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Kezia Dugdale says politics is ‘her life’ ahead of I’m A Celebrity debut

Former Labour leader Kezia Dugdale says she has no intention of quitting politics as she gets ready to appear on I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!

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Budget 2017: Call for income tax rise in Scotland to be ditched

Nicola Sturgeon is facing calls to ditch the prospect of income tax hikes in Scotland next after more than £180 million of extra cash for was handed to Scotland in Philip Hammond’s Budget.

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Cost of tram inquiry rising by ‘around £100,000 a month’

THE cost of Edinburgh’s controversial tram inquiry is rising at a rate of around £100,000 a month, according to the latest figures.

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Budget 2017: Chancellor touts £2bn ‘extra’ for Scotland

Philip Hammond claimed that the influence of the new bloc of Scottish Tory MPs was instrumental in his budget as he unveiled a series of measures that affect Scotland in his annual statement.

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Elsie Inglis set up field hospitals during WW1 such as this one at Royaumont Abbey in France.

Men back statue of pioneering Edinburgh woman Elsie Inglis

THE Evening News’ camapign for a statue to honour one of the Capital’s greatest women has been backed by men from across the political spectrum.

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Kezia Dugdale gears up for I'm A Celebrity...get me Out of Here appearance

Kezia Dugdale: I'll stand for election again in 2021

Former Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has said she is in politics for the "long-term" as she prepares for her introduction to the I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here camp.

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Councillor speaks about her homelessness

‘All of a sudden I had nothing’ Councillor speaks of her homeless experience

It WAS the most horrible time of her life, but an Edinburgh councillor is hoping to use her personal ordeal to help tackle the Capital’s growing issue of homelessness.

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Kezia Dugdale to face party questions after I’m a Celeb

Kezia Dugdale does not face suspension for going on ITV’s I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! despite flying to Australia to join the reality TV show without her party’s permission.

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Brian Monteith: Why Kezia needs to shout ‘Get me out of here’

Why should we bother if it’s a great ­embarrassment to the ­Labour Party that one of its MSPs – and former Scottish leader to boot, Kezia Dugdale – should need three weeks away from her real job when she’s only just come back from the parliament’s October holiday?

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A bunt-out car in Craigentinny following the disorder on Bonfire Night. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Ian Campbell: The lawless minority will not be tolerated

In my role as Vice Convener of Culture and Communities at Edinburgh City Council and Chair of the Edinburgh Community Safety Partnership I have been able to look deeply at areas of community safety.

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Scottish Labour's Richard Leonard should go on Beechgrove. Picture: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Colin Montgomery: Politicians who should go on Casualty and Beechgrove

We really should be wary of the politics of condemnation.

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Kezia Dugdale Down Under.  Photo by James Gourley/REX/Shutterstock

I’m A Celebrity star Kezia Dugdale avoids Labour suspension

Former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale won’t be suspended from the Scottish Labour Party as a result of her appearance in reality TV show I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, the party has announced.

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The 24-30 rail card is going to be rolled out tomorrow in the Budget

New discounted rail card for 26-30-year-olds to be unveiled

Millions more young people will become eligible for cut-price rail travel under plans to be set out by Philip Hammond in the Budget on Wednesday.

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Five-a-side football pitches at the Pitz, Portobello. Picture: Alistair Linford

Ash Denham: Pitz plan is an affront to Portobello residents

Residents of Portobello are furious at the City of Edinburgh Council’s plans to sell the Pitz Westbank Street site, and rightly so. This is one of the most valuable open spaces in Portobello and home to five-a-side football pitches and Tumbles, a gymnastics and soft play centre. Both are widely used and beloved by the community. Beach Wheelchairs Portobello also recently secured a storage unit on the site for their wheelchairs.

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The Royal College of GPs estimates well be short of more than 850 family doctors within a few years

Miles Briggs: A winter SOS for the NHS gatekeepers

Rarely does the work of a GP become more obvious and important than when the temperature plummets and the winter nights close in.

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Former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdales decision to take part in Im A Celebrity&Get Me Out Of Here has provoked harsh words across the political divide. Picture: Neil Hanna

Nicola Sturgeon: I don’t know what Kezia Dugdale’s motives are

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has hit out at Kezia Dugdale’s decision to appear on I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here as the controversy over the ex-Labour leader’s stint on the show continues to mount.

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Police fears means Princes Street McDonald’s loses 24 hour licence

An Edinburgh McDonald’s restaurant has lost its 24-hour licence following police concerns of anti-social behaviour.

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New Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard. Picture: John Devlin

Ian Swanson: It’s a jungle out there for new ‘branch office’ boss Leonard

RICHARD Leonard may not need to worry about having to get up close to creepy crawlies or eat kangaroo body parts with Boris Johnson’s dad.

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Kezia Dugdale former leader of Scottish Labour

Kezia Dugdale set to keep ‘a portion’ of I’m A Celebrity fee

KEZIA Dugdale could be set to keep part of her fee from appearing on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here after removing a pledge from her reigster of interests.

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The council are taking 4 weeks on average to fix broken street lights.

Safety fears as report reveals it takes 4 weeks to repair faulty street lights

FAULTY street lights in the Capital are being left in need of repair for an average of a month before the council is able to send out an electrician, the Evening News can reveal.

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