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Defence secretary urged to save historic Penicuik barracks

DEFENCE Secretary Sir Michael Fallon is being invited to visit Penicuik’s Glencorse barracks in a bid to persuade him to drop plans for its closure.

Our Region
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.

Edinburgh could do more to make sure that much more new housing is genuinely affordable

Alex Staniforth: Tackle rip-off housing costs to build a greener future

Three cheers for the Evening News for its leader headline just before Christmas. “High property prices are not good for the city” it said. To me, it seems so obvious but it is amazing the number of newsrooms around the country which uncritically do the high-fives as they print yet another PR-agency story on the “housing boom”.

Lois McNeil receives her Care Worker of the Year award from Bright Care manager Annie Brown and director Tim Cocking

Lois is in for a treat after top care award

A warm-hearted carer, who devotes her life to looking after other people, is going to be looked after herself in sumptuous style.

Our Region
Taking the bus or tram to the shops instead of the car will help improve air quality in the Capital. Picture: Getty

Lesley Hinds: Everyone has a right to a little breathing space

Edinburgh has won armfuls of awards for its quality of life in recent years, something we’re extremely proud of and which we obviously want to maintain for generations to come.

Opinion 1
A scheme aimed at helping parents close streets for outdoor play is extended. Picture; Toby Williams

Edinburgh street play pilot to be extended despite criticism

A SCHEME designed to help parents temporarily close streets for their children to play outside is to be extended amid criticism the initial pilot was a “mess” and difficult to use.

Lesley Hinds 
is committed to tackling the issue. Picture; Ian Georgeson

‘Health crisis’ warning over air pollution in Edinburgh

ENVIRONMENTAL campaigners have warned air pollution is becoming a “public health crisis” after three ‘pollution zones’ were declared in the Lothians last year.

Trainspotting 2 is out in January. Picture; PA

Blue Monday: 20 reasons to be cheerful on year’s most depressing day

HOLIDAYS are over and it’s back to work with expanded waistlines and shrunken bank balances.

Safety checks are being carried out on the Forth Rail Bridge. Picture Rob McDougall

Trains running as normal after Forth Bridge safety checks

Scotrail have confirmed their services are back to normal after warning commuters that they faced significant delays due to safety checks being carried out on the Forth Bridge.

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Post Office on 265 Morningside Road. Picture; Greg Macvean

Fears as Morningside Post Office faces move

PLANS to close Morningside Post Office and move operations to a retail outlet in the area have prompted fears of longer queues and a poorer service.

Business 1
Theresa May is expected to set out her approach today. Picture; Getty

Tories ‘to launch EU trade war’ ahead of Brexit talks

Theresa May has been accused of preparing to trigger a full-scale “trade war” with the European Union amid reports she is ready to pull Britain out of the single market.

File photo dated 06/12/07 of Lord Snowdon who has died peacefully at his home on Friday aged 86. Picture: Andrew Stuart/PA Wire

Lord Snowdon: Princess Margaret’s husband and first royal rebel dies

Lord Snowdon, the former husband of Princess Margaret, has died aged 86, the photographic agency he worked with has said.

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Council tax is is to rise for the four top bands. Picture stock image

Edinburgh households to pay £600 more in council tax rise

HOUSEHOLDS across Edinburgh can expect to pay up to £600 more council tax than they did last financial year, the Evening News can reveal.

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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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Wishing Tree in Pressmennan Woods.

Lasting legacy: Tragic A1 crash victim created East Lothian Wishing Tree

It’s a colourful tree nestled in the heart of the woods dripping with heartfelt messages of love and kindness.

Some 93% of investment in Edinburgh's office market last year came from overseas. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Overseas buyers ‘dominate’ Edinburgh office market

The Edinburgh office market is dominated by overseas investors, with UK political uncertainty failing to deter interest, a new report out today reveals.

Wayne McIntosh, second right, celebrates his first goal. Pic: Ian Georgeson

Bonnyrigg striker McIntosh targets Hibs after derby double

Bonnyrigg Rose striker Wayne McIntosh struck a lethal double to help down local rivals Newtongrange 3-0 and then set his sights on producing the goods to shock Scottish Cup holders Hibs.

Lower Leagues
David Greenhill rushes to congratulate Spartans team-mate Keith Murray on his goal. Pic: Neil Hanna

Spartans boss hails defence’s part in excellent run

Dougie Samuel singled his defence out for praise as Spartans continued their terrific form of late with a comfortable 3-1 victory over city rivals Civil Service Strollers.

Lower Leagues
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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Edinburgh scientists are helping deliver clean water to India.

Solar power to ensure clean water for India

A solar-powered purification system could provide remote communities in India with clean drinking water for the first time, researchers believe.

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