Piers Morgan pulls out of TV role after ‘silly’ campaign to ban him

Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan said he has pulled out of hosting the Royal Television Society (RTS) Programme Awards over a “silly” campaign to ban him.

Tributes have been paid to Mr Bort, pictured, following his death on Friday. Picture: Allan McMillan - Edinburgh Folk Club.

Tributes paid after death of Edinburgh folk music stalwart Paddy Bort

Tributes have been paid to a long-standing member of Edinburgh’s folk music scene after he passed away on Friday.

Brown bins will be collected every three weeks from March onwards

Edinburgh garden waste collections set to change from March

Residents in Edinburgh have been reminded that garden waste collections are set to change from March onwards.

Paul Ellis has been missing since yesterday (February 18). Picture: Police Scotland

Police appeal for missing man who travelled to Edinburgh

Police are appealing for help to find a man from Glasgow who travelled to Edinburgh shortly before going missing.

Racks will be installed on a number of key thoroughfares such as Princes Street, pictured. Picture: Ian Georgeson.

Hundreds of new bike racks on their way to Edinburgh

HUNDREDS of cycle racks are to be installed across the Capital as part of an ongoing effort to make life easier for those getting out and about on two wheels.

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Mark Cooper, pictured, will be running ten races to raise cash for Maggie's in Edinburgh. Picture: Neil Hanna

Edinburgh runner to raise cash for Maggie’s with ten-race challenge

IT’S been ten years since marathon runner Mark Cooper decided to quit smoking for good, swapping his cigarettes for a pair of running shoes.

The sky dining event at West Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh in 2010. Picture: Ian Rutherford

100ft-high dining experience fails to get off the ground

A high-flying dining experience had to abandon plans to hold an event in Edinburgh after health and safety problems left them scrambling to find a venue – and city chefs refused to take part in the event for free.

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Gordon Aikman and his husband Joe Pike (right). Picture: Handout

MND campaigner Gordon Aikman ‘remembered as hero’

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) campaigner Gordon Aikman will be remembered as a “hero” who faced up to his disease with “incredible courage and dignity”.

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Revised proposals for the hotel plans for Royal high School as of Novermber 16
the red outline showns where the terraces came to on the old plans. Picture: contributed

Fresh Royal High School hotel plans fail to sway rivals

A REVISED planning application to turn Edinburgh’s historic old Royal High School into a luxury hotel is unlikely to give planners who rejected the proposal any reason to change their minds, the leader of a rival scheme has claimed.

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Besnik Hajdari of Javit's kebab shop in Gilmerton has been shortlisted for best Kebab chef in Britain. Photo: Contributed

City kebab king shortlisted for Best in Britain award

AN Edinburgh kebab chef has been shortlisted as the best in his trade in Britain.

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City kebab chef could be best in UK

AN Edinburgh kebab chef has been shortlisted as the best in his trade in Britain.

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Attack:  The child was assaulted on a train which had left Waverley Station. Photo: Ian Georgeson

Hunt for man who kicked toddler in head and chest on train

An investigation has been launched after a young child was attacked on a train by a man.

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Edinburgh rapist ‘thought girl was 16’

A RAPIST broke down in tears when he discovered the victim was only 12-years-old, a court heard.

Plans and artist impressions of the proposed Barrat housing development at Baileyfield,  Portobello

Letters: Portobello site is fine for housing, just not so many

Is the Portobello site fine for houses, just less of them? Our reader discusses in a letter to the Evening News

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Police are appealing for information. Picture; Police Scotland

Police launch appeal for missing man from Livingston

Police in West Lothian are appealing for information in order to trace a 42-year-old man who is missing from the Livingston area.

Kenneth McRae. Picture: police handout

Tribute to pensioner killed in Livingston road collision

The family of a great-grandfather who died after a car crash has said he will be “always loved”.

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Paddy Power placed 'Welcome to Jurassic Park' ahead of their vote on female members. Picture;c ontributed

Muirfield taunted ahead of female member vote

Muirfield golf course was taunted by bookmaker Paddy Power this morning after the company attached a ‘Welcome to Jurassic Park’ sign on the entrance gate to the club.

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Mystery behind Banksy style sculpture solved

The mystery of the Mine Girl sculpture which popped up underneath the Scott Monument on Valentine’s Day, has been solved as the ultimate act of love.

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Blake Ross died on Monday. Picture; Police Scotland

Tragic teen, Blake Ross ‘third young person in care to die this year’

A DIABETIC teenager who died just hours after being found ill on a bus in the Capital is the third young person in state care to die since the new year, a charity has warned.

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