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Maggie’s ‘Culture Crawl’ sees hundreds take to streets

Hundreds of people took to the streets of the Capital in support of cancer charity Maggie’s.

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Paraclimber Keith Lynch half way up a climbing wall. Picture: contributed

Edinburgh man told he’d ‘never walk again’ defies odds in climbing competition

After a skydiving accident left him with a broken back and a shattered right leg, Keith Lynch was told he would never walk again.

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Ambulance took 1 hour 42 minutes to arrive.

Patient waits one hour 42 minutes for an ambulance

A PATIENT suffering a seizure outside Holyrood had to wait an hour and 42 minutes for an ambulance, it has emerged.

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Cat had 15cm grass blade up his nose

A CAT that had trouble breathing was found to have a 15cm blade of grass stuck up his nose.

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Team Jak launches its crowdfunding campaign on Jak's 18th birthday. Picture: contributed

Second retreat will honour Jak’s memory

A RETREAT for young cancer patients, established in memory of courageous teenager Jak Trueman, has proven so popular the charity is looking for a new venue.

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Founder Elaine Wyllie, Chief Medical Officer Dr Catherine Calderwood, ScottishPowers Keith Anderson, Health Minister Aileen Campbell, Aiden Cassidy, Rachel Short and Saul Dougherty launch the Daily Mile intiative. Picture: John Devlin

Scotland aims to become first Daily Mile nation

Employers are being urged to sign up to an initiative encouraging their workforce to walk a mile a day to improve their health.

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Anna Burnett who had  a liver transplant aged 10 has died aged 32. Anna was a transplant athlete and art teacher.

Tributes paid to ‘remarkable’ transplant patient Anna Burnett

A TRANSPLANT patient who went on to win a host of gold medals before she died was described as one of life’s achievers by her loved ones last night.

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Hugo was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia aged just two

Stacy Rowan: Help us to help more children like Hugo

On the day that Lisa Griffiths heard the words from every parent’s nightmares – that her son had blood cancer – family life was turned upside down.

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Labour peer Tessa Jowell who has been diagnosed with brain cancer, her family has announced.  Pictture: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Labour peer Tessa Jowell diagnosed with brain cancer

Labour peer Tessa Jowell has been diagnosed with brain cancer, her family has announced.

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Neil Findlay with his wife Fiona.

Labour’s Neil Findlay tells of wife’s battle with breast cancer

Labour politician Neil Findlay has written movingly about his wife Fiona’s battle with breast cancer and the support they received as she fought the illness.

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Occupational therapist will ‘grasp life opportunities’ after cancer

Occupational therapist will ‘grasp life opportunities’ after cancer

An East Lothian cancer survivor says she will grasp every opportunity life throws at her after battling the disease.

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Alan Watson

How a routine eye check saved an Edinburgh teenager’s life

A YOUNG boy’s life was saved when his routine eye exam revealed signs that the shunt in his brain that he’d had since birth had broken.

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Chief Medical Officer Catherine Calderwood argues in favour of spending more on care and less on invasive treatments of little benefit near the end of life. Photograph: Neil Hanna

Chief medical officer reveals ‘untold story’ over invasive treatment for terminally ill

Scotland’s chief medical officer has revealed the “untold story” of families who wished their terminally ill loved ones had forgone the decision to have invasive treatment for a better quality end of life.

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Royal Hospital for Sick Kids sold to property developers

Edinburgh Sick Kids hospital sold to developers

Property developers have struck a multi-million pound deal with health board bosses to buy a children’s hospital.

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Visitors want designated smoking areas back to deter smoking at doorways. Picture; Toby Williams

Calls to bring back hospital smoking areas in the Capital

FUMING hospital visitors have called for smoking shelters to be brought back – as a healthy option.

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How a routine baby check led to a cancer diagnosis

A new mother was shocked when a routine baby check-up led her to be diagnosed with cancer.

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More than �400,000 has been paid out

Pavement fall among NHS injury pay-outs to its staff

MORE than £400,000 has been paid out to patients and staff in negligence claims made against NHS Lothian in the last year.

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Scotlands  life expectancy performance failed to improve, the report found. Picture: Stock photo/ Getty

Education, GDP and life expectancy slump sees wellbeing fall

Falling education standards, poor economic performance and low life expectancy have seen Scotland slump to 20th place in a global table of wellbeing.

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Robert Clyde. Picture: Lesley Donald

Guards watch serial rapist at hospice after death threats

SECURITY has been stepped-up at a hospice where a serial sex offender is receiving treatment amid claims his life is under threat.

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teve Begley (right) in play against opposition Gala at the Myreside Stadium, Edinburgh.

Scottish rugby star Steve Begley dies during triathlon

A FORMER Glasgow rugby star has died while competing in a gruelling triathlon in Singapore.

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