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College electric car expert Robert Murphy on green list

Edinburgh College’s electric car expert has been named on a list of the most influential people in the green transport sector.

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Ged Hanley  from the 3 piece band "Caledonia" who featured in the movie Trainspotting 2. Picture: Scott Louden

Roslin guitarist Ged Hanley tells of T2 success

A musician from Gorebridge has told of his delight at appearing in the blockbuster Trainspotting 2 movie with his bandmates.

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Grace Warnock and Iain Gray MSP with her disabled toilet sign. Picture: Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament

Young campaigner set to Grace awards

MSP Iain Gray has joined parliamentary colleagues in nominating a ten-year-old local campaigner who helps people with hidden disabilities for the Young Scot Awards.

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May and Bill Hogg met in 1944 at the Westfield Halls in Gorgie

Real lives: Laughter is key to couple’s true love

AN elderly couple have revealed what has kept them together – for an astonishing 70 years.

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Chris Gillan, a former soldier who has founded Heroes Vodka.

RAF veteran launches vodka brand to support military veterans

ENTREPRENEUR Chris Gillan is hoping to tap into the spirit of social enterprise - with a vodka brand to support military veterans.

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Dad's Rock at WHALE Arts Agency. John Paul Stothard with his son Danny, 9 months.

Dad’s Rock group celebrates fifth birthday

IT’S five years today since doting fathers David Marshall and Thomas Lynch launched the Capital’s first dads only playgroup.

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Sandra McConnachie receiving her award from Area Manager John Duffin.

Real Lives: Slimming award for coach Sandra McConnachie

She’s helped many of East Lothian and Midlothian residents towards a healthier weight and lifestyle – and now Sandra McConnachie has been recognised for her outstanding service to Weight Watchers members in the area.

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Nick Maunder impressed with his drive

Ex-RAF top gun Nick Maunder flies into sales role

A former RAF pilot has been appointed to the new position of associate director of sales at the leading city-based residential estate agency DJ Alexander.

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Masie Patron from Trinity Primary School

Everything’s gone green for Maisie

A SCHOOL pupil is celebrating after being named as a finalist in the British Gas Generation Green competition.

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Sandy Kerr and Martha Lester-Cribb with Alison Eddy

Couple honoured for disability work

A COUPLE who have been supporting people with disabilities for 15 years have been recognised with a national honour.

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David Lawson, who weighed over 30 stone has turned his life around by running. He will take part in the Great Edinburgh Run. Picture; Neil Hanna

Running is lifeline for pair who shed 23st

Running has become the salvation of a Lothian Bus driver who will now tackle a tough ten-mile run after he and his wife shed a mammoth 23 stone between them.

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Rugby hero Iain Milne won 44 Scotland caps. Picture: Julie Bull

The Bear tackles a weighty challenge

SCOTLAND’S legendary former prop and Grand Slam winner, Iain Milne, is set to lose a staggering 100lb to raise monies for charity.

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David Shaw, the former Governor of Edinburgh Castle

Ex-Castle governor is honoured by PM

THE former Governor of Edinburgh Castle has told how he was honoured to be recognised by the Prime Minister for work with veterans’ charity.

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Howard Bridges, chief executive of the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home

New cash drive is boss’s pet project

Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home has set its sights on vastly increasing its fundraising success, its chief executive has vowed.

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Ken Buchanan, former world lightweight champion.

Capital boxing icon sets legacy in stone

He is considered to be the greatest British boxer ever and now he will forever remain part of the city he proudly calls home.

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Special effects to mark 250 years of Edinburgh’s New Town

Special effects to mark 250 years of Edinburgh’s New Town

Special effects are to light up the official residence of Nicola Sturgeon and the former home of Sir Walter Scott as part of a spectacular celebration marking 250 years of Edinburgh’s New Town.

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Donald Lindsay is joined by kids Robbie and Aisla for a training session. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Donald dons trainers for cancer charity run

Father-of-two Donald Lindsay found out he had cancer after his daughter jumped on his lap while he was sitting on the sofa.

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Stephanie Dickson. Picture: Contributed

Edinburgh woman was sent home 14 times before dying of a tumour

FOR almost six months, Stephanie Dickson suffered from a sore neck, severe headaches and dizziness.

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Roddy Maclennan

Roddy takes chair at George Watson’s

Lawyer Roddy Maclennan has been appointed chairman of governing council of George Watson’s College, his former school.

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Jack and Victor are set to return in a new series this year. Picture: BBC

New series of Still Game to be made this year

A brand new TV series of Still Game is set to be made this year, its creators have revealed.

Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill say they are “pretty positive” that they will get the go ahead to make an eighth series within the next few months.

The two comics, who write and star in the hit sitcom, say they have “plenty” of ideas in the bag for another round of exploits from Osprey Heights and Craiglang.

The most recent series of Still Game was the first to go out on the UK network at the same time it was being shown in Scotland.

Kiernan and Hemphill said there was no reason why another series could not be made this year.

Kiernan said: “We’re pretty positive that it will be green-lit for this year. We’ve got plenty of ideas. We come up with different ones all the time. They get squirrelled away. That’s the way it’s always worked.”

Hemphill added: “A lot of writers map out a story. We don’t do that. We’ll maybe get about eight scenes mapped out and then start writing. That element of surprise is great for comedy. Part of the fun is keeping yourselves challenged by not planning too much.

“The BBC has been making noises and saying they’re keen. Last time it took 18 months to get the green light. We don’t worry about these things.”

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