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Trainee John wins apprentice award

A trainee engineer from Whitburn has been recognised for his outstanding performance by his employer after coming top in its 2016 Apprentice of the Year Awards.

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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.

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Adventuring couple Luke and Hazel Roberston.

Edinburgh couple to run world’s toughest footrace

He has conquered a mammoth endurance test in freezing temperatures to become the first Scot to ski solo to the South Pole.

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Young Iggy Justs charity choice proved popular

Five-year-old boy donates birthday gifts to charity

A five-year-old boy from Edinburgh has raised more than £360 for his favourite charity by donating his birthday gifts to Save the Children.

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Vet student Lauren scores top honour

Vet student Lauren scores top honour

An Edinburgh vet student with exceptional teaching potential has been honoured by a leading higher education body.

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A hovercraft sets off from Portobello to Kirkcaldy in 2007. Picture: Kenny Smith

Calls for Forth hovercraft service following bridge closure

THE closure of the Forth Road Bridge after yesterday’s incident sparked calls for a new hovercraft link between Edinburgh and Fife.

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John Sneddon led an incident-packed life

Tributes to heroic navy veteran John

A Royal Navy veteran who survived Arctic temperatures, U-boat attacks, mine explosions and the D-Day landings sadly died on Christmas Day.

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Anne Edmonds lives next door to a house that has been empty for five years. Picture: Jon Savage

Outcry as vacant properties double despite Capital housing crisis

Owners of nearly 5000 empty homes are being urged to help ease pressure on the Capital’s growing housing crisis.

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Sir Chris Hoy and Josh Littlejohn of Social Bite joined over 250 eminent Scots on the Sleep Out.

Social Bite sleepout raises more than £500,000

Scotland’s most wealthy and influential people who slept out overnight for charity have raised more than £500,000 to build a homeless village in Edinburgh.

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Yachtsman of the Year Gavin Reid. Picture: Scott Heavey/PA Wire

Deaf sailor who rescued yachtsman beats Olympic heroes to award

A NOVICE deaf Scottish sailor who led a massive rescue during a round-the-world race has won the world’s biggest yachting award - against some of the biggest stars on the water.

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Lothian Buses' first female driver Myra Wright.

Edinburgh’s first female bus driver, Myra Wright, dies at 86

EDINBURGH’S first female bus driver has died at the age of 86.

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Andy Murray has spoken of the moment he was told of this knighthood. Picture: Getty

Andy Murray reveals he didn’t immediately accept knighthood

Sir Andy Murray admitted he did not immediately accept his knighthood due to concerns that it may have an adverse impact on his career.

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Ellen Scott of Gorebridge Community Cares received a British Empire Medal in the New Year's Honours

New Year Honours joy for Ellen and Ann

Two women from Midlothian were among those recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours as they each received a British Empire Medal.

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Jackie Partridge has run Dermal Clinic since 2007. Picture: Tracy Gow

Nurse Jackie wins prestigious award

An Edinburgh-based cosmetic nurse is celebrating her continued success after landing a prestigious industry award.

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St James Shopping Centre demolition continues. Pictures: Greg Macvean

Pictures show demolition well under way at St James Centre

DEMOLITION of the St James Centre, the massive concrete pile often branded Edinburgh’s ugliest building, is now well under way.

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Dalkieth schoolgirl Gemma Yoxall, who has secured a place at the MGA Academy of Performing Arts in Edinburgh

Talented Gemma is dancing on air

Dalkeith schoolgirl Gemma Yoxall has enjoyed a dream start to the year after landing a coveted place at the MGA Academy of Performing Arts in Edinburgh.

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The Horseshoe pub on Gorgie Road will be demolished. Picture: Greg Macvean

Historic Hearts pub to be demolished as developers plan new flats

A FAVOURITE watering hole of Hearts fans is set to be demolished and replaced by new flats.

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Scottish Wildlife Trust volunteer Colin Wilson, from Haddington

Colin takes walks on the wild side

A Haddington resident has been praised for his commitment to nature conservation in Scotland.

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A crowd of female protestors hold a placard which reads 'Help Our Prisoners in Germany', circa 1914. Picture: GETTY

PoW Christmas greeting card to people of Edinburgh resurfaces after 101 years

Held in a German prison camp in 1915, you would have thought festive greetings could not have been further from the mind of the inmates.

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Former Bonnyrigg Rose player Shaun Woodburn. Picture: contributed

Bonnyrigg Rose to wear commemorative strips to honour Shaun Woodburn

Officials from Bonnyrigg Rose are hoping to honour 30-year-old Shaun Woodburn by wearing a commemorative strip to pay tribute to the former player.

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