The pigeon peril strikes again

The reaction to our story today about a pigeon infestation forcing the closure of a ward at the Royal Infirmary is likely to be one of bewilderment.

The picture of the two boys wearing astronaut suits and playing with their space hoppers proved popular

Kevin Buckle: Flippin’ good bounce down memory lane

Often when I post a picture on Twitter I know it’s going to be popular either because it’s one I know few people will have seen before or it is just very funny. I’m not always right and some certainties somehow miss the mark while others I consider to be no more than of casual interest fly around the world twice in 24 hours.

A tram at York Place. Picture: Greg Macvean

Tram firm TIE wanted to rip up contract, inquiry hears

TRAM firm TIE wanted to press ahead with tearing up the construction contract long after the council had ruled it out as an option, it has been claimed.

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Edinburgh taxi drivers call for Uber probe after London ban

Edinburgh taxi drivers call for Uber probe after London ban

CAPITAL taxi drivers have called for a review into the operating licence of private hire firm Uber in Edinburgh after transport bosses in London announced the firm will not have its permission to work in the city renewed.

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The Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. Picture: Greg Macvean

ERI ward closed after dead pigeons found in the walls

PATIENTS have been evacuated from a ward at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary - after dead pigeons were found behind the walls.

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Craig Levein has been pleased with Kyle Lafferty's efforts

Hearts fans to see real Kyle Lafferty soon – Craig Levein

Craig Levein has backed Hearts’ marquee summer signing Kyle Lafferty to ignite over the coming weeks.

Lewis Stevenson has had to win back his place, but says that is all down to strength in depth

Lewis Stevenson delighted to finally know his place at Hibs

After years of plugging gaps in the Hibs team, Lewis Stevenson believes he’s benefited from finally establishing himself as a left-back in recent seasons.

Hearts captain Christophe Berra

Hearts’ Christophe Berra has learned from no-nonsense coaches

Christophe Berra believes he has flourished by spending the bulk of his career playing under highly-regarded former international centre-backs like Mick McCarthy and Craig Levein who appreciate the fundamental principles of defending.

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Rachael Small in action for Hibs

Hibs Ladies look to overtake champions Glasgow City

Hibs Ladies midfielder Rachael Small believes the club’s next two games could go a long way to determining this season’s SWPL 1 champions.

Lower Leagues
Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill Richard has reacted to the loss last week

Coach Cockerill wields the axe as Edinburgh face champions

Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill has wielded the axe following last Friday’s dismal home PRO14 defeat by Benetton and made seven changes for tonight’s daunting trip to face champions Scarlets in Llanelli.

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Jimmy O'Rourke, Arthur Duncan and Alan Gordon in 1972

Hibee History: Lisbon lick wounds after 6-1 thrashing

HIBS’ thrashing of Sporting – the heaviest defeat ever suffered by the Lisbon club in European tournaments at the time – was a result that resounded throughout Europe.

Jimmy Wardhaugh, Willie Bauld and Alfie Conn

Maroon Memories: Terrible trio smash Hibs

It was a game of which they and Edinburgh can be proud. It was fast; it was entertaining. Some of the moves by both sides were really worthy of the interest evinced in them.

Erik Riss, Danny King, Rory Schlein and Sam Masters race in the heat 15 decider at Armadale last night. Picture: Ron MacNeill

Monarchs 48, Ipswich 41: Monarchs’ title dream is ended in final race

Edinburgh Monarchs bowed out of the speedway play-offs in dramatic fashion at Armadale tonight. T

Ofir Marciano has described himself as close to my 

Hibs’ Ofir Marciano to miss Celtic clash due to Yom Kippur

Hibs will be without Ofir Marciano for next Saturday’s trip to Celtic Park as the Israeli goalkeeper observes Yom Kippur.

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Jamie Dishington rises above Vale's defence to score the opener. Picture: Alistair Linford

Spartans 3, Vale of Leithen 0: Dishington double is crucial

A Jamie Dishington brace and a late Craig Stevenson strike was enough to see off Vale of Leithen and send Spartans into the second round of the William Hill Scottish Cup tonight.

Maggie’s ‘Culture Crawl’ sees hundreds take to streets

Maggie’s ‘Culture Crawl’ sees hundreds take to streets

Hundreds of people took to the streets of the Capital in support of cancer charity Maggie’s.

Lothian Buses doors open day

10 things you shouldn’t miss at Edinburgh Doors Open Day 2017

Dozens of Edinburgh venues are opening up this weekend for the annual Doors Open Day events.

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Libbi Toledo was last seen in the Smeaton area of Kirkcaldy on 11 September.

‘World falls apart’ for father of missing teen Libbi Toledo

Friends of the family of Libbi Toledo yesterday sent them “love and prayers” after police discovered a body in the search for the missing teenager.


The Highland castle of three murders that disappeared

The history of Helmsdale Castle is so grim it is said to have inspired William Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

Marta Bugalska (left) was attacked by Ashley Katsande, right.

Model tells of being left scarred after glassing in Edinburgh club

An aspiring model left scarred after she was glassed by another woman during a night out condemned a court yesterday for letting her attacker go free.

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