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Piers Morgan pulls out of TV role after ‘silly’ campaign to ban him

Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan said he has pulled out of hosting the Royal Television Society (RTS) Programme Awards over a “silly” campaign to ban him.

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An E-fit of the suspect

Police release E-fit after West Lothian attempted murder

Police have issued an e-fit of a man they are hunting following the robbery and attempted murder of a private-hire driver.

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Racks will be installed on a number of key thoroughfares such as Princes Street, pictured. Picture: Ian Georgeson.

Hundreds of new bike racks on their way to Edinburgh

HUNDREDS of cycle racks are to be installed across the Capital as part of an ongoing effort to make life easier for those getting out and about on two wheels.

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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.

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The closure of the Forth Road Bridge for 19 hours last month after a lorry overturned has prompted Transport Minister Humza Yousaf to see if the law needs to be changed. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA

Lorries defying wind limits may face tougher penalties

Penalties to deter vehicles from flouting high wind restrictions are being investigated by ministers.

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The sky dining event at West Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh in 2010. Picture: Ian Rutherford

100ft-high dining experience fails to get off the ground

A high-flying dining experience had to abandon plans to hold an event in Edinburgh after health and safety problems left them scrambling to find a venue – and city chefs refused to take part in the event for free.

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Gordon Aikman and his husband Joe Pike (right). Picture: Handout

MND campaigner Gordon Aikman ‘remembered as hero’

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) campaigner Gordon Aikman will be remembered as a “hero” who faced up to his disease with “incredible courage and dignity”.

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Revised proposals for the hotel plans for Royal high School as of Novermber 16
the red outline showns where the terraces came to on the old plans. Picture: contributed

Fresh Royal High School hotel plans fail to sway rivals

A REVISED planning application to turn Edinburgh’s historic old Royal High School into a luxury hotel is unlikely to give planners who rejected the proposal any reason to change their minds, the leader of a rival scheme has claimed.

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Car vandalism along East Trinity Road and Cragil Terrace. Picture Ian Georgeson

Leader comment: Car vandals must be punished

CARs are pretty vulnerable to being damaged. Even people who have garages rarely use them to keep cars in, so there are thousands of cars parked on streets every day and every night, and that makes them easy prey.

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ScotRail bosses paid  out �587,527 between April and December last year. Picture: Getty Images

ScotRail paying £2,000 a day in compensation to passengers

ScotRail is handing over £2,000 per day in compensation payments to disgruntled train passengers, it emerged yesterday.

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Pic Greg Macvean - 15/02/2017 - Loganlea Terrace where a number of cars had their windscreens smashed overnight

Vandals smash up more than 30 cars in nights of mayhem

VANDALS have caused thousands of pounds worth of damage to cars over two nights of mayhem across north Edinburgh.

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The Royal George Bingo building in Portobello. Pic: Greg Macvean

Flats plan for former Portobello cinema sparks protests

Hundreds have raised objections to housing plans set to replace the former George Cinema and bingo hall in Portobello.

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Attack:  The child was assaulted on a train which had left Waverley Station. Photo: Ian Georgeson

Hunt for man who kicked toddler in head and chest on train

An investigation has been launched after a young child was attacked on a train by a man.

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Daniel Cieslak

Edinburgh rapist ‘thought girl was 16’

A RAPIST broke down in tears when he discovered the victim was only 12-years-old, a court heard.

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Ben Nevis from Corpach. PIC Ian Rutherford/TSPL.

New Ben Nevis bridge to open to walkers

Thousands of walkers will enjoy better access to Ben Nevis this summer with a new footbridge now lowered into place.

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Police are appealing for information. Picture; Police Scotland

Police launch appeal for missing man from Livingston

Police in West Lothian are appealing for information in order to trace a 42-year-old man who is missing from the Livingston area.

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Missing: Police want to trace Allan Wright

Appeal for Livingston missing man

Police appeal for missing Livingston man

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Kenneth McRae. Picture: police handout

Tribute to pensioner killed in Livingston road collision

The family of a great-grandfather who died after a car crash has said he will be “always loved”.

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Paddy Power placed 'Welcome to Jurassic Park' ahead of their vote on female members. Picture;c ontributed

Muirfield taunted ahead of female member vote

Muirfield golf course was taunted by bookmaker Paddy Power this morning after the company attached a ‘Welcome to Jurassic Park’ sign on the entrance gate to the club.

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