold an ‘anti-terrorism’ march on Edinburgh today.

Edinburgh
Neighbours have rallied around Susan Boyle after the singing star was subjected to vile abuse by a group of youths. File picture: John Devlin

Police called after gang of youths ‘abuse Susan Boyle’

Neighbours have rallied around Susan Boyle after the singer was subjected to a catalogue of abuse by a gang of youths near her West Lothian home.

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