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Scotland's weather: Snow and gale warning from Storm Doris

A severe weather warning for snow to fall over much of Scotland on Thursday was issued today by the Met Office.
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Edinburgh is the second worst city for congestion.

Capital congestion second-worst in UK

THE Capital is the UK’s second most congested city, according to new research.

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It is hoped the planned cut to air passenger duty will boost growth at Edinburgh Airport. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Air levy cuts ‘will help the wealthy rather than the poor’

The SNP’s plan to slash Air Passenger Duty will benefit the wealthy rather than low-income families, transport campaigners have said.

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The M8 westbound through Glasgow city centre was Scotland's third worst route for congestion last year. Picture: Hemedia

Revealed: Scotland's most congested roads and cities

Aberdeen has worse traffic congestion than London at peak hours, analysts INRIX revealed today.

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The new stage of the 20mph zones are to launch in the Capital this month. Picture; SWNS

20mph: Final countdown as Edinburgh prepares for new limit

ThE signs are going up and the days are counting down – it’s nearly time for the next installment of 20mph.

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Racks will be installed on a number of key thoroughfares such as Princes Street, pictured. Picture: Ian Georgeson.

Hundreds of new bike racks on their way to Edinburgh

HUNDREDS of cycle racks are to be installed across the Capital as part of an ongoing effort to make life easier for those getting out and about on two wheels.

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The closure of the Forth Road Bridge for 19 hours last month after a lorry overturned has prompted Transport Minister Humza Yousaf to see if the law needs to be changed. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA

Lorries defying wind limits may face tougher penalties

Penalties to deter vehicles from flouting high wind restrictions are being investigated by ministers.

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ScotRail bosses paid  out �587,527 between April and December last year. Picture: Getty Images

ScotRail paying £2,000 a day in compensation to passengers

ScotRail is handing over £2,000 per day in compensation payments to disgruntled train passengers, it emerged yesterday.

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Kenneth McRae. Picture: police handout

Tribute to pensioner killed in Livingston road collision

The family of a great-grandfather who died after a car crash has said he will be “always loved”.

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A cyclist was taken to hospital following the crash. Stock Image

Cyclist taken to hospital after being struck by vehicle

A cyclist has been taken to ERI after being struck by a vehicle on Telford Road

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Emergency:  Firefighters and police were waiting on the return of the Flybe plane at Edinburgh Airport

Flybe plane in emergency landing at Edinburgh Airport

A Flybe flight was forced to carry out an emergency landing at Edinburgh Airport after the pilot reported vapour in the cockpit and cabin.

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The man was arrested yesterday at Edinburgh Waverley. Picture: Ian Georgeson.

Man in court after being found with five knives at Edinburgh station

A man has appeared in court after he was discovered with five kitchen knives - including a large meat cleaver - at Edinburgh Waverley railway station.

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Ryanair chief executive Michael O'Leary with Edinburgh Airport chairman Sir John Elvidge today

Ryanair announces new Edinburgh routes if air tax is cut

Ryanair announced today it would launch 13 new routes from Edinburgh this winter - so long as ministers cut air passenger duty (APD) as planned.
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Scrapping tolls on the bridge has saved commuters thousands

Scrapping tolls saves Forth Road Bridge commuters £2280

Daily commuters using the Forth Road Bridge have saved £2280 each since tolls were scrapped nine years ago, the SNP said today.

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Edinburgh reportedly has more accidents involving bikes than any other city with trams or light rail systems. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Edinburgh ‘has more bike-tram accidents than any other city’

Cyclists who claim they fell victim to Edinburgh’s tramliness could have to wait until 2019 for lead cases in damages actions to be heard, a court was told today.

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The only way to find the cheapest rail ticket is to throw all logic out of the window. Picture: John Devlin

6 ways to get cheaper train tickets

There are ways to find a cheaper option when travelling by rail, says Martin Lewis

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Video: new Raith underpass set to open to traffic

The new Raith underpass opens to traffic on Thursday 16 February! This will provide a free-low link on the A725 between the East Kilbride Expressway and Bellshill Bypass.

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Defibrillatiors are being installed on Edinburgh Trams. Picture; Jon Savage

Edinburgh trams installed with defibrillators in bid to save lives

LIFE-SAVING defibrillators are to be installed on the trams as part of a fresh drive to make the heart-start machines easier to access for the public.

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Scotrail have improved their performance in the last four weeks. Picture; Michael Gillen

ScotRail performance figures show ‘improvement in last four weeks’

ScotRail have confirmed that its train performance is continuing to rise with marked improvement in services in the last four weeks.

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