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Crime

Man arrested following flats blaze

A man has been detained after a knife-wielding arsonist torched a block of flats yesterday.

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The incident occurred on Waterloo Place, Edinburgh. Picture; Toby Williams

Man attacked in city centre named as Edinburgh drug kingpin

THE man attacked in a city centre ambush yesterday has been named locally as notorious drugs kingpin Sean ‘Lugs’ McGovern.

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Police are seeking information following the attacks. Picture; John Devlin

Police appeal for information following Oxgangs attacks

Police in Edinburgh are looking to trace three teenage males in connection with separate attacks in the Oxgangs area of the city on Monday July 25.

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The Reducer wants you to slow down. Picture: Scott Louden

20mph zones in Edinburgh to be rolled out this weekend

PIONEERING plans to impose a 20mph speed limit on most of Edinburgh will start to be rolled out this weekend.

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Hibs memberships have been put on hold if suspected of foul play at Scottish Cup Final. Picture; Neil Hanna

Hibs memberships put “on hold” following Scottish Cup pitch invasion

HIBS fans suspected of being involved in May’s Scottish Cup final pitch invasion have had their memberships put “on hold”.

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Police attend an incident on Waterloo Place. Picture; Toby Williams

Man ‘slashed’ during disturbance near Princes Street

A 32-year-old man has been injured after a disturbance in the city centre.

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The assault occurred near Colinton Bowling Club. Picture; Google.

85-year-old among three men assaulted in Colinton

Police are appealing for witnesses after three men were assaulted in the Colinton area of the city on Tuesday, 26 July.

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Jenni Orr with her baby George. Picture: contributed

Mum hurls baby into bush to dodge quad bikes in Edinburgh park

A MUM has told of the terrifying moment she was forced to hurl her baby to safety as rowdy quad-bikers ploughed towards her in a public park.

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Police appeal for information following hit and run in Midlothian

Police appeal for information following hit and run in Midlothian

Police in Midlothian are appealing for witnesses following a hit and run collision over the weekend.

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Mci Hau Platform served an infested prawn cocktail. Picture; Michael Gillen

West Lothian Chinese restaurant served prawn cocktail infested with insects

A CHINESE restaurant served up a prawn cocktail contaminated with insects, a court heard.

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Fraudster attempted to force entry into Lauriston pensioner’s home

A BOGUS caller who claimed to work for a council tried to force his way into a pensioner’s home.

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Leighanne Cameron
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Man tells court how he found girlfriend lying dead

A MAN has told a court how he found his girlfriend lying lifeless on her living room floor as her children slept upstairs.

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An arrest has been made after a bomb squad was called to an address in Niddrie House Square. Picture; Google

Man charged following Niddrie bomb scare

Police have charged a 40-year-old man after a suspicious package was found at an address in Niddrie last night

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Councillor Cammy Day from Edinburgh Community Safety Partnership, Chief Inspector Kevin McLean from Police Scotland and John Lee, Chair of the Campaigns Group at the Scottish Alcohol Industry Partnership. Picture: Colin Hattersley

Police launch crackdown on adults buying kids alcohol

POLICE have launched a fresh crackdown on adults buying alcohol for children.

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The bomb squad was called to an address in Niddrie House Square. Picture: Google

Bomb squad investigate ‘suspicious package’ in Niddrie

BOMB disposal units are currently investigating a “suspicious package” at Niddrie House Square.

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Exterior shot of Saughton Prison in Edinburgh. Picture; TSPL

Edinburgh Prison inmates create petition over poor medical care

INMATES at Edinburgh Prison have signed a petition criticising the healthcare they receive.

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William Hill Scottish Cup Final 2016 Hampden.  Rangers v Hibernian.  Fans on the pitch.  Picture Robert Perry

Police release images of fans wanted following Scottish Cup violence

Police have released more images of fans they wish to speak to in connection with violence at the Scottish Cup Final.

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South African legend Benni McCarthy in action for Whitehill Welfare against Hamilton Accies. Picture; Contributed

Football legend quit Edinburgh mansion due to robbery

FOOTBALL legend Benni McCarthy has told how he quit his Edinburgh home after it was raided by burglars.

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Police in Edinburgh have today released CCTV images of a man they wish to trace in connection with an assault and robbery of a woman in the city centre.  Picture, contributed

Police appeal for information following city centre assault

Police in Edinburgh have today released CCTV images of a man they wish to trace in connection with an assault and robbery of a woman in the city centre.

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Abercorn Church in South Queensferry
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Police hunt after 200-year-old bibles stolen from church

Historic bibles thought to be around 200 years old have been snatched from a church by thieves.

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