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Donald is tuned in for musical success

An East Lothian musician who has recently had a series of three piano music books published has been shortlisted for a major national award.

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Catriona Morison

Real Lives: Something to sing about for Catriona

A mezzo soprano from the Capital is has received an honorary professorship from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

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Andrew Lennie, winner of Talisker's Race to Skye competition

Andrew mixes up a dram fine cocktail

A MEMBER of staff at the Capital’s Printing Press Bar & Kitchen has been crowned the winner of a new whisky cocktail competition.

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15-year-old Ian Ford has become the first male world TaeKwon-Do champion in 20 years. Pictured with coach Robin Blair. Picture: contributed

West Lothian teen crowned TaeKwon-Do world champion

A WEST Lothian teenager with a six-year unbeaten record in martial arts has been crowned the first Scottish world champion in the sport for 20 years.

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Dalkeith Country Park Commercial Director Remko Plooij

Dalkeith Park goes Dutch with Remko

Dalkeith Country Park has appointed of a new commercial director - who brings years of experience gained from other major UK visitor attractions.

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Edinburgh falls silent in Remembrance

Silence fell over the city in remembrance of servicemen and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of their country.

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Josh White was last seen at Forth Valley Hospital

Police appeal to trace missing Josh White, 18

POLICE are appealing for help to trace a young man thought to be in the Edinburgh area.

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The accident happened at Fort Kinnaird. Picture: Neil Hanna

Firm fined after worker fell to death at Fort Kinnaird

A DEMOLITION firm has been fined £40,000 after a worker fell to his death at a Capital shopping park.

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Roger Stewart

Roger’s antiques book is a treasure

AN Edinburgh antique collector has written a new book giving his personal account of his exciting adventures in the world of antiques.

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Holly Davies works at a JDRF fundraising event

Holly’s determined to help diabetic kids

It is 20 years since mother-of-two Holly Davies was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

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Edinburgh born suffragette and doctor Elsie Inglis ran a field hospital at Royaumont Abbey in France during the First World War. Picture: contributed

Memorial of Elsie Inglis set for Central Library

She defied instruction from the War Office to return from the frontline, was lauded by Churchill as a heroine that “will shine in history”, was a staunch advocate of women’s rights and now a memorial to Elsie Inglis will be unveiled in her home city on the 100th anniversary of her death.

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Jenna Archibald represented Ikea on a trip to Vietnam

Jenna’s good cause work in Vietnam

A member of staff from Ikea in Edinburgh has recently returned from an eye-opening trip to Vietnam as part of the retailer’s annual good causes programme.

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Rachael Polley works in George Streets Slug and Lettuce bar and restaurant

Scottish apprentices in frame for awards

The deputy manager of a well-known city pub, a project manager and a young engineer are among the finalists at tomorrow’s Scottish Apprenticeship Awards.

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Report finds Edinburgh’s transport network is one of the best in the world

THE Capital’s transport network is one of the best in the world – but more should be done to encourage passengers to get on board, according to a new study.

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Tricia Manson is now head of Edinburgh division

Tricia has spotless record in her career

A woman who worked her way up from being a cleaner at a firm to become its regional boss is being recognised as the longest serving member of staff.

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Dr Bryan Nelson spent his life working to better understand and protect seabirds

Top seabirds expert Bryan remembered

A special lecture on the pioneering work being done to secure a future for seabirds across the globe has been in memory of the world’s leading expert on gannets.

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Carol Cawood was appointed chair of ELGT in 2007

Green space charity chair Carol retires

The chair of Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust is standing down after a decade of dedicated service.

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Sharon Laing, Gary Anderson and Stewart Munro are pretty in pink at Asda Chesser. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Staff tickled pink for cancer charity

Staff at Asda Chesser are calling on the local community to support their fundraising efforts for its Tickled Pink charity campaign ‘Proud to be Pink’, supporting Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now.

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Riordan, left, cheekily mocked O'Connor

Garry O’Connor mocked by ex-Hibs teammate Derek Riordan

FORMER Hibs stars Garry O’Connor and Derek Riordan have clashed on social media - over spelling.

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Cody McManus with the boxing ring full of Christmas presents. Picture: Neil Hanna

Selfless young Edinburgh boxer gains British Citizen youth award

An inspirational nine-year-old who raised thousands of pounds’ worth of toys for disadvantaged children has been honoured at Westminster with a British Citizen Youth Award medal.

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