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Western General surgeon warns of ‘worst crisis ever’ as patients turned away

A TOP brain surgeon at the Western General Hospital has warned that a lack of beds means patients are being turned away when they arrive for surgery.

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More than 1000 families were officially homeless in Edinburgh on one night last year

Edinburgh and West Lothian worst on temporary accommodation

EDINBURGH and West Lothian have recorded the biggest increase in Scotland in the number of households in temporary accommodation – despite an overall fall in homelessness applications.

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Police are appealing for information.

Scottish SPCA appeal after hamsters abandoned in Livingston

The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after two hamsters were abandoned.

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More children are in temporary accommodation, according to analysis by Shelter. Picture; PA

Number of children in temporary accommodation up 17%

The number of children in temporary accommodation has increased in Scotland despite a fall in homelessness applications.

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Exterior View of the  Western General Hospital, Edinburgh.  Picture: Ian Rutherford

Edinburgh hospital ‘turning patients away due to lack of beds’

Brain surgeons at a major hospital are suffering “plummeting morale” from having to turn patients away due to a lack of beds, MSPs have heard.

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Bins being emptied in the Capital.

Bin Watch: Daily inspections carried out to ensure cleaner streets in the Capital

SUPERVISORS are now carrying out daily inspections across the Capital in a bid to ensure street cleaning is carried out to the highest possible standards.

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MSPs gathered to support Maggie's Edinburgh in the Scottish Parliament. Picture: Neil Hanna

MSPs rally in support of Edinburgh Maggie’s Centre campaign

MSPs have put aside their political differences to back a fundraising drive to extend the Edinburgh Maggie’s Centre.

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Elderly care must improve in the Capital.

Elderly care provider is told to improve urgently

A FIRM with a share of Edinburgh’s £120 million care-at-home contracts has been told to make urgent improvements in its service to the elderly.

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Hope Street , Glasgow.

Scotland's most polluted street. Picture; John Devlin

Scotland’s most polluted streets revealed amid health concerns

Lethal fumes linked to cancer, asthma, strokes, foetal development and the onset of brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s are continuing to pollute Scotland’s busiest street seven years after a legal deadline to tackle the problem, an environmental campaign group has said.

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Figures revealed that some patients are having to wait over two years. Picture; stock image

Figures reveal two-year wait for mental health care

Opposition MSPs have claimed Scotland’s NHS waiting times “crisis” has intensified after it emerged that some adults have been forced to wait two years for mental health care.

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Leonardo DiCaprio poses with social entrepreneur Josh Littlejohn at Social Bite restaurant, Home. Picture: Getty

One in four city eateries told to raise standards

MORE than one in four restaurants and cafes across the Capital were told to improve standards when inspected by the food hygiene standards body, it has emerged.

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Buster needs a new home. Picture; contributed

Friday 13: Scotland’s unluckiest animals seek new home after years in shelter care

FRIDAY the 13th might be unlucky for some – but animal rescue staff in Edinburgh are hoping to change that this year.

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The city trauma centre has been delayed. Picture; stock image

Plans for city trauma centre are delayed for three years

PLANS for a trauma centre in the Capital have been delayed by at least three years.

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A health drive is underway to encourage children to eat vegetables

Kids challenged to try new veggie recipe every day

Children are being challenged to try a new vegetable recipe every day for five days after new research found almost a third of parents admitted giving up trying to feed them their greens.

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Moles can now be treated by West Lothian Council's pest controllers

Moles join bedbugs on pest control hit list

MOLES are among the latest species to be added to a council’s hit list in a move set to offer fresh hope for residents and businesses targeted by the animals.

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The Royal Sick Kid's Hospital

Fears over future of Victorian houses on Sick Kids site

RESIDENTS fear a row of Victorian houses looking onto the Meadows could be bulldozed as part of the redevelopment of the Sick Kids hospital.

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Richard Meade: We need to rethink how we care for older and dying people

Richard Meade: We need to rethink how we care for older and dying people

The news that more than 170 Lothian patients died while waiting to be discharged from hospital challenges us all to think about how we can better support people at the end of life.

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Edinburgh beats Glasgow to be crowned ‘greenest’ place in UK

Edinburgh beats Glasgow to be crowned ‘greenest’ place in UK

EDINBURGH is well known for its green landscape – from the majestic sight of Arthur’s Seat right in the centre to the expanse of the Meadows, the many parks and the Pentlands on the doorstep.

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Fiona Watt was given 18 months to live 13 years ago. Picture: Neil Hanna

Edinburgh mum told she had terminal cancer defies medical experts

WHEN doctors told Fiona Watt that her cancer was incurable, she decided to buy birthday gifts for her young daughters for all the milestones she would miss.

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Adults told to eat Mediterranean diet to reduce brain shrinkage

A MEDITERRANEAN diet can help older adults maintain bigger brains, Edinburgh research has shown.

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