26-year-old woman killed in A1 crash

A 26 year-old woman has died following a “serious” road traffic collision on the A1 this morning.

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The Conservatives want to see an end to APD for long-haul flights. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Tories call for air passenger duty to be scrapped on long-haul flights

Scottish Conservatives want air passenger duty (APD) on long-haul flights to be scrapped for most travellers.

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Virgin increases weekend Edinburgh to Newcastle trains

Virgin Trains is increasing weekend services connecting Edinburgh and Newcastle following an increase in passengers.

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5 vehicles have been involved in the crash.  Picture; Scott Louden

Five vehicles involved in Forth Road Bridge crash

Emergency services have been notified of a five vehicle collision on the southbound carriageway of the Forth Road Bridge.

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Bus passenger suffers serious medical emergency on Gorgie Road

Bus passenger suffers serious medical emergency on Gorgie Road

Two ambulances have responded to a medical incident on Gorgie Road involving a man in his 50s.

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Free night bus for Hogmanay party-goers

A free Hogmanay NightBus Service is being put into operation to get revellers home after Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations.

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Dangerous driving can ruin lives.

First Minister backs campaign for tougher driving sentences

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has endorsed the Evening News’ Drive for Justice campaign.

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Scotrail are launching their new timetable. Picture; Ian Georgeson

New Scotrail timetable to launch from Sunday

Passengers have been reminded that the new Scotrail timetable is to start from Sunday December 11.

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The piglet is now recovering

Road hog: Escaped piglet caught on Scots motorway

The Scottish SPCA is hunting the owner of a piglet after it was found running wild on the road heading towards the Forth Road Bridge.

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Flybe is set to start the flights next March.

Flybe to launch new Heathrow flights from Aberdeen and Edinburgh

Flybe is preparing to launch flights from Edinburgh and Aberdeen to Heathrow, aviation sources have told The Scotsman.

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Sheriffhall Roundabout, Edinburgh Bypass.
Picture: Randi Stodle

Plans to revamp Edinburgh’s ‘worst’ roundabout unveiled

RUSH-hour commuters would no longer have to endure the Capital’s “worst roundabout” under new plans unveiled today.

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A new law has banned smoking in cars with children. Picture: John Devlin.

Top doctors call for complete ban on smoking in cars

Doctors’ leaders have called for an outright ban on smoking in cars as new laws are brought in today to protect children from second-hand smoke.

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ScotRail is looking south for more stock. Picture: Ian Georgeson

ScotRail to draft in more trains to cut overcrowding

ScotRail is hoping to ease its acute overcrowding by drafting in more trains from south of the border.

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ScotRail parent firm Abellio UK managing director Dominic Booth celebrates the line's first birthday in September with transport minister Humza Yousaf and ScotRail managing director Phil Verster. Picture: Greg Macvean

Borders Railway fails to meet expected first-year growth

The initial surge in passengers on the Borders Railway was reversed in the second half of its first year, official figures showed today.

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A driver had to settle a significant fine. Picture; stock image

White van man settles four figure fine following legal battle

An Edinburgh fines dodger had to settle 7 unpaid fines – stumping up £1087 – after having his van clamped.

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Three spectators were killed near Coldstream during the Jim Clark Rally in 2014. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Fatal accident inquiry into Scots rally deaths announced

A joint fatal accident inquiry into the deaths of four spectators at two Scottish motor rallies will be held, the Crown Office said today.

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Police are appealing for information

Pensioner sustains serious injuries in Muirhouse collision

Police in Edinburgh are appealing for information following a road traffic collision at the junction of Muirhouse Parkway and Pennywell Medway.

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Six new cameras are set to be launched in Edinburgh. Picture; TSPL

Location of new speed cameras in Edinburgh revealed

The East Safety Camera Unit is preparing to introduce new safety camera locations in Edinburgh and Midlothian.

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Tram works  in Shandwick Place in August 2013. Picture. Ian Rutherford

Tram inquiry will take ‘as long as it takes’ says minister

TRANSPORT Minister Humza Yousaf has said the inquiry into Edinburgh’s trams fiasco will “take as long as is necessary” – despite Alex Salmond’s promise of a “swift” probe when he set it up more than two years ago.

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20mph speed limits have divided opinion in Edinburgh. Picture; Jon Savage

Residents oppose Capital 20mph zone in new poll

CITY residents are still far from convinced by new 20mph speed limits being enforced in the Capital, according to an online poll carried out by the Evening News.

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