Vandals smash up more than 30 cars in nights of mayhem

VANDALS have caused thousands of pounds worth of damage to cars over two nights of mayhem across north Edinburgh.

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Leader comment: Help celebrate the caring

Leader comment: Help celebrate the caring

Today is national Care Day. It is the day on which agencies across Britain are joining up to celebrate the achievements of children in care and care leavers.

Professor Peter Mathieson is due to take up his new role next year.

Edinburgh University will open doors to poor

EDINBURGH University’s next principal has promised radical action to boost the number of students coming from poorer communities.

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Edinburgh school closures: ‘Luck’ that no children were killed

ONLY “timing and luck” prevented the deaths of children when nine tonnes of brickwork collapsed at a primary school, an inquiry has found.

Events manager Mariusz Bogacki at Cabaret Voltaire, which is linking up with the Ragged University. Picture:

 Neil Hanna

Edinburgh nightclub clears dancefloor to become part of Ragged University

It is one of Edinburgh’s most popular nightclubs, with clubbers forming lengthy queues into the early hours to enjoy live music in its Old Town basement vaults.

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The outbreak was linked to the University of Edinburgh.

Picture; Jane Barlow

1,000 people vaccinated following Edinburgh measles outbreak

More than 1,000 people were vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) during a recent outbreak.

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Lottery money totalling �1.8m has been split between deserving embra charities. Picture; Ian Georgeson

Lottery cash to help Capital’s poorest

NEARLY £17 million of National Lottery funding has gone to causes across the Capital over the last year, new figures reveal.

A collapsed wall at Oxgangs Primary School..

Edinburgh schools closure reports: the findings

The inquiry into the construction of schools in Edinburgh was led by construction expert Professor John Cole, an architect with 30 years’ experience.

Tynecastle High School has been awarded 'Apple Distinguished' status. Picture: Neil Hanna

School earns new accolade for classroom iPad rollout

THINK back to your school days and there’s a distinct possibility you spent at least some of them lugging around a huge backpack full of old textbooks.

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Muirhouse Library Team Leader Declan McCann

Irvine Welsh says he would never have become a writer were it not for Muirhouse Library. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Library cutbacks: Council urged to drop plans to reduce library hours

LIBRARIES across the Capital face major cuts in opening hours unless the city council performs a last-minute U-turn on its budget proposals.

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Keane Wallis-Bennett was killed in April 2014. Picture; contributed

Date set for Keane Wallis-Bennett FAI

A fatal accident inquiry into the death of a 12-year-old girl killed when a school gym wall collapsed on her is to take place in June.

There are calls for a zero tolerance approach to collecting unpaid maintenance,

£23 million unpaid child maintenance owed to parents

MORE than £23 million is owed to single parents across the Lothians in unpaid child maintenance, the Evening News can reveal.

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Portacabin classrooms arrive at 
The Royal High School. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Edinburgh schools scandal inquiry reports next week

THE independent expert who led the inquiry into Edinburgh’s school buildings scandal will present his report to councillors next week.

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The next Principal and Vice-Chancellor

Professor, Peter Mathieson

Edinburgh Uni ends global hunt for new principal

A LEADING academic who is currently president and vice-chancellor of the University of Hong Kong has been chosen to head up Edinburgh University.

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Green councilor Chas Booth is one of the parents in dispute with developers who are trying to backtrack on a deal to build a crossing. Picture: Andrew O'Brien

Leith housing developer ‘forced to build zebra crossing’ near school

A MAJOR housing developer has come under fire after fighting councillors’ demands to include a zebra crossing on a road near a school.

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John Swinney launches the funding

£7.5 million for city schools to tackle attainment gap

SCHOOLS in the Capital will receive almost £7.5 million direct from the Scottish Government to help close the poverty-related attainment gap.

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Lady Smith at Parliament House in Edinburgh speaking at an update on the inquiry's current investigations. Picture; PA

Top Edinburgh private schools named in child abuse investigation

THREE of the Capital’s top private schools are being investigated as part of a national child abuse inquiry.

Parts of Pan Am Flight 103 were reconstructed as the CIA tried to find out what happened

CIA put psychics to the test to ‘replicate Lockerbie bomb’

Newly available declassified documents appear to reveal US Central Intelligence Agency tests to see if a psychic could replicate key aspects of the Lockerbie bombing.

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Polar Academy expedition training with tyres on St Andrews beach. Picture: The Polar Academy

Edinburgh pupils to haul 15kg tyres ahead of trip to Arctic

IT will be an exercise class like no other – and one few would relish on an otherwise lazy Sunday afternoon.

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