‘Fat’ feminist jogger defies PE class persecutors

A performance poet who was targeted by bullies while at primary school for being overweight has written a show about how she turned to “fat activism” and then to running to challenge the notion that slim always means healthy.

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Heriot Watt has signed a multi-million poud deal with oil giant Total (PIC: ROB MCDOUGALL)

Heriot-Watt signs £2.5m research deal with oil giant Total

Heriot-Watt University has signed a multimillion-pound partnership agreement with oil and gas giant Total to boost research and education.

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Miss McGregor with her P3 class

Primary pupils set boat alight in tribute to Viking festival

they paraded through the streets of Gracemount, chanting and shouting, before setting their hand-crafted Viking Longship alight.

Malala Yousafzai (centre) with Kainat Riaz (left) and Shazia Ramzan, pictured in 2013. Picture: Jane Barlow

Malala Yousafzai friends set to attend Edinburgh University

Two friends of Malala Yousafzai, who were travelling with the education campaigner when the Taleban attempted to murder her in 2012, have received study offers from the University of Edinburgh.

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Cabinet secretary Fiona Hyslop tries out a virtual reality helmet along with Ben Burnet (10) during a visit to the 2017 Edinburgh International Science Festival. Picture: Greg Macvean/JP Resell

Edinburgh science festival looks forward to 30th birthday

Europe’s largest science festival drew to a close in Edinburgh today with organisers vowing to make next year’s event even better to mark its 30th birthday.

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Vandals cause £18,000 of damage to two primary schools

Vandals cause £18,000 of damage to two primary schools

VANDALS have caused £18,000 worth of damage to two primary schools in the space of a few weeks.

A report warned of death risk after wall collapsed at Oxgangs Primary School. Picture: PA

Checks at 70 schools after city crisis uncover similar defects

More than 70 Scottish schools have been found to have defects similar to those in Edinburgh schools closed due to safety fears, according to an investigation.

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A lawyer has said he doesn't believe the family of Keane Wallis-Bennett need to be represented at an FAI. Picture; contributed

Keane Wallis-Bennett’s family ‘don’t need to be represented at FAI’ court hears

A LAWYER has told a sheriff how he thinks legal aid watchdogs believe schoolgirl Keane Wallis-Bennett’s family don’t need to be represented at an inquiry into her tragic death.

Similar defects have been found in schools across Scotland. Picture SWNS

Investigation finds defects in over 70 schools across Scotland

More than 70 Scottish schools have been found to have defects similar to those in Edinburgh schools closed due to safety fears, according to an investigation.

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Work ongoing on the new Boroughmuir High. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Leader: Boroughmuir High delay is deeply frustrating

We have come to expect the word ‘delay’ when talking about the long-awaited Boroughmuir High.

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New Boroughmuir High School delayed for 6th time

THE opening of the new Boroughmuir High School has been put back for a sixth time – meaning pupils will now not move in until after Christmas.

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Ceremonies were held in Edinburgh Castle. Picture; Ian Georgeson

Ceremonies held 100 years on from Arras

Descendants of soldiers killed in the Battle of Arras gathered at events in Edinburgh and France to mark the centenary of the Battle of Arras, in which 18,000 Scots died.

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Rebecca Jeynes says she is suffering 'discrimination'.

End the discrimination against English, pleads law student

An English student seeking to settle in Scotland as a lawyer says she is suffering “discrimination” at the hands of the student support system north of the Border.

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Barack Obama to land in the Capital next month

HE’S the latest in a string of global icons to hit the Capital – and arguably the biggest of the lot.

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Nicola Sturgeon listens to Gwen Edwards, founder of Golden Seeds, during a round table discussion, aimed at supporting women entrepreneurs, which was held at the Quadrus Conference Centre, Menlo Park, California. Picture: AP/Eric Risberg

Sturgeon unveils new economics scholarships during US trip

Nicola Sturgeon has announced the creation of new PhD scholarships in economics at Heriot-Watt University.

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A collapsed wall at Oxgangs Primary School in Edinburgh, one of the schools involved in the PFI controversy. Picture: PA

SNP: Labour PFI schools legacy ‘costs councils millions’

The private finance initiative (PFI) funding mechanism which paid for hundreds of new schools during Labour’s years in power has come in for renewed criticism by the SNP, which claims the deals are still “robbing money from vital services”.

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The Betty bus aims to provide a secure environment. Picture; contributed

Bus designed to help young women feel comfortable learning about periods visits schools

Several schools in Edinburgh have this week hosted a new educational bus from betty for schools, designed to teach young women about periods in a more open and engaging way.

The number of supply teachers has fallen. Picture; stock image

Supply teacher numbers in Capital have almost halved

THE number of supply teachers available to Edinburgh schools has halved since 2011, Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson told MSPs.

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