Edinburgh primary leads way with Japanese lessons pilot

THEY already love manga, Pokemon and Nintendo and now schoolchildren in the Capital have been given the chance to learn about the language behind some of their favourite pastimes.

Dinner lady Debbie Van Hussen from Deans Community High School, Livingston joined Jeff Bland and his staff at The Balmoral Hotel last week

West Lothian dinner ladies trained by top chef at Balmoral

They’ve been given top-class culinary training in the kitchens of the Balmoral Hotel.

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Local Hero Awards 2016

Nominate your Local Hero to show your appreciation

It’s the perfect way to honour someone who has stood up for a worthwhile cause or shown exceptional drive and determination in the face of adversity.

The Prince of Wales (left) on stage with the winners of the Dell EMC Community Impact award Leith Academy with Claudia Winkleman (2nd right) and Hugh Dennis (right). Picture; PA

Leith Academy pupils honoured by Prince Charles

Pupils from Leith Academy have been honoured by Prince Charles for their work in the community.

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Robbie Irvine was given a laptop to help with his studes - and to help him cope with his autism. Picture; Ian Georgeson

Appeal launched to find autistic student’s laptop after leaving bag at bus stop

AN autistic student has been left distraught after he accidentally left his laptop lying at a bus stop.

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Stock image. Pupils getting extra support is on the rise in Edinburgh.

City pupils needing help with English doubles in a decade

RECORD numbers of school pupils in the Capital are needing help with English as an additional language or other special needs.

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The grounds at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

First female student at Royal Botanic Garden ‘posed as man’

A 19TH century surgeon who posed as a man to reach the top of the profession studied plants at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE), archivists have revealed.

Nominations are open for the Local Hero Awards. Picture; Jon Savage

Local Hero Awards looking for inspirational teachers

DO you know someone who’s gone above and beyond their call of duty without the recognition they deserve?

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Tommy Sheppard has rejected claims that he is opposed to faith schools.  Picture: Neil Hanna

SNP MP hits back in row over faith schools

A leading SNP figure has hit back at claims that he is opposed to faith schools.

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Demolition gets under way. Pic: JON SAVAGE

Portobello High School tower block demolition begins

DEMOLITION on the final section of the old Portobello High School has got under way in preparation for the arrival of a new park and primary school.

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Medical pioneer Sophia Jex Blake

Remembering The Edinburgh Seven who fought for women’s right to study

Sophia Jex-Blake, Isabel Thorne, Edith Pechey, Matilda Chaplin, Helen Evans, Mary Anderson, Emily Bovell

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The old Portobello High School demolition has been delayed. Picture; Greg Mcvean

Portobello High School demolition job delayed

WORK to demolish the last remaining building of the old Portobello High School has been delayed.

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Work to demolish the old Portobello High School will get under way this week. Picture: greg Macvean

Demolition work to begin on old Portobello High School

Demolition work will get under way tomorrow (Tuesday) at the former Portobello High School site to make way for a new park and primary school.

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Pupils from Bo'ness Academy celebrate their Higher exam results in 2016. A record number of school leavers are now going on to further education. Picture: Michael Gillen

More school leavers now in further or higher education

A record number of young people in Scotland’s most deprived communities are continuing their education, undergoing training or getting a job after they leave school, according to the latest figures.

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John Swinney is to carry out a review. Picture; John Devlin

John Swinney launches review into school food standards

A REVIEW of school food and drink nutrition is under way amid concerns over the amount of produce bought cheaply around the world by Scottish councils.

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Heriot-Watt Universoty has five campuses across Scotland.

Heriot-Watt staff ‘shocked’ by job cuts

UNIVERSITY staff have been left in a “state of shock” over plans to cut jobs.

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Heriot-Watt University is cutting jobs

Heriot-Watt University to ‘axe around 100 jobs’

UNIVERSITY staff have been left in a “state of shock” after plans were announced to cut jobs.

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Keane Wallis-Bennett. Picture: contributed

Preliminary hearing held ahead of schoolgirl death probe

A PRELIMINARY hearing has been held in the Capital in preparation for a Fatal Accident Inquiry into the death of 12-year-old schoolgirl Keane Wallis-Bennett.

Kelly Culbard with her daughter Hope and other staff from the nurseries with their children. Picture: Greg Macvean

Nursery fees ‘could increase’ as business rates rise

NURSERIES have warned that fees will rise and jobs could go amid crippling increases in their rates bills.

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