6 facts you didn’t know about Edinburgh’s penguins

Edinburgh Zoo has been home to penguins for over 100 years with the animals being a popular attraction at the zoo.

Penguins at Edinburgh Zoo, which has housed penguins for over 100 years. Picture: Ian Rutherford

A brief history of penguins and Scotland

To mark World Penguin Day 2017, we take a (somewhat brief and in no way extensive) look at the adorable bird’s links with Scotland.

Sir Chris Hoy tries out the 'ski-bike'. Picture: Twitter/@chrishoy

Sir Chris Hoy takes up ‘bike skiing’

AFTER switching cycling for motor racing, Sir Chris Hoy is back on two wheels again - but now with a ski attached.

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Car break down cleared following delays on Forth Road Bridge

The Forth Road Bridge has been cleared following delays after a car broke down.

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High Spirits Drinks was targeted. Picture; Google Maps

Police appeal for witnesses after off-license robbed at knifepoint

Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses following a second robbery at an off-licence in the west of the city.

The scene after an elderly pedestrian was being struck with a HGV on Lanark Road. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Appeal launched after elderly man hit by lorry on Lanark Road

Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision involving an HGV and an elderly pedestrian in the south of the city.

Councillors have had their say on how they would boost the economy in Edinburgh

Council Election 2017: How would politicians improve jobs and investment in Edinburgh?

EDINBURGH has weathered the financial storms of recent years better than many cities – but the health of the Capital’s economy is still a vital issue and a top concern at the local elections.

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36 patients waited in the ERI for up to 17 hours in the midst of the crisis last Friday. Picture: Greg Macvean

ERI ‘in crisis’ as 36 patients wait up to 17 hours to be admitted

The ERI came close to meltdown as 36 patients waited in the emergency department for up to 17 hours in the midst of an on-going beds crisis.

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E4’s Tattoo Fixers looking for Edinburgh participants

People with an embarrassing tattoo in Edinburgh have finally got the chance to do something about it.

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Video: Police to pull over Edinburgh drivers ‘too close to cyclists’

Plain-clothed police will be taking to the streets of the Capital as part of a clampdown on motorists driving too close to cyclists.

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‘Speakeasy-style’ bar set for former RBS vault in St Andrew Square

The vaults of the former RBS headquarters in St Andrew Square have been bust open after a crack squad performed a ten-day inside job to break into the bank.

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Jim Eadie is tipped to fight Ian Murray for his seat. Picture: Ian Rutherford

SNP’s Jim Eadie set to take on Ian Murray in Edinburgh South

FORMER SNP MSP Jim Eadie is frontrunner to take on Labour’s sole Scottish MP Ian Murray in what will be one of the most closely-fought contests of the general election.

Three topiary heads created by Michael Kaplan in his garden. Picture: SWNS

Edinburgh man spends 2,000 hours sculpting ‘head’ hedges

These are the amazing photos of three 20ft topiary heads - which a gardener has spent 2,000 hours sculpting and maintaining.

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Men who tell sexist or homophobic jokes have low self-esteem according to a new study. Picture: Thinkstock

Sexist, homophobic jokes sign of ‘suffering low self-esteem’

Men who make sexist and homophobic jokes suffer low self-esteem and are trying to boost their manliness, a study has found.

One of the new Red Pandas is welcomed to Edinburgh Zoo. Picture: RZSS/Katie Paton

Edinburgh Zoo’s red pandas move into new enclosure together

Edinburgh Zoo’s red pandas have officially moved into a new pad together.

Lance Corporal Trimaan Dhillon, also known as Harry, has appeared at Newcastle Crown Court. Picture: North News & Pictures Ltd

Soldier accused of murder offers to take lie detector test

A soldier charged with murdering his ex-girlfriend by slashing her throat from ear to ear offered to take a lie detector test when his account of how she died was challenged in court.

Concerns have been raised over the new statistics

Fears over bed 
blocking on rise

THE number of patients left waiting in hospital when well enough to go home has almost doubled in Edinburgh over the past year, new figures reveal.

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Woolworths could be set for a return?

Could Woolworths be returning to Edinburgh?

Woolworths could be set to make a surprise return to the high street.

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Police have carried out a series of drug raids. Picture;  Steven Scott Taylor/JP License

Drugs worth £500,000 seized in police property raids

Drugs with a street value of nearly half a million pounds have been seized by police during a drugs raid in the Capital.

Dalmeny station was temporarily re-named 'Forth Bridge' to celebrate World Heritage Day

Station’s new name proves a hit with residents

IT was only meant to be a nostalgic throwback to help Dalmeny station join in this year’s World Heritage Day celebrations.

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