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Alex Salmond: ‘Constitutional crisis’ looming over Article 50

Alex Salmond has warned of a looming “constitutional crisis” facing the UK government as the Supreme Court begins hearing a case to decide what say parliamentarians at Westminster and Holyrood should get on triggering Brexit.

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Ex deputy leader of the SNP Jim Fairlie. Picture: Greg Macvean/JP

Former SNP chief: I will vote No in indyref2

A former deputy leader of the SNP has said he will vote against independence if the Scottish Government calls a second referendum in the next two years to keep Scotland in the EU.

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Watchdog to looks at UKs care homes. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Competition watchdog to probe care home hidden bill charges

Care homes for the elderly are being investigated by the competition watchdog following concerns over people potentially being faced with shock bills and “hidden” charges.

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The nvestigation highlights several near misses made by Police Scotland. Picture: Julie Bull

‘Worrying’ raft of errors in police call handling revealed

A RAFT of errors in police call handling have been revealed by a new investigation.

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People gather to witness the ashes of Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro being transported past in a farewell procession. Picture; Getty

Brian Monteith: Putting the record straight on Castro

The Who single ‘Wont’ get fooled again’ might as well have been written with Cuba in mind. There are so many lines in its lyrics that apply to Fidel Castro and his failed revolution.

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Tram works  in Shandwick Place in August 2013. Picture. Ian Rutherford

Tram inquiry will take ‘as long as it takes’ says minister

TRANSPORT Minister Humza Yousaf has said the inquiry into Edinburgh’s trams fiasco will “take as long as is necessary” – despite Alex Salmond’s promise of a “swift” probe when he set it up more than two years ago.

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20mph speed limits have divided opinion in Edinburgh. Picture; Jon Savage

Residents oppose Capital 20mph zone in new poll

CITY residents are still far from convinced by new 20mph speed limits being enforced in the Capital, according to an online poll carried out by the Evening News.

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Chancellor Philip Hammond during a visit to Standard Life House, Edinburgh. Picture; Jane Barlow

A separate Scotland Brexit deal is ‘not realistic’ plan

Scotland cannot have a separate Brexit deal from the rest of the United Kingdom, the Chancellor has said.

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John McLellan. Picture: Neil Hanna

Ex-editor to become Conservative councillor

FORMER Evening News editor John McLellan is to stand as a Conservative candidate in next year’s city council elections.

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June McClung - Noise Advisor - Edinburgh Airport

Airport appoints full-time noise adviser to take complaints

EDINBURGH Airport has appointed a full-time noise adviser and announced plans for a noise management board to work with neighbouring communities.

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Edinburgh's Labour group

Trams: Labour pledge to extend line to Newhaven

EDINBURGH Labour has pledged to extend the trams down into Newhaven as part of the ambitious multi-billion-pound City Deal programme.

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Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron

Bid for special Scottish EU deal is ‘a waste of oxygen’

ARGUING for a separate deal for Scotland in the wake of the Brexit vote is a “waste of oxygen”, according to UK Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron.

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The switching on of Corstorphine christmas lights with carol singing from the Gang Show.

Festive lights axed from city high streets to save cash

HE’S the furry recluse created by Dr Seuss and famous for his dastardly scheming and simmering hatred of the festive season.

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The Foreign Office's tweet, complete with an image of the Forth Bridge rather than the new Queensferry Crossing. Picture: Contributed

Foreign Office mocked over Queensferry Crossing tweet with wrong bridge

The Foreign Office came in for some stick on Twitter last night after tweeting about the new Queensferry Crossing... with an accompanying image of the Forth Bridge. The responses were typically tongue in cheek...

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Further 20mph speed limits will be rolled out. Picture; Jon Savage

Phase 2 of 20mph limit to stretch from Leith to Morningside

THE Capital’s new 20mph speed limit will be rolled out to a massive swathe of the city in the new year, despite a lack of direct evidence on how the first phase has worked.

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Nicola Sturgeon. Picture: John Devlin.

Support for Scottish independence ‘lowest since 2014 referendum’

Support for Scottish independence has plummeted in the past two years - according to a national survey.

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T in the Park has been dogged by problems since it was forced to relocate to Strathallan.

T in the Park set to quit Strathallan as organisers plot new event in Glasgow

Scotland’s biggest music festival is set to be effectively relocated to Glasgow after problems marred the event at its controversial new site in Perthshire.
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Transport minister Humza Yousaf announces train improvements at Waverley Station in Edinburgh today. Picture: The Scotsman

ScotRail improvement plan published in full

Transport minister Humza Yousaf said today it would be "all shoulders to the wheel" for ScotRail to turn round its performance after recent major disruption in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Cathaoirleach of the Seanad Senator Denis O'Donovan (left) greets First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon at Leinster House, Dublin, where she is to address the Seanad as her two-day visit to Ireland comes to a close. Picture: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland’s Brexit options published within weeks

Nicola Sturgeon will publish a blueprint on Scotland’s Brexit options within weeks.

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Pipes are to be upgraded. Picture; Robert Perry

£2.3m to be spent on upgrade of West Lothian water pipes

NEARLY 50km of water pipes are set to be revamped as part of a multi-million-pound investment project.

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