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Applications for bridge walk tickets tops 150,000

More than 150,000 people have applied for free tickets to walk across the new Queensferry Crossing - three times the 50,000 available.

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Flood alerts are in force across southern Scotland. Picture: Hemedia

Scotland's weather: Flooding and power cut threat across south

Heavy rain and lightning threatens potential flooding and power cuts across southern Scotland today, the Met Office has warned.
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Date confirmed for Queensferry Crossing opening

The official opening date of the Queensferry Crossing has been revealed.

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The Lothian bus driver stopped the vehicle to rescue the animal. Picture; Greg Macvean

Lothian bus driver rescues hedgehog from middle of the road

A HEART-warming picture shows the driver of a 13-tonne double decker bus rescuing a hedgehog from the middle of the road.

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Prestwick Airport. Picture: John Devlin.

Prestwick Airport accused of saying Edinburgh Airport ‘too full’

State-owned Prestwick Airport has been forced to apologise after falsely claiming to MSPs that rival airport Edinburgh was too full to take extra flights at busy times.

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Sir Nigel Gresley with the locomotive named after him.

Flying Scotsman designer honoured in Edinburgh

He was born by chance in Edinburgh but his creations will be forever associated with Scotland.

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The Virgin Trains team receiving their award from Sanjeev Kohli. Picture: Transport Times

Virgin Trains named top transport operator in Scotland

Virgin Trains was named as best public transport operator at the Scottish Transport Awards last night.

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Sam Landsburgh from Edinburgh helps to launch Norwegians new routes from the citys airport. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Norwegian to launch cheap flights from Edinburgh to Los Angeles and San Francisco

Budget flights from Edinburgh to Los Angeles and San Francisco will be launched in around two years’ time, low cost airline Norwegian has revealed.

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Professor Chris Oliver claims to treat an injured cyclist every 5 days. Picture; Ian Georgeson

Edinburgh Tram tracks must be moved to protect cyclist claims surgeon

RADICAL action to protect cyclists on the Capital’s streets should include sending trams underground, a leading surgeon has said.

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Edinburgh Airport was named in an AirHelp survey as one of the worst in the world

Everything you need to know as Edinburgh Airport named ‘among worst in world’

Edinburgh Airport has been named as one of the worst in the world according to a study from AirHelp, but how accurate is the study?

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The incident happened on a train between Perth and Edinburgh. Picture; stock image

Man lashes out on train after touching himself inappropriately

A man lashed out at a woman on a train after she saw him with his hands down his trousers touching himself inappropriately.

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Campaigners are calling for more 20mph zones in Edinburgh.

Campaign groups call for more 20mph zones across Scotland

Environmental campaigners are calling on politicians to follow Edinburgh’s lead by introducing default 20mph limits in towns and cities to help tackle air pollution.

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A woman has died at South Gyle. Picture; Google

Woman dies at Edinburgh train station

A woman has died after being hit by a train at South Gyle railway station.

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Edinburgh City Chambers. Picture: Ian Georgeson

SNP-Labour coalition would back Edinburgh tram extension

THE coalition deal hammered out between the Capital’s SNP and Labour councillors includes a pledge to go ahead with the £162 million tram extension – so long as the business case and delivery plan are “robust”.

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Road deaths increased by 23 to 191 last year.

Death toll on Scotland's roads soars

The number of people killed in cars on Scotland’s roads increased by 41 per cent last year in figures described by safety campaigners today as “deeply troubling”.
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An artists impression of one of the 70 new trains being built for the ScotRail fleet. Picture: PA/Transport Scotland

‘No guarantee’ of new trains on Edinburgh mainline by December

Network Rail chief executive Mark Carne told MSPs today he cannot give a "cast-iron guarantee" that a full electric train service would start on the main Edinburgh-Glasgow line in December.

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Edinburgh Airport has been named one of the worst airports in the world. Picture; Ian Georgeson

Passengers react to Edinburgh Airport being ‘one of world’s worst’

Passengers have been quick to react to Edinburgh Airport being named as the 5th worst airport in the world.

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Ravelston Dykes has been partially blocked. Picture; Google Maps

Ravelston Dykes cleared following accident

Ravelston Dykes has been cleared following an accident which partially blocked the road.

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Satisfaction with Edinburgh Trams improved by two points on 2015. Picture: Lesley Martin

Edinburgh Trams win 99 per cent satisfaction score

Passengers have awarded Edinburgh Trams a near-perfect 99 per cent approval rating, Transport Focus announced today.
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The annual event took place in the Capital yesterday. Picture; Jon Savage

In pictures: The 71st annual Taxi Trade Children’s Outing

The 71st annual Taxi Trade Children’s Outing took place in Edinburgh yesterday.

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