Video: Terrifying moment Jet2 flight drops towards the sea

AN AIRLINE passenger flying home from Ibiza sent his wife what he thought was a final text as the plane he was on dropped towards the sea in a 40-50 degree nosedive.

Edinburgh Airport's new flight path plan has not proved universally popular. Picture: Andrew Stuart

Clear majority object to new Edinburgh flight path proposals

NEARLY two-thirds of Capital residents who took part in a consultation on plans for new flight paths around Edinburgh Airport have criticised the proposals.

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Bus passengers to stay connected

Passengers travelling on a major public transport route in the Capital will be able to stay connected thanks to a new fleet of eco-friendly buses fitted with USB charging points.

Services were subject to delay and cancellation this morning. Picture: John Devlin

Bishopbriggs and Lenzie train fault causes delays

THOUSANDS of commuters across Scotland’s central belt were left stranded this morning as rail disruption caused major delays and a string of cancellations.

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The ballot for bridge walk tickets was oversubscribed by more than four and half times. Picture: Andrew O'Brien

Queensferry Crossing could host more walks

More local people living near the Queensferry Crossing may get the chance to walk over the bridge, The Scotsman has learned.

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The current taxi rank on Market Street means a trek for rail passengers to the back entrance of the station. Picture: Jon Savage

Rail bosses put new Waverley taxi rank plan on hold

PLANS for a taxi rank in New Street car park next to Waverley station have been put on hold because rail bosses want to explore the potential for commercial development of the site.

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The scene near Coldstream of the fatal accident at the Jim Clark Memorial Rally in 2014. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Inverness rally deaths: Driver tells of moment car crashed

A driver has told an inquiry of the moment his car somersaulted into the air and was involved in a fatal accident at a rally.

St John's Road is one of the most polluted streets in Scotland. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor/JP

Low-emission buses for Edinburgh’s most polluted street

Low-emission buses are being introduced for journeys along one of Scotland’s most polluted streets.

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Cyclists and pedestrians vie for space on Portobello Promenade. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Calls to restrict cycling on Portobello promenade

RESIDENTS in Portobello have raised safety concerns over the presence of bicycles on the promenade after a child was involved in a hit-and-run incident with a cyclist on one of the busiest beach days of the year.

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Drugged up driver in West Lothian ‘could barely stand’

A driver, who mixed strong painkillers with cocaine and ‘downers’ he bought off the internet, was barely able to stand when he got out of his car, a court heard.

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The new nightbus service.

New nightbus will link Edinburgh to West Lothian

A new night bus will link Edinburgh with West Lothian.

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A piper was thrown off a flight after trying to put bagpipes on as hand luggage. Picture; Neil Hanna

Pensioner thrown off plane for refusing to put bagpipes in hold

A world champion piper was thrown off a Ryanair flight for refusing to put her bagpipes in the hold.

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Thursdays accident happened less than a hundred yards from where Zhi Min Soh was killed in a similar incident in May.

Make Edinburgh’s tram tracks safer now, say cyclists

CAMPAIGNERS have called for immediate action to make the Capital’s tramlines safer after another cyclist was hospitalised.

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Drop-off rates are a pound higher than at Glasgow. Picture: Michael Gillen

Drivers face UK’s highest drop-off fee at Edinburgh Airport

COMMUTERS at Edinburgh Airport face the most expensive drop-off charges in the country with skyrocketing prices forcing some to fork out as much as £5 for a 15-minute stay.

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5 taken to hospital after 6-vehicle crash on M8

5 taken to hospital after 6-vehicle crash on M8

Several people were rushed to hospital after a multi-vehicle pile up on the M8 this morning.

Bus lanes operate during rush hours. Picture: Greg Macvean

Letter: Let cars use bus lanes to cut Edinburgh’s pollution

The City of Edinburgh Council wants to reduce pollution in the city.

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The prototype passenger pod. Picture: Hyperloop One

Video: Hyperloop Edinburgh-London 45 min trips a step closer

Edinburgh to London journeys in 45 minutes came a step closer after the futuristic Hyperloop One transport system made its first successful test.
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Do you feel you spend a long time looking for parking spaces? Pic: Andrew O'Brien.

Searching for city parking space costs 40 hours a year

Edinburgh drivers spend an average of 38 hours a year searching for a parking space, according to new research.

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Flora Stevensons Primary pupils Ella Cowan, nine, Zahara Awny, nine, Lola Clark-Musseau, nine, Stella Smith, eight, Finn Wenman, eight, Tristan Wake, nine, meet 20mph mascot, The Reducer. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Just 20 tickets issued in a year of Edinburgh’s 20mph zones

JUST 20 tickets have been dished out to drivers for speeding in the Capital’s new 20mph zones, it has been revealed.

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Drivers in Edinburgh spend an average of 38 hours a year parking their car. Picture: Jon Savage.

Edinburgh drivers spend more than one day a year parking their car

EDINBURGH drivers spend an average of 38 hours a year searching for a parking space, according to new research.

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