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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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Yes campaign tipped to push ‘take back control’ message

A fresh campaign for Scottish independence is likely to emulate tactics used by the Leave side in the European Union referendum, a leading academic has suggested.

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Nicola Sturgeon has played her hand well. Picture: Getty

Ian Swanson: May isn’t good enough, Scotland deserves ‘when’

THE Scottish Parliament will tonight officially endorse Nicola Sturgeon’s request for Westminster to hand it the legal authority to hold a second independence referendum between autumn 2018 and spring 2019.

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MSPs poised to back indyref2 in Holyrood vote

MSPs are expected to back Nicola Sturgeon’s call for a second independence referendum when they reach decision time at Holyrood this evening.

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Labour's Andrew Burns at manifesto launch

Labour want new workplace car park tax for city

LABOUR is to fight the city council elections campaigning for the power to introduce a new tax on workplace parking spaces.

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Scottish Labour deputy leader Alex Rowley. Pic Lisa Ferguson

Scottish Labour has pledged to cut down on holiday lets in Edinburgh

Scottish Labour has pledged to build 16,000 new homes, a dozen new schools and crack down on holiday lets as part of its manifesto for Edinburgh ahead of the council elections.

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A previous pro-EU march through Edinburgh was held in July 2016, just days after the Brexit vote. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor/JP Resell

Pro-EU march to be held in Edinburgh city centre

Supporters of the European Union will march through Edinburgh on Saturday to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome and reaffirm their opposition to Brexit.

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25 developments which will change Edinburgh’s skyline

EDINBURGH is a city which never sits still. There can be dozens of large-scale developments being proposed, approved or constructed at any one time. We take a look at 25 of the city’s major developments which are being talked about or are under construction right now - some more divisive and controversial than others.

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Indyref2: Holyrood to debate call for second referendum

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will make her case for Holyrood to be granted the power to stage a second independence referendum in the aftermath of Britain’s Brexit vote.

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The Greens look likely to support the SNPs drive for a section 30 order at Holyrood. Picture: John Devlin

Miles Briggs: Scottish Greens have ditched policies for indyref2

Have you ever attended an election hustings? As a candidate at the Holyrood elections last May I attended many, in some cases three each day. These public hustings are a great opportunity for local residents to ask parties where they stand on issues before people give them their vote. At many of the hustings last year the panel was asked if and when they would support a second independence referendum.

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Electing councillors to the City Chambers is nothing to do with the question of whether or not Scotland should be independent. Picture; Scott Taylor

Gavin Corbett: We must not let Tories treat us like children

Councils provide many of the services we treasure. They fund nurseries and run our schools. They ensure there is social care for our older people. They look after our parks, streets, waste collections and libraries. Planning controls shape how our cities and towns look and feel.

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Scientists are to rally against the  policies of President Trump in the Capital. Picture; Getty Images

Scientists set to host march against Trump policies

Thousands of scientists, academics and others across Scotland are backing a global campaign to celebrate, promote and defend science.

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Guto Bebb was visiting Edinburgh for a British and Irish council meeting. Picture: Greg Macvean

Tory minister describes Scotland as ‘another country’

A Tory minister has described Scotland as “another country” and said he was “despondent” after a visit to Edinburgh.

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