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Oasis mogul Alan McGee ‘talked out’ of buying Hearts

Oasis mogul and Scottish record label owner Alan McGee was talked out of buying Hearts by Primal Scream frontman and Celtic fan Bobby Gillespie.

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Marta Bot, assistant retail manager at Kiltane (right), and Ness Clothing retail manager Evelyn Rigby celebrate news of the buy-out.

Buy-out secures jobs at fashion group Ness

Part of fashion and accessory business Ness has been brought out of administration, safeguarding more than 35 jobs.

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NFL Live is set to come to the Capital. Picture; Getty

NFL Live set to touchdown in Capital

NFL US has confirmed that a Live tour will be coming to the Capital

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Plans had been proposed to create 'silent fireworks'

Silent fireworks ‘would disappoint audience’

A CALL for silent fireworks at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations appears to have fizzled out.

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Mariusz Winiarski was convicted of homicide. Picture; contributed

Man convicted of Bathgate homicide

A male responsible for the death of a man in West Lothian last year has been convicted

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Video: Chance to spot Northern Lights in Edinburgh tonight

Stargazers have said that there is a chance of spotting the Northern Lights across Edinburgh and the Lothians tonight following sightings last night.

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Satisfaction with Lothian Buses' punctuality has fallen to 85 per cent compared to 91 per cent in 2013. Picture: Lothian Buses

Passengers increasingly upset by late-running buses

Passenger satisfaction with Scottish bus punctuality has slumped because of traffic congestion and roadworks, official watchdog Transport Focus reported today.

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Primark has recalled an item over safety concerns.

Primark recalls children’s clothing over safety fears

Clothing giant Primark has recalled a line of children’s clothing over safety fears.

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Emma Philips who is unhappy is among those opposing the decision. Picture: Greg Macvean

Lothian Buses faces local backlash over route changes

RESIDENTS and traders have blasted Lothian Buses after plans were unveiled to reduce a service linking north Edinburgh to the rest of the city.

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Police have charged one man following the incident at an address on the High Street. Picture; Michael Gillen

Man charged following assault in Linlithgow

Police in West Lothian have arrested and a charged a 35-year-old man in connection with a serious assault that occurred in Linlithgow.

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Dunedin Railway Station on New Zealand's South Island. Picture: Thinkstock

The Scottish origins of New Zealand city Dunedin

In Dunedin today, there is no shortage of reminders of the first Scots who settled in this part of New Zealand 169 years ago this week and wove themselves into the fabric of the country.

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John Barrow, former director of the Edinburgh Folk Festival, outside his shop the Acoustic Music Centre in August 1987.

Fringe music venue ousted after rents hike row with city council

One of the few dedicated live music venues at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe has been forced out of its long-time home – after council chiefs hiked up the cost of hiring it by more than five times.

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Owen Wilson, voice of Lightning McQueen in "Cars 3" poses with Lightning McQueen. Picture; Getty

Cars 3 to have UK premiere in Capital

The Edinburgh International Film Festival has secured the UK premiere of the latest Disney Pixar movie for its 70th anniversary programme.

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Views of Edinburgh taken from Calton Hill. Picture; Steven Scott Taylor.

Welcome to happy town: 94% say they like living in Edinburgh

NINETY-FOUR per cent of residents say they are happy with Edinburgh as a place to live - one of the highest scores recorded anywhere in the UK.

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Labour's Andrew Burns at manifesto launch

Labour want new workplace car park tax for city

LABOUR is to fight the city council elections campaigning for the power to introduce a new tax on workplace parking spaces.

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Device restrictions will be put in place on flights from Egypt, Jordan and Turkey to Scotland. Picture: Contributed

Laptop ban to affect passengers on flights to Scotland

Passengers on 12 Scottish air routes are among those affected by ministers banning laptops and tablets on flights from six Middle Eastern and north African countries.

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The study said there wasd no greater risk from undergoing an emergency operation at weekends

Study: Weekend emergency ops ‘no impact on survival chances’

Undergoing emergency surgery at the weekend has no impact on a patient’s survival chances, an Edinburgh-based study has found.

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Police in Edinburgh are appealing for information in order to trace a 30-year-old who is missing from the Morningside area.

Police plea for missing Morningside woman Gemma Whitelaw

Police in Edinburgh are appealing for information in order to trace a 30-year-old who is missing from the Morningside area.

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Scottish Labour deputy leader Alex Rowley. Pic Lisa Ferguson

Scottish Labour has pledged to cut down on holiday lets in Edinburgh

Scottish Labour has pledged to build 16,000 new homes, a dozen new schools and crack down on holiday lets as part of its manifesto for Edinburgh ahead of the council elections.

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