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Leader comment: Fans can be proud of supporting Justice for Shaun

all eyes will be on Edinburgh’s footballing rivalry this weekend.

Opinion
Edinburgh Castle  from every possible angle  is a magnet for tourists taking holiday snaps. Picture: Craig Stephen

Kevin Buckle: The missed opportunities Edinburgh will regret

Last week when discussing the refusal of advertising drums for Castle Terrace and St Andrew Square, I mentioned that I had read the Grassmarket drum had been approved. It was pointed out to me that was not the case so I decided to watch the Development Management sub-committee meeting held on January 10 to see what had happened.

Opinion
Richard Jobson in full flow

Kevin Buckle: The art of making albums has hit the Skids

Great to see the new Skids album Burning Cities enter the UK charts in the top 30.

Opinion
RENOWNED: Haggis firm Macsween was established in the 1950s as a butchers shop in the south of Edinburgh

Four sacked after haggis factory blunder

FOUR workers employed by a world famous haggis firm have been sacked just days before Burns Night following a blunder on the factory floor.

Edinburgh
Liz Lochhead sparked controversy this week

Author says Robert Burns was ‘no Weinstein’

His image was that of the “heaven-taught ploughman” whose striking dark looks saw women of all backgrounds besotted and smitten by him and his poetry.

News
Debbie McKinnon says she tried every diet going before taking up swimming

Swimming slimmer takes to the pool to drop 7 stone

A FORMER nurse has swum her way to an incredible new waistline after losing more than a third of her body weight thanks to her hard work in the pool.

Edinburgh
Protest over closed St John's children's ward

Protest over continued closure of children’s ward

Parents and carers held a protest outside St John’s Hospital in Livingston yesterday over the continued closure of a children’s ward to in-patients who have to be seen out of hours.

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Steven Naismith trained with his new Hearts team-mates ahead of Sunday's derby

Steven Naismith ready to be a role model for Hearts starlets

Steven Naismith is relishing the chance to be a role model for Hearts’ burgeoning band of young players.

Hearts
Hibs defender Efe Ambrose

Efe Ambrose: In Nigeria, the fans beat you up after derbies

Efe Ambrose knows that whatever happens at Tynecastle tomorrow he can head for home safe in the knowledge there won’t be an angry mob waiting on his doorstep.

Hibs
Anthony Stokes has tested the patience of Hibs

Anthony Stokes’ derby place in doubt as striker faces Hibs exit

Hibs boss Neil Lennon has refused to shed light on the future of Anthony Stokes amid claims the striker is heading for the Easter Road exit door.

Hibs
Three-weight former world champion Humberto Soto

Humberto Soto: I don’t know anything about Josh Taylor

Mexico’s Humberto Soto insists he will step into the unknown as he attempts to inflict a first defeat on Prestonpans boxer Josh Taylor.

Boxing
Steven Naismith joins in training with his new Hearts team-mates

Steven Naismith and Demetri Mitchell set for Hearts starts in derby

Craig Levein has backed Steven Naismith to thrive on his Hearts debut as he prepares to pitch his two January loan signings into the starting line-up for tomorrow’s Scottish Cup fourth-round clash at home to Hibs.

Hearts
Cameron Fenton has been given a huge opportunity by Richard Cockerill

Edinburgh coach will assess some fringe players in Paris

Edinburgh coach Richard Cockerill has named six members of Scotland’s Six Nations squad in his 23 for tonight’s final European Challenge Cup Pool 4 match against Stade Francais in Paris.

Edinburgh Rugby
Igor Valeyev battles against Storm. He is injured along with Konstantin Teslyukevich. Pic: Ian Coyle

Patrik Moisio aims to make the most of Capitals chance

Patrik Moisio has revealed he knocked back two offers from Elite League rivals Coventry Blaze for the promise of big minutes with Edinburgh Capitals.

Capitals
Allan Johnston left the home fans at Ibrox and the Rangers players stunned as he fired three goals beyond goalkeeper Andy Goram

Maroon Memories: Johnston runs Rangers ragged with hat-trick

Hearts starlet Allan Johnston showed why French club Rennes went on to snap him up under the Bosman ruling as he ran riot in Govan, scoring a marvellous hat-trick and securing Hearts their first win at Ibrox since 1988.

Hearts
Pat Stanton enjoys a bath

Hibee History: Killie handed two goals then thrashed

Hibs won a thriller and lost Des Bremner with a suspected collar bone break at Easter Road.

Hibs
John McGinn and Esmael Goncalves could do battle again at Tynecastle. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Four talking points ahead of Hearts v Hibs

Hearts host Hibs in yet another Scottish Cup tie - the third consecutive season the Easter Road side will make the short trip to face their city rivals. Patrick McPartlin looks at the biggest talking points ahead of the cup derby

Hearts
Dugald Campbell with granddaughter Caris Wraight

Grandfather’s charity beard trim is a cut above the rest

IT BEGAN as an attempt to confound a Beatles song about one of the most recognisable signs of aging.

News
Edinburgh coat of arms

Where can you find unicorn emblems in Edinburgh?

There are several tributes to Scotland's national animal, the unicorn, around Edinburgh. How many have you spotted?

Entertainment
The star of the party political broadcast. Picture: SNP.

SNP rejects claims of ‘Trump-like’ party political broadcast

The SNP has been accused of “Trumpian tactics” amid claims it has lampooned Nicola Sturgeon’s biographer and journalist David Torrance in a party political broadcast.

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