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Jury out on Edinburgh mental health patient killer

An inquest jury has retired to consider its conclusions into the death of a man and his sister in a fatal flat stabbing.

Health
Jet2 has announced it is to create 200 new jobs. Picture: Contributed

Jet2 announces 200 new jobs in Edinburgh and Glasgow

A LOW cost airline has announced it is to create 200 new jobs which will be split between Edinburgh and Glasgow airports.

Transport
Russell Dodd. Picture: Vic Rodrick

Man sexually assaulted friend after birthday celebration

A MAN ended a drunken night celebrating his birthday by stripping and sexually assaulting a female friend.

Crime
The break-in happened in the town's Wellhead Close. Picture: Google Maps

Appeal after WWI medals stolen from South Queensferry house

Police are appealing for witnesses after a break-in and theft at a property in South Queensferry.

South Queensferry
The New Town is the most expensive area in Edinburgh. Picture: TSPL

How much do you need to earn an hour to buy in each Edinburgh postcode?

A survey of Edinburgh postcodes has revealed how much you would have to earn per hour to afford a mortgage in each area of the capital.

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Ken Barclay's review recommends scrapping rates for nurseries but making private schools and council-owned leisure centres start paying. Picture: TSPL

Business rates reforms ‘about fairness not penalties’

Controversial proposals to reform Scotland’s business rates are expected to get the go-ahead from ministers.

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Money Dashboard chief executive Steve Tigar. Picture: Contributed

Money Dashboard to expand team after hitting £1m fund goal

Financial technology (fintech) company Money Dashboard is set to more than double its headcount after hitting its £1 million fundraising target.

Business
Norman Skivington was last seen on Monday at around 11.45am in the Corstorphine area. Picture: Contributed

Appeal over missing man in Corstorphine area

Police are appealing for help from the public to trace a man reported missing in the Corstorphine area.

Corstorphine
The attack happened on Regent Road. Picture: Google Maps

Man charged over Regent Road sex assault

Police have arrested and charged a man in connection with the serious sexual assault of a woman earlier this month.

Crime
Sir Nils Olav is the world's highest ranking penguin. Picture: PA

Sir Nils Olav welcomes rare penguin chick to Edinburgh Zoo

The world’s highest-ranking penguin has celebrated the anniversary of his appointment as brigadier of His Majesty the King’s Guard of Norway by welcoming the newest addition to the northern rockhopper group at Edinburgh Zoo.

Edinburgh
The car was pulled over on West Granton Access. Picture: Google Maps

Woman charged after police stop car in Drylaw

A woman has been charged with motoring offences after the car she was driving was pulled over by police in north Edinburgh.

Edinburgh
The bridge has been closed for months - leading to congestion. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Call to let spy cameras help Kirkliston residents avoid ‘rat run’

Spy cameras could be used to allow local residents to beat a controversial bus gate under plans being put before the council.

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Rising gang tensions have prompted warnings from the police. Picture: John Devlin

Police chief warns of increasing tension between gangs

Police have warned of “increasing tensions” between feuding organised crime gangs which has led to a surge in violent incidents.

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The new Royal Hospital for Children and Young People was due to open in autumn but has been delayed to May. Picture: Contributed

Call for ‘urgent’ action on mental health services

Mental health watchdogs have heavily criticised NHS Lothian for failing to act on recommendations to improve services for young people at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital.

Edinburgh
Staff working at Fringe venues across the city are being exploited claim the Fair Fringe campaign

Edinburgh City Council to back ‘Fair Fringe’ pay campaign

City council chiefs are to back a campaign against the “widespread exploitation” of festival workers.

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On leave: Willie Innes. Picture: Greg Macvean

East Lothian council leader to be treated for cancer

The leader of East Lothian Council is to take a temporary leave of absence to undergo treatment for cancer, it has been announced.

Health
Police on Ferry Road after a 10-year-old boy was seriously injured in a hit and run incident with a motorbike. Picture: SWNS

Community to buy new PlayStation for Drylaw hit-and-run boy

The community is rallying round in a bid to buy a new PlayStation console for the boy who was knocked down by joyriders in a hit-and-run incident.

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The Mulligan family join Vision Express's James Kirk as ambassadors for Childhood Eye Cancer Trust. Picture: Submitted

Armadale mum’s quick thinking spots baby’s rare eye cancer

When Lauren Mulligan noticed a “cats-eye” reflection in the pupil of her newborn baby’s eye she instantly knew something was very wrong.

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Matiss Grigucs left his victim scarred for life. Picture: Vic Rodrick

Knifeman taunted his victim with ‘your blood’ film

A MAN who slashed a friend’s workmate with a Stanley knife later sent his victim a taunting video of himself holding the weapon and chanting: “Your blood, your blood!”

Crime
Father had gun and drugs in East Lothian home

Father had gun and drugs in East Lothian home

A father-of-two was jailed for more than five years after he was caught with a gun during a drugs raid at his home.

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