Cancer patient turned author backs Maggie’s ahead of Edinburgh talk

A CANCER patient turned author has spoken of her wish that she’d found a Maggie’s centre sooner as she prepares to make a guest appearance at the charity’s Edinburgh base.

Edinburgh is the second worst city for congestion.

Capital congestion second-worst in UK

THE Capital is the UK’s second most congested city, according to new research.

Ruth Davidson. Picture: John Devlin

Ruth Davidson: Cyberbullies are calling me a ‘fat Tory’

The leader of the Scottish Conservatives says she is regularly trolled on social media by online bullies.

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The highly infectious bug is sweeping across the UK. Picture; stock image

Shigellosis: Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug

This highly-infectious vomiting bug is sweeping schools across the UK, leading to a warning to parents to know the symptoms.

The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre. Picture: TSPL

Cancer patients in poorest parts of Scotland twice as likely to die

A “completely unacceptable” cancer survival gap is growing between people living in the most and least deprived parts of Scotland, a charity has warned.

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Tracy Watt will run 10k for SANDS Lothian. Picture; contributed

Woman to run for charity that ‘got her through darkest hour’

A WOMAN who lost her baby son after just 19 hours will take on a ten-mile running challenge for the charity that supported her in her darkest times.

Mark Cooper, pictured, will be running ten races to raise cash for Maggie's in Edinburgh. Picture: Neil Hanna

Edinburgh runner to raise cash for Maggie’s with ten-race challenge

IT’S been ten years since marathon runner Mark Cooper decided to quit smoking for good, swapping his cigarettes for a pair of running shoes.

The Sick Kids' Hospital was put up for sale last year. Stock image

Gallery plan proposed for Edinburgh’s Sick Kids Hospital

THE millionaire founder of the Capital’s Summerhall arts venue wants to buy the Sick Kids Hospital and turn it into a gallery of children’s art.

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There are many reasons why we can't sleep. Picture: Contributed

10 things that are stopping us getting a good night’s sleep

There’s nothing like a good night’s sleep to prepare us for the new day. But sadly many people aren’t getting one.

There could be a potential buy out of the site. Picture; Jon Savage

Edinburgh’s Sick Kids community buy-out on cards

RESIDENTS living near Edinburgh’s Sick Kids Hospital are planning to launch a potential community buy-out of the site.

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A new police crackdown is being carried out in the north-west of the city.

New police crackdown in Capital to target underage drinkers

UNDERAGE drinkers are to be targeted by police in a new crackdown across north-west Edinburgh.

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Defibrillatiors are being installed on Edinburgh Trams. Picture; Jon Savage

Edinburgh trams installed with defibrillators in bid to save lives

LIFE-SAVING defibrillators are to be installed on the trams as part of a fresh drive to make the heart-start machines easier to access for the public.

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Three operations are cancelled a day in Edinburgh. Photo by Jayne Wright.

Three ops a day cancelled in Lothians as hospitals struggle to cope

ALMOST 1200 operations were cancelled in Lothian last year because hospitals could not cope.

1200 operations were cancelled last year. Picture: Jayne Wright

Leader: One cancelled op is too many

News that three operations a day were cancelled in the Lothians last year because our hospitals couldn’t cope is worrying.

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Lyndsey Cornet with Lyle. Picture: Jon Savage

Artist auctions his services to raise money for brain tumour tot

FOR months the Little Robot Guys were Musselburgh’s biggest mystery.

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The outbreak was linked to the University of Edinburgh.

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1,000 people vaccinated following Edinburgh measles outbreak

More than 1,000 people were vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) during a recent outbreak.

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Homeowner Jennifer Barnett from Gorebridge, Midlothian, is petrified to be still living on a gas-hit street and has criticised Environmental Healths handling of the situation. Picture; SWNS

Owner terrified in gas-threat street

A HOMEOWNER has been left petrified to be still living on a gas-hit street after dozens of her neighbours were evacuated due to health risks.

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Lottery money totalling �1.8m has been split between deserving embra charities. Picture; Ian Georgeson

Lottery cash to help Capital’s poorest

NEARLY £17 million of National Lottery funding has gone to causes across the Capital over the last year, new figures reveal.

Rising birth rates and ageing midwife staff are a concern. Stock image

Urgent action required over Lothian midwife staff shortage

MORE than one in three midwives in Lothian are over the age of 50, sparking fears of a retirement timebomb.

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