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Ex-Sick Kids hospital charity boss’ fraud trial is put on hold

A FRAUD trial launched against the former boss of a major hospital fundraising campaign has been put on ice – two years after it started.

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The youngsters were taken to Drylaw Police Station. Picture: Malcolm McCurrach

Five teenagers arrested over Edinburgh housebreakings

Five teenagers have been arrested and charged in connection with a series of housebreakings in Edinburgh.

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was sentenced to life for the murder of Alexander Duncan. Picture: Police Scotland

Woman who murdered 60-year-old man in Leith jailed for life

A woman who murdered a 60-year-old man in his home in Leith has been jailed for life.

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David Trail has been ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work and will pay 17,000 pounds in compensation

IT worker who sold drugs on ‘dark web’ and stole credit card numbers sentenced

A 26-year old IT expert, who operated an online black market site selling drugs from his Edinburgh flat and who obtained details of customers and their credit card numbers by hacking into the computer system of a company he was working for has been ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work and pay £17,000 compensation to the firm.

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The man police wish to trace. Picture: Police Scotland

CCTV images released of man sought over serious Edinburgh assault

CCTV images of a man sought in connection with a serious assault in the Capital’s city centre have been released.

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Shoplifting in theEast Lothian has gone up by 55 per cent. Picture: John Devlin

Shoplifting surges by 55% in East Lothian as crime continues to rise

A DRAMATIC rise in shoplifting has pushed East Lothian’s crime figures up despite a national downward trend.

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Police are hunting two men in connection with an alleged attempted murder. Picture: TSPL

Two men hunted over alleged attempted murder in Edinburgh

TWO men are being hunted in connection with an alleged attempted murder - including one man who used a walking stick.

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A woman was assaulted and robbed on a cycle path. Picture: Steve Scott Taylor

Woman attacked and robbed on Craigleith cycle path

A WOMAN was attacked and robbed as she walked along a popular cycle path.

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The man was convicted after the online footage emerged. File picture

Attacker caught after putting homemade sex tapes on porn site

A man has been convicted of carrying out an indecent assault after putting homemade sex tapes on the internet.

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Killer John Reid is back behind bars for housebreaking. Picture: Greg Macvean

Simon San killer John Reid is back in jail

SCOTLAND’s justice system has come under fire after it emerged that a killer who felled a takeaway driver has been jailed again.

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A widow in her 90s was tricked into giving away her life savings. Picture: John Devlin

Edinburgh widow lost life savings of £49k to ‘vishing scam’

HEARTLESS fraudsters have tricked an elderly widow into handing over her £49,000 life-savings in a “vishing” scam.

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Derek Curran was dismissed after an investigation into his conduct at Castlebrae Community High. Picture: Julie Bull

Ex-headteacher cleared of assaulting pregnant women

A FORMER headteacher has been cleared of assaulting two pregnant women.

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Crime is down by ten per cent in Edinburgh. Picture: PHIL WILKINSON

Edinburgh crime rate falls by nearly ten per cent as police target felons

CRIME has fallen by nearly ten per cent in Edinburgh over the past year – three times more than the national average.

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Esk Place, where the incident took place. Picture: Google Maps

Man tricked his way into pensioner’s home to steal cash

A BOGUS caller stole cash after tricking her way into a pensioner’s home.

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Edinburgh finance worker on sex offenders register after assault

A FINANCE worker who assaulted a foreign exchange student as she lay in bed in his parents’ Edinburgh home has been placed on the sex offenders register.

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Jennifer Lonnie, Widow of Legionnaire's Disease victim John. 
Picture: Neil Hanna

Family still seeking answers over Legionnaires’ outbreak death

THE family of a man who died in the Capital’s deadly Legionnaires’ outbreak in 2012 are still searching for answers over his death – almost four years later.

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The incident on Portland Street saw it and Noth Fort Street closed off.  Picture: Greg Macvean

Leith flat siege ends peacefully

A police siege at a block of flats in Leith has ended peacefully after more than three hours.

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Police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

Edinburgh teenager critically injured in attack

A teenager is in a serious condition in hospital after an attack which police are treating as attempted murder.

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Derek Curran

Former headteacher admits threatening behaviour

A FORMER headteacher at a city secondary school has admitted behaving in a threatening and abusive manner at the Sick Kids hospital.

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Police were forced to form a barrier.

Football fan admits running on pitch

A FOOTBALL fan has admitted breaching the peace by running on to the pitch during the Scottish Cup final last month between Rangers and Hibs.

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