Anger as health chief Miles Briggs appears at fast food restaurant launch

SHADOW health secretary Mile Briggs has come in for a grilling – after being guest of honour at the reopening of a new fast food restaurant.

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Revealed: The worst pothole black spots around Edinburgh

CAPITAL roads have gone to pot – as these photos from Evening News readers show.

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The Office bar on Easter Road

Leith bar faces backlash over offensive jokes in toilet

OWNERS of a Capital bar are facing a social media backlash after putting up posters of offensive jokes in its loos.

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David Brown has been in an Albanian jail for the past 12 years

Fresh hope for Edinburgh charity worker jailed in Albania

A CHARITY worker from the Capital who has been jailed in Albania for 12 years could be set free next week.

Alex Salmond has defended his RT show

Edinburgh business chamber told to end links to Sputnik

THE Capital’s highest-profile business association was today facing growing pressure to cut its links with Russian “propaganda machine” Sputnik as international condemnation of the Salisbury spy attack grew.

Leader of City of Edinburgh Council Adam McVey

Council leader ‘sorry’ he forgot about motorbike crime plan

COUNCIL leader Adam McVey has been forced into an embarrassing apology after admitting he forgot about an agreed motion on tackling motorbike crime in Muirhouse.

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Clr Lewis Ritchie returns to work at Edinburgh Council after being accused of sexual harrassment, Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Scandal-hit Lewis Ritchie returns to Edinburgh Council to save his job

ON the surface, it was the most trivial of questions for such a highly-charged occasion – accused councillor Lewis Ritchie requesting congratulations to ultramarathon competitors.

Cllr Lewis Ritchie

‘Bouncers’ called in as Lewis Ritchie to sit alone at council meeting

SCANDAL-hit city councillor Lewis Ritchie will be kept away from former SNP colleagues and left sitting on his own at today’s full council meeting.

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Edinburgh Academy plans to create new blocks behind the old buildings to minimise the visual impact

Neighbours in outcry over Edinburgh Academy expansion plans

A MULTI-million-pound mega­lab has been earmarked for one of the Capital’s top independent schools, the Evening News can reveal.

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Lewis Ritchie is under pressure to resign

Lewis Ritchie scandal could ‘drag council into pantomime’

Edinburgh City Council is in danger of being dragged into a “pantomime” by the Lewis Ritchie affair, one concerned councillor fears.

Lewis Ritchie.

Uncertainty over accused councillor Lewis Ritchie’s future

HELD in the 18th century grand hall of the city chambers, Thursday’s full council meeting is the showpiece of the calendar.

Cllr Lewis Ritchie

Sex harassment councillor accused of forcing kiss in second claim

SCANDAL hit ex-planning chief Lewis Ritchie has been investigated over claims he ‘forced his tongue into a woman’s mouth’ during a drunken taxi ride, the Evening News can reveal.

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Accused councillor Lewis Ritchie says claims are attempt to make him quit

SHELL-SHOCKED Lewis Ritchie has strenuously denied the sexual harassment claim against him as he fights for his political future.

Councillor accused of sex harassment ‘tried to climb into woman’s bed’ claim

Councillor accused of sex harassment ‘tried to climb into woman’s bed’ claim

SEMI-NAKED former city planning chief Lewis Ritchie tried to clamber into a woman’s bed after a boozy night out, it was claimed today.


Police probe group claiming responsibility for Princes Street ‘bomb’

ANTI-TERROR police are investigating an e-mail which names a group responsible for January’s Princes Street Gardens “bomb”.

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LUCRATIVE: 8,804 tickets, worth �528,240, were issued in George Street last year, Picture: Ian Georgeson

Revealed: Edinburgh’s top 10 parking penalty roads named

MORE than £500,000 worth of parking fines were slapped on cars in George Street last year, the most of any road in the Capital.

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85 licences were granted to private hire drivers with criminal convictions

Violence and drugs crimes on Edinburgh private hire drivers’ records

CRIMES committed by the Capital’s private hire drivers include assault, drink driving and drugs, the Evening News can reveal.

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Army is drafted in to get staff to snow bound Edinburgh hospitals

SOLDIERS have been drafted in to help take health staff to and from Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and the Western General as the icy lockdown of the Capital continues.

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Revealed: The Edinburgh bus driver who averted snow disaster

A HERO bus driver has told of the heart-stopping moment she skilfully averted tragedy on the Capital’s treacherous roads.

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Musselburgh Racecourse, Picture: Johnson Press

Councillors take control of crisis-hit Musselburgh Racecourse

COUNCILLORS have seized control of crisis-hit Musselburgh Racecourse after a unanimous vote today behind closed doors.

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