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Junior round-up: Musselburgh’s great comeback | Linlithgow go nap

Here’s a round-up of the rest of the Lothians’ Juniors team in action over the weekend ...

Lower Leagues
Players and fans were left perplexed at Newtown Park after the referee's decision. Pic: Michael Gillen

Bo’ness-Blantyre cup tie is incorrectly sent to extra time

Bo’ness United crashed out of the Scottish Junior Cup in bizarre and controversial circumstances after the referee wrongly sent the match to extra time.

Lower Leagues
Site Manger Francis Cassidy presents the defib to Allan Murray Vice Chair of Currie Community council
. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Developer is all heart with defibrillator roll out

A BIG-HEARTED housebuilder has ensured the safety of hundreds of residents by snapping up life-saving defibrillators for developments and offices across Lothian.

Health
ScotRail is looking south for more stock. Picture: Ian Georgeson

ScotRail to draft in more trains to cut overcrowding

ScotRail is hoping to ease its acute overcrowding by drafting in more trains from south of the border.

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The Scottish Government is ploughing an extra �90,000 to provide the curtain-raiser to the 70th anniversary of the Edinburgh International Festival and Festival Fringe in 2017. Photograph: Steven Scott Taylor

Let there be lights – and lasers – at Hogmanay tribute to 70th Festival

The 70th birthday celebrations of the Edinburgh Festival are to be heralded at the climax of the capital’s Hogmanay festivities, organisers revealed today.

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Broxburns Scott McNaughton tries to turn past Newtongranges Sean Lally. Pic: David Lamb

Newtongrange Star boss remains upbeat despite Broxburn comeback

Newtongrange Star boss Stevie McLeish feels his side are going in the right direction, despite surrendering a two-goal half-time lead as they missed out on the chance to get off the foot of the table.

Lower Leagues
Dolly was created at The Roslin Insitute. Picture: Neil Hanna

Does Dolly hold the key to finding cure for Parkinson’s?

Parkinson’s and motor neurone disease could be treated using research gained from the creation of Dolly the sheep.

Health
Shelly Marciano has been to Easter Road to watch Ofir in action.

Supermodel wife of Hibs keeper Ofir Marciano has fallen in love with Edinburgh

THE ISRAELI supermodel wife of Hibs keeper Ofir Marciano has told how she has fallen in love with Edinburgh and hopes to continue her modelling career in Scotland.

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Alex Salmond believes if Article 50 is triggered without Holyrood consent it would spark a 'constitutional crisis'. Picture: John Devlin

Alex Salmond: ‘Constitutional crisis’ looming over Article 50

Alex Salmond has warned of a looming “constitutional crisis” facing the UK government as the Supreme Court begins hearing a case to decide what say parliamentarians at Westminster and Holyrood should get on triggering Brexit.

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Dionne Hickey's homemade hit music video.

Christmas music video shot in Edinburgh becomes viral hit in Lebanon

A CHRISTMAS music video shot in Edinburgh has become an unexpected viral hit..in Lebanon.

Entertainment
Drew Dodd at his work as an ambulance driver. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Death crash driver now behind wheel for Scottish Ambulance Service

A man convicted of causing death by dangerous driving and banned from the roads for four years is now driving ambulances as part of his job with the Scottish Ambulance Service.

Health
Gordon Neely, pictured in 1985.

Ex-Hibs coach Gordon Neely was sacked by Rangers over boy’s allegations

A FORMER Hibs talent scout was sacked by Rangers in 1990 following an accusation of inappropriate behaviour, it has emerged.

Leith
Ex deputy leader of the SNP Jim Fairlie. Picture: Greg Macvean/JP

Former SNP chief: I will vote No in indyref2

A former deputy leader of the SNP has said he will vote against independence if the Scottish Government calls a second referendum in the next two years to keep Scotland in the EU.

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A Virgin train crashed into a car at a level crossing.

Car crashes into train carrying 60 people in South Lanarkshire

A Virgin train has collided with a car at the Cleghorn level crossing causing severe disruption to train services between Glasgow Central and Lanark.

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A lone Police officer outside the crime scene
. Picture; 

 Neil Hanna

Man charged in connection with Scotland Street death

Police Scotland have arrested and charged a 28-year-old man following a death on Scotland Street.

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A police image of John Nisbet who was killed on the A1. Picture; Police Scotland

Fresh appeal over fatal A1 taxi collision

Police officers investigating a fatal road collision on the A1 last weekend are appealing for information

Edinburgh
Could you be the next Paul Brannigan? Picture: John Devlin

Film company search for Lothians talent for new Ken Loach film

Could you be the next big Scottish film star?

News
The men were detained at addresses in Livingston, Bathgate and Salford in Manchester. Picture: John Devlin

Four men arrested in West Lothian human trafficking operation

Four men have been charged following an operation to tackle human trafficking and serious organised crime.

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Dalkeith Park Singer Caitlyn Vanbeck, Picture; Ian Georgeson

Caitlyn Vanbeck to sing at Burns Supper

LORD Provost Donald Wilson is to host a £100-a-head Burns Supper to raise money for the OneCity Trust.

News
P6 pupils Aimee Foley, Anna Perry and Olivia Batcharj try out the cardboard headsets from the Google Expeditions initiative. Picture: Scott Louden

Pupils to use virtual reality headsets to explore the galaxy

Primary school pupils have been given the chance to explore the galaxy – all from the comfort of their school hall.

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