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Men back statue of pioneering Edinburgh woman Elsie Inglis

THE Evening News’ camapign for a statue to honour one of the Capital’s greatest women has been backed by men from across the political spectrum.

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Our reader have had their say

Readers react to NHS Lothian pilot scheme

Readers have been voicing their opinion after the Edinburgh Evening News revealed that patients will go through NHS 24 before getting an appointment with a doctor.

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Sean Arthur and his daughter Siobhan - who have both lost 6 stone 10 pounds between them.

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Edinburgh father and daughter lose nearly seven stone between them

WHEN a serious accident left Sean Arthur unable to walk for several months, he gained so much weight he could barely walk without being left in pain.

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NHS 24 to decide if you’re sick enough to see a doctor

PATIENTS at a Lothian GP surgery will have to go through NHS 24 before getting an appointment with a doctor under radical new plans.

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The Royal College of GPs estimates well be short of more than 850 family doctors within a few years

Miles Briggs: A winter SOS for the NHS gatekeepers

Rarely does the work of a GP become more obvious and important than when the temperature plummets and the winter nights close in.

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Cannabis. Picture: PEDRO PARDO/AFP/Getty Images

What you can do if you think your neighbours are smoking cannabis

While some people may not be too bothered about their neighbours smoking cannabis in their own homes, others may find it particularly annoying.

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Fiona Gould, with Archie, husband Stevie and daughter Alba

Parents of baby born without eyes speak out on rare condition

WHEN Fiona Gould and her husband Stevie Innes found out their baby son would be born without eyes, it was a day which changed their lives forever.

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Ricky Henderson. Picture: Alistair Linford

Edinburgh ‘being failed by contractors’ admits councillor who oversees care

A SENIOR councillor who oversees care in the Capital has admitted that the city is being failed by contractors and admitted he’d be “frantic” if his elderly mother was stuck in hospital.

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Parents have been sucked in to the need for children to be technologically adept. Picture: Getty

Helen Martin: Computer-obsessed kids can’t grip pencil

PAEDIATRICIANS and child psychologists are expressing concern about very young children being given access to iPads and other tablets.

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St John's Hospital, Livingston , Pic Lisa Ferguson

Hospital to be investigated after A&E waiting times ‘under-reported’

A probe has been ordered into a major Lothians hospital after a whistleblowing complaint revealed that flagship A&E waiting times were being wrongly recorded by staff.

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Three-year-old Daniel Cornett, with his parents, is presented with the Cash for Kids Award. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Brave toddler raises spirits as Radio Forth honours local heroes

IT was an afternoon of high spirits and high emotion as the Usher Hall hosted the annual Radio Forth Awards ceremony.

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Seven-year-old Luke Stewart, before and after his ground-breaking treatment for cancer

Ian Murray: Cancer treatment for Scots boy in Mexico shows value of global collaboration

Politics is currently paralysed by the issue of Brexit but we can’t lose sight of all the other issues that rightly demand our time.

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Not everyone is happy with an historic ruling that will guarantee minimum unit pricing for alcohol in Scotland.

They’re ‘destroying Scotland’; Readers react to minimum alcohol price

Evening News readers have largely savaged the decision to make Scotland the first country in the world to introduce minimum unit pricing for alcohol.

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Minimum alcohol pricing plans given green light after court battle

Scotland will become the first country in the world to introduce a minimum price per unit of alcohol.

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Court set to rule on Scottish alcohol minimum pricing challenge

The UK’s highest court will rule on a challenge over plans to use minimum pricing for alcohol to improve public health in Scotland.

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Colin Robertson, who suffered a severe brain injury after being attacked.

Volunteer suffered bleeding to brain after Livingston attack

A West Lothian man who experienced a traumatic brain injury as the result of an assault has been shortlisted for a national award for his support of fellow brain injury survivors and families.

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Karen Gray with her husband Collin. Picture: contributed

Cancer survivor to take on Edinburgh winter run

A CANCER survivor has told how running is helping her get back to her “old self” as she gears up to pound the streets of the Capital for a good cause.

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Prevention is the key to stopping decay before it starts and your dentist can help with these prevention strategies

Quarter of children have decaying teeth

A top Edinburgh dentist has described national figures on tooth decay in children as ‘worrying’ and urged parents to take action.

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Maggie's Architect, Richard Murphy and Andrew Anderson, centre head.

Leader comment: A very happy birthday to Maggie’s

As birthday presents go, it’s about as good as they come.

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From left, Andrew Anderson, Lisa Stephenson and Ian Rankin. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Edinburgh Maggie’s Centre reaches £1.2m fundraising goal

EDINBURGH Maggie’s Centre has secured the £1.2 million funding it needs to build a vital extension to its world-leading cancer support centre at the city’s Western General hospital.

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