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Theresa May insists her position on indyref2 will not change

The Prime Minister has said her position will not change on Nicola Sturgeon’s call for a second independence referendum by spring 2019.

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A ten-year plan to increase the number of allotments has been approved.

Council approve new allotment plans

CITy planners could soon be including allotments on their applications as part of a fresh push to improve access to the plots of land.

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Hundreds  of the poorest households in Edinburgh have had their benefits cut thanks to the extended benefits cap

Lewis Ritchie: No longer ‘just about managing’

Since November more than 700 of the poorest households in Edinburgh have had their benefits cut thanks to the Tory government’s extended benefits cap.

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Exterior of Alexander Graham Bell House, the BT Scotland building in Edinburgh Park.

Andrew Burns: Labour’s manifesto for the future of our Capital

Back in November 2016, Edinburgh Labour launched a draft manifesto consultation process, to which we subsequently received over 1000 responses from members of the public.

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Steve Small's theatre company Strange Town will be staging its stage play on the origins of Hibs at Easter Road.

Easter Road to make Fringe debut with Hibs play

It has seen shows staged in pubs, public toilets, allotments, telephone boxes and even the back of a taxi.
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Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn appeared on the ITV programme Peston On Sunday. Picture: AFP/Getty

Theresa May would be ‘wrong’ to block Indyref2 - Labour

Jeremy Corbyn does not believe Westminster should block a second independence referendum if the Scottish Parliament calls for one.

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Police made a total of ten arrests during today's demonstrations in Edinburgh. Picture Toby Williams

Ten arrested during Edinburgh fascist rally

POLICE Scotland have arrested ten people following a fascist protest in central Edinburgh today


Video: ‘White Pride’ marchers make Nazi salutes on Royal Mile

FOOTAGE has emerged of ‘White Pride’ protesters making pro-Nazi salutes in central Edinburgh, while a crowd of people vocally condemn their presence.

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Products from Cadbury could be getting smaller after Brexit. Picture; Getty

Chocolate bars could get smaller after Brexit warns Cadbury

Cadbury has warned that its products may become smaller post Brexit with the company stating they may adopt ‘shrinkflation’ to offset cost of Britain’s withdrawal from the EU.

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Which? has warned of the need for an enforcement strategy on food hygiene. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Glasgow and Edinburgh worst offenders in food hygiene standards

Authorities in Scotland’s two biggest cities have been singled out by a leading consumers’ association as among the worst offenders in the UK for monitoring food hygiene standards.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has slammed the proposals. Picture PA

First Minister slams ‘unfair’ ERI parking fees

Nicola Sturgeon has criticised plans to increase parking charges at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

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A policeman stands guard at the Houses of Parliament, where flags are flying at half-mast. Picture: AFP

Brian Monteith: Brave Pc Palmer died defending our liberty

‘The price of liberty requires eternal vigilance’ was first recorded in 1809 in a biography about Major General James Jackson and later became the better known phrase “Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty” accredited to the anti-slavery campaigner Wendell Phillips.

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The Commons falls silent to remember yesterday's victims

Silence to remember victims of Westminster attack

A MINUTE’S silence was observed at the Scottish Parliament this morning in solidarity with colleagues at Westminster who started today’s business by pausing to remember those killed and injured in yesterday’s terrorist attack.

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Pledge: Council leader Andrew Burns. Picture: Contributed

Praise for Labour’s parking levy pledge

ENVIRONMENT campaigners have welcomed the pledge in Labour’s council election manifesto for Edinburgh to lobby for the power to introduce a workplace parking levy.

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Indyref2 debate at Holyrood postponed until Tuesday

A suspended vote on a possible second Scottish independence referendum will take place next Tuesday, Holyrood has confirmed.

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A total of 59.2 per cent said they either supported or strongly supported the lower maximum speed. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Six out of 10 capital residents ‘back 20mph limits’

SIX out of ten city residents back the general principle of 20mph limits in the Capital, according to the council’s annual survey.

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Westminster terror attack: Five dead and 40 injured

Four people including a police officer were killed and 40 injured when a knife-wielding terrorist brought horror to the gates of Westminster.

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Nicola Sturgeon: ‘We feel sense of solidarity with London’

The First Minister has said Scotland feels a sense of solidarity with the people of London following the Westminster terror attack.

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Armed officers are being deployed to 'key sites' in Edinburgh.

Armed patrols in Scotland increased following Westminster attack

Armed patrols have been increased by Police Scotland around key sites following the terrorist attack in Westminster.

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Video: Aftermath of attack on Westminster Bridge

A poltician travelling in a passing car appears to have caught harrowing footage of the immediate aftermath of a car careering out of control in today’s security incident at Westminster.

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