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Could May be the best Netflix month yet?

Netflix users are in for a treat this month with a host of new content arriving on the streaming platform.

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According to research we no longer really use pens.

The lost art of handwriting? Are Brits no longer using pens?

Millions of Brits are no longer using a pen - with a third admitting they barely write anymore, according to new research.

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ScotRail passengers have already endured months of disruption during previous stages of the upgrading work.

ScotRail disruption from upgrading work to last till December

The patience of ScotRail passengers will be tested again with news today that further upgrading work to much of the network will cause disruption until December.

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Penguins at Edinburgh Zoo, which has housed penguins for over 100 years. Picture: Ian Rutherford

A brief history of penguins and Scotland

To mark World Penguin Day 2017, we take a (somewhat brief and in no way extensive) look at the adorable bird’s links with Scotland.

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Sir Chris Hoy tries out the 'ski-bike'. Picture: Twitter/@chrishoy

Sir Chris Hoy takes up ‘bike skiing’

AFTER switching cycling for motor racing, Sir Chris Hoy is back on two wheels again - but now with a ski attached.

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Car break down cleared following delays on Forth Road Bridge

The Forth Road Bridge has been cleared following delays after a car broke down.

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High Spirits Drinks was targeted. Picture; Google Maps

Police appeal for witnesses after off-license robbed at knifepoint

Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses following a second robbery at an off-licence in the west of the city.

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The 18th at the Old Course in St Andrews has been named the nation's favourite golf hole.

Scotland's greatest golf holes revealed

It provides one of the world's most famous sporting backdrops and has played host to some of the historic game's most thrilling encounters.
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A specially-branded open top bus was unveiled today to coincide with the World Fringe Day launch.

Global festivals celebration to mark Edinburgh Fringe's 70th birthday

A GLOBAL celebration of festivals is to be held in the run-up as part of the 70th birthday celebrations of Scotland’s biggest cultural event this summer.
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The scene after an elderly pedestrian was being struck with a HGV on Lanark Road. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Appeal launched after elderly man hit by lorry on Lanark Road

Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision involving an HGV and an elderly pedestrian in the south of the city.

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New poll shows drop in support for Scottish independence

Nicola Sturgeon has claimed the forthcoming general election is not about independence as a new poll indicates that support for a Yes vote is weakening.

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Councillors have had their say on how they would boost the economy in Edinburgh

Council Election 2017: How would politicians improve jobs and investment in Edinburgh?

EDINBURGH has weathered the financial storms of recent years better than many cities – but the health of the Capital’s economy is still a vital issue and a top concern at the local elections.

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36 patients waited in the ERI for up to 17 hours in the midst of the crisis last Friday. Picture: Greg Macvean

ERI ‘in crisis’ as 36 patients wait up to 17 hours to be admitted

The ERI came close to meltdown as 36 patients waited in the emergency department for up to 17 hours in the midst of an on-going beds crisis.

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E4's Tattoo Fixers.

E4’s Tattoo Fixers looking for Edinburgh participants

People with an embarrassing tattoo in Edinburgh have finally got the chance to do something about it.

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Video: Police to pull over Edinburgh drivers ‘too close to cyclists’

Plain-clothed police will be taking to the streets of the Capital as part of a clampdown on motorists driving too close to cyclists.

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‘Speakeasy-style’ bar set for former RBS vault in St Andrew Square

The vaults of the former RBS headquarters in St Andrew Square have been bust open after a crack squad performed a ten-day inside job to break into the bank.

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Ruth Davidson believes the general election is a two-horse race between the SNP the Tories. Picture: Getty

Ruth Davidson: Forget tactical voting. The choice on June 8 is clear

Edinburgh has been a magnet for talk of tactical voting in recent elections.

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Ross Allum put Spartans ahead before Dalbeattie hit back to win

Spartans end league campaign with home defeat

Spartans finished their Lowland League campaign in third place despite a disappointing defeat at home to Dalbeattie Star.

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Edinburgh Star kept their heads after going behind with less than 25 minutes to play

Amateur round-up: Edinburgh Star shine in shoot-out

Edinburgh Star booked their place in the third round of The Stead and Simpson Cup after a 4-2 penalty shoot-out triumph over Inter Edinburgh at Saughton 3G.

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Foodbank manager Kathleen Neilly. Picture: Andrew O'Brien

Surge in Edinburgh foodbank use as changes to benefits bite

DESPERATE families in the Capital’s poorest areas are flocking to foodbanks for help, a charity boss has revealed.

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